Donington Historic timetable released

The Donington Historic Festival is ramping up for its 2019 edition with over 400 cars due to land at the Leicestershire circuit over the weekend of May 3-5.

The release of the event timetable for the 15 categories competing has been released and the introduction of the Sportscar 2000 category for two litre machines built between 1961-1971 has drawn much interest.

The race, which includes 1300 and 1600 classes, will allow machines such as the Porsche 904 and 906, Chevron B8, Lotus 23 and Alfa Romeo TZ to compete on a level playing field and has found itself slotted into a 9.45am kick off for an endurance race on Saturday morning.

C- and D-type Jaguars and 250S Maseratis will be a major draw to historic aficionados with the Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 racing cars and pre-1961 GP cars will feature in the Nuvolari and Ascari Trophy races.

The Stirling Moss pre-1961 sportscar race will see competitors vying for the trophy that the legend himself received after winning the 1955 British GP.

A selection of Tin Top races will also be on the bill with five events featuring everything from classic American muscle cars and Minis to the classic European touring Cars of the 1980s.

Donington Historic 2019 Timetable:

Qualifying: Friday, May 3

09.10 – Sportscar 2000 for 1961-71 two-litre cars
09.55 – Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars
10.35 – U2TC Trophy for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars
11.15 – HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-’60 Touring Cars with Invited ‘TC63’
11.50 – Mad Jack – Pre-War Sports Cars
12.25 – Historic Touring Car Challenge (HTCC) with Tony Dron Trophy
12.55 – Lunch Break / Demonstrations
13.35 – GT & Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT & pre-63 sportscars
14.25 – HRDC ‘Allstars’ for pre-’66 Sports, GT & Touring Cars
15.00 – Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-66 Jaguar cars
15.40 – Pre-63 GT for pre-63 GT cars
16.20 – FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Formula Junior Championship Front Engined Grid
16.50 – Nuvolari and Ascari Trophies for pre-1961 Front Engined GP cars
17.20 – Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 sportscars
18.00 – HRDC ‘COYS TROPHY’ for Touring Cars 1958- 1966
18.35 – FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Formula Junior Championship Rear Engined Grid

Saturday, May 4

09.10 – FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Formula Junior Championship Front Engined Grid – Race 1

09.45 – Sportscar 2000 for 1961-71 two-litre cars
11.00 – Nuvolari and Ascari Trophies for pre-1961 Front Engined GP cars – Race 1
11.35 – Royal Automobile Club Woodcote Trophy for pre-56 sportscars
12.35 – Lunch Break / Demonstrations
13.25 – U2TC Trophy for pre-66 under two-litre Touring Cars
14.40 – FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Formula Junior Championship Rear Engined Grid – Race 1
15.15 – Mad Jack – Pre-War Sports Cars

16.10 – HRDC ‘Touring Greats’ for pre-’60 Touring Cars with Invited ‘TC63’
17.10 – GT & Sports Car Cup for pre-66 GT & pre-63 sportscars

Sunday, May 5

09.10 – HRDC ‘Allstars’ for pre-’66 Sports, GT & Touring Cars
10.10 – FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Formula Junior Championship Front Engined Grid – Race 2
10.45 – Historic Touring Car Challenge (HTCC) with Tony Dron Trophy
12.00 – Jaguar Classic Challenge for pre-66 Jaguar cars
13.00 – Lunch Break / Demonstrations
14.00 – Pre-63 GT for pre-63 GT cars
15.15 – Nuvolari and Ascari Trophies for pre-1961 Front Engined GP cars – Race 2
15.50 – Stirling Moss Trophy for pre-61 sportscars
17.05 – HRDC ‘COYS TROPHY’ for Touring Cars 1958- 1966
18.05 – FJHRA/HSCC ‘Silverline’ Formula Junior Championship Rear Engined Grid – Race 2

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