2018 Donington Historic Festival timetable announced

The action-packed timetable for the 2018 Donington Historic Festival (May 4, 5 and 6) has been announced, and it promises a feast for historic motorsport fans.

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With a fantastic range of world-class grids to appeal to everyone from lovers of single-seaters to Tin-Tops, DHF 2018 will see several hundred classic racing cars spanning nine decades take to the world-famous Donington Park track.

Festival visitors on Friday May 4 – qualifying day – will be able to witness every single race series in action as all competitors battle it out for their place on the grid. Saturday May 5 sees 10 races, including the return to DHF of the highly glamorous pre-63 GT and the Festival debut of the HSCC Derek Bell Trophy for Formula 5000 and Formula 2 single-seaters from 1967-79. The equally impressive schedule for Sunday May 6 features nine races, including the ‘Mad Jack’ race for Pre-War Sports Cars, the GT and Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT and pre-63 sportscars and the second Derek Bell Trophy race.

Spectators can also enjoy the all-access open paddock, pitlane walks, Group B rally car and historic kart demonstrations, supercar and classic car passenger rides with the Sporting Bears, thousands of classic cars gathering in the infield and DHF’s family-friendly, inclusive atmosphere.

The 2018 Donington Historic Festival provisional timetable is as follows:

Friday May 4 (Qualifying Day)

  • 09:10 – Pre-63 GT
  • 09:50 – HSCC Derek Bell Trophy for Formula 5000 and Formula 2 single-seaters (1967-1979)
  • 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 – Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-66 Jaguar cars
  • 12:15 – Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars
  • 12:45 – Lunch Break / Parades 
  • 13:45 – HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-60 Touring Cars with invited ‘TC63’
  • 14:20 – GT and Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT and pre-63 sportscars
  • 15:10 – Mad Jack – Pre-War Sports Cars
  • 15:45 – Super Touring Car Challenge for 1970-2005 Touring Cars
  • 16:15 – FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship for pre-61 Front-Engined Formula Juniors
  • 16:45 – Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 sportscars
  • 17:25 – HRDC ‘Coys Trophy’ celebrating the BTCC 1958-1966
  • 18:00 – FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship for pre-64 Front and Rear-Engined Formula Juniors

Saturday May 5

  • 09:10 – FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship for pre-61 Front-Engined Formula Juniors (Race 1)
  • 09:45 – Super Touring Car Challenge for 1970-2005 Touring Cars (Race 1)
  • 10:20 – Pre-63 GT
  • 11:35 – HSCC Derek Bell Trophy for Formula 5000 and Formula 2 single-seaters from 1967-1979 (Race 1)
  • 12:10 – Historic Touring Car Challenge (HTCC) with Tony Dron Trophy HSCC
  • 13:10 – Lunch Break / Parade and Demonstrations
  • 14:10 – U2TC Trophy for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars (Race 1)
  • 15:05 – Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars
  • 16:20 – FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship for pre-64 Front and Rear-Engined Formula Juniors (Race 1)
  • 16:55 – HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-60 Touring Cars with invited ‘TC63’
  • 17:55 – Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-66 Jaguar cars

Sunday May 6

  • 09:10 – FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship for pre-61 Front-Engined Formula Juniors (Race 2)
  • 09:45 – Mad Jack – Pre-War Sports Cars
  • 10:40 – GT and Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT and pre-63 sportscars
  • 12:40 – Lunch Break / Parades and Demonstrations
  • 13:40 – U2TC Trophy for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars (Race 2)
  • 14:35 – HSCC Derek Bell for Trophy Formula 5000 and Formula 2 single-seaters from 1967-1979 (Race 2)
  • 15:10 – Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 sportscars
  • 16:25 – Super Touring Car Challenge for 1970-2005 Touring Cars (Race 2)
  • 17:00 – HRDC ‘Coys Trophy’ celebrating the BTCC 1958-1966
  • 18:00 – FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Championship for pre-64 Front and Rear-Engined Formula Juniors (Race 2)

The Donington Historic Festival is a wonderful classic motorsport event, that we look forwards to every year.  See you there.

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