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Little Classics News: 21 February 2016

Donington Historic Festival Reveals 2016 Line-up

Donington Historic Festival Austin Healey

The 2016 Donington Historic Festival will feature 17 races showcasing competition cars from the 1920s to the 1990s, as Donington Park drives back in time over the Bank Holiday weekend Saturday 30th April, Sunday 1st May & Monday 2nd May.

Donington Historic Festival Ferarri Bread Van

With three full days of racing, each featuring a mix of grids across a range of eras from pre-War, the Donington Historic Festival offers serious classic car fun on and off the track.

Donington Historic Festival Ford Cortina

Die-hard World Sportscar fans have a whole 180 minutes of racing to revel in with Saturday’s ‘1000km’, while lovers of early Grand Prix racing have two HGPCA Nuvolari Trophy races to look forward to. Touring Car, sports car and GT enthusiasts have some stunning grids awaiting them, Jaguar purists have the Jaguar Classic Challenge, and those who believe racing cars are best with just one seat can enjoy two HSCC Historic Formula 2 races as well as the aforementioned Nuvolari Trophy.

Ford GT40 at Donington Historic Festival

Special track parades and demonstrations, including historic Formula 1 cars on the Saturday and Sunday and tyre-squealing Group B and Historic Rally Car Register and period karting displays on all three days, add to the non-stop action, while spectators can also visit the open-access race and rally car paddocks or soak up the racetrack views while wandering around the car club displays in the infield.

Donington Historic Festival Jaguar racing

The provisional timetable is as follows:

Saturday, 30th April

  • 09:10-12:50 - Qualifying
  • 12:50-13:50 - Lunch Break / Parades and Demonstrations
  • 13:50-14:15 - HSCC Historic Formula 2 International Series, Race 1
  • 14:30-15:20 - Historic Touring Car Challenge for pre-91 Touring Cars
  • 15:35-15:55 - HGPCA Nuvolari Trophy for pre-50 Grand Prix cars, Race 1
  • 16:10-19:10 - ‘1000km’ for 1964-71 World Sportscar Championship Sports, Touring and GT Cars

Sunday, 1st May

  • 09:10-10:50 - Qualifying
  • 11:05-12:35 - GT & Sports Car Cup for Pre-66 GT and Pre-63 Sportscars
  • 12:35-13:35 - Lunch Break / Parades and Demonstrations
  • 13:35-13:55 - HGPCA Nuvolari Trophy for pre-50 Grand Prix cars, Race 2
  • 14:10-15:10 - U2TC for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars
  • 15:25-15:50 - HSCC Historic Formula 2 International Series, Race 2
  • 16:05-17:05 - Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars
  • 17:20-17:40 - HSCC Super Touring Car Trophy for Touring Cars from the Group A and Super Touring era, Race 1
  • 17:55-18:55 - Pre-80 Endurance for sports racing, GT and Touring Cars

Monday, 2nd May

  • 09:10-12:00 - Qualifying
  • 12:00-13:00 - Lunch Break / Parades and Demonstrations
  • 13:00-13:45 - HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-60 Touring Cars
  • 14:00-14:40 - Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-66 Jaguar cars
  • 14:55-15:55 - Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 sportscars
  • 16:10-16:30 - HSCC Super Touring Car Trophy for Touring Cars from the Group A and Super

Touring era, Race 2

  • 16:45-17:25 - ‘Mad Jack’ for pre-War sports cars
  • 17:40-18:25 - HRDC ‘BTCC Celebration 1958-1966’

Visit: www.doningtonhistoric.com



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