Donington Park — The prestigious British Touring Car Championship, British and World Superbikes, GT endurance cars, and thoroughbred Formula 1 cars, are all regular attractions at Donington. Track days are also a big attraction here; this is when the amateur can take his or her car or bike out for a spin.
Access around the track is good, but if you want the good spectator spots, such as Craner Curves, get there first as they do get crowded, even when it’s pouring with rain. The grandstand seats are some of the best in the country in terms of track visibility.
Book the best places to stay around Donington Park race circuit and the Download Festival. Get the latest cheap deals for accommodation, hotel or bed and breakfast located in towns of Castle Donington, Kegworth and Melbourne.
A well placed establishment is 3 star rated Farmhouse Hotel in Castle Donington, located in a countryside setting, but only 5 minutes’ drive from East Midlands Airport, the M1, A50 and A42.
When looking for a bed and breakfast of guest house stay, two recommended options would be budget friendly Morton Guesthouse and nearby Donington Cottage. Both properties will set up a breakfast for you in the morning. For race fans looking for a more luxurious room for the night, check out 4 star rated Lady Gate Guest House, situated on the outskirts of Derby.
The autosport and motor racing track is home to various racing events such as the British GT and BRDC F4 Championship, GT & Formula Car Races (MSVR), Donington Historic Festival and the Classic Motorcycle Festival.
Location — Donington Park is based on the border of Leicestershire and Derbyshire at sat nav postcode DE74 2RP not far from Nottingham, Derby and Leicester, at the centre of the UK. Alton Towers theme park is only 20 minutes away.
Opened — 1931
Address — Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit, Castle Donington, Derby, DE74 2RP – England UK
Major Events — British Touring Car Championship, British F3, British Superbikes, SBK, MotoGP, Pickup Truck Racing
Circuit Length — 2,5 miles