Driving Experiences at Donington

Donington Park track days make use of this great circuit which was the first full time motor racing venue in England, holding events as early as 1931, although in these days it was mainly motorcycle racing which could be seen here. By the late 1930's there were some very high profile car races, however the venue was closed in 1939 due to the start of the Second World War.

The track remained closed until 1971 when it was partly opened but mainly as a museum, which currently has the largest collection of Formula one cars in the world. Motor racing on the circuit did not resume until 1977 and massive improvements were made in 1985 to make it more appealing to more prestigious races. The venue has hosted the British Touring Car Championship, Moto GP and the World Series by Renault in recent years, as well as the 1993 European Grand Prix.

Donington Track Days offer a great selection of cars and there is plenty of opportunity to test them out to the limit. The Starkey's and Wheatcroft straights give you ample opportunity to see what sort of top speed you can achieve while the Redgate corner and, if in operation, the Melbourne corner will test any vehicles handling to the max.

The venue is about as central as you can get, in between Derby, Nottingham and Leicester it is easy to reach from pretty much anywhere in the Midlands with Birmingham being not much more than 20 miles away. Driving experiences at Donington are easy to arrange and simple to get to.


  • Two long straights allow you to build up some real speed
  • Several corners of varying difficulty including a hairpin challenge your handling abilities
  • A great selection of cars to try out and easy to reach from anywhere in the Midlands