International motor racing is set to return to the world famous Donington Circuit following the successful outcome of an FIA inspection today.
Delegates from the FIA (Fédération Internationale de l'Automobile) and the MSA (Motor Sports Association) gave the go ahead to the Adroit Group, through its new subsidiary Donington Park Limited (DPL), to complete the planned safety works ahead of next months first major event at the re-opened Leicestershire circuit.
The first car race meeting will be held in 4 weeks time. The Masters Historic Racing meeting will be held over 3 days from Friday September 4th. The meeting includes races for 1970’s Grand Prix cars, Le Mans cars, Prototype GT, and 1960’s saloon cars. The meeting will stage over 20 races and include 400 competitors.
Steve Watton, DPL Operations Director, comments: "Today is an historic day, even in the context of the rich history of this place. The FIA and the MSA have given the green light for car racing to return to Donington, a circuit that has produced memorable racing in the past. I would like to thank everyone who has expressed messages of support through the difficult months. But Donington is back! I now ask the many British motor racing fans out there to show their support by coming to see our races”.