Bell Sport Challenge Series – Round 5 Donington Park GP

16/17 September 2023

Ferrari Challenge Racers tackle the Donington GP circuit for round 5 of the Bell Sport Challenge Series

New for 2023 the Bell Sport Challenge Series is a dedicated one make race series for paddle shift era Ferrari Challenge cars – 360, 430, 458 and 488 non-Evo.

After back to back rounds at Brands Hatch (GP and Indy) the Bell Sport Challenge Series headed North for the penultimate round of the season at Donington Park.

With a packed paddock and good weather (just) the series competed over two days for the first time with Qualifying and Race 1 on Saturday, Race 2 on Sunday.  This round saw new entrants and the first win from pole for Andy Christopher.

Special mentions for John Saunders who joined us for the first time in his Ferrari458 Challenge and was extremely competitive from the outset, and to Mick Dwayne for persevering with mechanical gremlins where most others would have thrown in the towel and driving the wheels off his often 7-cylinder Ferrari 360 Challenge car!


Race 1:

1st     21     Andy Christopher     Ferrari 488 Challenge

2nd    5      Peter Smith                Ferrari 488 Challenge

3rd    26     Colin Sowter              Ferrari 488 Challenge

Race 2:

1st     5       Peter Smith              Ferrari 488 Challenge

2nd   21     Andy Christopher   Ferrari 488 Challenge

3rd     26   Colin Sowter             Ferrari 488 Challenge

Round 6 sees the series head to Snetterton on the 8th October for the season finale – visit the Bell Sport Challenge website for full details