Sports and saloon cars geared up for Donington’s final car races of the year
The final car racing event of the season at Donington Park takes place this weekend (14-15 October), courtesy of a busy two days of action from the British Racing & Sports Car Club.
A wide variety of sports cars and saloons will provide plenty of drama throughout the event, with 19 races on the schedule.
Series in action include the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 Championship for sporty convertibles, which is one of Britain’s best supported categories. Such is its popularity, grid sizes of over 40 cars are commonplace, resulting in an exciting format where racers are split into groups and six races in all.
Slightly newer versions of the MX-5 will race in the BRSCC Mazda MX-5 SuperCup, with three races to look forward to and grid sizes of around 30 cars the norm.
The popular Ford Fiesta will also be in action numerous times across the event, courtesy of the BRSCC Fiesta Championship and the BRSCC Fiesta Junior Championship, which aims to produce tin top stars of the future, with a notable recent graduate being BTCC race-winner Aiden Moffat.
Italian flair will come from the BRSCC Alfa Romeo Championship which will race on both days, while there will be plenty of historic machinery on show on Sunday, thanks to the Historic Racing Drivers Club.
A number of pre-’66 Jaguar saloons will compete in the HRDC Coombs Heritage Challenge, while historic touring cars will do battle in the combined race for the HRDC Touring Greats and Pre-63 Historic Touring Car (TC63) series. Completing the line-up is the HRDC Allstars with Academy/A-Series challenge double header, featuring Sports, GT and Touring Cars from the 1950s and 60s. The HRDC is known to attract the occasional celebrity racer, so don’t be surprised if a famous face appears this weekend!
Tickets for the British Racing & Sports Car Club event at Donington Park on 14-15 October will be available upon arrival at the circuit, priced at £17 for adults with free entry for children aged 13 and under. For more information, click here.