April 29th

More Donington Historic Festival highlights to look forward to on Sunday

There are plenty more highlights to look forward to on the final day of action at the Donington Historic Festival on Sunday, after a full day of spectacular racing on Saturday.

Thousands of fans were at the venue on Saturday to witness 10 superb races from a mixture of single seaters, saloons, GT and sports cars dating as far back as the 1920s. The action on track was just as fierce as in period, with the closest finish of the day being a mere half second between John Sykes and Justin Fleming in the Pre-61 Front-Engined Formula Junior contest.

Spectators were also treated to endless entertainment around the venue, as the stunt driving lessons and Caterham drift classes kicked into life, as well as historic rally and karting demos, dream passenger rides and auto solos. Meanwhile, hundreds of display cars around the venue from the likes of Porsche, Aston Martin, Triumph and more provided plenty for all petrolheads to savour.

Meanwhile, the Donington ES Team and volunteer marshals were formally recognised during an evening ceremony, to recognise their contribution in the 40 years since the circuit was re-opened by Tom Wheatcroft.

A further nine races will take place tomorrow (Sunday), while the off track entertainment will also return. Action kicks off again at 9.10am, with the first race being for the GT & Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT and pre-63 sportscars, with eight further events for a huge range of single seaters, saloons and sports cars dating back as far as the 1950s, with racing continuing past 6pm.

Tickets will be available on the gate for £27, while children aged 14 and under go free.

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