Early GP car field joins Don­ing­ton Fes­ti­val

Motor Sport News - - Historics -

The 80th an­niver­sary of the 1936 Don­ing­ton Grand Prix will be marked by a pre-1950 Grand Prix car and Voi­turette race at the Don­ing­ton His­toric Fes­ti­val (April 30-May 2).

The HGPCA will assem­ble a grid of pe­riod sin­gle-seaters for the Nu­volari Tro­phy race in­clud­ing Alfa Romeos P3s, Bu­gatti T35s and T37s, ERAS, Tal­bot-la­gos and Maserati 8CMS. In 1936, Richard Sea­man and Hans Ruesch won the four-and-ahalf hour Don­ing­ton race in their shared Alfa Romeo 8C.

More early ma­chin­ery will con­test the ‘Mad Jack’ Tro­phy for Pre-war sportscars, run in mem­ory of Richard ‘Mad Jack’ Shut­tle­worth, win­ner of the first Don­ing­ton Grand Prix in 1935.

In all, 17 races will run across three days.

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