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Historic Festival
Date4/6 May 2018
Event TypeCircuit Racing (Cars)
LocationDonington Park National Circuit
CountryUnited Kingdom
Web Sitewww.doningtonhistoric.com
Contactmedia@doningtonhistoric.com
Tel : 01332 810048
NotesThe action-packed timetable for the 2018 Donington Historic Festival (4, 5 and 6 May) has been announced, and it promises a feast for historic motorsport fans.

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 4 May - 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 5 May sees ten 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 6 May 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 4 May (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 5 May
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 6 May
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)

Advance discounted tickets

Online tickets offer great discounts over buying on the gate, starting at £10 for the Friday qualifying day (£15 on the gate). Children aged under 13 are admitted for free and there are discounted tickets for teenagers aged 13-15. Car parking is free, and owners of pre-1990 classics who are not attending with one of the registered clubs can request a free infield display parking pass when they book their tickets.

For more information on the Donington Historic Festival and to book your tickets, please visit www.doningtonhistoric.com.

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For further media information, please contact Karen Coe on 07540 725821 or email karen@historicpromotions.com

For high-resolution images of the Donington Historic Festival, click here: http://www.doningtonhistoric.com/press-media/images

Notes to editor:

The Donington Historic Festival is staged in partnership between historic motorsport, motoring, aviation and military events company Historic Promotions and MotorSport Vision (MSV).

Founded in 2010 by Duncan Wiltshire and Richard Grafton, Historic Promotions is based at Bicester Heritage. The company organises specialist events throughout the UK. For more information about Historic Promotions, please visit www.historicpromotions.com

MotorSport Vision (MSV) is a UK private company and Europe`s largest motor racing circuit operator, with six venues in the UK: