Sunday 1st April, 2018

Track of The Month – April 2018

Donington Park GP, Great Britain

This April, The Race Centre’s Track of the Month is the Donington Park circuit in Leicestershire.

A 2.5 mile circuit, Donington Park is the oldest circuit in the UK still in use, with it’s first race taking place in 1931. The circuit’s combination of fast corners and elevation changes, both epitomised by the notorious Craner Curves, make Donington a tough circuit for a driver, both technically and physically.

Come to The Race Centre this month to see if you are up to the challenge of Donington Park.

Watch the video below to see a lap onboard with Ayrton Senna, at Donington Park in 1993. (HD unavailable 25 years ago!)

1993 European Grand Prix 

25 years ago, Donington Park hosted the only Formula 1 race in the circuits history; the European Grand Prix of 1993. It was a race that will be remembered for one of the greatest performances, and single laps, in the sports history.

After qualifying in 4th, Ayrton Senna’s McLaren initially lost a position off the grid in the damp and tricky conditions, but from there put on an inspired performance. In a single, audacious, phenomenal lap, Senna managed to overtake Michael Schumacher in his Benetton, the Sauber of Karl Wendlinger, and both Williams’ of Damon Hill & Alain Prost. From there, Senna never looked back, dominating the race and taking the chequered flag by a whopping 83 seconds and lapping the entire field, apart from second place driver Hill.

We hope you enjoy this fantastic circuit and the cars we have chosen!

What can you drive this month?

You are welcome to drive any of the month’s vehicles at any time in an Open Practice Session. All lap times and telemetry are recorded for your immediate viewing and future reference.

Competition Vehicle Prize
Class A – Expert  1993 McLaren MP4/8 1x £50 Cash
Class B – Professional  Dallara GP2 1x Free First Monday
Class C – Intermediate  Formula 3 3x Free First Monday
Class D – Rookie  Formula Ford 5x Free First Monday

See best laps for this competition in the Drivers’ Paddock.

Who can win ?

New drivers to The Race Centre will be automatically classified as a Class D driver. Winning in a class will gain you promotion to the next class. You have to win Class B twice to progress to Class A.

Competition Eligible Classes Promotion
A – Expert A, B, C, D
B – Professional B, C, D A
C – Intermediate C, D B
D – Rookie D only C

Competition Terms and Conditions

All potential prize winning laps must be verified by a TRC staff member

For a lap to be legal, your vehicle must have two or more wheels inside or touching the white lines at all times.

Vehicles must be running all standard TRC settings for the month.

Free entry to First Monday is for the next event and is non transferable.

Multiple Class wins within a month will result in prizes for the highest win only. Lower “wins” will be passed to the next highest competitors.

TRC Staff are not eligible to win prizes. Any winning positions held by staff will defer to the next highest driver.

Cash prizes available at the following First Monday event or within a max of 30 days of competition end.