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FIA WTCC Race of UK
FIA WTCC Race of UK
Donington Park
Donington circuit.svg
Race information
Number of times held7
First held2005
Last held2011
Last race (2011)
Race 1 Winner
Race 2 Winner

The FIA WTCC Race of UK event was a round of the World Touring Car Championship that took place in the United Kingdom. It was last held at Donington Park near Castle Donington in Leicestershire.

The race had previously been held at Donington Park from 2002, when the series was known as the European Touring Car Championship but with promotion to world championship status, the event switched to Silverstone in Northamptonshire for 2005.[1] The race was moved to Brands Hatch in Kent for 2006, where it used the full Grand Prix layout.[2] In 2011, the race moved back to Donington Park.[3] The race was left out of the 2012 schedule.[4] In 2012, World Touring Car Championship promoter Marcello Lotti said the Race of UK was unlikely to return to the calendar in 2013 as the series looked to expand to events outside Europe.[5]

During the running of the event, Andy Priaulx was the only British driver to win his home event. He won twice at Brands Hatch, firstly in race two of the 2007 event and then in race two at the 2010 meeting.

Winners

References

  1. ^ "Donington loses WTCC race". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. 30 September 2004. Retrieved 2012.
  2. ^ Meissner, Johan (31 August 2005). "2006 WTCC schedule". TouringCarTimes. Mediaempire Stockholm AB. Archived from the original on 4 February 2013. Retrieved 2012.
  3. ^ "Donington Park to host World Touring Car Championship". BBC News - Leicester. BBC. 23 October 2010. Retrieved 2012.
  4. ^ Allen, Peter (7 December 2011). "No UK Date In 2012 WTCC Calendar Revision". The Checkered Flag. BlackEagleMedia Network. Retrieved 2012.
  5. ^ Mills, Peter (4 July 2012). "UK unlikely to regain WTCC calendar spot in 2013". Autosport. Haymarket Publications. Retrieved 2012.

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