Tag Archive: Donington Park

Jun 15

Andretti completes track testing with new powertrain

ATEC-02 to debut in 2016/17 season

http://fiaformulae.com/media/302346/_l5r8627.jpgAndretti has successfully completed the first on track running of its 2016/17 Formula E powertrain. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 08

New SBK Official Riding Gear from Acerbis announced

Unveiled for the first time at Round 7 of the MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship at Donington Park

New SBK Official Riding Gear from Acerbis announced Acerbis and Dorna WSBK Organisation are delighted to announce the new SBK Official Riding Gear by ACERBIS, a project brought to fruition as the partnership between Acerbis and DWO reaches its fourth year.

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May 26

Everything happening on the track and at the circuit at Donington Park

UK WorldSBK On and Off Track

WSBK - Everything happening on the track and at the circuit at Donington Park Everything happening on the track and at the circuit during #UKWorldSBK at Donington Park, including the new one-off timetable for Round 7. Read the rest of this entry »

May 25

UK WorldSBK “Did You Know?” – Pre-Round stats and facts about WorldSBK at Donington Park

A numbered walk through WorldSBK history at Donington Park

WSBK - Pre-Round stats and facts about WorldSBK at Donington Park 1988 – Donington was the stage of the birth of the Championship, back in 1988: Davide Tardozzi (Bimota) and Marco Lucchinelli (Ducati) split wins on the 3rd of April. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Acerbis named Event Main Sponsor of UK WorldSBK

Round 7 at Donington Park sees Italian company take top billing

Acerbis named Event Main Sponsor of UK WorldSBK Acerbis and Dorna WSBK Organisation (DWO) are thrilled to announce a further partnership as Acerbis are announced as the Event Main Sponsor for Round 7 of the 2016 MOTUL FIM Superbike World Championship. The race weekend, set to take place at Donington Park in the UK from the 27th to 29th May, will consequently be named the Acerbis UK Round. Read the rest of this entry »

May 23

There’s no place like home as the Championship leaders get back on home turf at Donington

Confidence is the preference for Tom Sykes as the paddock heads to Donington

WSBK - Donington Preview Donington Park circuit is a classic British parkland track in the heart of England, with 4km of racing tarmac that has seen legends set thousands of laps over its history-making surface. On two wheels and four, Donington has hosted some of the most spectacular moments in racing history. In WorldSBK, the modern King of the track bears one name: Tom Sykes. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 16

BTCC: Ashley Sutton heads magnificent MG one-two

Young rookie grabs pole position ahead of team-mate Josh Cook

BTCC - Ashley Sutton heads magnificent MG one-two MG Racing RCIB Insurance scored a memorable one-two in qualifying for Round 4 of the 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship after sensational performances from young duo Ashley Sutton and Josh Cook at Donington Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 08

Rollercoaster ride roars into Donington Park

Britain’s premier motor sport series ready for a party in the Park

BTCC - Rollercoaster ride roars into Donington Park The 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will speed into Donington Park for high-octane thrills ‘n’ spills next weekend (16/17 April). Read the rest of this entry »

Dec 03

Jack in the Box: No substitute for driving talent

Jack Nicholls reflects on the performance of the season one tech so far

Jack Nicholls reflects on the performance of the season one tech so farIt was my pleasure to commentate on 36 hours of pre-season testing at Donington Park in the summer of 2015. At times, there wasn’t much going on at all, and the biggest talking point was the amount of running each team was able to complete over the course of the three weeks.

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Nov 04

‘Boxing clever

Nicki Shields looks at the different gearing solutions the Formula E teams have introduced for season two

Nicki Shields looks at the different gearing solutions the Formula E teams have introduced for season twoThe Beijing opener saw the first glimpse of what impact the new rule changes will have on the championship. For those of you late to the party, one of the major changes allows teams to modify the powertrain from the battery backwards, including the motor, gearbox, inverter and rear suspension.  Read the rest of this entry »

Oct 21

Buemi: “We are ready for a good fight”

Renault e.dams driver looking to go one better this season

Renault e.dams driver looking to go one better this seasonNarrowly missing out on the championship by one point is all in the past for Sebastien Buemi, this season he’s looking to go one better with the re-branded Renault e.dams team. We caught up with him to find out his thoughts before the opening round in Beijing… Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 18

Robin Frijns to race for Andretti

Dutch driver completes Andretti pairing

Dutch driver completes Andretti pairingRobin Frijns has been confirmed as team-mate to Simona de Silvestro at Andretti for the 2015-2016 FIA Formula E Championship. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 16

Donington Park to host 2016 BTCC season launch

It will be the fourth consecutive year in which the Leicestershire circuit has hosted the annual event

BTCC 2015 - cars The 2016 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will kick off with its Season Launch event at Donington Park on 22nd March. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 13

Webster and Lloyd close season with Academy’s first GT4 victory at Donington

2015-09-13-Sunday-0019A charging second stint from Daniel Lloyd helped the Aston Martin he shares with Chris Webster score Academy Motorsport’s first Avon Tyres British GT Championship victory of the season at Donington Park earlier today after hunting down the sister V8 Vantage of Will Moore and Dennis Strandberg.

Sep 02

Robin Frijns: “I really want to drive”

Dutch ace discusses testing and upcoming season

Dutch ace discusses testing and upcoming seasonIt was a contrasting two days of testing at Donington Park for Robin Frijns. The Dutchman didn’t manage any running on the penultimate day with the Andretti team but covered 37 laps following the switch to the season one powertrain for the final test day.

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Aug 26

Prost fastest as testing concludes

Renault e.dams back on top as Andretti and Trulli hit the track

Renault e.dams back on top as Andretti and Trulli hit the trackPre-season testing at Donington Park concluded with Nico Prost returning Renault e.dams to the top of the times. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 25

Bird sets the pace as final testing resumes

DS Virgin breaks Renault e.dams and ABT Schaeffler monopoly on testing top spot

DS Virgin breaks Renault e.dams and ABT Schaeffler monopoly on testing top spotSam Bird set the pace during a cold, wet and windy day of testing at Donington Park. On the penultimate day of running before the cars are packed up and freighted to the Beijing ePrix, the DS Virgin driver became the first man not from Renault e.dams or ABT Schaeffler to record the fastest time at the conclusion of an official pre-season test. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

De Silvestro: “Reliability problems are fixable but it will take time”

New Andretti driver talks about the lack of running in testing

New Andretti driver talks about the lack of running in testingIt hasn’t been the ideal start to the season for Simona de Silvestro with reliability problems hampering the team’s progress in pre-season testing at Donington Park. But the newly-signed Andretti driver, sponsored by Amlin, believes the issues will be resolved in time… Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 19

Di Grassi lowers Donington lap record

Abt Schaeffler top the times once more

Abt Schaeffler top the times once moreLucas di Grassi became the first driver to record a time in the 1:29s on day four of pre-season testing at Donington Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Abt smashes lap record

Abt Schaeffler first team to break 1:31s barrier at Donington

Abt Schaeffler first team to break 1:31s barrier at DoningtonDaniel Abt set a new Formula E lap record as testing resumed at Donington Park. The Abt Schaeffler driver used the full 200kw qualifying mode to record a lap of 1:30.250, comfortably quicker than Sebastien Buemi’s previous best of 1:31.050s, set on the final day of last week’s test. Read the rest of this entry »

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