Tag Archive: Donington

Aug 25

Prep complete: let the electric storm commence!

RENAULT e.dams end Formula E testing on top at Donington

Formula E - RENAULT e.dams - Nico ProstWith the 2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship’s highly-anticipated return edging ever closer, RENAULT e.dams achieved all they set out to over the course of the three official pre-season tests at Donington Park and finished on a high by topping the times during this week’s final two days (August 24/25).

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Aug 24

Entry list confirmed for days 5 & 6 at Donington

See the full driver list for the final two days of testing

See the full driver list for the final two days of testing The names of the drivers who will take part in the final two days of pre-season testing at Donington Park have been revealed. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 20

Lapierre: it’s complicated to go fast

A1GP champion enjoys challenge of Formula E following Team Aguri test

A1GP champion enjoys challenge of Formula E following Team Aguri testNicolas Lapierre believes the Formula E car presents an enjoyable challenge to extract the most from after having a full day’s running for Team Aguri in this week’s Donington test. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 18

Another electrifying top-five at second Formula E test

Progress made despite tough two days at Donington

RENAULT edams logoRENAULT e.dams took another promising step towards the start of the 2015/16 FIA Formula E Championship campaign during the second official pre-season test at Donington Park on August 17/18.

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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 »

Aug 18

Heidfeld: “It’s cool to see so many different approaches”

New Mahindra signing excited by variety of season two technology

New Mahindra signing excited by variety of season two technologyThe opening official pre-season test at Donington this week was the first opportunity to compare the new powertrains introduced for season two. One of the eight new manufacturers is Mahindra, which has contracted McLaren to supply a revised version of its motor for its M2Electro, which made its public debut this week in the hands of Bruno Senna and new signing Nick Heidfeld. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 17

Entry list confirmed for days three and four at Donington

There are two new faces

See the full driver list for the third and fourth day of testing The names of the drivers have been announced who will take part in the third and fourth day of pre-season testing at Donington Park. Read the rest of this entry »

Aug 11

RENAULT e.dams on top with unofficial Formula E lap record at Donington

The French squad made the most of the track time following a short summer break

RENAULT edams logoOnly six weeks after the final round of the inaugural FIA Formula E Championship, Teams’ title-holders RENAULT e.dams came out on top during the first two-day test session taking place at Donington Park on August 10/11. Read the rest of this entry »

Jun 24

Leimer replaces Alguersuari for London

Ex-GP2 champion Fabio Leimer will make his Formula E debut in the Visa London ePrix for Virgin Racing on June 27.

Virgin Racing hires ex-GP2 champion for London finaleLeimer, who started the season as the reserve driver for Amlin Aguri, has been drafted in the place of Jaime Alguersuari. Read the rest of this entry »

May 24

Sykes does the Donington double, Sofuoglu wins again in WSS

Sykes does the Donington double for third time in a row

WSBK - Sykes does the Donington Lap Record tumble as the Briton dominates. Rea and Davies to complete the podium. Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) made it two wins from two starts as he dominated WorldSBK race 2 at Donington Park to equal Carl Fogarty’s six race wins record in the series.

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May 24

Sykes takes maiden 2015 win in Donington opening race

Great battle for the top step with Rea as Davies completes an all-British podium.

WSBK - Tom Sykes - Jonathan Rea Tom Sykes  has won the opening 23-lap WorldSBK race at Donington Park in dry but cold and overcast conditions after a race long fight with his KRT team mate Jonathan Rea.

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May 23

Tom Sykes secures Donington Tissot-Superpole

Grid undecided until final moments of Superpole 2.

Tom Sykes (Kawasaki Racing Team) will start tomorrow’s two 23 lap races from Pole Position after taking today’s Tissot-Superpole in an enthralling 15 minute shoot-out that eventually saw the top 7 riders covered by 0.940s. Read the rest of this entry »

May 21

Thoughts and expectations before Donington’s battle commences

Current top-5 WorldSBK riders anticipate the round ahead

SBK eni Superbike Fim World Championship - WSBK logo black The official press conference of WorldSBK round six took place today at Donington Park Circuit, involving the current top-5 riders in the championship standings, four of them being native to the UK. KRT entries Jonathan Rea and Tom Sykes, together with factory Aprilia duo Leon Haslam and Jordi Torres and Ducati’s Chaz Davies answered a variety of questions regarding the upcoming race weekend. Read the rest of this entry »

May 18

WorldSBK crosses the channel for Round 6 (+video)

Donington Park scene of latest encounter

Donington Park The legendary Donington Park circuit will play host to the sixth round of the eni FIM Superbike World Championship this weekend. The English venue is located in the East Midlands, 20 kilometres (12 miles) from Derby and 30 kilometres (19 miles) from Leicester. It was inaugurated in 1931 and became a permanent racing circuit two years later. Read the rest of this entry »

Apr 10

Belcher targeting continued progress as BTCC heads to Donington

Simon Belcher is aiming to build on the great start he made to the season at Brands Hatch just a few days ago

Simon Belcher Donington Park National Circuit in Leicestershire will host the second event of the 2015 Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship next weekend, 18th/19th April.

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Jan 14

Loris Capirossi: “When a rider has talent you see it in any category”

Capirossi on 2015 new faces and security

Loris Capirossi - Moto GP -10-2010 motogp.com recently spoke with former World Champion and MotoGP™ Safety Commission member Loris Capirossi to get his perspective on the forthcoming season and on some specifics relating to safety in Grand Prix racing. Read the rest of this entry »

Sep 22

United Autosports maximise GT Cup championship challenge at Donington

Jim Geddie scores maximum points available at penultimate GT Cup round

Jim Geddie started all three races from second on the grid, hampered only by a Radical sports prototype which was in a class of its own, and therefore ineligible to score championship points. In the first race of the weekend, Jim had to serve an additional 50-seconds during the mandatory pit stop as a result of his previous successes. He was unable to claw back such a huge deficit but finished fourth at the flag.

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Sep 09

British GT title showdown awaits Al Harthy at Donington

Hancock set for British GT finale

DPP_14-08-31_0011Ahmad Al Harthy is busy making final preparations ahead of this coming weekend’s final round of the Avon Tyres British GT Championship at Donington Park Grand Prix Circuit where the Oman Racing Team driver, along with regular partner Michael Caine, has a chance of winning the 2014 title.

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Jul 23

Nelson Piquet Jr to test Formula E at Donington

Nelson has a successful history in single-seater racing

2014-05-16 - Renault - Formula E (1) Current Global Rallycross championship leader Nelson Piquet Jr will drive tomorrow for Team China Racing at the official FIA Formula E test day at Donington Park, UK. Read the rest of this entry »

May 22

WSBK launches Day of Dreams at Donington

Tomorrow the on track action begins at 10am

WSBK - Riders press conference The UK round of the 2014 eni FIM Superbike World Championship, being held at Donington Park in Leicestershire began in style today as the usual Thursday media activity included an all-day charity event in aid of Riders For Health. Read the rest of this entry »

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