Donington 4H Classic: Event Schedule
Posted: 27th April 2017
Saturday: Endurance Qualifying, Lansdowne Race, Classic Parades and Trackday – Sunday: ICGP Race, Lansdowne Race Classic Parades and Trackday, Endurance Warm Up – Endurance Race Sarts at 15:00 Sunday – Finishes 19:00 Sunday – Plus Loads More Going On...
Download the full official weekend schedule here: donington-4-hour-classic-schedule.pdf
Saturday 6th May
09:10 – 10:30 Classic Bike Trackday Sessions
10:30 – 11:10 Endurance Legends Free Practice
11:15 – 11:35 Lansdowne Qualifying
11:35 – 11:55 ICGP Free Practice
12:00 – 13:20 Classic Bike Trackday Sessions
13:20 – 13:40 Endurance Legends Qualifying 1
13:45 – 14:00 Classic Race Bike Parade
14:00 – 14:25 ICGP Qualifying 1
14:25 – 15:45 Classic Bike Trackday Sessions
15:50 – 16:10 Endurance Legends Qualifying 2
16:15 – 16:30 Suzuki TL1000 Anniversary Parade
16:40 – 17:00 Lansdowne Race 1
17:05 – 17:25 Endurance Legends Qualifying 3
17:25 – 17:50 ICGP Qualifying 2
17:55 – 19:15 Classic Bike Trackday Sessions
Sunday 7th May
09:10 – 09:40 Classic Bike Trackday Sessions
09:50 – 10:15 ICGP Race 1
10:30 – 10:50 Lansdowne Race 2
10:50 – 11:20 Classic Bike Trackday Sessions
11:25 – 11:35 Endurance Legends Warm Up
11:35 – 11:50 Suzuki Parade
11:50 – 12:50 Classic Bike Trackday Sessions
12:50 – 13:05 Classic Race Bike Parade
13:20 – 13:40 Lansdowne Race3
13:55 – 14:25 ICGP Race 2
14:30 – 15:00 Endurance Legends Start Procedure
15:00 – 19:00 Endurance Legends 4 Hour Race
19:30 – 20:00 Endurance Legends Podium Presentations
Other attractions happening over the weekend will include:
Famous Riders! Freddie Spencer will be on hand for autograph signing and race parading, along with Jamie Whitham, Steve Parrish, Trevor Nation and many others. Nation: "I'm looking forward to being a part of the Endurance Legends weekend at Donington - I'm not coming to race but I cant' wait to get the Gixxer out on track for a spin and no doubt tell a yarn or two in the bar! "
Suzuki! Suzuki will have a hall of fame display as well as staging 20th anniversary parades for the TL1000. Suzuki GB's Tim Davies: “This is shaping up to be a really incredible event and we’re delighted that we’re able to be a part of it. There’s going to be so much going on, and the racing is, of course, the highlight, where we’ll be backing Team Suzuki in the event. But away from the racing there’s still so much to see and be involved in.”
Race Bike Parades! Endurance Legends is very proud to have an exceptional display of over 100 classic race bikes throughout the paddock at Donington Park this year, with 60 of these incredible machines taking to the track on two very special race bike parades on Saturday and Sunday.
These include some stunning collections from Suzuki & Steve Wheatman with Barry Sheene's race bikes, Mike West Racing , Team Jam, and probably the largest collection of 20 iconic Honda RC45 race bikes courtesy of the Rev It Red Collection. There will even a reunion of Team Bike with a collection of their race bikes and team riders in the centre of Paddock 2!
Bennetts Live Arena! Donington Park's Melbourne Loop transforms into the "Bennetts Live Arena" to host a completely separate schedule over the whole Endurance Legends weekend focusing on some truly unique activities where show goers can take part in the action for themselves!
Thanks to the Vintage MotorCycle Club everyone will be able to experience riding a range of true classic motorcycles, from early hand gear change machines from the early 1920s right through to motorcycles from the late 70s. In addition to riding some amazing classic bikes, spectators will also have the very rare opportunity to enjoy the thrill of some laps on a racing sidecar courtesy of British Historic Racing (the racing arm of the VMCC) . Towards the end of each afternoon, it's the turn of the clubs on display throughout each in the VJMC Show to leave their stands and burst into life to create the "Rolling Bike Show" on the Bennetts Live Arena.
Plus! Don't forget there are classic bike trackdays sessions to watch, there'll be club displays in the paddock and there'll be no shortage of traders waiting to part you from your hard-earned cahs. Looks like it's going to be a great weekend!
Words: Martin Gelder, Photos: Endurance Legends