Donington Park - GP Circuit

Shared Grid, Round 7: 9 September 2018

Race Entrants

Driver Class
David Alexander Elise Trophy
John Atherton Elise Trophy
Paul Baker Elise Trophy
Alex Ball Elise Trophy
Mark Bithrey Elise Trophy
Stuart Cheshire Elise Trophy
Oliver Crease & Simon Middleton Elise Trophy
Craig Denman Elise Trophy
Danny Hartgrove Elise Trophy
John Lamaster Elise Trophy
Peter Mansfield Elise Trophy
Chris Marks Elise Trophy
Simon Oakley Elise Trophy
Christopher Perkins Elise Trophy
Jackie Perkins Elise Trophy
Mads Petersen Elise Trophy
David Powell Elise Trophy
Mark Richardsson Elise Trophy
Tim Stracey Elise Trophy
Barry Strong Elise Trophy
Joe Taylor Elise Trophy
Chris Thirkettle Elise Trophy
Mackenzie Walker Elise Trophy
Ade Wootton Elise Trophy

Originally part of the Donington Hall estate, it was created as a racing circuit during the pre-war period when the German Silver Arrows were battling for the European Championship. Used as a military vehicle storage depot during World War II, it fell into disrepair until bought by local construction entrepreneur Tom Wheatcroft.

Revived under his ownership in the 1970s, it hosted a single Formula One race, but became the favoured home of the British round of the MotoGP motorcycling championship. Leased by Donington Ventures Leisure Ltd in 2007 the hope that Formula One racing could return to the track, the incomplete venture failed to raise sufficient financial backing during the aftermath of the 2008 global financial crisis. DVLL consequently lost the rights to the British rounds of both Formula1 and MotoGP, and in its bankruptcy returned the track to the Wheatcroft family in December 2009.

Track Information

Race DateSunday 9th September 2018
Length2.498 miles
Lap Record1:18.029 (Ayrton Senna, McLaren MP4/8, 1993, F1)
Circuit Website
LocationDonington Park, DE74 2RP

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