MSVR arrives at the new-look Donington Park this weekend (14-15 April) with a variety of racing from tin-tops and single seaters.
After MSV's takeover of the venue last year, a raft of improvements have taken place over the winter. These include the laying of a hard surface on Paddock 3 for the first time, bigger and better toilet blocks, a major new restaurant and café in the heart of the venue, improvements to the viewing bank and the construction of a grandstand at Hollywood corner.
The action kicks-off on Saturday with qualifying for the exciting MINI CHALLENGE championships, with the Cooper Pro/Am and Cooper S classes out in force. These evenly matched cars always produce close racing with drivers looking to prove themselves as they begin to ascend the racing ladder.
The ever popular MSVT Trackday Trophy hits the tarmac on Saturday followed by the newly split MSVT Trackday Championship on Sunday. The likes of SEAT Leon SuperCopas and BMW M3s will provide some very quick lap times on the National circuit.
Single seater racing this weekend comes courtesy of the Monoposto Racing Club, celebrating their 60th anniversary this year. Catering for single seater racing cars of all shapes and sizes, their two grids will see everything from motorbike-engine specials to Formula Fords and Formula 3 cars in action.
More tin top excitement comes from the Project 8 Racing Club, with the Toyo Tires Racing Saloons on Saturday and the Toyo Tires Production BMW Championship on Sunday. While the Racing Saloons are well known for an eclectic mix of cars, Production BMW is exclusive to the iconic e30 BMW 3 Series - lightweight, rear wheel drive and strictly controlled for an even playing field.
The Porsche Club Championship are also in attendance with 911s and Boxsters battling on circuit, whilst there will be a British flavour rounding things off on Sunday with the Lotus Cup UK & Elise Trophy featuring the marque's modern machinery, a healthy turnout of Elise models is guaranteed alongside the occasional Exige, Evora and even 2-Eleven.
The paddock will be open throughout the event, allowing spectators to get closer to the cars as they're prepared for battle and meet the teams and drivers.