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Donington Park announce the sad news of the death of Robert Fearnall

Kevin Wheatcroft, owner and executive chairman of Donington Park Racing Ltd, announced today (2nd March 2012) the sad news of the death of Robert Fearnall. Robert (57) had devoted most of his working life to Donington Park and to motorsport and was widely respected across both the car and motorcycle racing world. Robert had first joined Tom Wheatcroft at the circuit in 1979 and with only one or two short breaks, had directed racing operations at the circuit from that time up until the present day.

Kevin Wheatcroft said: “We have been informed today of the sad loss of Robert Fearnall. Obviously my family and I, as well as the staff here at the circuit and his many friends both in the UK and worldwide, are enormously saddened by this tragic news.

At this difficult time we would ask that both friends and the wider motorsport community allow us time to deal with this great loss. An announcement about funeral and other arrangements will be made in due course. Thank you.”


Donington Park - Friday 2nd March 2012


Robert Fearnall, co-driver for James Hunt >>


A minutes silence was held today (8th March), during the Donington Historic Festival Media Day, as a tribute to Robert. Drivers and the media representatives were invited to join the Donington Park staff and race marshals on the Start/Finish line.


Minutes silence for Robert Fearnall

 

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