WELSH racing legend Tom Pryce will be celebrated at the Anglesey Circuit at a historic inaugural festival next weekend.

The Historic Sports Car Club’s first race meeting at the track will take place from July 13-14 and is dedicated to the famous Welsh Formula One racer, featuring 160 single-seaters, sports, GT and touring cars from the late 1950s to the early 1980s.

The focal point of the tribute to Pryce will be a special grid gathering and minute’s silence at 3pm on Sunday.

During a break in the programme everyone at the circuit, including drivers, teams and spectators, will be invited onto the grid to remember the Denbigh native.

At the front of the grid will be the MGB GT that Pryce owned in the 1970s. Following his death, it was entrusted to his close friend Dave Jones and, 40 years on, the friend will bring the car to Anglesey for the weekend.

Among those due to attend will be friends from Pryce’s early years in North Wales and surviving family members, who will join in a quiet reflection of this talented and popular racing driver who died in a tragic accident in South Africa in March 1977.

The weekend programme takes in 20 races over two days and is capped by two XL Aurora races for the Tom Pryce Trophy. The HSCC XL Aurora Trophy is for the fastest and most powerful single-seaters of the 1970s, including the mighty Formula 5000s.

Another key feature of the weekend will be the inaugural stand-alone Historic Formula Atlantic races, which will run for the Karl Jones Trophy.

On hand at the track will be the people behind the newly-launched Tom Pryce Memorial Fund to create a permanent memorial in his home town of Denbigh, while it hoped that his Formula Three Royale RP11 from 1972 will be on show thanks to the support of current owner Martin Feldmann from Germany.