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Pre-season Formula E Tests start at Donington Park

The FIA Formula E Championship season starts in Beijing in September Credit: ITV Central

The world's first fully-electric race series, The FIA Formula E Championship, will start its official pre-season tests today at Donington Park.

The testing offers the Formula E teams the chance to see the fully-electric race cars in action.

The remaining tests at the Leicestershire circuit will take place on July 4th, 9th and 10th with the final session on August 19th. The season starts in Beijing on 13th September.

The Formula E headquarters while under construction in April this year Credit: ITV News Central

It has previously been announced that two teams fronted by Hollywood A-lister Leonardo Di Caprio and Virgin boss Richard Branson respectively - will use the circuit for their testing and development work.

The new Formula E series will be broadcast live on ITV4.

Download Festival pictures: Aerosmith steal the show

Steve Tyler from veteran rock band Aerosmith closing Download last night Credit: PA
Lexxi Foxx, Michael Starr and Satchel of Steel Panther live on stage on day 3 Credit: PA
Some of the 90,000 fans who attended Download at Donington Park this weekend Credit: PA
Linkin Park headlined the main stage on Saturday night Credit: PA
Dylan Howe of Status Quo live on stage on day two Credit: PA
Steven Tyler and Joe Perry of Aerosmith perform on Sunday night Credit: PA
Fans rock out at Donington Park - 90,000 people will leave the site today Credit: PA

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Police warn drivers of Download Festival travel delays

Ninety thousand fans attended the festival in Donington Park over the weekend, with veteran rockers Aerosmith headlining.

Police are expecting delays and traffic jams as festival goers leave the site to return home.

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World Superbike Championship returns to Donington

The World Superbike Championship returns to Donington Park this weekend for the fifth round of the series.

The action gets underway today and runs until Sunday.

Three riders from the Midlands will battle it out at their home race.

Derbyshire's Leon Haslam Credit: Rui Vieira/PA Wire
Lincoln's Alex Lowes racing in 2011 Credit: David Davies/PA Wire
Tom Sykes, the reigning world champion, lives in Leamington Spa in Warwickshire Credit: Mike Egerton/EMPICS Sport

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Watch highlights from Donington Park on ITV Sport

Jason Plato (centre) won Round 4, with team-mate Sam Tordoff in second and Andrew Jordan in third. Credit: BTCC

Donnington Park in Leicestershire played host to the second round of British Touring cars this weekend.

Andrew Jordan's grid girl smiles for the camera. Credit: BTCC

Race one was dominated by Birmingham based MG, with cars driven by Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff claiming a one two finish.

Jason Plato leads the pack in tricky conditions at the start of Round 4. Credit: BTCC

Reigning champion Andrew Jordan who is from Lichfield came third in his Honda Civic.

Lichfield's Andy Jordan third after Round 4 of BTCC

British Touring Car Chamionship veteran Jason Plato led from pole to the final flag in the first race at a drying Donington Park, with MG KX team-mate Sam Tordoff hot on his tail, and 2013 champion Andrew Jordan from Lichfield in a solid third place.

Donington hosts the second race of the BTCC today

Action from qualifying yesterday at Donington Park Credit: ITV News Central

Race day of the second round of the British Touring Car Championships gets underway later today at Donington Park.

Jason Plato secured pole position in qualifying yesterday with current champion Andy Jordan from Lichfield starting from seventh.

Other local racer, Matt Neal from Stourbridge, starts from ninth.

Watch the race live on ITV4 at 10.30am.

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