Donington Park first opened its gates in 1931, initially for
motorcycle racing and then two years later for car action. The
circuit went on to stage Grand Prix for both motorcycles and cars
in the pre-war era.
Donington Park was subsequently re-built and re-opened in 1977
and has staged the British Motorcycle Grand Prix annually since
1987. Among other accolades, Donington Park staged the first ever
round of the World Superbike Championship, as well as holding the
F1 Grand Prix of Europe in 1993.
BSB returned to the track for the first time since 2009 last
season and is back on the calendar in 2013.
Josh Brookes powered his Tyco Suzuki to a winning double at
Donington Park. Brookes took his first victory since a winning
ride at Thruxton in race one as he took charge to head off the
threats posed by rivals Swan Yamaha's Tommy Hill and Michael
Laverty aboard the Samsung Honda.
Laverty took the fight to Brookes in the second race at the
Leicestershire circuit, with an intense duel for supremacy, but the
Aussie had the upper hand to complete the double from Laverty with
WFR Honda's Alex Lowes maintained the form, taking sixth and
fifth, to secure whilst Supersonic Racing BMW's Tommy
Bridewell with ninth and fourth places also made the cut for the
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