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Spectator information for this weekend's Bennetts BSB at Brands Hatch

Wednesday, July 18 2018

If you're coming along to round six of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship this weekend (20-22 July) on the full Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit, we hope you're looking forward to visiting the venue this weekend. To help you make the most of your day, here is some useful information about this event.

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

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

Fans arriving to camp on the Thursday can participate in an open pit lane and track walk from 3pm to 6pm that day.

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.

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.

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 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.

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 £117 (or £89 as an upgrade to existing ticket holders) 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.

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.

Meet the riders at Bluewater tomorrow
Bluewater shopping centre will host an exclusive rider meet and greet this Thursday in the Winter Garden Car Park, located directly opposite the entrance to the food court.

Get up close to the racing Superbikes and the Championship BMW Safety Car, whilst the riders will be signing autographs at the following times:

Jason O'Halloran and Dan Linfoot - Honda Racing
Peter Hickman and Sylvain Barrier - Smiths Racing BMW

Leon Haslam - JG Speedfit Kawasaki
Glenn Irwin and Andrew Irwin - Be Wiser Ducati
Josh Brookes and Tarran Mackenzie - McAMS Yamaha
James Ellison and Shaun Winfield - Anvil Hire TAG Yamaha

Jake Dixon - RAF Regular & Reserves Kawasaki
Bradley Ray and Richard Cooper - Buildbase Suzuki
Danny Buchan - FS-3 Racing Kawasaki
Michael Laverty and Christian Iddon - Tyco BMW
Gino Rea - OMG Racing Suzuki

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

11:45 - 12:00 James Ellison and Mason Law

10:00 - 10:20 Andrew Irwin and Danny Buchan

Monster Energy Rig Riot
Fans can get involved with the Monster Energy Rig Riot. Join the riders and Monster Energy girls for a crazy 20-minute party:

2pm Saturday with Leon Haslam, Josh Brookes, Tarran Mackenzie

Yamaha YZF-R1 celebration
To mark the 20th anniversary of the legendary R1, celebrity riders past and present will be in attendance and R1 owners can take part in a track parade on Sunday.

12.55-13.05 R1 celebrity rider interviews on start line with McAMS 20th Anniversary bikes - Tommy Hill/Steve Plater
14.45 Celebrity rider interviews and autograph session on the Yamaha display truck with Josh Brookes, Tarran Mackenzie, Steve Plater and Tommy Hill.

Weekend Camping
Click here to download a campsite information leaflet.

The campsite will open at midday on Thursday 19 July and will close at midday on Monday 23 July. If you are bringing a barbecue, please download our additional safety advice sheet provided due to the exceptionally dry ground.

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.

Kentagon Restaurant
The Kentagon will be open throughout the weekend. Hot food will be served throughout the weekend, and there's our new 'coffee corner' to try.

Live Music
Our Heineken-sponsored live music stage on the campsite hosts the BSB Summer Concert. This year's acts are:

18:35 Theatre Royal Medway - a 4-piece band often compared to the likes of Echo & the Bunnymen and The Smiths
19:40 Who Are You UK - a Kent-based Who tribute band playing 60s and 70s rock
20:45 CODA - the most exciting and authentic tribute to Led Zeppelin
21:50 The Los Palmas 6 - Probably the best Madness tribute band in the world, with sax player Steve Turner who played with the real Madness for 8 years.
22:50 Concert finishes

Ducati Owners Club display
The club is displaying its stunning bikes on Britten's Parade on Sunday only.

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+

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.

Kent, Surrey and Sussex Air Ambulance Trust
We are delighted to be supporting this fantastic charity at our Bennetts BSB summer concert this year. Please stop by their marquee to say hello over the weekend and help us raise funds for this valuable cause.