Donington Park reveals 2016 race events calendar
The full Donington Park provisional race event calendar for 2016 has been revealed, with motorsport taking place on almost every weekend from March until the end of October.
Donington will again be host to several major racing events with the highlight being the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship, which returns on 27-29 May. Other premier motorcycle events at the circuit in 2016 include the Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival on 5-7 August, and the key autumn date of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship, which is the first round of the series’ crucial ‘Showdown’ phase, on 16-18 September.
Four wheel racing’s star events are highlighted by the now traditional April date for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship (16-17 April), followed by the return of the Donington Historic Festival on April 30 – 2 May, the FIA Masters Festival on 2-3 July, the family friendly British Truck Racing Championship on 23-24 July and the season finales for both the British GT and BRDC F4 Championships on 10-11 September.
The season starts and finishes with rally events from the Dukeries Motor Club on March 6 and October 23, with a full schedule of national car and motorcycle race meetings throughout the year, making a total of 30 events scheduled.
In the New Year, Donington will also be announcing a major new event to take place on 16-17 July. Further details regarding the Fast Car Festival on 30-31 July are to follow also.
Tickets are already on sale for the majority of the promoted events, through the Donington Park website www.donington-park.co.uk. Season passes are also available for purchase, offering significant savings for those planning on attending multiple race meetings.
Donington Park Managing Director Christopher Tate commented: “We are very pleased to confirm our provisional race calendar for 2016. As ever, Donington will be providing fantastic value for money, and above all else, some really exciting racing events throughout the year. With major events including the prestigious World Superbikes and some of Britain’s biggest championships including the ever-popular British Superbikes and British Touring Cars, we are looking forward to what promises to be another fantastic year of racing at Donington.
“We also have exciting plans for a brilliant new event in July, which we will be revealing in more detail in January.”
Donington Park 2016 provisional race event calendar:
March 6 – Donington Rally
March 19-20 – 750 Motor Club (national car races)
March 26-28 – Thundersport GB (national motorcycle races)
April 3 – MG Car Club (national car races)
April 8-10 – British Motorcycle Racing Club (national motorcycle races)
April 16-17 – British Touring Car Championship
April 23-24 – MotorSport Vision Racing (national car races)
April 30–2 May – Donington Historic Festival
May 7-8 NG Road Racing Club (national motorcycle races)
May 14-15 – No Limits Racing (national motorcycle races)
May 22 – Morgan Sports Car Club (national car races)
May 27-29 – MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship
June 4-5 – British Superkart GP
June 18-19 – Motors TV (national car races)
July 2-3 – Masters Festival
July 16-17 – TBC
July 23-24 – Trucks
July 30-31 – Fast Car Festival
August 5-7 – Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival
August 13-14 – MotorSport Vision Racing (national car races)
August 21 – RS Owners Club
August 27-28 – British Racing & Sports Car Club (national car races)
September 3-4 – Classic Sports Car Club (national car races)
September 10-11 – British GT & BRDC F4 Championships
September 16-18 – British Superbike Championship
September 23-25 – Thundersport GB (national motorcycle races)
October 1-2 – 750 Motor Club (national car races)
October 8-9 – No Limits Racing (national motorcycle races)
October 15-16 – British Racing & Sports Car Club (national car races)
October 23 – Dukeries Rally
For more information on events at Donington Park, visit the official website www.donington-park.co.uk.