New owners of the Castle Donington race track are investing in the revamp - and they've got big plans. MotorSport Vision MSV Group, which completed its takeover of the Castle Donington circuit in August, is making a number of improvements to the venue, all of which will be completed in time for the new racing season in March. In the meantime, work has already started on preparing the ground for a new grandstand that will be located on the outside of Hollywood corner. Once complete it will off views stretching from before Redgate corner all the way through Craner Curves and beyond, through Starkeys and Schwantz Curve. Existing toilets in the busiest spectator areas will be demolished and replaced with larger, more modern facilities with increased capacity and improved baby changing facilities and disabled access. A new circuit office will be created in a building adjacent to the Formula E complex overlooking the paddock at its entrance. Other upgrades include laying a hard surface on Paddock 3 for the first time, with power and water being added later in
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One of the most internationally renowned and historically significant circuits in the world, Donington Park has been revitalised under MSV control and hosts numerous major national and international events. Donington Park is superbly located, with major cities Derby, Nottingham and Leicester nearby, and Birmingham less than an hour away. The circuit can be accessed from the nearby M1, A50 and A42 roads while international visitors can fly in to the neighbouring East Midlands Airport, with the main terminal just two miles from the circuit. Young drivers can take their first junior driving lesson from 11 years old with YoungDrive! Donington Park is the oldest motorsport circuit in the UK still in operation.
The circuit business is now owned by Jonathan Palmer 's MotorSport Vision organisation, and the surrounding Donington Park Estate, still owned by the Wheatcroft family, is currently under lease by MotorSport Vision until Originally part of the Donington Hall estate, it was created as a racing circuit during the period between the First and Second World Wars when the German Silver Arrows were battling for the European Championship. Used as a military vehicle storage depot during the Second World War , it fell into disrepair until bought by local construction entrepreneur Tom Wheatcroft. Revived under his ownership in the s, it hosted a single Formula One race, but became the favoured home of the British round of the MotoGP motorcycling championship. Leased by Donington Ventures Leisure Ltd in the hope that Formula One racing could return to the track, the incomplete venture failed to raise sufficient financial backing during the aftermath of the global financial crisis. Under Wheatcroft's ownership, the venue underwent significant work, with the track restored to use in autumn , before major upgrades in the following five years.
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