A fundraising page, which was set up for a teenage racing driver who had to have both his legs amputated after a crash at Donington Park, has already exceeded its target.
Billy Monger crashed heavily in the sixth round of the F4 British Championship at the Leicestershire circuit on Sunday.
A JustGiving page, which was set up by the team behind the car, has already managed to raise more than £280,000 for Billy. The initial target was £260,000.
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A teenage Formula Four driver has been airlifted to hospital following a crash at Donington Park earlier today.
Race coverage caught the moment of impact as Billy Monger's car collided with another which was stationary on the track at the time.
The race was briefly suspended while emergency crews attended the scene.
In a statement the park said:
There was an incident involving Patrik Pasma (no. 21 – Carlin) and Billy Monger (no. 23 – JHR Developments) during Round 6 of the British Formula 4 Championship at Donington Park.
Monger has been carefully extracted from the car after suffering leg injuries, and has since been airlifted to the Queen’s Medical Centre in Nottingham for further examination.
Pasma was also carefully extracted from his car. He was fully conscious and immediately taken to the on-site medical centre. He has since been taken to the Queen’s Medical Centre for further assessment.
Further information will be provided in due course.
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Masters Festival: Sat 2nd - Sun 3rd July (Donington Park, Castle Donington, Derby)
A grid full of historic Formula One vehicles will entertain crowds at the Masters Festival at Donington Park this weekend.
The event is a rare chance for visitors to see cars from 1966 through to 1985 in a competitive environment.
There’ll also be a one hour race for the FIA Masters Historic Sports Car Championship which will feature a number of Porsche, Lola, Ferrari and Chevron sports cars from 1962 up to 1974.
Other series competing over the weekend include Formula Classic, Scottish Classic Sports & Saloon Championship, Scottish BMW Compact Cup and the SRCC Sports 2000 Championship.
For opening times and more information visit: www.donington-park.co.uk
Winter Warrior: Sat 6th Feb (Donington Park, Derbyshire)
An obstacle race involving snow and ice will be held at Donington Park this weekend.
The Winter Warrior assault course will feature more than 60 challenging obstacles including a climbing zone, avalanche, human cannon ball, tunnels, giant walls, hurdles and much more.
For prices, opening times and more information visit: http://xrunner.co.uk/winter-warrior-obstacle-race/
Donington Christmas Fayre: 12th - 13th December (Derby)
Donington Park is transformed into a fairy-tale festive scene this weekend to raise money for Nottingham-based children’s charity ‘When You Wish Upon a Star’. The event will feature over 100 stalls selling Christmas arts and crafts gifts, as well as festive food and drink.
Young visitors will have the chance to meet Santa himself and will be taken on an enchanting journey from the Engine Room to Santa’s secret grotto.
“We’re thrilled to be supporting and raising money for such a caring children’s charity and hope to see thousands of people come to Donington Park for our first Christmas Fayre. We’re really hoping to kick start the Christmas celebrations, and the Fayre will have something for all ages.”
For prices, times and more information visit: http://www.donington-park.co.uk/events/2016-calendar/donington-christmas-fayre/10077/#event
MotorSport Vision Racing visits Donington Park for the second time this year with a selection of single seater and tin top series.
Single seaters are represented by Monoposto Championship, with machines ranging from Formula Fords and Formula Jedis to Formula 3.
The tin top action comes from the Production BMW Championship with Toyo Tires Racing Saloons, and machines from the Volkswagen-Audi Group. More details: MotorSport Vision Racing
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.