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2020 Donington Historic Festival timetable is unveiled

Friday, February 28 2020

The provisional timetable for the 2020 Donington Historic Festival has been announced - and classic motorsport fans are in for a treat over the weekend of May 1-3. A fantastically diverse race line-up spanning eight decades features everything from pre-War, pre-56 and pre-61 sportscars to Touring Cars from the 1950s-1990s. Single-seater enthusiasts won't be disappointed either, with four Formula Junior races and two races for the potent Formula Atlantics.

Donington Park won't be still when the racing machines aren't out on track, as lunchtime historic Formula One demonstrations and car club track parades will entertain spectators. Racegoers will be able to get close to the competition cars in the open-access paddock and to special displays, including one celebrating the 60th anniversary of the Cooper T56 Formula Junior car.

Dozens of car clubs will gather in the infield, while the Grand Prix Loop will be home to hundreds of Ford Mustangs, as the members of Simply Mustangs UK descend on Donington Park for the weekend - and 80 of them will take to the track on the Saturday lunchtime for what promises to be a hugely impressive parade.

The provisional timetable is as follows:

Friday, 1 May

09:10 - 09:35 Untimed Practice
09:45 - 10:10 Untimed Practice
10:20 - 10:45 Mad Jack - Pre-War Sports Cars (qualifying)
10:55 - 11:25 Jaguar Classic Challenge Championship for pre-'66 Jaguar cars (qualifying)
11:35 - 12:05 Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC for under two-litre Touring Cars (qualifying)
12:15 - 12:45 Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-'61 sportscars (qualifying)
12:45 - 13:30 Lunch Break
13:30 - 13:50 FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' UK Championship; Early Years '58 - '60 (qualifying)
14:00 - 14:30 Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-'56 sports cars (qualifying)
14:40 - 15:20 GT & Sports Car Cup for ​pre-'66 GT cars and pre-'63 sports-racing cars (qualifying)
15:30 - 16:00 Historic Touring Car Challenge and Tony Dron Trophy for '70s and '80s Touring Cars (qualifying)
16:10 - 16:40 Pre '63 GT (qualifying)
16:50 - 17:30 Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC for under two-litre Touring Cars (race 1)

Saturday, 2 May

09:10 - 09:30 FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' UK Championship; Later Years '61-'63 (qualifying)
09:40 - 10:00 Formula Atlantic (qualifying)
10:10 - 10:50 Mad Jack - Pre-War Sports Cars (race)
11:05 - 11:25 FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' UK Championship; Early Years '58 - '60 (race 1)
11:40 - 12:40 Jaguar Classic Challenge Championship for pre-'66 Jaguar cars (race)
12:40 - 13:40 Lunch Break / Demonstrations
13:40 - 13:55 Formula Atlantic (race 1)
14:10 - 15:10 Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-'61 sportscars (race)
15:25 - 15:45 FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' UK Championship; Later Years '61-'63 (race 1)
16:00 - 16:40 Sixties Touring Car Challenge with U2TC for under two-litre Touring Cars (race 2)
16:55 - 18:55 GT & Sports Car Cup for ​pre-'66 GT cars and pre-'63 sports-racing cars  (race)

Sunday, 3 May

09:10 - 09:35 HRDC 'Coys 100 Trophy' for Touring Cars 1958 - 1966 (qualifying)
09:45 - 10:00 Formula Atlantic (race 2)
10:15 - 10:40 HRDC 'Thermex Allstars' for pre-'66 Sports, GT & Touring Cars (qualifying)
10:50 - 11:50 Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-'56 sports cars (race)
12:05 - 12:25 FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' UK Championship; Early Years '58 - '60 (race 2)
12:25 - 13:25 Lunch Break / Demonstrations
13:25 - 14:25 Historic Touring Car Challenge and Tony Dron Trophy for '70s and '80s Touring Cars (race)
14:40 - 15:25 HRDC 'Coys 100 Trophy' for Touring Cars 1958 - 1966 (race)
15:40 - 16:00 FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' UK Championship; Later Years '61-'63 (race 2)
16:15 - 17:15 Pre '63 GT (race)
17:30 - 18:15 HRDC 'Thermex Allstars' for pre-'66 Sports, GT & Touring Cars (race)

Advance discounted ticket prices start at £10 for the Friday, while a three-day weekend advance discounted adult ticket giving access to the every day of the event is just £40. There are special discounts for teenagers aged 13-15 and children under 13 are admitted free to this family-friendly event. Click here to book tickets. 

For further information please visit www.doningtonhistoric.com.