Testing

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

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“Donington Park is probably the most challenging circuit to master in the UK. It requires time and patience to get the most out of it, so booking testing at Donington is therefore essential if you are looking for that crucial extra edge over your opponent - whether in an international series, or at club level. Each corner at Donington is very different, with challenging apexes, cambers, varying speeds and the famous gradients, so getting as much track time as you can is vital. Donington is simply one of Britain’s best and through solid testing, you can really show what you’re made of. Good luck!”

Alex Lynn
Williams F1 reserve driver, GP2 race winner, GP3 champion 2014 - 2011 Formula Renault UK Champion & Donington race winner


Spaces on our General Test days are limited so please book early to avoid dissapointment!

Please note: Drivers must be 16+ years and 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.

testing circuit

Testing dates

The general test days give race teams and drivers the opportunity to test their vehicle around the historical Donington Park circuit and get the vehicle ready for the race weekend.

July 20th
| National Circuit Open Pit Lane |

£456 full day 
£302 half day

£55 per garage 

August 10th
| National Circuit Open Pit Lane |

£456 full day 
£302 half day 
£55 per garage  

August 31st
| National Circuit Open Pit Lane |

£456 full day 
£302 half day 
£55 per garage  

September 7th
| National Circuit Open Pit Lane |

£456 full day
£302 half day
£55 per garage

September 14th
| GP Circuit |

£302 - per car 
£55 - garage charge

September 21st
| GP Circuit |

£175 - per car 
£55 - garage charge 

September 28th
| |

£456 full day
£302 half day
£55 per garage


Additional dates will be released soon!

Track rules

PLEASE NOTE THAT NO INSURANCE IS INCLUDED FOR YOUR VEHICLE. YOU WILL NOT BE ALLOWED ON THE CIRCUIT WITHOUT HAVING SIGNED ON AT RACE CONTROL.

The event is an opportunity for you to test your vehicle around the Donington circuit and gain a different perspective of the track.

Flags

  • Black flag

    SLOW DOWN, leave circuit, report to race control

  • Red flag

    SLOW DOWN, session stopped, do not overtake and leave the circuit where directed

  • Yellow flag

    Extreme caution, hazard ahead do not overtake

  • Chequered flag

    End of session, proceed to exit

  • Yellow and red flag

    Slippery conditions water/oil/fuel proceed with caution

  1. Driver/s must have MSA competition licence.
  2. No passengers.
  3. Driver/s must wear FULL race clothing.
  4. All drivers must complete the indemnity form and hand it in at sign on, situated at Race Control.
  5. Any driver who is not conducting themselves in a proper manner, will be asked to leave the circuit immediately.
  6. A speed limit of 15mph is in operation at all times within the paddocks and in public areas.
  7. Be aware that whilst operating an open pit lane on circuit there will be other classes/formulas than that of your own vehicle.
  8. A 98dBA noise limit will be strictly enforced on silenced days. After market road legal systems will be allowed provided they conform to the above. You will be asked to leave the circuit if you are found to be over the noise limit.
  9. The consumption of alcohol or drugs is strictly not permitted.
  10. Flag/Light System:
  11. Please ride/drive with consideration towards your fellow riders/drivers at all times.

Circuit Safety and Discipline

MOTORSPORT CAN BE DANGEROUS PLEASE READ AND COMPLY WITH THE FOLLOWING RULES AND REGULATIONS

  • Decisions made by Donington Park staff are final
  • Watch and obey all flag / light signals - Contact us if you are unsure about any signals
  • Slow down at the end of session and watch for signals directing you off the circuit
  • Dangerous conduct on or off the circuit will not be tolerated
  • Donington Park Racing Limted reserves the right to remove any client/vehicle from the circuit
  • Under 16's are not permitted in the pits or pit signalling area

BY FOLLOWING THE ABOVE RULES YOU WILL ENSURE SAFETY FOR YOURSELF AND OTHERS. ENJOY YOUR TRACK TIME AT DONINGTON PARK!

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