Donington Park Hotel
Donington Park is an excellent spectator circuit to witness great racing action.
Get up close to some incredible machines and admire some thrilling wheel-to-wheel racing in the UK.
Donington Park circuit to this day is famous for one of the most dramatic races in Formula 1 history, involving the skilful genius of Aryton Senna during the European Grand Prix of 1993. Handicapped by an unusually slow car, Senna was able to navigate the from a poor starting position and torrential rain to drive one of the finest laps in F1 history. Stuck behind Schumacher, Damon Hill and fierce rival Alain Prost, Senna then passed all of these great drivers in the first lap alone, going on to take the chequered flag.
Today Donington Park circuit sets the stage for rounds of the FIA World Touring Car Championship, British Touring Car Championship in addition British and the World Superbikes championships too.
With plenty of historic car festival weekends taking place through the year as well as incredible track-day experiences, Donington Park is a must-visit site for motorsport fans.
Experience Donington Park
While watching the high-octane action on track at Donington Park, true petrol heads will want to do it for themselves. With outstanding facilities and impeccable safety standards, aspiring racers and those who want to push their motors to the limits can do so without endangering others and have an absolute blast in the meantime.
Have the chance to race your own pride and joy on the famous Craner Curves. Track day novices can receive professional instruction and veterans will be able to experience driving one of the finest tracks in the world.
Downhill chicanes, uphill, hairpins, fast right hand/ left hand bends and a high-speed straights and best of all no speed traps in sight - push the pedal to the metal!
Track Days: From £99 per vehicle
Track Day Format
Driver sign-in - 7.30am
Driver briefing - 8.30am
Track opens - 9.00am
Track closure - 4.00pm or dusk
Like the idea of tearing round Donington but instead of thrashing your precious set of wheels, why not choose from the range of automotive beauties from Donington's own dream car garage.
From lightning fast Single Seaters, super cool Astons Martins, apex-hugging Porsches, exhilarating Ariel Atoms and thoroughbred Ferraris, the wealth of speed machines available to experience is un-missable.
Supercar Driving Experiences: From £115
If you're feeling particularly racy...and brave, you can always choose to experience a chauffeur drive with a difference.
Fair from a typical, sedate and well, boring chauffeur, your driver (a close cousin of 'The Stig'), will give you a white-knuckle tour of the track.
So come along and strap-in for a blast round Donington that you won't forget!
High Speed Passenger Rides: £40 per person
Directions to Donington Park Racing Circuit
Donington Park racing circuit is just a 30-minute drive away (traffic depending) from our Derby hotel.
When you are ready to wind-down, Holiday Inn Express Derby Pride Park promises you a quiet, comfortable sleep in clean, modern guestrooms. With a completely free hot breakfast, you won't be driven mad trying to find a way to re-fuel for the day.
Holiday Inn Express Derby is great value for money and packed with quality - an ideal choice for Donington Park visitors.
From our hotel's entrance:
1. Head northeast on Roundhouse Road toward Wheelwright Way
2. At the roundabout, take the 3rd exit onto Pride Pkwy/A6
3. Continue to follow A6
4. Go through 2 roundabouts
5. At the roundabout, take the 2nd exit onto Ascot Drive
6. Turn left onto Osmaston Road/A514
7. Continue to follow A514
8. Go through 3 roundabouts
9. Continue onto B587
10. Turn left to stay on B587
11. Continue onto Main Street
12. Go through 1 roundabout
13. Turn left onto Melbourne Road
14. Follow signs for Donington Park visitor car park
Donington Park Racing Circuit