Ryuichi Kiyonari broke the lap record during qualifying as made his way to pole position for tomorrow's opening round of the British Superbikes Championship at the Leicestershire track.
The Japanese rider powered to a time of one minute 29.455 seconds on his BMW, beating James Ellison on his Kawasaki by just 0.029 seconds.
Defending champion Shane Byrne also made the front row, despite hand an ankle injuries he suffered during testing last month in Spain.
Donington Park is hosting a launch day for the British Touring Car Championships today.
It is the third year in a row the event has been held at the track in Leicestershire.
The teams taking part will show off their new cars, drivers and livery before the first part of testing begins this afternoon.
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.
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.
Traffic around Donington Park could be busy later this morning as people leave Download festival #DL2014
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.
The Download Festival at Donington Park starts today. More than 100,000 people are expected to attend the festival to see acts including Linkin Park on Saturday and the legendary rockers Aerosmith who are closing the show on Sunday.
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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.
Donnington Park in Leicestershire played host to the second round of British Touring cars this weekend.
Race one was dominated by Birmingham based MG, with cars driven by Jason Plato and Sam Tordoff claiming a one two finish.
Reigning champion Andrew Jordan who is from Lichfield came third in his Honda Civic.
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.