BRITISH GRAND PRIX

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Thursday, 1, January 1970

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Donington Park:

Track image of Donington Park

Circuit info

Length: 4.023 m / 2.500 miles

Width: 10m

Left corners: 4

Right corners: 7

Longest straight: 564 m / 0.350 miles

Constructed: 1931

Modified: 1985

Race Length: MotoGP
Laps 2/3 of laps Total Distance
- 0.0 km - 0.0 miles

Introduction: Built in 1931 to stage motorcycle events, but closed down during the Second World War, a derelict Donington circuit was bought in 1971 by local businessman and motor sport enthusiast Tom Wheatcroft. It was re-opened in 1977 after huge investment and is now regarded as one of the best circuits in Britain, with a recent facelift to the pits, race control and media centre complex hoping to make sure the off-track experience is as good as on it. Located in beautiful countryside near to the village of Castle Donington in the English Midlands, the circuit is set in a natural amphitheatre that facilitates excellent viewing possibilities. Its flowing layout is broken up by a slow second-half of tight corners meaning a combination of smooth racing and good corner speed must be combined with last-gasp braking and hard acceleration.

Records Season Rider Motorcycle Time Speed
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