Don­ing­ton revs up for big week­end

Yorkshire Post - Motoring - - MOTORING NEWS -

GET IN­VOLVED. That’s the theme for this year’s Don­ing­ton His­toric Fes­ti­val which takes place in April.

The event at Don­ing­ton Park in Le­ices­ter­shire will in­clude stunt driv­ing lessons and drift driv­ing in Cater­hams de­signed to give vis­i­tors the chance to cre­ate their own mo­tor­sport ex­pe­ri­ence.

A new for­mat has also been in­tro­duced, with qual­i­fy­ing for all grids tak­ing place on Fri­day, and plenty of race ac­tion lined up. This has al­lowed the fes­ti­val to at­tract its big­gest line up of cars to date, from pre-war grids to cars from the early 1990s.

The ‘el­der states­men’ get their own event, with pre-1941 ve­hi­cles tak­ing part in the Mo­tor Rac­ing Leg­ends ‘Mad Jack’ for Pre-War Sports Cars, fea­tur­ing fa­mous mar­ques such as Alfa Romeo, Alvis, As­ton Martin, Bent­ley, Bu­gatti, Frazer Nash, MG, Ri­ley and Tal­bot.

Richard Grafton, com­mer­cial di­rec­tor of His­toric Pro­mo­tions – which or­gan­ises Don­ing­ton His­toric Fes­ti­val – said:“We are com­mit­ted to cre­at­ing an at­mos­phere in which fam­i­lies and fans alike can ex­pe­ri­ence mo­tor­sport first-hand.”

The event runs be­tween

April 28-30. Tick­ets are avail­able on­line at www. don­ing­ton­his­ or on the 24-hour hot­line on 0844

873 7355.

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