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bwin.com British Grand Prix: the full review

Monday, 23, June 2008

Happenings from the bwin.com British Grand Prix, with easily-accessible video footage from Donington Park. read more »

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

Time Schedule

BRITISH GRAND PRIX

20 June 2008

125ccFP1

MotoGPFP1

250ccFP1

125ccQP1

MotoGPFP2

250ccQP1

21 June 2008

125ccFP2

MotoGPFP3

250ccFP2

125ccQP2

MotoGPQP

250ccQP2

22 June 2008

125ccWUP

250ccWUP

MotoGPWUP

125ccRAC

250ccRAC

MotoGPRAC

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2008 - Event Results

Podium

1ndSTONER C.AUS44'44.982
2dROSSI V.ITA+5.789
3dPEDROSA D.SPA+8.347

Records:

Pole Lap:  STONER C.1'38.232147.4 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 5STONER C.1'28.773163.1 Km/h

Podium

1ndKALLIO M.FIN42'14.410
2dSIMONCELLI M.ITA+0.353
3dBAUTISTA A.SPA+1.237

Records:

Pole Lap:  BAUTISTA A.1'31.834157.7 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 27SIMONCELLI M.1'32.474156.6 Km/h

Podium

1ndREDDING S.GBR41'39.472
2dMEGLIO M.FRA+5.324
3dMARQUEZ M.SPA+5.806

Records:

Pole Lap:  CORSI S.1'37.488148.6 Km/h
Fastest Lap: Lap: 15REDDING S.1'38.704146.7 Km/h