The timetable has been released for this year’s Donington Historic Festival, so enthusiasts can really start to plan their visit to this highly entertaining and very competitive three-day international historic motorsport meeting over the Bank Holiday weekend of May 2nd, 3rd and 4th 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. The provisional timetable is as follows:
Saturday, May 2nd 09:10-12:35 Qualifying12:35-13:35 Lunch Break / Demonstrations13:35-14:05 Qualifying14:20-14:40 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
Sunday, May 3rd 09:10-10:45 Qualifying11:00-12:30 GT & Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT and sportscars12:30-13:30 Lunch Break / Demonstrations13:30-14:30 U2TC for pre-66 under-two-litre Touring Cars14:45-15:05 FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' Historic Formula Junior Championship – Front-Engined (Race 2)15:20-16:20 Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars16:35-17:20 HSCC Historic Formula 2 (Race 2)17:15-18:00 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)
Monday, May 4th 09:10-12:00 Qualifying12:00-13:00 Lunch Break / Demonstrations13:00-13:50 Historic Touring Car Challenge for pre-86 Touring Cars14:05-14:45 HSCC Jaguar Heritage Challenge for pre-66 Jaguar cars15:00-15:40 ‘Mad Jack’ for pre-War sports cars15:55-16:15 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 sportscars17:45-18:30 HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-60 Touring CarsOff-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 on sale
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). Children aged under 16 are admitted for free. Advance discounted tickets can be bought via www.doningtonhistoric.com and through the 24-hour ticket hotline 0844 873 7355. Advance ticket sales close at 5pm on Wednesday, April 29th 2015.