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Donington Park BTCC: All you need to know

Thursday, April 26 2018

Donington Park hosts the second round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship this weekend, and we hope you are looking forward to visiting the circuit this weekend. Here is all you need to know to make the most of your visit.

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

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

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 gate price and obtain a refund after the event by returning the gate ticket stubs and your original tickets to the venue office at Brands Hatch.

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.

Tickets are available to purchase on the gate for £16 on Saturday and £34 on Sunday - discounts are available for 13-15 year olds and senior citizens, while under-13s go free.

Gate opening times
Public admission to the circuit is from 7.30am on both Saturday and Sunday.  

You will be directed to our Main Entrance, but should this get congested we will direct you to our museum or market entrances. Parking areas are shown on the map. Please click here to see a map of the venue.

Starkey's Parking
The Starkey's Parking area overlooking the Old Hairpin is now full, and tickets will not be available for this area on the day. If you have purchased Starkey's Parking, you will be directed to the parking area by security and stewards upon arrival at the venue.

Disabled parking
Blue badge holders are welcome to park at the blue badge viewing area at Coppice throughout the event, while there is also a parking area inside the circuit with no viewing available. Please speak to a member of security or a steward upon arrival, who will direct you to the relevant parking area.

Food and drink
The stunning new Garage 39 café, bar and restaurant in the heart of the paddock will be open throughout the event, with a wide range of food, drinks and refreshments on offer. Garage 39 will open from 7.30am on Saturday until 11pm, and on Sunday from 7.30am until an hour after racing. Other mobile outlets will be open around the circuit in the most popular viewing areas.

Infield access
Access to the infield viewing areas this weekend will be via the spectator tunnels in the paddock (at the side of Garage 39) and at the Esses.

Viewing Upgrades
Upgrades to hospitality are still available, with packages starting at £85 per person. Each suite includes access to a terrace or balcony with some of the best views of the action, while televisions inside the suite provide circuit coverage, live timing and commentary. Refreshments, lunches and souvenir race programmes are included, while Silver and Gold packages also include privileged parking, morning coffees and breakfast, two course lunches, sandwiches, cakes and bars. For more information call 01332 819514 or email [email protected]

Grandstand seats
Grandstand seating is available in the spectacular new Hollywood grandstand, offering views of almost all the national circuit. Prices are £5 for Saturday and £20 for Sunday. Raceday seating is also available in the Wheatcroft grandstand on the pit straight for £15. All tickets can be purchased from the grandstands directly or from the Megastore opposite Garage 39.

Souvenir Programmes
Official event programmes are on sale from the main entrance gates, a booth on the corner of the paddock, Pit Stop Kiosk, campsite, the new Megastore opposite Garage 39 and at the grandstands for £5. Each programme features in-depth articles on the BTCC and other events taking place this weekend along with entry lists and information on the racing timetable.

Weekend camping
The infield campsite will open at midday on Friday 27 April and will close at midday on Monday 30 April. Camping tickets can be purchased on the gate for £30 per person, or £18 for 13-15 year-olds, with free camping for children aged under 13. Click here to view our camping information leaflet.

Pit Walkabout
There is a free of charge pitlane walkabout and autograph session at 12.55 on Sunday afternoon. Be sure to arrive at the assembly point beneath the podium at the side of the Garage 39 café, bar and restaurant in plenty of time.

Weekend entertainment
There will be live music in the Garage 39 café, bar and restaurant on both Friday and Saturday evenings. The Lost Boys and Eddie and the Wolves will perform on Friday from 7pm, with The Functionals and El Duderino entertaining on Saturday. Mini bus shuttles will operate on the campsite to transport campers (only) to and from Garage 39.

A funfair will be operating on Saturday and Sunday on the infield, as well as inflatable slides and castles, with individual charges applying.

There will be car displays from a wide selection of new and classic Alfas from the new Alfa Romeo Owners Club on Sunday, to cheer on the HMS Racing Giulietta.

Two trade villages will also be in operation, with one in the paddock and another on the infield, with a variety of items for sale including merchandise and memorabilia, while there will also be a Navy recruitment stand, simulator and trackday information from MSV Trackdays.

There is a cashpoint on site which is located inside the new Megastore, opposite Garage 39.

Donington Park LIVE! App
Download the Donington Park LIVE! app for free. Available from both the Apple and Google Play Stores, it boasts live timing, live race commentary and event timetable information. Click here to visit the iTunes Store now and here for the Google Play Store.

Radio Donington 87.7FM
Radio Donington will be broadcasting live commentary, interviews and spectator information throughout the weekend. Earpiece radios will be on sale at the new Donington megastore for £7 as well as from the grandstands and campsite.