Author : Lastplace
Situated in the small town of Castle Donington, Leicestershire, in the north of England, the Donington Park track opened in 1931.
The original track was 2 mile 327 yd (3518 m) in length, and based on normal width unsealed estate roads. In 1933 permission was obtained to build a permanent track, with the original layout widened and sealed at a cost of £12,000.The first car race was held on the 25th March, followed by three car meetings further that year. The first Donington Park Trophy race was held on 7 October, 1933.