Donington Park has celebrated a successful return to action following the aborted plans to host the British Grand Prix having completed its first full season back in business.
The East Midlands circuit was left in a state of disrepair after plans to host the F1 event fell through in late 2009, with only a limited programme of racing taking place the following year as a result as work began to restore the venue to its former glory.
That work continued into 2011 as Donington made a full-time return onto the motorsport calendar, hosting events such as the FIM World Superbike Championship, BTCC, British F3/GT and also adding the World Touring Car Championship which elected to switch its meeting from Brands Hatch.
In order to celebrate a successful return, the circuit opened its doors to guests and local businesses earlier this week to show off a range of its facilities, including the Launch Pad and Paddock Suite buildings suitable for product launches and conferences and the track experiences available with both The Racing School and Bookatrack.
Vistors were also given a sneak preview of the brand new 2012 hospitality show suite and the International Exhibition Centre, before being taken on a tour of the Donington Grand Prix Collection.
The Showcase Day was used in order to display the business opportunities available at the circuit, with circuit bosses keen to make the most of the facilities off track as well as on during the 2012 campaign.
For more information about Donington Park's 2012 event calendar and for details of the conference and event facilities, visit www.donington-park.co.uk