The 2014 Donington Historic
Festival takes place over the first Bank Holiday of the year (3-5 May). Highly competitive historic motorsport is guaranteed.
The Saturday includes two Touring Car races, with Motor Racing Legends’ Historic Touring Car Challenge for 1966-85 Touring Cars kicking off the action, and HRDC ‘Celebration of the BTCC’ for Touring Cars 1958-1965 providing the finale. In between, the HSCC Historic Formula 3 promises single-seater action, with evocative ‘screamers’ from 1964-1970.
Sunday sees the first parts of the Festival’s two feature races – the Motor Sport 90th Anniversary Trophy for pre-War Sports Cars, likely to feature such legendary marques as Bentley, Bugatti, Alfa Romeo, Aston Martin, Frazer Nash, BMW, Vauxhall, Riley, MG and Talbot, and the Maserati Centenary Trophy, showcasing cars from the 1930s to the 1960s, powered by engines built by Maserati or OSCA. The day ends with sixty glorious minutes of the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship for Le Mans-style sports cars and ‘Group 4’ cars from 1962-1974.
The Bank Holiday Monday features another magnificent array of historic racing cars. The Mustangs, Lotus Cortinas and Ford Falcons of the Masters Pre- 66 Touring Cars will be put through their paces. The Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-1961 sportscars is always hugely entertaining, while the Festival ends in high style, with a ninety minute Masters Gentlemen Drivers pre- 66 GT race.
Advance tickets cost £20 for a single day, £32 for a two-day ticket and £45 for a three-day weekend ticket (on-the-gate prices will be £25, £40 and £60 respectively). Kids aged 13 and under are admitted for free.
Historic Touring Car Challenge is on the bill.