Donington Historic 2020

David Faithful
12 December 2019
Club News


Donington Historic Festival 1st-3rd May 2020
It is with great regret that Historic Promotions and MotorSport Vision announce that the Donington Historic Festival will not now be taking place in 2020. 
The next Donington Historic Festival will be held in 2021 – the Festival’s 10th anniversary.
When DHF 2020 was originally postponed from its May 1,2,3 dates due to COVID 19 restrictions, we hoped to be able to reschedule for later this year and have been working very hard ever since to try to make this happen. However, these remain extraordinary times and, as with modern motorsport, the international historic calendar has been thrown into disarray by the current circumstances. Consequently, it has simply not been possible to come up with a suitable date this year which would allow the fantastic line-up of historic race grids – which, with their cars and drivers from across the world form the backbone of the Festival – to take part.
We know the cancellation of the 2020 event will be a great disappointment to so many people, as it is for us, and we thank you all for your understanding. The DHF team will now start planning for the Festival’s 10th anniversary event in 2021, where we will look to celebrate our love of historic motorsport with both spectators and competitors. We can’t wait to see and hear those fabulous classic racing machines in action round the sweeping Donington Park circuit once again.
2020 ticket holders will be entitled to use their tickets for the 2021 Festival or to request a full refund and MSV will be contacting ticket holders over the coming weeks when their offices reopen.




In light of recent developments in the COVID-19 crisis, Motorsport UK (the governing body for motorsport in the UK) has today extended its suspension of all motorsport events until at least 30th June.

This means that, sadly, we have to postpone the Donington Historic Festival to an alternative date later in the year.

Existing Ticket Holders

The policy of MSV, who operate Donington Park, is as follows:

‘In the event a race meeting is postponed, all tickets will be valid for the rescheduled event. If you let us know that you can’t make the rescheduled date once it’s been announced, you will get a refund. If a race meeting is cancelled entirely and not rescheduled, you will automatically get a refund. We hope that this approach will provide total comfort and reassurance to our customers.’

The Donington Historic Festival website and social media channels will be kept up to date with the latest information and we would ask you to please bear with us as we look into the options.





We would like to thank all of our staff, participants and visitors for their understanding and support during this difficult time. Please follow all official guidance to do what you can to keep yourselves and others safe and well.


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