THE days of summer may seem a long way away, but Thruxton racecourse is already revving up for its summer season.

After the success of the venue’s 50 year anniversary celebrations, a new two-day event will be held to celebrate all things motorsports.

The Thruxton Motorsport Celebration event will be held on June 1 and June 2 and will treat visitors to a wealth of on-track racing action with glorious machinery from across the decades courtesy of Historic Promotions.

Guests will also be able to admire exquisite exhibitions from a number of attending car clubs and taking in the sights and sounds of the UK’s fastest motor racing circuit.

Bill Coombs, Thruxton group managing director, said: “It’s been a year to remember for Thruxton Circuit with a host of immensely popular events to mark our Golden Jubilee prompting overwhelmingly positive feedback from visitors.

“It is by reminiscing about our illustrious history that we became inspired for the future with the launch of the Thruxton Motorsport Celebration. A high-octane weekend of exhilarating sights and sounds and thrilling racing action, whether you’re a petrolhead or not, there will be something for everyone to enjoy.

“We’re certain the Thruxton Motorsport Celebration will become a huge regional summer highlight for years to come.”

In addition to the Thruxton Motorsport Celebration, the venue is already gearing up for a packed programme of motorsport action in 2019.

Highlights include two rounds of the immensely popular British Touring Car Championship, the first taking place on May 18 and 19 before the series returns on August 17 and 18 for more Touring Car action.

Duncan Wiltshire, chairman of Historic Promotions, added: “The 2018 Thruxton 50th Anniversary Celebration weekend was a huge success and we were delighted to be taking part with our historic grids from Motor Racing Legends.

“We’re aiming to bring all our experience and enthusiasm to this exciting new event at one of the most important and historic circuits in the country.”

Tickets go on sale soon with early bird discounts available making them the perfect stocking-filler for Christmas.

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