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Donington Returns - The historic circuit of Donington is back, and ready for action!

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The Masters Series makes a return the the Classic Donington circuit, following a positive FIA circuit inspection.

The FIA has given the Donington Park the all-clear, signalling a return to racing at the British circuit. The First motor race to take place there will be the Masters series, during the first weekend in September.

The provisional event Time Table is now available to download from the Event Information section of the Masters website - keep an eye out for any changes.

TEST DAY – with the circuit ready to roll, we have Friday 20th August set aside for a test day for all Revived! Entrants, this is a noisy day. It’ll cost £295 for the full day, in sessions for single seaters, sports, and GT/Touring cars with a booking form also now on the Masters website - send in the booking form to reserve your slot .

SPECIAL EVENTS AND ATTRACTIONS DURING THE SEPT 3/4/5 FESTIVAL

Friday evening - after Qualifying, all drivers are invited to join a VIP Drivers Reception & Guided Tour of the famous Donington Collection, by Kevin Wheatcroft; a donation of £10 per head in advance or at the door for Tom Wheatcroft’s charity, Hope for Cancer, with a Champagne Reception 7.00pm to 9.00 – there will be some shuttles running between the Paddock and the Museum

Saturday Evening - 4th September, a Celebration Dinner to commemorate Tom Wheatcroft, and the Re-Opening of the Circuit, in the central Paddock Suite. This will be raising funds for Hope for Cancer, a silver service 3 course dinner, some party fun and games and later, music to dance to – starts at 8.00, ends at midnight. We have already filled 14 tables, so please hurry to order your £45 per person tickets – it’s £450 for a table of ten if you prefer - please use the Dinner Booking forms on the event information section of the Masters website - space is strictly limited

Sunday - Race Day 2, look out for some special appearances, plus rare cars from the collection out on track, a chance to view Britain’s newest exclusive motorbike from Norton, single make car club displays and much more

RACE ENTRIES – thank you to all of you wonderful Masters Club members who have kept the faith and backed this event from the beginning; for those few remaining Doubters, now we hope you will feel able to join us and send in that Entry Form! And don’t forget, your regular Masters race car is as welcome as ever, of course, but also…

What special rare car can you bring along to race and to celebrate the Original Wheatcroft Ownership Donington Track Opening, back in May 1977? We have scheduled two 25 minute races for 1970s ‘club racers’ including our regular Touring70s and Stars of the 79s entrants, and additionally, one or two of those who actually raced at Donington that famous day 33 years ago will be out again – why not find yourselves that Capri, Dolomite Sprint, Vauxhall Magnum or whatever – and bring your best flared trousers, and that droopy stick-on moustache – the girls will be judging for a prize for the Best Dressed 1977 Racer!

And to demonstrate a rarity from your collection? What else, which is not eligible to race with Masters, do you have back in the workshop which will make an interesting display and on track demonstration car? We have three special themes – Pre-War Donington Racers; Race cars of 1977; and Gods of the Track. What have you got to show us? Please contact Christopher at the Masters office. Thanks to Kevin Wheatcroft and Hall & Hall, we will see some of the real rarities from the Donington Collection, as well as some iconic cars being offered to us – please join them!

 

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