Donington Park U.K. 1.0

British race track in the U.K.

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    Theme:
    Eifel Flat
    Number Of Turns:
    35
    Length:
    2.50
    Length (Unit):
    mi
    Donington Park
    Donington Park
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    Location North West Leicestershire, England
    Time zone UTC+0
    Owner MotorSport Vision
    Operator MotorSport Vision
    Opened 1931, re-opened 1977
    Construction cost £12,000
    Major events BTCC, British Superbikes, WorldSBK, British GT, British F3, Truck Racing, Download Festival, Donington Historic Festival, Classic Motorcycle Festival
    Grand Prix Circuit
    Length
    4.020 km (2.498 mi)
    Turns 12
    Lap record 1:18.029 (Ayrton Senna, McLaren MP4/8, 1993, F1)
    National Circuit
    Length
    3.149 km (1.957 mi)
    Turns 10
    Lap record 57.221 (Marijn van Kalmthout, Benetton B197, 2011, BOSS GP)
    Website www.donington-park.co.uk
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    The Donington Circuit layout in 1937
    Donington Park is a motorsport circuit located near Castle Donington in Leicestershire, England. The circuit business is now owned by MotorSport Vision, and the surrounding Donington Park Estate is currently under lease by MotorSport Vision until 2038.[1]

    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.

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