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Little Classics News: 1 March 2015

Donington Historic Festival Racing Timetable Confirmed

Vintage racing at Donington Historic Festival

The timetable has been released for this year’s Donington Historic Festival, so classic car enthusiasts can really start to plan their visit to this very competitive three-day international historic motorsport meeting over the Bank Holiday weekend of 2nd, 3rd and 4th May 2015.

Over 400 race cars from the 1990s to the 1920s will compete across 20 races, with grids for Le Mans prototypes, Grand Prix cars, historic Formula 2 and Formula Juniors, GT cars, Touring Cars, Super Touring Cars and pre-War and post-War sportscars.

Jaguar D-Type racing

The provisional timetable:

Saturday, May 2nd

  • 09:10-12:35 Qualifying
  • 12:35-13:35 Lunch Break / Demonstrations
  • 13:35-14:05 Qualifying
  • 14:20-14:40 FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' Historic Formula Junior Championship – Front-Engined (Race 1)
  • 14:55-15:20 HSCC Historic Formula 2 (Race 1)
  • 15:35-16:00 Historic Grand Prix Cars Association combined grid of pre-61 and pre-66 Grand Prix cars (Race 1)
  • 16:15-16:35 FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' Historic Formula Junior Championship – Rear-Engined (Race 1)
  • 16:50-19:20 ‘1,000km’ for 1964-71 World Sportscar Championship Sports, Touring and GT Cars

Jaguar XJ Broadspeed racing

Sunday, May 3rd

  • 09:10-10:45 Qualifying
  • 11:00-12:30 GT & Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT and sportscars
  • 12:30-13:30 Lunch Break / Demonstrations
  • 13:30-14:30 U2TC for pre-66 under-two-litre Touring Cars
  • 14:45-15:05 FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' Historic Formula Junior Championship – Front-Engined (Race 2)
  • 15:20-16:05 Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars
  • 16:20-17:20 HSCC Historic Formula 2 (Race 2)
  • 17:35-18:00 HRDC ‘History of the BTCC 1958-1966’
  • 18:15-18:40 Historic Grand Prix Cars Association combined grid of pre-61 and pre-66 Grand Prix cars (Race 2)
  • 18:55-19:15 HSCC Super Touring Car Trophy for Touring Cars from the Group A and Super Touring era (Race 1)
  • 19:30-19:50 FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' Historic Formula Junior Championship – Rear-Engined (Race 2)

Single seater racing

Monday, May 4th

  • 09:10-12:00 Qualifying
  • 12:00-13:00 Lunch Break / Demonstrations
  • 13:00-13:50 Historic Touring Car Challenge for pre-86 Touring Cars
  • 14:05-14:45 HSCC Jaguar Heritage Challenge for pre-66 Jaguar cars
  • 15:00-15:40 ‘Mad Jack’ for pre-War sports cars
  • 15:55-16:15 HSCC Super Touring Car Trophy for Touring Cars from the Group A and Super Touring era (Race 2)
  • 16:30-17:30 Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 sportscars
  • 17:45-18:30 HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-60 Touring Cars

Masserati

Off-track entertainments include displays and demonstrations from Historic Formula 1 and Grand Prix cars – to commemorate the 80th anniversary of the first-ever Donington Grand Prix – plus an impressive array of ‘supercars across the decades’, a key theme of the Festival. The mighty Group B cars and the Historic Rally Car Register will be burning rubber, as will the historic karts, while dozens of car clubs will form a ‘living motoring museum’ in the infield.

Advance discounted tickets cost £20 for a single day ticket, £32 for a two-day ticket and just £45 for a three-day weekend ticket (on-the-gate prices will be £25, £40 and £60, respectively). Check out the official website: www.doningtonhistoric.com



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