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Donington Historic Festival timetable announced

Published 18 February 2016

The action-packed timetable for the 2016 Donington Historic Festival has been announced. It features 17 races showcasing competition cars from the 1920s to the 1990s, as Donington Park drives back in time over the Bank Holiday weekend- from Saturday, 30 April, to Monday, 2 May.

With three full days of racing on offer, spectators can see a mix of grids and cars from lots of different eras, from pre-War to the 1990s.

World Sportscar fans will have a whole 180 minutes of racing to enjoy with Saturday’s ‘1000km’, while lovers of early Grand Prix racing have two HGPCA Nuvolari Trophy races to look forward to. Touring Car, sports car and GT enthusiasts have some stunning grids awaiting them, Jaguar purists have the Jaguar Classic Challenge, and those who believe racing cars are best with just one seat can enjoy two HSCC Historic Formula 2 races as well as the aforementioned Nuvolari Trophy.

Special track parades and demonstrations, including historic Formula 1 cars on the Saturday and Sunday and tyre-squealing Group B and Historic Rally Car Register and period karting displays on all three days, add to the non-stop action, while spectators can also visit the open-access race and rally car paddocks or soak up the fabulous racetrack views while wandering around the car club displays in the infield.

Donington Historic Timetable (2)

Not all the action is reserved for Donington Park itself. On the Saturday evening, a selection of some 30 world-class competition cars head to Castle Donington village, where they will entertain thousands of locals and visitors, parading round the local streets before parking up to form a highly photogenic display.

Saturday, 30 April

09:10-12:50 - Qualifying

12:50-13:50 - Lunch Break / Parades and Demonstrations

13:50-14:15 - HSCC Historic Formula 2 International Series, Race 1

14:30-15:20 - Historic Touring Car Challenge for pre-91 Touring Cars

15:35-15:55 - HGPCA Nuvolari Trophy for pre-50 Grand Prix cars, Race 1

16:10-19:10 - ‘1000km’ for 1964-71 World Sportscar Championship Sports, Touring and GT Cars

Sunday, 1 May

09:10-10:50 - Qualifying

11:05-12:35 - GT & Sports Car Cup for Pre-66 GT and Pre-63 Sportscars

12:35-13:35 - Lunch Break / Parades and Demonstrations

13:35-13:55 - HGPCA Nuvolari Trophy for pre-50 Grand Prix cars, Race 2

14:10-15:10 - U2TC for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars

15:25-15:50 - HSCC Historic Formula 2 International Series, Race 2

16:05-17:05 - Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars

17:20-17:40 - HSCC Super Touring Car Trophy for Touring Cars from the Group A and Super Touring era, Race 1

17:55-18:55 - Pre-80 Endurance for sports racing, GT and Touring Cars

Monday, 2 May

09:10-12:00 - Qualifying

12:00-13:00 - Lunch Break / Parades and Demonstrations

13:00-13:45 - HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-60 Touring Cars

14:00-14:40 - Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-66 Jaguar cars

14:55-15:55 - Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 sportscars

16:10-16:30 - HSCC Super Touring Car Trophy for Touring Cars from the Group A and Super Touring era, Race 2

16:45-17:25 - ‘Mad Jack’ for pre-War sports cars

17:40-18:25 - HRDC  ‘BTCC Celebration 1958-1966’

Ticket prices

A single-day advance discounted ticket for the Donington Historic Festival costs £21 and a two-day ticket £34, while a three-day weekend ticket costs just £48 (on-the-gate prices will be £28, £45 and £65, respectively). Children aged under 16 are admitted for free. Advance discounted tickets can be bought via and through the 24-hour ticket hotline 0844 873 7355.

Donington Historic Motoring Festival


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