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MASTERS DONINGTON HISTORIC W/END
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Old 14 Jul 2020, 21:45 (Ref:3988314)   #16
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I'm pleasantly surprised by the number of entries so far in most of the programme.

Shame I can't make it as it was on my original 'must attends' list at the turn if the year.
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Old 16 Jul 2020, 13:30 (Ref:3988715)   #18
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I’ve only been to Donington once, in 2014, so tips on photo spots and getting around would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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I’ve only been to Donington once, in 2014, so tips on photo spots and getting around would be much appreciated. Thanks!
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Old 16 Jul 2020, 15:02 (Ref:3988744)   #20
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Thank you! I thought if you and your great guides after I posted. Looks like the infield is the place to be...
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Donington has just confirmed that the Coppice Tunnel will be the only access to the infield. A bit of a walk from the Tarmac Lake parking behind Redgate.
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Thank you! I thought if you and your great guides after I posted. Looks like the infield is the place to be...

to be fair one of the best spots is at Hollywood, especially if you can get in the grandstand. you can see all the way from redgate, down craners, old hall and up to mcleans.

one of the best views in UK motorsport along with the grandstand on Paddock Hill at Brands Hatch
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Donington has just confirmed that the Coppice Tunnel will be the only access to the infield. A bit of a walk from the Tarmac Lake parking behind Redgate.

This is getting deeply tiresome. Pubs and cafes are open, shops, hairdressers and cafes . But I can't walk in the open air across a large expanse of tarmac , then through a wide tunnel from the paddock .
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This is getting deeply tiresome. Pubs and cafes are open, shops, hairdressers and cafes . But I can't walk in the open air across a large expanse of tarmac , then through a wide tunnel from the paddock .
Not difficult to understand. Pits and paddock off limits to spectators to satisfy MSUK rules to protect competitors....the infield tunnel is in the pits so out of bounds.

Just enjoy the walk and be grateful we are out of the house!
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Thanks for the tips, much appreciated. Is it possible to walk all the way round the outside of the track in clockwise direction (Hollywood/Craner/Hairpin/Starkey's/Schwantz/McLans/Coppice)?
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Thanks for the tips, much appreciated. Is it possible to walk all the way round the outside of the track in clockwise direction (Hollywood/Craner/Hairpin/Starkey's/Schwantz/McLans/Coppice)?
Yes....although you’re best to get to McLean’s then go through the tunnel between McLean’s and coppice which will take you onto the infield where you can do an entire loop from the inside of th circuit including the start finish straight
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Yes....although you’re best to get to McLean’s then go through the tunnel between McLean’s and coppice which will take you onto the infield where you can do an entire loop from the inside of th circuit including the start finish straight
Many thanks. That's my Saturday sorted out then!
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Thanks for the tips, much appreciated. Is it possible to walk all the way round the outside of the track in clockwise direction (Hollywood/Craner/Hairpin/Starkey's/Schwantz/McLans/Coppice)?

Only as far as Coppice.

As it seems that the Coppice tunnel will be open to access the infield you could indeed cut through there but if the tunnel under the esses is closed (perhaps along with the GP circuit loop tunnel since that has not been mentioned) then you will have to retrace your steps to get back to the car park on the "tarmac lake".

Assuming the Coppice Gate will be open (?) to allow access to the disabled viewing area one might be able to complete the loop around the outside of the circuit but although well paved and relatively level it's quite a long way - probably further then retracing your steps around the perimeter.

In that context note that the introduction of the Aston Barclay car auction operation in what was the Exhibition centre has resulted in the outside perimeter road that ran along the wall just outside the track is now blocked and the only option (unless things have changed again over the winter) is to take the main track form the old Main gate all the way to Paddock entrance and then on around to the revised parking location on the outside of the circuit. Nothing to see there so best sticking with the inside.

Great viewing of course. And good exercise. Few facilities.

I wonder of the toilet blocks will be open? Does anyone know?
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Yes....although you’re best to get to McLean’s then go through the tunnel between McLean’s and coppice which will take you onto the infield where you can do an entire loop from the inside of th circuit including the start finish straight

Are you thinking of the "new" vehicle access tunnel?

Unless things have changed over the winter that is not accessible from inside the circuit. If it's open. The old access tunnel under Coppice is now pedestrian only when open and at least accessible from inside the circuit boundary.
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