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It’s never too early to block out your diary for a key event – and the 2019 Donington Historic Festival is a definite ‘must-do’ entry for classic motorsport fans.

For three glorious days on May 3rd, 4th and 5th 2019, Donington Park will see motorsport history come to life, as hundreds of racing cars spanning nine decades take to the track.

Spectator viewing points are famously fantastic at Donington Park, and the whole event has a wonderfully family-friendly feel while showcasing world-class historic motorsport. Read More »

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The Historic Racing Drivers Club (HRDC) has announced plans for an important invitation race for Classic & Historic Alfa Romeos at Donington Park on 14 October. The ethos behind this accessible invitation race is to promote a possible Series in 2019, which will champion close racing within a proper historic format for classic Alfa Romeo models from three evocative decades: the 1950s, the 1960s and the 1970s.

The series is open to all Alfa Romeo 750, 101, 105 & 116-series cars, which will encompass anything from an early Giulietta Berlina to a four-cylinder Alfetta GTV or an AlfaSud, competing alongside the more familiar Bertone GT coupes in all racing variants. Read More »

Grids full of historically important cars are something race organiser Motor Racing Legends is renowned for, since all four of their racing series feature period races, rich with famous drivers and race history.

Entered in last weekend’s Pre-War Mad Jack race was one very special car – a 1934 MG K3 piloted by the owner Teifion Salisbury from Bakewell. Read More »

The eighth Donington Historic Festival (Donington Park, May 4, 5 and 6) was one of the best yet, with the brilliant May bank holiday sunshine presiding over three superb days of historic motorsport and bringing the crowds with it. Read More »

– JD Classics is celebrating an overall win and a podium finish at the weekends Donington Historic Festival 2018
– The JD Classics Lister Knobbly took victory in the Stirling Moss Trophy, while the Bastos Rover claimed third in the Historic Touring Car Challenge with Tony Dron Trophy
– Latest set of successful results kickstart a busy period for JD Classics as it takes on the famous Monaco Historic and Mille Miglia later this month

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Nationwide Accident Repair Services continued their strong run of form in the Porsche Carrera Cup GB as Dino Zamparelli scored two podium finishes at Donington Park. These points ensure Dino and Nationwide remain top of the championship standings after four of the season’s 16 races.

After qualifying third in the rain on Saturday morning, Dino put in a good drive during race one to reel in leader Tio Ellinas. The Nationwide-backed driver put constant pressure on Ellinas on a drying track but was unfortunately unable to find his way past before the end of the 23-lap race. Read More »

May 4th may be ‘Star Wars Day’ to film fans worldwide, but it has a less futuristic association for motorsport fans travelling to Donington Park this bank holiday weekend, when the track comes alive as hundreds of race cars spanning nine decades line up on the grid for the Donington Historic Festival (May 4, 5 and 6). Read More »

James Dorlin (Barnsley) celebrated victories in two pulsating Renault UK Clio Cup rounds at Donington Park yesterday (Sun 29 April) but only after being pushed all the way in the second – broadcast live on ITV4 – by emerging 16-year-old star Bradley Burns (Farnham).

Having qualified on pole position, Westbourne Motorsport’s Dorlin led all bar the opening lap on his way to a comfortable win the day’s opening race ahead of team-mate James Colburn (Worthing) and Team Pyro pair Daniel Rowbottom (Kidderminster) and Jack McCarthy (Bromley). Colburn though was demoted to fourth by a time penalty, this promoting Rowbottom to a best ever second and McCarthy to third. Read More »

Porsche Carrera Cup GB rookie Seb Perez rounded off last weekend’s Donington Park meeting (28th/29th April) in style by taking his Amigos Tequila Beer backed 911 GT3 to a podium spot in the ProAm category.

After contact on the first turn, an early race spin sent him tumbling down the pack but the Chesterfield ace stormed from the back to grab second ProAm contender. Perez’ result was a highlight for the Amigos Team Parker Racing Team after a tough weekend at the Midlands circuit. Read More »

– Series newcomer reaches BTCC rostrum in only fourth start
– Yorkshireman storms up standings with second-place finish
– Team-mate Neal showcases skills as he fights through field

Dan Cammish took just four races to make the leap from Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship rookie to podium-finisher and potential title contender, as the Yorkshireman produced a standout performance at Donington Park this weekend (28/29 April). Read More »