The first major date for the calendar is the FIM World Superbike Championship, which will take place from March 25 to 27, and will mark the beginning of the 80th anniversary of motorcycle racing at Donington Park.
Donington Park hosted the very first round of the FIM Superbike World Championship on April 3, 1988 promoted by the circuit’s founder Tom Wheatcroft, when the two races were won by Davide Tardozzi (Bimota) and Marco Lucchinelli (Ducati),and it last ran on June 28 2009 when Ben Spies (Yamaha) won both rounds.
Donington will also host the FIA World Touring Car Championship for the first time, as well as an eight-hour motorcycle race for the British round of the FIM World Endurance Championship. The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship will return in April while the European round of British Superbikes will take place in September.
“From start to finish, the 2011 events calendar will provide non-stop action and this is just the start of an exciting new era for the circuit. With the new logo, we wanted pay homage to the heritage of the venue but also create something different and innovative, showing the recent progress and representing what we plan for the future. While there is still work to do, we can’t wait to open the doors to the race fans again and show them that Donington Park is back,” stated Kevin Wheatcroft, chairman of Donington Park Racing.