August 8th

Sports cars and single seaters set for Donington sizzler

An eclectic mix of sports cars and single seaters will thrill at Donington Park this weekend (13-14 August) courtesy of MotorSport Vision Racing (MSVR).

A total of 16 races will keep spectators thoroughly entertained across the two days, with MSVR setting a high standard for big grids.

Sports car highlights come from the GT Cup Championship, which boasts an impressive line-up of supercars that will bring a flavour of Le Mans to Donington. A large entry of over 20 sonorous cars will compete three times across the weekend, with two 25 minute sprint races on Saturday and then a 50 minute endurance on Sunday. Keep an eye out for a stunning pair of McLaren 650 machines joining a striking field which also includes cars from Ferrari, Aston Martin, Porsche, Bentley and Lamborghini. The organisers of the GT Cup will also run demonstrations of their new for 2017 series, the Prototype Cup, during the Saturday lunch break, further adding to the Le Mans feel!

More sports car action will come from the Radical European Masters. Radical is a leading name in sports prototype racing, and this is their premier category, enjoying the status of being an FIA-recognised championship. The series races across the continent at esteemed venues including Spa Francorchamps and Monza, and will race three times at Donington this weekend. Each race is an hour long contest, which will test not only driver speed, but tactics and consistency too.

Cars from the Porsche Club Championship will also add yet more to the sports car mix, with two races on Saturday. This series caters for a wide range of Porsches including Boxsters, Caymans and Carreras.

Single seater drama will come from a variety of Monoposto categories, with a total of four races for cars including Formula Three, Formula Renault, Formula Ford and even bike engined machines. With such variety, great racing and big grids are commonplace here.

A truly mixed grid will compete in the MSVR Allcomers series, which will race twice on Sunday. As expected in an Allcomers race, the grid will be hugely varied with expected machines ranging from Caterhams to V8 muscle cars.

Completing the racing line-up is two series that have done much to promote newcomers into the sport, the MSVT Trackday Trophy, and the MSVT Trackday Championship. The Trackday Trophy, as the name suggests, is designed to help trackday enthusiasts make their first steps into competitive motorsport at affordable prices. The series has introduced hundreds of drivers to motorsport, and its success has spawned the Trackday Championship, which takes the competition to the next level.

Tickets for the MSVR National Championships at Donington Park on 13-14 August will be available to purchase upon arrival at the circuit, priced at £17 per day. For more information click here.

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