The general test days are opportunities for you to test your vehicle around the Donington Park circuit and gain a different perspective of the track.
On special application we will now be permitting Grade A ARDS instructors only to sit in with a driver on selected open pit lane general test days. All testers should be aware that one or more cars on a general test day could be driving under the instruction of a Grade A ARDS instructor. For more information regarding this please call Katie Holmes on 01332 819 531
Spaces on our General Test days are limited so please book early to avoid dissapointment!
Please note: Drivers must have a MSA competition licence to attend a test day.
General test days are usually ran as open pit lane and the track is live from 9am until 5pm in the Summer months and 9am until dusk (normally 3.30pm-4.00pm) in the Winter months with an hour lunch break. Sign on from 8am in Race Control.
Your booking will not be confirmed until we have received your payment.
To make a booking please call 01332 819531 or email Katie Holmes
Venue, Paddock Access and Departure Times
Access to the Garages and Paddocks will be allowed from 07:00hrs on the testing date. If you arrive prior to this time, please park outside Gate 21 (Paddock Entrance). Please ensure that the garages/paddock is clear by 19:00hrs after your test day.
All participants must produce a current MSA/FIA Competition Race Licence when signing on. If the driver is under 18 years of age a parent/legal guardian must counter-sign the indemnity form. You must be 16 or over to participate on an Open Pit Lane test day at our circuit.
Donington Park Racing Limited has the right to refuse track access to all competitors who do not produce a valid licence when asked.
At Sign On you will be issued with a wristband which must be worn at all times during the test day. Please stop at the end of the pit lane and ensure your wristband is visible to the pit lane marshal.
Payment Terms, Cancellations and Refunds
Payment is taken by credit/debit card at the time of booking; we cannot reserve a space if we have not received payment. All cancellations must be in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. With at least 7 days’ notice (e.g., if your test day is the 15th, notification must be received no later than 09.00hrs on the 8th) a full refund can be given. With less than 7 days but more than 48 hours a credit may be given which you will be able to use towards the payment for a General Test day at Donington. A credit note must be used within 12 months of the original test date. With less than 48 hours notice no refund or credit will be given.
Severe Weather Conditions and Force Majeure
All Testing is offered subject to availability of dates, facilities and the weather or other events beyond our control. Accordingly DPRL cannot guarantee that a particular test date or session will not be cancelled due to extreme adverse weather conditions or other events such as any governmental restrictions, riot, commotion, acts of God, industrial action, breakdown of plant or any failure of gas, water services, electricity etc.
If DPRL is unable to run your Test date due to extreme adverse weather conditions or other events beyond our control you will be able to re-book for a later date. Please call 01332 819 531 for up to date weather conditions at Donington on the day prior to your test. Any credit note issued must be used within 12 months of the original cancelled date. Please ensure you book test dates early to avoid disappointment as our test dates are nearly always fully booked.
Under 16’s on Trackdays and Testdays
- To run in an open General Test session all drives must be 16 years and older, and have an MSA Competition Licence of National B or higher. No passengers are allowed.
- Drivers aged 14-15 who hold an MSA competition licence for the category of car they are to drive may run on a test day in sessions only with other vehicles of similar performance and with equally inexperienced and aged drivers. They must be accompanied during their first session by an ARDS (or similar known competence) racing instructor.
- On Trackdays drivers must be 16 years and older, and have an MSA Competition Licence of National B or higher or a Road Traffic Act Drivers licence to drive their vehicle alone.
- Drivers aged 14-15 who hold an MSA competition licence for the category of car they are to drive may run on a Trackday only whilst they are accompanied throughout by an ARDS (or similar known competence) racing instructor.