Timetable confirmed for Donington Historic Festival 2017

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More exciting changes to Donington Historic Festival have been announced with the release of this year’s confirmed timetable. Taking place at the iconic Derbyshire circuit on Friday 28th, Saturday 29th and Sunday 30th of April, the timetable sets out the exhilarating racing taking place across the long weekend.  You can win a complimentary pair of tickets here by entering out competition.

A big change to the 2017 format will be to qualifying, which will now be taking place on the Friday, leaving Saturday and Sunday packed full of racing action. This will make Friday a veritable feast as every grid competing at the event thunders around the circuit to secure the best qualifying time. Saturday and Sunday will then contain a mix of grids from the 1920s to the 1990s, providing a packed timetable of non-stop racing with 19 races in total.

Featuring a ‘1,000km’ pre-73 Prototype, Touring and GT car race on Saturday evening and the Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars on the Sunday both days contain world class racing.

Richard Grafton, organiser for Donington Historic Festival, commented: “We work hard to assemble the best racing in this period. Our grids are exciting and contain the finest cars and drivers in these disciplines.  Donington Park is a circuit that both drivers and spectators love and bringing these elements together is what makes Donington Historic Festival such a great event. Coupled with the ‘get involved’ attractions such as Paul Swift stunt driving, Caterham drifting and supercar and rally car passenger rides, it’s a unique day out for all the family.”  

The provisional timetable is as follows:

Friday 28th April (Qualifying Day)

09:10  Mad Jack – Pre-War Sports Cars

09:45  HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA International Race Series

10:20  Historic Touring Car Challenge (HTCC) with Tony Dron Trophy

11:00  U2TC Trophy for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars

11:40  Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 sportscars

12:20  1,000km for pre-73 Prototype, Touring and GT cars

12:50  Lunch Break / Parades

13:50  Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-66 Jaguar cars

14:25  HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-60 Touring Cars with invited ‘TC63’

15:00  Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars

15:40  HSCC Super Touring Car Challenge for 1970-2000 Touring Cars

16:10  FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship for pre-61 Front-Engined Formula Juniors

16:40  GT & Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT & pre-63 sportscars

17:30  HRDC ‘Coys Trophy’ for pre-66 Touring Cars

18:05  FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship for pre-64 Front and Rear-Engined Formula Juniors

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Saturday 29th April

09:10  FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship for pre-61 Front-Engined Formula Juniors – Race 1

09:45  HSCC Super Touring Car Challenge for 1970-2000 Touring Cars – Race 1

10:20  Mad Jack – Pre-War Sports Cars

11:15  U2TC Trophy for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars – Race 1

12:10  HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA International Race Series – Race 1

12:35  Lunch Break / Parades

13:35  Historic Touring Car Challenge (HTCC) with Tony Dron Trophy

14:50  FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship for pre-64 Front and Rear-Engined Formula Juniors – Race 1

15:25  Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 sportscars

16:40  HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-60 Touring Cars with invited ‘TC63’

17:40  1,000km for pre-73 Prototype, Touring and GT cars

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Sunday 30th April

09:10  GT & Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT & pre-63 sportscars

11:25  FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship for pre-61 Front-Engined Formula Juniors – Race 2

12:00  Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-66 Jaguar cars

12:40  Lunch Break / Parades

13:40  U2TC Trophy for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars – Race 2

14:35  HSCC Historic Formula 2 FIA International Race Series  – Race 2

15:15  Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars

16:30  HSCC Super Touring Car Challenge for 1970-2000 Touring Cars – Race 2

17:05  HRDC ‘Coys Trophy’ for pre-66 Touring Cars

18:05  FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship for pre-64 Front and Rear-Engined Formula Juniors – Race 2

Advance discounted tickets start from £16 for a Friday pass, up to £48 for a three-day package that will give access to all the weekend’s racing and a massive range of attractions.

These include more than 80 car clubs on the Donington Park infield and a trade village where visitors can browse aisles of books, photos, models and automobilia. The ‘get involved’ activities will also include Go Motorsport, who will be taking visitors through their paces on the Tarmac Lake introducing aspiring drivers to competitive motorsport plus the Sporting Bears Motor Club, who will be running passenger rides in luxurious supercars and classic cars, for a donation to charity.

Tickets are available now online, visit: http://www.doningtonhistoric.com/.

The full timetable is available to view at: http://www.doningtonhistoric.com/the-races/.

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