Thunder in the Park trackdays

December 9th - 10th

Test your driving skills in your own car on the Donington Park circuit with our Thunder in the Park track days for cars.


Trackdays are the best way to explore your own car's performance in a safe, controlled and professional environment.

Here you are free from the limits of the open road; no speed cameras, police cars or speed bumps in sight, allowing you to enjoy your day at a pace perhaps slightly faster than you would do normally! Instructors will also be on hand* to allow you to further your skills on track.

The day is split into beginner and experienced groups; meaning drivers of all abilities are able to enjoy the day. Each group receives six 30 minute sessions

Driver safety is of prime importance, so close or aggressive overtaking is not permitted, and driving standards are monitored. There will be a maximum of 30 cars in each group.  A drive-by noise limit of 98dba is in force throughout the day. Please download the vital info sheet below for full details.

Saturday or Sunday £159 per car per day or both days for £249 when booked together

Passengers/additional drivers can also take part for £30 each.

Garages can be pre booked in advance, £30 per day


For all booking enquiries please contact Diane at or call 01332 819503


Saturday & Sunday

07.30 am – Sign On (Media Suite)

08.30 am – Briefing (Media Suite)

09.00 am – 09.30 am Beginners
09.30 am – 10.00 am Experienced
10.00 am – 10.30 am Beginners
10.30 am – 11.00 am Experienced
11.00 am – 11.30 am Beginners
11.30 am – 12.00 am Experienced
12.00 pm – 12.30 pm Lunch Break
12.30 pm – 1.00 pm Beginners
1.00 pm – 1.30 pm Experienced
1.30 pm – 2.00 pm Beginners
2.00 pm – 2.30 pm Experienced
2.30 pm – 3.00 pm Beginners
3.00 pm – 3.30 pm Experienced




30 cars per group – Beginners/Experienced

National Circuit – 98dba noise limit

£159 per car per day

£249 if you book both days together*

£30 per additional driver/passenger

£30 per garage 

To book, please email Diane Hardy ( or call 01332 819503 with the following information:

Booking name:


Contact number:

Date of event:

Number of cars:

Car type:

Any additional drivers or passengers, if so, names:

Group: Beginers / Experienced 

You will then be asked to provide card details for payment.


Is the event a competition?

The event is not a race or a time trial, it is an opportunity for you to take your own vehicle around the Donington circuit and gain a different perspective of the track. No timing is provided,

Do I need a licence?

Each driver must have a valid full car licence, and/or ACU Competition Licence/MSA Competition Licence.

Is there a noise limit?

A 98dBA noise limit will be strictly enforced, on silenced days. After market road legal systems will be allowed provided they conform to the above. You will be asked to leave the circuit if you are found to be over the noise limit.

Are passengers allowed?

Passengers are allowed in cars but front seat only (over 16s only and for an additional £30).

Do I need safety equipment?

All drivers and passengers must wear crash helmets before being permitted on the track. Helmets are not provided by Donington Park. If you are in an open car (e.g. a Caterham) then you will need to wear a full face helmet or alternatively, an open face helmet will be ok provided you wear eye protection goggles.Your helmet must be a proper motorsport or road helmet. You will not be allowed out on track with a
skiing or skateboarding helmet. Helmet hire will be available on the day for a separate charge.

Other points to note:

  • All cars must have towing eyes on both front and rear
  • Any driver we feel is not conducting themselves in a proper manner will be asked to leave the circuit
  • All drivers and passengers are required to complete an indemnity form
  • There is no overtaking permitted during the sighting sessions
  • A speed limit of 10mph is inplace within the pit lane, paddock and public areas
  • Consumption of alcohol or drugs is not permitted
  • No animals are permitted at the circuit

For more information, please read this information sheet. 

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