Event Information

About the Event

Tunerfest Midlands 2020 sees the second running of this spectacular show at Donington Park.

The Tunerfest concept was introduced in 2015 to showcase modern and iconic performance cars from around the world, the events designed to appeal to the serious modified car owner. Initially working in partnership with two of the country’s most famous circuits, Brands Hatch (Tunerfest South) and Oulton Park (TunerFest North) and in 2019, Donington Park (Tunerfest Midlands) was added to the calendar.

Brought to you by the promoters of Time Attack, here at Tunerfest Midlands you will see a range of the fastest and uniquely tuned cars both on and off the track. The show embraces everything that the modern tuning scene has to offer: from fierce competition on the circuit, to public track time, representation on site from a variety of car clubs.

Also at the show is a range of attractions, including a 30+ car strong rally display performing on the Melbourne loop, which includes a number of iconic Group B cars – certainly not something you see everyday! There’s also an impressive Supercar paddock and trade stands, as well as a spectacular Drift display and Drift Taxi rides on an exclusive area next to the main paddock.

In keeping with Tunerfest tradition there’s the ever-popular Show and Shine competition that’s as much about modification and performance as it is a great paint job – and rewards the outright winner a cash prize of £1000. Yes £1000!!!

And of course, don’t miss the awesome Time Attack action on the circuit, the event hosting round five of this year’s Championship. The technical nature and topography of the Donington Park circuit makes it a firm favourite with the drivers – and, because of the various vantage points, it’s a firm favourite with spectators too!

Be in no doubt that there’s some serious machinery in operation today running in the Pro Classes, with power outputs reaching in excess of 1000hp! Whilst in the Club classes, you’ll see road specification cars that are tuned and driven like you’ve never seen them before.

Also appearing will be ‘Run What You Brung’ Time Attack. This innovative addition is where owners can literally run what they own and find out what it’s like to drive against the clock in controlled and competitive conditions, without the stresses, strains and costs of regular motorsport.

Plus at lunchtime, don’t miss the pit-lane walkabout session, when we offer you the opportunity to meet the Time Attack drivers and see their cars close up. Listen out for the announcement.

After its hugely successful introduction last year, the whole event will be live streamed on the Time Attack Facebook page. Live timing and information can be found on the following websites:

Time Attack Championship: www.timeattack.co.uk

Tunerfest North: midlands.tunerfest.co.uk

About Donington Park

One of the most internationally renowned and historically significant circuits in the world, Donington Park continues to host numerous major national and international events, and benefitted from a multi-million pound programme of improvements from MSV. Changes included extensive resurfacing of paddock areas and internal roads, a number of new toilet blocks, a new circuit office, a new grandstand overlooking Hollywood corner and a stunning new bar and restaurant in the heart of the paddock – Garage 39.

As well as a famous motorsport venue, Donington is also celebrated as the host of the Download rock festival, which attracts tens of thousands of music fans each year. The venue also holds a wide variety of exhibitions, shows and other music concerts all year round.


Provisional Timetable

07.00: Gates open to clubs and traders

09.00: Gates open to public

Time Attack Warm up

  • 09.15 – 09.30: Clubman/Pocket Rocket Classes
  • 09.35 – 09.50: Club Classes
  • 09.55 – 10.10: GT3/Pro Classes

10.15 – 10.30: RWYB – Session 1                   

10.35 – 10.50: Public Track Time – Session 1                                                   

Time Attack Practice    

  • 10.55 – 11.15: Clubman/Pocket Rocket Classes
  • 11.20 – 11.40: Club Classes                                         
  • 11.45 – 12.05: GT3/Pro Classes                                         

12.10 – 12.25: RWYB Time Attack – Session 2                                                     

12.30 – 12.45: Public Track Time – Session 2                                                    

12.50 – 13.00: Marshal’s Hot Laps     

13.00 – 14.00: LUNCH BREAK                                        

13.10 – 13.30: Public pit lane walkabout                                  

14.00 – 14.15: Public Track Time Session 3

14.20 – 14.35: Public Track Time Session 3

14.40 – 14.55: Supercar & Special Exhibits Demonstration                          

Time Attack Qualifying

  • 15.00 – 15.15: Clubman/Pocket Rocket Classes                 
  • 15.20 – 15.35: Club Classes                                         
  • 15.40 – 15.55: GT3/Pro Classes                                          

16.00 – 16.15: RWYB – Session 3

16.20 – 16.35: Rally Car Demonstration

16.40 – 16.55: Public Track Time – Session 5

Time Attack Finals

  • 17.00 – 17.15: Clubman/Pocket Rocket Classes
  • 17.20 – 17.35: Club Classes                               
  • 17.40 – 17.55: GT3/Pro Classes

18.00 –18.15: RWYB – Session 4                 

Please note: Times are subject to conditions and circumstances on the day.

Directions / How to find Donington Park

Donington Park is superbly located, with major cities Derby, Nottingham and Leicester nearby, and Birmingham less than an hour away. The circuit can be accessed from the nearby M1, A50 and A42 roads while international visitors can fly in to the neighbouring East Midlands Airport, with the main terminal just two miles from Donington.

Oulton Park Circuit
Castle Donington
Derby
DE74 2BN

Tel: 01332 810048

Circuit Enquiries [email protected]

Show Enquiries [email protected]

Venue Facilities

One of the most internationally renowned and historically significant circuits in the world, Donington Park continues to host numerous major national and international events, and has benefitted from a multi-million pound programme of improvements over the past two seasons from new operator MSV.

Changes have included extensive resurfacing of paddock areas and internal roads, a number of new toilet blocks, a new circuit office, a new grandstand overlooking Hollywood corner and a stunning new bar and restaurant in the heart of the paddock – Garage 39. More changes followed in 2019 with the construction of a new main pedestrian entrance, improved marshal posts, campsite improvements and a new Pit Lane Suite.

FAQs

What are the show opening hours?

Public opening hours are 0900-1830hrs. Car Clubs and Traders can arrive from 0700hrs

What time does the action start?

On and off track content starts from 0900hrs and finishes at 1830hrs – please check our event timetable when it is published to see what is on and when [ published around 1 week before the event ].

Can I park my car in the club displays in the show area?

Yes but you need to book yourself and your club in with us in advance, please visit our car club page and follow out automated booking system.

Are there places to eat and drink on site?

Yes there are food and drink vendors as well as a circuit cafe. The food is a high quality affair with modest pricing, there will also be ice creams etc. Within the cafe there is also a licenced bar the circuit.

Can I bring a BBQ?

No sorry they are not permitted on site but if you want to come with a picnic and refreshments of your own there are plenty of very nice grassed areas around the venue to sit down and enjoy the action with friends and family.

If I am using my car in a Public Tracktime session do I still need to buy an entry ticket?

Yes, all visitors must have an entry ticket regardless of the activities when on site.

Whats the latest time to buy an advanced ticket?

Advanced tickets are on sale until 12noon on Wednesday before the event. After that date tickets may only be purchased on the gate. Please see our ticketing section for information and pricing.

Can I pay by credit/debit card?

Yes you can buy your tickets online until Wednesday before the event and we also take cards and cash on the gate during the event.

Is parking free?

Yes all visitors have access to free parking inside the venue in designated areas. If you wish to come with your car club and have exclusive show parking, please visit our car club page

Are pets allowed?

No sorry, as it’s race track therefore pets are not allowed except for guide dogs.

I’ve bought tickets online but they haven’t arrived yet, what should I do?

Advance tickets are handled by the circuit [ MSV ] directly. They charge and post the tickets to you by recorded delivery. If you need to chase up things, please contact the circuit using the details that were provided to you when you purchased the ticket.

Official Event Partners

Venue information

Donington Park
Castle Donington
Derby
DE74 2BN

Tel: 01322 810048
Email: [email protected]

Car Clubs & Traders

If you are a car club or a trader, we would be delighted to welcome you to Tunerfest North.

Please use the clubs and trader pages to sign up and get along.