Donington Park Hosts Classic St John Horsfall Meeting

22nd June 2011

Donington Park this weekend, 25th and 26th June, hosts one of the highlights of the AMOC racing calendar, the annual St John Horsfall meeting. Featuring two days of racing round the East Midlands venue for cars ranging from pre-war historics right up to Aston Martin’s GT4 series, the meeting offers any race – or car – enthusiast the opportunity to see some classic machinery up close and in action.

For those who cannot make it to Donington on Sunday, the final 10-races on the programme, starting with the AMOC Pre-War Team race scheduled for 14.20, are due to be shown live on the Motors satellite channel, bringing AMOC racing to an even bigger audience.

The racing starts early on Saturday afternoon, with the first of the 19 races over the weekend fittingly the Ecurie Bertelli St. John Horsfall Race, followed by a mix of races for the always popular AMOC championships, including the a Pre-War team race, Pre-66 and AMOC Classics, Pre-60s and AMOC Historics and the well supported Intermarque series. The day’s action ends with a three-hour Aston Martin GT4 Challenge of Great Britain race which will see the field race into the dusk – with a scheduled finish time of 19.50.

The GT4s are back in action at the start of Sunday’s racing, this time for a 90-minute event due to start at 10.20, with the first of two races for the Heritage GTCC series right after lunch. The busy afternoon schedule continues with a further 12 races, with further events for the races featured on Saturday, with two outings for the Pre-War team runners, Pre-66 and AMOC Classics, Pre-60s and AMOC Historics and the Intermarque. Joining in the action will be two Sunbeam Owner’s Club races.

For those who cannot make it to Donington on Sunday, the final 10-races on the schedule, starting with the AMOC Pre-War Team race scheduled for 14.20, are due to be shown live on the Motors satellite channel, bringing AMOC racing to an even bigger audience.

Qualifying on Saturday starts at 09.00, with a three-lap Ulster parade on the circuit at 12.25. Racing then runs from 13.15 to 19.50. On Sunday there are four qualifying sessions starting at 09.00 with the first race at 10.20. Final race of an exciting weekend is the J O Engineering Sunbeam OC Challenge at 18.50.

Paul Jurd

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