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Spectator information for this weekend's Bennetts BSB finale

Wednesday, October 10 2018

If you're coming to the final round of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship this weekend (12-14 October) on the full Grand Prix circuit, here is some useful information to help you make the most of your visit to Brands Hatch.

Gate opening times
The gate opening times for this weekend are:

Friday - 8.30am
Saturday - 8am
Sunday - 7am

Timetable

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

Venue Map
Click here to view a map of the venue.

Viewing on the Grand Prix loop
Visitors this weekend will notice some changes to the Grand Prix loop section of the circuit, with new pathways and additional debris fencing in several areas. These changes have been made as part of an ongoing programme of spectator safety improvements.

You will still be able to walk around the perimeter of the Grand Prix circuit, but please note a small trackside section between Sheene Curve and Stirlings Bend will no longer be a spectator area. We have added information boards to help you find your way round.

Parking
Parking at Brands Hatch is free of charge for cars and motorcycles. However, if you wish to park at Southbank (the grass bank opposite the rear of the pits) or infield (the area behind Druids hairpin) parking is available for £5 per car (bikes not permitted) on Saturday and Sunday. Click here to download a pass. Please note Southbank will be closed on Friday.

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 (race one): Adult £20, 13-15 year olds £12, senior citizens £15
Sunday (races two and three): Adult £34, 13-15 year olds £20, senior citizens £26
Children under 13 are free on all days.

If you have chosen 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 main MSV office at Brands Hatch.

Print-at-home tickets are emailed on the day of purchase. If you haven't received yours, you can access them by logging on to your MSV account. 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.

Grandstand seats
Grandstand seating is available in Paddock Hill Bend grandstand on Saturday for £10 and Sunday for £20, whilst Sunday seating is available in the Pit Straight grandstand for £20, Hailwoods for £15, and Desire Wilson 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 three big TV screens. Two are located on Southbank facing both the Paddock Hill and Pit Straight grandstands, with a third screen opposite Hailwoods grandstand. We'll also have the screen opposite Paddock Hill on Saturday.

Rider Meet-and-Greet at the Bennetts BSB hub
The hub, located behind the Pit Straight grandstand, will host two rider sessions across the weekend.

Saturday

14:15 - 14:30 Glenn Irwin and Luke Mossey

Sunday

11:00 - 11:15 James Ellison and Peter Hickman

There will also be a meet-and-greet at the Yamaha stand on Sunday

11.15am Josh Brookes and Tarran Mackenzie

Weekend Camping
Click here to download a campsite information leaflet.

The campsite will open at midday on Thursday 11 October and close at midday on Monday 15 October.

Helmet and leather parks
The Rotary Club operates two helmet and leather parks in aid of local good causes. These are situated just inside the main and airfield gates and are open on Saturday and Sunday. Prices are as follows:

Helmet or small item that will fit in helmet bag - £2.50
Large black bag - £7
Helmet and clothing in separate bags - £8

Bike Security
Please ensure you park in the designated bike parking areas, as these areas are patrolled by our security team.
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.

Restaurants
The Kentagon and Hailwoods will be open throughout the weekend. Hot food will be served throughout the weekend, and there's our new 'coffee corner' in the Kentagon to try serving take-away sandwiches, baguettes and cakes.

Live Music
Dubious Roots will entertain visitors in the Kentagon Restaurant from 8pm.

Weekend kids' 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

Go karting - Sunday only, £15, age 8+

Diggerland - Saturday & Sunday

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.

Kawasaki display
A stunning display of Kawasaki bikes will line Brands Hatch Britten's Parade, located outside the Kentagon, on Sunday.

End of season celebrations
The now-traditional controlled 'track invasion' will take place following the final Bennetts BSB race on Sunday. There will be two points for fans to enter the circuit once advised by circuit staff that it is safe to do so. These entrance points will be located at Clark Curve and Paddock Hill Bend.  PleaseDO NOT try to enter the circuit at any other point.

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.

For more details click here.