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British rally driver Steve Brown will tick off yet another discipline on his motorsport list, by contesting his first-ever full circuit race at the wheel of a historic 1965 Ford Mustang during the Classic Sports Car Club meeting at Donington Park on the 25th/26th September.

The Rochdale driver would exchange the rally stages for the rallycross tour in 2019, driving a BMW MINI in the Toyo Tyres British Rallycross Championship, finishing third in his rookie season. Read More »

After the covid-19 enforced drought of motorsport, we made our first venture out to Donington Park for the Masters Historic F1 meeting. The entries were slightly down on usual, with many continental competitors unsure of attending. There were several bumper fields though, with the pre-66 Touring Cars providing the usual entertainment. The Historic F1 cars were great to watch and listen to, with the echo of Cosworth DFV’x through the Craner Curves. There were two different sports car fields and rounding off the event with the pre-66 Minis. Read More »

Frank Bird & Jack Morton (Focus WRC) followed up their 2019 success on the Donignton Rally by retaining it in 2020. They were fastest on all 7 stages and took victory by almost 3 minutes from Ian Woodhouse & Paul Rowland (Escort MkII). Woodhouse had an advantage of almost 50s going in to the final pair of stages and understandably backed off still finishing over 20s clear of Barry Morris & Tom Hutchings (Darrian T90 GTR+). Morris had been in a tight battle with Peter Smith & Patrick Walsh (Fiesta R5) and was 1s behind with a stage to go, eventually coming out on top by 3s. Read More »

Visitors to the 2019 Donington Historic Festival on 3-5 May will enjoy not only a hugely entertaining three days of action on the circuit, but also a jam-packed programme of off-track entertainment, including massive display areas, exhibitions and parades. Read More »

The 2019 Donington Historic Festival promises to be the most action-packed yet. Fifteen grids will take to the track across 18 races, when a hugely diverse range of more than 400 classic racing cars spanning nine decades converge on Donington Park from all over the world.

The provisional event timetable has just been released, and historic motorsport enthusiasts will be spoilt for choice when deciding whether to attend on May 3, 4 or 5 – with many likely to choose to book for all three! Read More »

Earlybird tickets are now on sale for the 2019 Donington Historic Festival, offering extra savings over the already discounted advance ticket prices. Classic motorsport fans have until January 31 2019 to take advantage of the additional savings and secure their place at the world-class historic racing event taking place at Donington Park on May 3, 4 and 5 next year.

The Earlybird offer also comes in plenty of time for Christmas – neatly solving the annual problem of what to pop under the tree for a historic motorsport enthusiast! Read More »

The MG Car Club’s Motorsport activities for the 2019 season have been confirmed with a six race calendar for the Club’s six Championships.

Alongside the Club’s non-motorsport activities, the Club are the largest single marque club organising and managing all of the race meetings and championships. Motorsport is synonymous with the MG brand, with numerous race and rally appearances and also land speed records littered throughout history. Read More »

With eight meetings comprising a mix of sprint and pit stop races – two on grand prix circuits – the Equipe Pre ‘63 series for Appendix K FIA sports cars is all set for a thrilling 2019 season.

Formulated to recreate the spirit of 1950s clubman motorsport, Equipe Pre ‘63 certainly captured the imagination of drivers and spectators alike this year – its inaugural season. Read More »

The McLaren 570S GT4 scored a memorable 1-2-3 finish in the two-hour British GT Championship season finale at Donington Park, with customer teams Equipe Verschuur and Tolman Motorsport finishing with cars on the podium.

For the final qualifying of the 2018 season, the 570S GT4 showed strong pace, with three examples in the top five grid slots. The Equipe Verschuur driving duo of Finlay Hutchison and Daniel McKay proved the quickest McLaren over the one lap sprint, lining up second on the grid. Read More »

– V12 Vantage GT3 bows out of British GT with multiple championship titles
– Flick Haigh first woman to win the British GT Championship outright
– Jonny Adam secures third title and becomes series’ most successful driver
– TF Sport clinches Team’s Championship crown with second position

Aston Martin drivers Flick Haigh and Jonny Adam clinched the 2018 British GT Championship title at Donington Park in a historic day for the sport. Read More »