Donington Historic

I know Donington Park is not in Yorkshire but it is accessible for many Yorkshire folk and has one of the best motorsport programmes around. The Donington Historic is as near to Goodwood as you will get, without actually going to Goodwood.

An action-packed timetable has been announced for the 2022 Donington Historic Festival, which powers back to Donington Park on Saturday and Sunday 30 April and 1 May. Highlights include two thundering races for original factory Group C cars, a dedicated 80-minute spectacular into the twilight for Ford GT40s and the epic endurance battle that is the Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup.

Add in Touring Cars spanning four decades, a round of the hugely popular Jaguar Classic Challenge, the glorious pre-‘56 and pre-‘61 sports cars of the combined Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy & Stirling Moss Trophy race and a host of sprightly pre-War sports cars which are campaigned no less fiercely than their younger counterparts, and you have an unmissable weekend of historic motorsport. Spectators will receive a warm welcome as they return for the first time since 2019, and a mass of other attractions, including car club displays and parades, trade stands and lunchtime track demonstrations will ensure non-stop entertainment on and off the track.

The provisional timetable for the 2022 Donington Historic Festival is as follows:

Saturday, 30 April
09:05 – 09:35 Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-‘66 Jaguar cars (qualifying)
09:45 – 10:15 Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC for under two-litre Touring Cars (qualifying)
10:25 – 10:55 C1 by Duncan Hamilton ROFGO for original factory Group C1 cars (qualifying)
11:05 – 11:35 Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy & Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-’56 and pre-’61 Sports Cars (qualifying)
11:45 – 12:25 Amon Cup for Ford GT40s (qualifying)
12:40 – 13:40 Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-‘66 Jaguar cars (race)
13:40 – 14:25 Lunch Break / Demonstrations
14:25 – 15:25 Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC for under two-litre Touring Cars (race)
15:40 – 16:20 C1 by Duncan Hamilton ROFGO for original factory Group C1 cars (race 1)
16:35 – 17:35 Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy & Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-’56 and pre-’61 Sports Cars (race)
17:50 – 19:10 Amon Cup for Ford GT40s (race)

Sunday, 1 May
09:05 – 09:30 The ‘Mad Jack’ for Pre-War Sports Cars (qualifying)
09:40 – 10:10 Historic Touring Car Challenge and Tony Dron Trophy for ‘70s and ‘80s Touring Cars (qualifying)
10:20 – 11:10 The Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup for pre-’66 GT and Touring Cars, pre-’63 GTs and pre-’60 Sports Cars (qualifying)
11:25 – 12:10 The ‘Mad Jack’ for Pre-War Sports Cars (race)
12:10 – 13:00 Lunch Break / Demonstrations
13:00 – 14:00 Historic Touring Car Challenge and Tony Dron Trophy for ‘70s and ‘80s Touring Cars (race)
14:15 – 14:55 C1 by Duncan Hamilton ROFGO for original factory Group C1 cars (race 2)
15:10 – 18:10 The Royal Automobile Club Pall Mall Cup for pre-’66 GT and Touring Cars, pre-’63 GTs and pre-’60 Sports Cars (race)

Ticket prices and Early Bird discounts
Early Bird advance discounted tickets are still available from www.doningtonhistoric.com. Adult (16+) two-day advance weekend tickets cost £35 (£40 from 1 February) and Adult single-day advance tickets cost £21 (£25 from 1 February). Teen (13-15) two-day advance weekend tickets cost £21 (£25 from 1 February), while Teen one-day advance tickets cost £13 (£16 from 1 February). Children aged under 13 are admitted for free.

For further information and to book tickets please visit www.doningtonhistoric.com.

2 thoughts on “Donington Historic

  1. Mike, I always enjoy reading your article, however your proof reader needs to check the spelling of Donington. My own efforts for magazines have made me critical of this having made errors myself..

    John Waide from my mobile

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