The count down to the first major Historic Race Meeting on UK home soil is on. In less than two months’ time, the Donington Historic Festival will be welcoming thirteen of Europe’s finest grids and hundreds of competing cars to the legendary Donington tarmac on Friday 1 May – Sunday 3 May. For the first and only time this year all seven Motor Racing Legends’ series will feature on the programme; and will of course be the first motorsport event for members of our new Motor Racing Legends Club. It’s time to secure your place on the grid!
The Historic Touring Car Trophy with Tony Dron Trophy grid, Photo: Jeff Bloxham
Donington Historic Festival 2020 Timetable Now Live
The timetable for the Donington Historic Festival is now live and can be found HERE.
A fantastic bill of races includes the new Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC for 1960s under 2 litre Touring Cars which will feature two 40-minute ‘double-header’ races across Friday and Saturday afternoons. Saturday will also include the ‘Mad-Jack’ for Pre-war Sports-Cars, and the one-hour Stirling Moss Trophy. Sunday boasts another full day including the RAC Woodcote Trophy, Pre ’63 GT and the Historic Touring Car Challenge with Tony Dron Trophy from the Motor Racing legends stable. Qualifying for our grids will, as ever, be held on Friday.
The meeting will also feature grids for the HRDC, Jaguar Classic Challenge, Formula Junior and a special grid dedicated to Formula Atlantic – those hairy, noisy single-seaters from the Seventies and early ‘80s. And the Saturday concludes with the spectacular GT & Sports Car Cup two-hour endurance into the dusk.
The Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy grid, Photo: Oliver Flower
New! Untimed Practice – Friday morning, 1 May
New for 2020, two untimed practice sessions have been added to the schedule early on Friday morning. Each session costs £195 for 25 minutes and is open only to closed-wheel cars running at the meeting. Cars will be split into ‘faster’ and ‘slower’ sessions. Slots are available on a first come first served basis, so be quick if you want a space, click here to book.
Silverstone Auctions Sale at Donington Historic Festival
Sponsors of the Motor Racing Legends Historic Touring Car Challenge and Tony Dron Trophy, Silverstone Auctions, have recently announced that they will be holding their inaugural Donington Historic Festival auction this year. There will be two sales, one on Friday 1 May followed by a second Saturday 2 May. Both will feature a selection of best-of-breed classic cars and a series of Porsches representing the annual Porsche Sale in association with Porsche Club GB. For further details click here.
Donington Historic Festival Is More Than Just Racing
The opportunity to race on the historical 1.97 mile Donington Park National circuit is reason to be there alone, but don’t forget this meeting is supplemented with demonstrations and displays and a Friday evening Drivers’ Party in Garage 39 by the generous invitation of circuit operators, Motor Sport Vision.
The ‘Mad-Jack’ race for Pre-war Sports-Cars is a real highlight of Donington Historic Festival,
Photo: Oliver Flower
Entries for the Donington Historic Festival, and the entire Motor Racing Legends season, are now open and can be booked through the ‘Race Series’ tab on this website.
The Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC for 1960s Touring Cars has two races on the
Donington Historic Festival bill in 2020, Photo: Oliver Flower
Enter before 3 April and take advantage of our pre-season discount. And don’t forget that anyone entering all rounds of a series in advance is entitled to a full refund of their 2020 Motor Racing Legends Club membership fee.
The Pre ’63 GT grid will be roaring into action for the first time in 2020 at
Donington Historic Festival, Photo: Oliver Flower