Leicester

First event at reopened Donington track

A racetrack in Leicestershire is to hold its first event since winning back its licence to host motorsport.

Donington Park was left unusable after a failed bid by the previous leaseholder to host Formula One racing.

Earlier this month the track passed a crucial safety inspection conducted by the motorsport authorities.

Now Donington Park Limited (DPL) has confirmed the first event will be a three-day classic bike weekend, beginning on Friday.

DPL, owned by Adroit Group, took over the track's lease in May, promising to invest £2m.

It has repaired the 2.5 mile (4 km) circuit and brought it up to the latest safety standards.

More than 400 classic motorcycles are due to take part in this weekend's event.

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