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The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship is speeding into 2017 with its most successful grid in history, as an extraordinary 16 race-winners and a whole host of eager challengers prepare to go head-to-head for the most coveted crown in UK motor sport.

For the second year in succession, a capacity 32-strong grid has been unveiled during today’s (16 March) annual Season Launch at Donington Park. Read More »

The drive by McLaren GT Factory Driver Rob Bell to the flag headlined a clean sweep in the GT3 and GT4 classes for McLaren GT customer team Black Bull Ecurie Ecosse in the 2016 British GT Championship season finale at Donington Park. The result marked the first win of the season for the 650S GT3 in the championship and the second for the 570S GT4, concluding a highly successful developmental season for the newest model. The second consecutive victory for Haggerty and Mitchell saw the pair claim second in the British GT4 Drivers championship – Silver and third overall in the British GT4 Drivers championship.

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– JD Classics scores two superb victories at the prestigious Donington Historic Festival weekend
– The Ford Cologne Capri, driven by Steve Soper and Chris Ward, drove took victory in the Historic Touring Car Challenge
– The JD Classics Costin Lister, also driven by Chris Ward, battled testing weather conditions to take the win in the Stirling Moss Trophy
– Other JD Classics-supported cars performed well over the weekend, with their Austin Healey 100S picking up a class 3rd in the Woodcote Trophy, while a Jaguar XK120, Jaguar D-type and the Datsun 240Z Super Samurai ‘Big Sam’ all put in admirable performances

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BTCC Donington16aMat Jackson, Rob Collard and Matt Neal made it six different winners from the opening six 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship races, as the country’s biggest motor racing series produced an exciting and unpredictable triple-header at Donington Park.

Motorbase Performance’s Jackson won a breathless first race after muscling his way between MG Racing RCIB Insurance’s front row starters. Read More »

The 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will speed into Donington Park for high-octane thrills ‘n’ spills next weekend (16/17 April).

A record-breaking 32 cars took to the starting grid at Brands Hatch for the recent season-opener, delivering three breathless races around the short Indy loop that augured well for an exciting campaign ahead. Indeed, with the introduction of new technical components and teams still getting to grips with their 2016 cars, the form guide has been thrown out of the window this year – meaning fans are in for a real treat. Read More »

Donington Park will host a new School for Race Car and Race Bike Mechanics from 21 November 2015, in partnership with the Motorsport Industry Association (MIA) and the famous MTS of Monza in Italy. The top ten students will each get a placement in 2016 with a professional race team, giving them a head start in their motorsport careers.

The MIA Motorsport Technical School at Donington will give 40  students the chance to join these two, employer-supported programmes, studying for 160 hours over 12 weekends. Hands-on, pit garage practical and classroom courses will be led by successful, current race car and race bike mechanics, who will share their successful experience to help upcoming young talent. Read More »

Adding yet another innovation to its repertoire, the Historic Racing Drivers Club will hold the first-ever race for pre-’66 BMC ‘A-Series’ powered Sports, GT & Touring Cars at Donington on 7 November.

After the success of fielding a grid of all-A30/35 cars at Mallory Park on 26 September, HRDC Race Director, Julius Thurgood has brought forward his plan to launch a series expressly for BMC A-Series powered cars. “I have been working on this for some time now. The ubiquitous BMC ‘A-Series’ powerplant has been with us in motorsport for decades and has spawned so many interesting variants. Read More »

One of the UK’s leading classic car insurance brokers has announced a new partnership with Donington Park Racing Circuit.

Footman James has set up a special ‘affinity partnership’ with the racing circuit.

In essence, the partnership package provides an effective business development platform for both Donington Park and Footman James; the partnership will include specialist insurance rates for Donington Park customers as well as other mutual benefits; Footman James customers will benefit from special Donington Park rates on certain UK leading race events.

Donington – which prides itself as being at the very heart of British motorsport – welcomed its first motorcycle race in May 1931; in 1933, the track was widened, made permanent and became a venue for Grand Prix car racing. Read More »

JD Classics Donington15a– JD Classics takes two podium finishes and two pole positions at the 2015 Donington Historic Festival
– The team’s Costin Lister was driven from sixth on the grid to a second place finish
– In the new Jaguar Heritage Challenge, JD Classics’ E-type also raced to third in a strong field of pre-1966 Jaguars
– In a successful weekend of racing, the JD Classics team also posted two fastest laps in its Cooper T33 and Costin Lister
– JD Classics’ Bastos Rover SD1 and Cooper T33 both forced to retire from the lead following technical issues Read More »

Jaguar Donington15a– Martin O’Connell and Andrew Kirkaldy driving Jaguar E-type take the chequered flag
– Pair of Joaquin Folch and Martin Stretton take second while Chris Ward and John Young finish third in one of the weekend’s most closely fought races
– Graeme Dodd chosen as the race commentators’ ‘Driver of the Day’
– Entrants and drivers can visit a dedicated web page for the new series at for full details and information on how to enter
– Spectacular and diverse field of 39 heritage Jaguars on the starting grid
– Next race takes place at the Silverstone International Trophy between 16-17 May, 2015 Read More »