***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:34 am

Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139

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Donington Park motor racing circuit was the first permanent park circuit in England. It’s first race took place in 1931 on the narrow lanes of the Donington Hall Estate. 1933 the track was widened, made permanent and became a venue for Grand Prix car racing. The second world war put an end to all racing at the circuit in 1939, after being requisitioned by the Ministry of Defence to be used as a military vehicle depot.

Donington Park was purchased by Tom Wheatcroft, a local man made good. Passionate about motorsport and Donington from his early days, when he cycled to watch the pre-war motor racing at the circuit. During the War, Tom served driving tanks and upon his return to civilian life he set up a successful building business. Having made his fortune, his passion returned to motorsport. He sponsored drivers at various levels and amassed the largest collection of motor racing cars in the world. Now known as the Donington Grand Prix Exhibition, his classic car collection moved to the circuit soon after he purchased it, where it continues to grow.

There are 2 circuit configurations at Donington Park, The 1.96 mile National and the 2.5 mile Grand Prix circuit. Donington has a Drive By Noise control system. The majority of our days have a 98dba Drive By limit.


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Javelin Donington GP Booking Details

Layout : GP (2.5 miles)
Format : Open Pit Lane
Noise : 98dba Driveby
Overtaking : Left Hand Side on Straights Only

Available to book on the day
Passenger Passes – £10
Helmet Hire – Not available until further notice due to Covid-19
Please note that all transactions at the venue are CASH ONLY.

Donington Park Day Event Timetable
Signing On from : 07:30
Sighting Laps : 09:00
Open Pit Lane : 09:30
Lunch : 12:30 – 13:30 or 12:30-13:00 in Nov – Mar
Trackday Ends : 17:00 in Summer or 16:30 or Dusk (earliest applies) in Winter

All times are approximate and are subject to change

Refreshments - Available from the Pit Stop Cafe
Fuel - Available on site (Card Only)

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:37 am

I have booked this trackday and have driven the GP Circuit twice before :P and at this price was a no brainier =D> =D> =D> =D>

Haven't booked a garage on this occasion, but would happily share the cost with somebody else :thumleft:
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Post by MightyCondor » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:06 pm

Booked it Nigel. Added a garage, so will share the cost with you and anyone else who fancies joining us!
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sat Sep 26, 2020 11:11 pm

Excellent Alan :thumleft: - Events Team
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:59 pm

Attention everyone, don't forget to use the 5% Discount Code when booking trackdays with Javelin :thumleft:

It's one of your many perks being a paid up member of the RX-8OC =D> =D> =D> =D>


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Post by REF » Sun Oct 04, 2020 1:22 pm

Linda and I have booked this day. Also booked a garage.

Look forward to seeing you there.
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Well done Robert & Linda =D> =D> =D> =D> - Events Team
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Post by Ranjan » Tue Oct 13, 2020 12:32 pm

Booked this with garage.

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Post by MightyCondor » Tue Oct 13, 2020 5:48 pm

3 garages between 4 cars! Need some more people to come and help fill them

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Post by Adam41 » Tue Oct 13, 2020 6:03 pm

Was contemplating this then saw helmet hire is not currently available. #-o

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Post by Vj4sothername » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:27 pm

Soo tempting. See if I can get it as a pressie from the family.
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Post by V8 Power » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:38 pm

I fancy this......
Just need to make sure my car is ok first, need to solve the misfire.
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:41 pm

Adam41 wrote:
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Was contemplating this then saw helmet hire is not currently available. #-o
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Post by Vj4sothername » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:50 pm

Booked, just don't tell Sarah!
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Post by qwakers » Tue Oct 13, 2020 8:51 pm

or get on facebook marketplace and pick one up. there are at least 4 near me for £20 each....
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:29 pm

Vj4sothername wrote:
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just don't tell Sarah!
How much is it worth :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Post by Vj4sothername » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:36 pm


GreySilver Beast wrote:
How much is it worth Image Image Image Image
It will flagged as my brother's Xmas gift as he'll be riding shotgun again.

We grew up in Leicester and attended many Aston Martin OC and touring car events there, so it's another memory lane trip like Mallory.

I'm hoping this covid wraps up around my wedding as Dad is really keen to do a few laps there but he can only come over once a year so timing will be everything.
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Tue Oct 13, 2020 9:52 pm

Added your Brother James onto the names list now :thumleft: - Events Team
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Post by Ranjan » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:26 am

The last time I was at Donington Dec 2015 approaching Roberts at about 150mph, trying really hard to get heat into the slicks and into the oil when the ambient temp was 5 degrees.
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Post by warpc0il » Wed Oct 14, 2020 2:41 am

Is that a Radical SR3?
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warpc0il wrote:
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Is that a Radical SR3?
Yup, but turbocharged.
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warpc0il wrote:
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Is that a Radical SR3?
Good spot

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Re: ***TRACKDAY Donington GP Circuit - Friday 18th December £139***

Post by v-rex » Sun Oct 18, 2020 9:26 pm

Hi All,

(John) Vj4s0thername has persuaded me to join this one. So I've booked a spot and a garage. I'll share the garage with John ( and anyone else who wants to use )

Not done a track day for yonks in the car so may have a few questions for prep, but will check the FAQ's on track days first, as it's probably already all covered. Also wondering if there is any tuition available, that is worth me booking, seeing as I've not driven the track before ? Thanks !

P.S. When John told me about Donny, I instantly thought of the Senna's lap of the gods. It being December, it might be raining. In my head I was thinking we could do a perfect recreation of that that lap. I'll play the part of the first car at the back that Senna overtakes !! ;)
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Post by Vj4sothername » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:04 pm


v-rex wrote: Also wondering if there is any tuition available, that is worth me booking, seeing as I've not driven the track before ? Thanks !
If it's the same as Mallory they are not offering tuition but you could bring a qualified instructor with you so long as you gave then 48 hours (I think) notice.

I've not driven it either. Hoping to catch glimpses of Ranjan's braking zones and lines as he blasts past me over and over again.
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Post by v-rex » Sun Oct 18, 2020 10:10 pm

Vj4sothername wrote:
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v-rex wrote: Also wondering if there is any tuition available, that is worth me booking, seeing as I've not driven the track before ? Thanks !
If it's the same as Mallory they are not offering tuition but you could bring a qualified instructor with you so long as you gave then 48 hours (I think) notice.

I've not driven it either. Hoping to catch glimpses of Ranjan's braking zones and lines as he blasts past me over and over again.
I will be checking out any videos online etc, but good to know about the qualified instructor. I do know someone that instructs so might have a chat with him. Might be good to get some general tips on track driving.

And of course we have a few masters on track as well that I am hoping to learn from !!

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