Following its acquisition by MotorSport Vision Group (MSV) earlier in 2017, Donington Park circuit is set for a major transformation this winter, with improvements expected to be completed in time for the WorldSBK UK Round in May. Work has already commenced with plans to upgrade the facility for both spectators and participants alike, as well as raising the circuit’s spectator capacity, meaning more British fans will be able to experience and enjoy WorldSBK live at the iconic British venue.
“We look forward to launching Donington Park's 2018 season with vastly-improved facilities for all our customers, whether they are spectators, competitors or track day participants,” said Giles Butterfield, Group Operations Manager at MSV. “The works that are already underway at Donington Park will ensure this great circuit is brought in line with our other venues across the UK.”
One of the biggest changes to the circuit will be the development of a new restaurant, bar and café in the heart of the venue as well as a new circuit office that will sit adjacent to the Formula E complex overlooking the paddock at its entrance. A new grandstand will be erected on the outside of Hollywood corner, offering unbroken views stretching from before Redgate corner all the way through the Craner Curves and beyond, through Starkeys and Schwantz Curve.
As well as circuit rebranding, the existing paddock entrance will become the circuit's main entrance. Main pedestrian and vehicle access in that area will be resurfaced with improvements also extending to the road tunnel between McLeans and Coppice, enabling easier access to the centre of the circuit, especially for campers. Other renovations include laying a hard surface on Paddock 3 for the first time, with power and water being added later in 2018. Existing toilet blocks in the busiest spectator areas will be completely demolished and replaced with larger, more modern facilities including capability for increased capacity, improved baby changing facilities and disabled access.
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