No 30th anniversary celebrations
Pembrey will end its 30th anniversary year without having hosted a single circuit racing event after the final meeting still on its schedule was cancelled last week.
Welsh venues Pembrey and Anglesey have suffered far more as a result of the coronavirus pandemic because the devolved Welsh government has taken a more cautious approach to holding outdoor events, restricting motorsport to just a single trial 750 Motor Club event at Anglesey last month.
With coronavirus cases on the rise, and more restrictions being introduced, Pembrey has taken the decision to cancel its last remaining event – a British Automobile Racing Club Trucks and Legends meeting – which was due to be held this weekend, and instead is now set to run at Thruxton at the end of the month.
“It’s just a shame that the government didn’t open things up when they could’ve when cases were really low,” said circuit manager Phil Davies.
“In my opinion, it just goes to show when you’re in a crisis, like we are now, you need to be doing the same thing [across the UK].
“Financially, it’s tough but, because we have quite a small staff, we run it as a family business so we don’t waste any money, we do a lot of work ourselves and don’t use too many contractors.
“We’re good at keeping costs quite tight and hopefully we can start afresh next year. We’re still doing our midweek private testing with professional teams so that will keep us ticking over.”