THRUXTON race circuit is gearing up to host its inaugural summer festival on July 29 and 30.

The thrilling event promises two days of exhilarating racing, featuring the headlining Caterham 270R, 310R, academy, and roadsport championships.

Families can also look forward to a dedicated kids' zone with various activities to keep the little ones entertained.

Thruxton is hoping to open its doors to a jam-packed timetable of club motorsport at its finest.

READ MORE: Huge trucks racing at Convoy on the Plain

The event organisers are hopeful that the summer festival will become a regular fixture on the circuit's annual calendar.

All eyes will be on the Caterham championships, showcasing the 270R and 310R races. Known for their agility and handling, the open-top lightweight sports cars will feature in adrenaline-pumping races.

It will provide a platform for newcomers to motorsport, allowing them to hone their skills behind the wheel of a 125bhp Ford Sigma-powered road-legal race car.

The roadsport series, a step up from the academy, will feature slightly more advanced machines.

Thruxton will also witness the debut of the Junior Saloon Car championships.

Young drivers between the ages of 14 to 17 will take the wheel of production-spec Citroen Saxos, displaying their racing prowess and vying for victory.

The Track Attack Race Club, known for its budget-friendly racing catering to all types of saloons, coupes, and sports cars, will also be in action, providing diverse and thrilling races.

The Classic and Modern Motorsport Club will present an exciting lineup of touring and classic cars.

SEE ALSO: Test Valley Borough Council latest planning applications

Families attending the summer festival can look forward to a delightful kids' zone, featuring a bouncy castle, face painting, and an array of other fun activities to keep children entertained throughout the weekend.

For those looking to fully immerse themselves in the festivities, free camping will be available on-site.

Additionally, live music will provide a fantastic soundtrack to the racing action and add to the vibrant atmosphere of the summer festival.

Adult tickets are priced at £16 for Saturday and £18 for Sunday, with a weekend ticket available at £32.

Children aged 15 and under will be admitted to the circuit and paddock free of charge, as long as they are accompanied by a responsible adult (maximum five children per responsible adult).

Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance through the Thruxton website,

Gates will open at 8am on both days.