Packed Saloons and sports car grids to storm into Donington this weekend
A busy line-up of saloon and sports cars will thunder into Donington Park this weekend (9-10 May), with two days of frantic racing from the British Racing and Sports Car Club, featuring no less than 20 races.
Action from iconic Caterham sports cars will be plentiful, with no less than four categories competing across the weekend. Heading that particular line-up is the Caterham Superlight R300 Championship, which offers the most power and performance. Caterham racing is renowned for being amongst the most exciting in the UK with dramatic slipstreaming and almost constant overtaking! Other Caterham series in action include the Roadsport, Tracksport and Supersport categories, each boasting grids of over 20 cars, with the Tracksport series bursting to the brim with 32 cars entered for the previous round.
Up and coming tin top stars of the future will compete in the BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship. This is a category for 14-17 year olds and features Leicester youngster Ronan Quinn who currently lies sixth in the championship standings. The championship has received plaudits in recent years for helping youngsters graduate into touring car support packages and indeed the BTCC itself, with a notable recent graduate including Aiden Moffat. More Fiesta action comes from the Jam-Sport Fiesta Championship, featuring five different classes.
Further saloon car action comes from the Volkswagen Golfs of the MK2 Production GTi Championship and the new for 2015 MK5 Production GTi Series. The MK5’s feature cars boasting up to 260BHP, and are therefore rather rapid, while the MK2 Championship features older varieties of the car but plenty of wheel to wheel racing with around 30 cars expected!
Completing the line-up is single seater action from a wide variety of Formula Fords, with separate races for classic varieties from before 1990 and more modern machinery built after 1989.
Tickets for the BRSCC race meeting at Donington on 9-10 May are available on the gate for £15 with free admission for children aged 13 and under.