December 15th

Masters Festival to return to Donington in July 2016

The Masters Festival will return to Donington Park on July 2-3 for a celebration of all things historic motorsport.

This year’s event was a hit with spectators and competitors alike, and was the first time Masters had held a race meeting at the circuit since 2012.

Masters is renowned for putting on exceptionally well organised motorsport events with a real mix of high quality series, with cars in action ranging from classic touring cars, sports and GT cars as seen at Le Mans in the 1960s and 70s, right up to Formula One cars raced from the mid-1960s until 1985, featuring legendary machinery from the likes of Williams, McLaren and Team Lotus!

Endurance races also add an extra element, with a four hour sports car race being a highlight of the 2015 event. A new addition to the 2016 event is the CanAm 50 Interserie Challenge which will unleash a grid of thunderous CanAm prototype cars from the late 1960s and 1970s.

Donington Park Sporting Director Bob Adams commented: “We’re very pleased to be welcoming the Masters Historic organisation to Donington Park again in 2016. It was a pleasure to see them back here in 2015 after a brief absence, and the event was one of the highlights of our 2015 season.

“Masters are a world class historic racing promotor, and have been recognised as such by being invited to run support races at some of the Formula One events this year. We look forward to what promises to be an exceptional weekend of racing.”

Masters Historic Racing Event Manager Rachel Bailey commented: “We are really pleased to be going back to Donington next July to build on the success of our event last year. The Donington circuit is a perfect fit for our historic cars and our drivers love it – we hope to have some great grids! With races for everyone from the FIA Masters Historic Formula One and FIA Masters Sports Cars Championships through to our three-hour endurance race for Pre-66 GT and Touring cars, we think that fans will have a ball, whether they are seeing motor racing history in action for the first time or taking a trip down memory lane. It promises to be a superb weekend for enthusiasts and competitors alike.”

Tickets for the Masters Festival will go on sale soon.

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