Donington Park Circuit Guide

Easily one of the best circuits in Europe, Donington Park is host to a bevy of major events from the Superbike World Championship and British Touring Car Championship to the British F3 and GT championships. In 1993, it hosted the European Grand Prix, where Ayrton Senna won his most famous victory.

Built between the two World Wars and the earliest UK circuit that’s still operational today, Donington fell into disrepair until renovated in the 1970s. Over the past few years, Donington has again seen some significant re-investment, with new facilities, circuit offices, and grandstand.

Drive the 2.487-mile track, and you’ll see why it's so beloved. The mixture of slow and fast corners allows you to carry more speed into each turn with perfect braking but the roads wind through hilly ground so it’s a constant confusion for both the car and the driver. The Craner Curves, in particular, is a constant source of drama, as the road crests exactly where the apex spans the road, requiring some serious skill to get right each time.

Track days and driving experiences at Donington Park are out of this world and a requirement for any British motorsports fan.

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