Donington Historic Festival race line-up announced
Nine decades of motorsport including BTCC Super Tourers, HRDC and the Derek Bell Trophy will feature at the 2018 historic racing spectacular over May bank holiday
Both pre-war sportscars and British Touring Car Championship Super Tourers will race at the 2018 Donington Historic Festival on May 4-6, which will feature motorsport spanning nine decades.
The earliest grid is the ‘Mad Jack’ Pre-War Sports Car race, and will include the likes of Bentleys and Bugattis from the 1920s. It is named after Richard ‘Mad Jack’ Shuttleworth, who won the first Donington Grand Prix in 1935.
For the first time at the Festival, the Historic Sports Car Club’s Derek Bell Trophy will run. Entries will include Formula 5000 cars as the series celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018. The Trophy will also feature Formula 2 cars that were built and raced between 1967 and 1979.
Two Formula Junior grids add to the anniversary celebrations and single-seater line-up. The ‘Silverline’ Championship Grids will cater for front-engined and rear-engined cars as the series celebrates 60 years.
Mini Coopers will race against V8-engined Ford Falcons in the Historic Racing Drivers Club ‘Coys Trophy’ which caters for BTCC cars from 1958 to 1966. In the HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-’60 Touring Cars with invited ‘TC63’, Hillman Imps and Morris Minors take on Mk1 Jaguars and Alfa Romeo Giulietta Ti Berlinas.
The ultra-competitive Under Two-litre Touring Car grid for pre-1966 cars – Lotus Cortinas are numerically dominant – often attracts professional touring car drivers. The Historic Touring Car Challenge with Tony Dron Trophy, brings together pre-1991 British and European Touring Cars.
Super Touring races will feature the most modern cars as Group A cars such as the Ford Sierra Cosworth will race head-to-head with pre-2006 FIA S2000 cars.
C-types, D-types and low drag E-types are expected in the Jaguar Classic Challenge, while Lister Jaguars, Ferrari 246 Dinos and Lotus 15s and other pre-61 sports cars will contest the Stirling Moss Trophy. The drivers are competing for the actual cup that Sir Stirling Moss won in the 1955 British Grand Prix.
The Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy features pre-56 road-racing cars, including DB3/S Aston Martins and Austin-Healey 100Ms, while the GT & Sports Car Cup includes genuine pre-66 GT cars and pre-63 sports-racing cars of a type that was raced in the World Endurance Championship in period take to the track.
Finally, the Pre-63 GT race could attract short-wheelbase Ferraris, DB4GT Astons, AC Aces, SZ Alfas and Lotus Elites.
Demonstrations of Group B rally cars and historic karts will also run on track, while thousands of classic cars are expected to gather on the infield and in the paddock.
More details on the Donington Historic Festival website.
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