Donington Park

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Donington Park Circuit
Donington as of 2006.svg
Location Leicestershire, England
Time zone UTC+0
Owner Tom Wheatcroft
Operator Donington Ventures Leisure Ltd
Opened 1931
Construction Cost £12,000
Major Events BTCC, British F3, British Superbikes, SBK, MotoGP, Superleague Formula, Pickup Truck Racing, F1 British Grand Prix (from 2010)
GP Circuit
Circuit Length 4.023 km (2.5 mi)
Turns 12
Lap Record 1:18.029 (185.608 km/h) (Ayrton Senna, McLaren, 1993, Formula One)
National Circuit
Circuit Length 3.149 km (1.957 mi)
Turns 10

Donington Park is a park and motor racing track near Derbyshire in North West Leicestershire, England.

The land was part of the Donington Hall estate. Tom Wheatcroft owns it. It is mainly used as a motor racing track, but the land is also used for music festivals and a Sunday market.

In July 2009, it was announced that the Formula One British Grand Prix would be at Donington Park from 2010 until 2020. However, by November that year, money had not been raised to improve the track and the hosting of the Grand Prix remained in doubt.[1]

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