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BTCC finale 2018: useful spectator information

Thursday, September 27 2018

If you're heading to Brands Hatch for the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship finale this weekend, then here is some useful information to help ensure that you make the most of your trip to the circuit.

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

Gate opening times
Public admission to the circuit is from 8:00am on Saturday and 7:00am on Sunday.

Viewing on the Grand Prix loop
Regular 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.

Southbank Parking
Southbank (the grass bank opposite the rear of the pits) and infield (the area behind Druids hairpin) is available for car parking for £5 per car on Saturday, and £10 per car on Sunday (subject to availability). Click here to download a pass.

All advance sales have now closed and additional tickets are only available on the gate for the following prices:

Saturday: Adult £16, Teen (13-15) £10, Senior Citizen £13
Sunday: Adult: £34, Teen (13-15) £20, Senior Citizen £26
Admission on both days is free for under-13s

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, log in to your MSV account to access them. 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 seating as available this weekend in the following stands:

Paddock Hill - £5 Saturday/£20 Sunday (very limited availability)
Pit Straight - £20 Sunday (limited availability)
Hailwoods - £15 Sunday (good availability)
Desire Wilson - £10 Sunday (good availability)

Official souvenir event programmes are on sale from the main entrance gates and the Megastore for £5. Each programme features in-depth articles on the BTCC, plus other events taking place this weekend along with entry lists and information on the racing timetable.

Pit Walkabout
There is a free of charge pitlane walkabout at at 09:00 on Sunday. Make sure you arrive at the entry point at Paddock Hill in good time.

End of season celebration
The championship presentation will take place on the start/finish line following the final Touring Car race on Sunday. There will be one point for fans to enter the circuit once advised by circuit staff that it is safe to do so. The entrance point will be located at Paddock Hill Bend. Please do NOT try to enter the circuit at any other point.

Weekend entertainment
Head to the Hailwoods Restaurant over the weekend and try your hand at the free to use Scalextric set-up. The fastest lap of each days wins a very cool BTCC set so you can bring the thrills and spills of the BTCC into your living room and recreate all the drama and fun at home!

The Kengatgon Restaurant will host a DJ on both Friday and Saturday nights and Meltin' Joel will be performing live on Saturday night from 8pm.

A trade village can be found on Colin Chapman Way all weekend, featuring a wide variety of items for sale, including merchandise and memorabilia.

Go karting is available on Sunday for those aged 8+ at a cost of £15 for ten minutes, payable at the karting circuit beside the Kentagon restaurant.

The Brands Hatch Fun Zone will be open all weekend, offering a selection of thrilling rides for all ages, and Diggerland will be bringing their mini diggers to the event (Sunday only) - note that individual charges apply.

The youngest BTCC fans will be able to get their faces painted in the Fun Zone area in exchange for a small donation to charity.

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!

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.

Radio Brands 87.7FM
Radio Brands will be broadcasting live commentary, interviews and spectator information throughout the weekend. Earpiece radios will be on sale from the Megastore for £7.