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Brands Hatch BSB: All you need to know

Wednesday, April 11 2018

If you're coming to round two of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship this wekeend, here's some handy information to ensure you make the most of your visit.

Gate opening times

The gate opening times for this weekend are:

Friday - 8.30am

Saturday - 8am

Sunday - 7am

Parking

We're pleased to confirm that bike parking will be on hardstanding on the Grand Prix loop on Saturday and Sunday. Please follow the signage on arrival.

Please note - due to the recent wet weather, our car parks will be very muddy. Please wear suitable footwear and take extra care when exiting the venue.

Southbank Parking

Parking is available at Southbank (the large grassed area opposite Cooper Straight) is for cars (not bikes) for £5 per vehicle on Saturday Sunday. Click here to download a pass and make sure you display it in your windscreen to ensure you are directed to the correct entrance when you arrive at the circuit.

Please note - due to the recent wet weather, the availability and capacity of parking on Southbank will be limited and subject to ground conditions on the day.

Tickets

Advance online ticket sales have now closed, but you can still pay on the gate at the following prices:

Friday (practice): Adult £10, 13-15 year olds £6, senior citizens £8

Saturday (qualifying): Adult £16, 13-15 year olds £10, senior citizens £13

Sunday (main raceday): Adult £34, 13-15 year olds £20, senior citizens £26

Children under 13 are free on all days.

If you have elected to have tickets posted (not print-at-home) you will need to bring the originals to the circuit as copies and receipts are not accepted. All advance tickets have now been dispatched and were sent by either Recorded or Special Delivery, meaning a signature is required.

In the rare instance that your tickets have not arrived in time, you will need to purchase them at the gate price and obtain a refund after the event by returning the gate ticket stubs and your original tickets to the venue office.

Print-at-home tickets are emailed on the day of purchase. If you haven't received yours, please contact the call centre on 0343 453 9000. Print all your e-documents and bring them to the venue. Your order confirmation email will not gain you admission to the venue, you must have your e-tickets printed.

Please have your tickets separated before arriving at the gate.

Viewing upgrades

Trackside lounge

Includes access to a shared Brabham Stewart suite located along the start/ finish line. Each suite has unrivalled views of the track with in-suite commentary, TV and live timings and a seat in the Desire Wilson grandstand. A race programme per guest, tea and coffee making facilities and a cold buffet lunch are also included. Available for £113 from the Megastore opposite the Kentagon restaurant.

Grandstand seats

Grandstand seating is available in Paddock Hill Bend grandstand on Saturday for £5 and Sunday for £20, whilst raceday seating is available in the Pit Straight and Hailwoods grandstands for £15, and Desire Wilson grandstand for £10. These can all be purchased from the Megastore opposite the Kentagon restaurant.

Programmes

Official event programmes are on sale from the main entrance gates, Chapmans Kiosk and the Megastore for £5. Each programme features in-depth articles on all the championships competing this weekend, along with entry lists and information on the racing timetable.

Big Screen

You won't miss any of the action on Sunday with our big screen at the top of Southbank facing Paddock Hill grandstand.

Rider Meet-and-Greet

Come along and meet your favourite BSB riders in the Bennetts BSB hub adjacent to the Pit Straight grandstand:

Saturday: 11:30 - 11:50 Peter Hickman & Sylvain Barrier

Sunday: 11:30 - 11:50 Danny Buchan & Jake Dixon

Weekend Camping

The campsite will open at midday on Thursday 12 April and will close at midday on Monday 16 April. Camping is now sold out as spaces are limited due to the weather. All campsites are very muddy so please come prepared. We have sent a dedicated email to campsite ticket holders - please call us on 0343 453 9000 if you haven't received this.

Pit Walk

There is a free of charge pit walk from 8.45 - 9.40am on Sunday. Anyone intending to take part will need to arrive at the queuing point next to Paddock Hill grandstand a minimum for 15 minutes early. There will be no admittance to the pit walk after 8.58am.

Helmet and Leather parks

The Rotary Club operates two helmet and leather parks in aid of local good causes. These are situated at the main entrance and close to Pilgrims Drop where riders will enter after parking on the Grand prix loop.

Bike Security

Lock your bike and set the alarm and immobiliser if it has one, and consider having it security-marked to deter thieves and make it easier to identify and return it is it is stolen.

Kentagon Restaurant

The Kentagon will be open throughout the weekend, with entertainment on Saturday night from the live band Tin Star. Hot food will be served throughout the weekend, and there's our new 'coffee corner' to try.

Weekend entertainment

There's plenty to keep children entertained throughout the weekend in our Fun Zone:

Face painter - Sunday only

Funfair - Saturday & Sunday

Bouncy castles - Saturday & Sunday

We've also got Diggerland on Sunday on the Pit Straight grass and the Brands Hatch playground, located by the Kentagon restaurant, has equipment for children of all ages from toddler to 14. There are climbing frames, swings and much more!

Racehub will be open all weekend with realistic racing simulators using high-specification computers, high-resolution screens and hydraulics to give you the ultimate thrill! Located on the ground floor of the Brabham/Stewart building, individual charges apply.

Brands Hatch LIVE! Xtra App

Download the Brands Hatch LIVE! Xtra app for iOS devices. Available from the Apple Store, it will transform your spectating experience with live timing, plus vehicle tracking with information on where the best action is taking place, TV-style graphics, live radio and rider information. Click here to visit the iTunes Store now.

Free WiFi

Free WiFi can be accessed from the pit garages, spectator grandstands, and the Kentagon and Hailwoods restaurants. To access the facility, provided free-of-charge via the Purple WiFi portal, simply select MSV-HOTSPOT-WIFI from your smartphone, tablet or PC and log in using your Facebook or email address details.

Bennetts BSB radio

You won't miss any of the commentary from anywhere around the circuit by tuning in to 87.7FM. You can also contact the BSB radio team via text to 60777 starting your message with BSB or by email to studio@britishsuperbike.com. Earpiece radios will be on sale from the Megastore for £7.

Timetable

Click here to download a timetable for this weekend's event.