The Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival will return on 4-6 August 2017.

With New Zealander Simon Crafar already confirmed as a star guest for the festival’s fifth running.

Crafar was the winner of the 1998 500cc British Grand Prix at Donington and was also a podium finisher in British and World Superbikes. He began racing in 1981, and moved up to the world stage in 1989 in World Superbikes, before making his Grand Prix debut in 1993.

He scored 10 podium finishes in World Superbikes and took three podiums and a victory from 32 starts in Grand Prix motorcycle racing.

The New Zealander will take part in the star parades as well as making appearances across the venue.

The festival will is set to again feature up to 50 races across the three days courtesy of the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club (CRMC), as well as parades and massive display areas, with event regular Steve Parrish also confirmed to return again.

For more information on race content, visit http://www.crmc.co.uk/donington-2017/.