Donington Park is set for its biggest ever historic grid when the Masters Four Hours hits the Leicestershire track on Saturday July 4th.
The new race, open to Pre-66 GT, GTP and Touring Cars, will be the centrepiece of the new Masters weekend on July 4/5. The Masters Four Hours will run into the dusk on the Saturday evening on the full Grand Prix circuit. Set to boast a big entry, with a possible maximum 50-car entry being eligible for the multi-driver enduro, the race has already received interest from the historic motor sport media and entries are set to be in great demand.
“The initial response has been very encouraging,” say Masters Historic Racing Founder, Ron Maydon. “Following in the footsteps of the success of the Spa Six Hours race we are hopeful that this new race concept for Masters will be a big hit at one of the UK’s best-loved race circuits. The Donington GP circuit should produce some superb racing as the sun goes down and evening falls – I personally can’t wait to see GT40s vs Cobras, lights ablaze, racing through the Craners!”
Donington Park Managing Director Christopher Tate said: “All at Donington Park are very much looking forward to welcoming Masters Historic Racing back to this perfect circuit for historic race cars, for what promises to be a fabulous weekend of motor sport. The four-hour endurance race for pre-66 GT and touring cars on the Saturday afternoon will be a real highlight, and a big challenge for the drivers, which will make for great viewing for spectators. As ever with Masters, the grids will be both busy and varied with some truly evocative machinery showcasing the best cars of the 1960s.”
As well as the Masters Four Hours, the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship will take to the track, showcasing the pre-1974 Le Mans-style sports cars, with Lola T70s and Chevrons taking on a host of famous sportscars marques. The only FIA championship to race at Donington in 2015 will have a one-hour race as the highlight of Sunday’s programme.
The Masters 70s Celebration will also be on the schedule allowing a wide and varied selection of 70s sports and saloon cars to do battle in two 25-minute races, while a busy support programme organised by the BRSCC containing Sports 2000s, Scottish BMWs, Scottish Saloons, Caterhams and Porsches will ensure the two-day timetable is packed and will be a stunning weekend of racing for competitors and spectators alike.
BRSCC Sporting Director, Drew Furlong said: “The BRSCC are excited to be involved in this new event at Donington and to be working with Masters Historic Racing again. It will be an honour for our BRSCC Championships to be part of the weekend; it should be fantastic weekend of motor racing to look forward to!”