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Timetable for 2018 Donington Historic Festival confirmed

Monday, March 12 2018

The action-packed timetable for the 2018 Donington Historic Festival (May 4, 5 and 6) has been announced, and it promises a feast for historic motorsport fans.

With a fantastic range of world-class grids to appeal to everyone from lovers of single-seaters to Tin-Tops, DHF 2018 will see several hundred classic racing cars spanning nine decades take to the world-famous Donington Park track.

Festival visitors on Friday May 4 - qualifying day - will be able to witness every single race series in action as all competitors battle it out for their place on the grid. Saturday May 5 sees 10 races, including the return to DHF of the highly glamorous pre-63 GT and the Festival debut of the HSCC Derek Bell Trophy for Formula 5000 and Formula 2 single-seaters from 1967-79. The equally impressive schedule for Sunday May 6 features nine races, including the 'Mad Jack' race for Pre-War Sports Cars, the GT and Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT and pre-63 sportscars and the second Derek Bell Trophy race.

Spectators can also enjoy the all-access open paddock, pitlane walks, Group B rally car and historic kart demonstrations, supercar and classic car passenger rides with the Sporting Bears, thousands of classic cars gathering in the infield and DHF's family-friendly, inclusive atmosphere.

The 2018 Donington Historic Festival provisional timetable is as follows:

Friday May 4 (Qualifying Day)

09:10 - Pre-63 GT   
09:50 - HSCC Derek Bell Trophy for Formula 5000 and Formula 2 single-seaters (1967-1979)
10:20 - Historic Touring Car Challenge (HTCC) with Tony Dron Trophy   
11:00 - U2TC Trophy for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars
11:40 - Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-66 Jaguar cars
12:15 - Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars
12:45 - Lunch Break / Parades
13:45 - HRDC 'Touring Greats' for pre-60 Touring Cars with invited 'TC63'
14:20 - GT and Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT and pre-63 sportscars
15:10 - Mad Jack - Pre-War Sports Cars
15:45 - Super Touring Car Challenge for 1970-2005 Touring Cars
16:15 - FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' Championship for pre-61 Front-Engined Formula Juniors
16:45 - Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 sportscars
17:25 - HRDC 'Coys Trophy' celebrating the BTCC 1958-1966
18:00 - FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' Championship for pre-64 Front and Rear-Engined Formula Juniors

Saturday May 5

09:10 - FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' Championship for pre-61 Front-Engined Formula Juniors (Race 1)
09:45 - Super Touring Car Challenge for 1970-2005 Touring Cars (Race 1)
10:20 - Pre-63 GT
11:35 - HSCC Derek Bell Trophy for Formula 5000 and Formula 2 single-seaters from 1967-1979 (Race 1)
12:10 - Historic Touring Car Challenge (HTCC) with Tony Dron Trophy HSCC
13:10 - Lunch Break / Parade and /Demonstrations
14:10 - U2TC Trophy for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars (Race 1)
15:05 - Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars
16:20 - FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' Championship for pre-64 Front and Rear-Engined Formula Juniors (Race 1)
16:55 - HRDC 'Touring Greats' for pre-60 Touring Cars with invited 'TC63'
17:55 - Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-66 Jaguar cars

Sunday May 6

09:10 - FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' Championship for pre-61 Front-Engined Formula Juniors (Race 2)
09:45 - Mad Jack - Pre-War Sports Cars
10:40 - GT and Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT and pre-63 sportscars
12:40 - Lunch Break / Parades and Demonstrations
13:40 - U2TC Trophy for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars (Race 2)
14:35 - HSCC Derek Bell for Trophy Formula 5000 and Formula 2 single-seaters from 1967-1979 (Race 2)
15:10 - Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 sportscars 
16:25 - Super Touring Car Challenge for 1970-2005 Touring Cars (Race 2)
17:00 - HRDC 'Coys Trophy' celebrating the BTCC 1958-1966
18:00 - FJHRA/HSCC 'Silverline' Championship for pre-64 Front and Rear-Engined Formula Juniors (Race 2)

Advance discounted tickets

Online tickets offer great discounts over buying on the gate, starting at £10 for the Friday qualifying day (£15 on the gate). Children aged under 13 are admitted for free and there are discounted tickets for teenagers aged 13-15.  Car parking is free, and owners of pre-1990 classics who are not attending with one of the registered clubs can request a free infield display parking pass when they book their tickets.

For more information on the Donington Historic Festival and to book your tickets, please click here.