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08 Sep 2017 - 10 Sep 2017 08 Sep 2017 09:00:00 10 Sep 2017 18:00:00 Europe/London 2017 MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship The MCE BSB bikes average more than 180bhp and are capable of reaching 200mph. If you haven't witnessed the atmosphere first hand, the explosive acceleration off the line or the riders rubbing elbows at incredible speeds - then you really should! Silverstone Circuit
The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship (BSB) continues to assert itself as the greatest domestic bike series in the world, and a producer of some of the sport’s hottest properties.
The MCE BSB bikes average more than 180bhp and are capable of reaching 200mph. If you haven’t witnessed the atmosphere first hand, the explosive acceleration off the line or the riders rubbing elbows at incredible speeds – then you really should!
MCE BSB is famed for its close, dramatic racing. A control tyre (Pirelli) and tightly managed regulations ensures the grid is evenly matched with battles throughout the field. Riders battle wheel to wheel at speeds of up to 200mph and frequently lose control as they push to the limit.
The most dramatic motorsport in the world!
We recommend booking your tickets in advance to benefit from the cheapest prices.
General Admission inc Roving
On The Day
*Children aged 15 & under
Friday tickets will be available at On The Day prices only, which will be released closer to the event.
Reserved Seating in Copse A
On The Day
Weekend tickets include reserved Sunday seat and General Admission on Friday and Saturday
Support Races are still to be confirmed for 2017, but here are the classes that support in 2016:
MCE BSB has a huge following of fans who follow the championship around the UK, and that is a testament to the teams and riders who push themselves and their bikes to the limit, whilst never forgetting that they’re racing to entertain the massive crowds at the circuits. MotorSport Vision (MSV) acquired the organisational and commercial rights to BSB in 2008, and the series has benefitted massively from the company’s expertise and careful judgement. MCE BSB is now a globally recognised brand, broadcast live throughout Europe and Asia, with some of the world’s best riders and most prestigious manufacturers. And, above all, it’s possibly the most thrilling spectator sport on the planet!
The British Superbike Championship began in 1988, with bikes conforming to 750cc TT Formula I regulations, which the championship used through to 1993, when Superbike regulations were adopted. Niall Mackenzie was the most successful rider of the 1990s, with three titles. Other past champions include Neil Hodgson, Australian Troy Bayliss and Steve Hislop. Chris ‘the Stalker’ Walker has finished as runner up 4 times. Many riders from the series have gone on to race in the Superbike World Championship or MotoGP.
The 2006 British Superbike Championship was won by Ryuichi Kiyonari, in what was one of the most exciting climaxes to a British Superbike season in years. Kiyonari fought off the challenge of Ducati powered Leon Haslam and Gregorio Lavilla at the final round in Brands Hatch in front of a capacity crowd and a reported 1.5 million live TV viewers, with Kiyonari and Haslam each winning one race, and Lavilla crashing and having an engine problem in both races.
The 2009 British Superbike Championship was mainly dominated by the Yamaha of Leon Camier who set a new record of 14 race wins in a season at event eight of twelve, such was his domination of the championship, beating the previous record of 13 by Niall Mackenzie in the 1997 season. Guintoli, Brookes and Richards all missed races, allowing Stuart Easton of Hydrex Honda and Simon Andrews of MSS Colchester Kawasaki to challenge. It was claimed that BSB was the biggest supported British racing series, During 2009, 368,000 people attended BSB events across the country and 8,000,000 fans watched 310 hours of television on the live Eurosport and delayed ITV coverage.
For 2010, the Privateers cup was replaced by the Evolution Class. MSVR stated that “It will be open to anyone in the series from the official manufacturer-backed teams through to independent entries and will allow homologated machines with full Superbike racing rolling chassis to retain the very important visual impression but engines will have to be built to very stringent “Stock” regulations. Along with standard engines a series specified control ECU device that eliminates any form of traction control, launch control and anti-wheelie devices will be compulsory”.
Qualifying was also altered, with the “Roll for Pole” only setting the grid for race one of each weekend. This is due to the race two grid being set by the fastest laps of each rider in race one. Also introduced is a “second chance” system if a rider crashes on lap one, that rider will only drop eight places from where they started the first race. At the pair of triple-race meetings, the same rules apply for race two, but will also be applied for race three.
Perhaps the biggest rule change was the dividing of the championship into two parts, similar to the system used in three automobile racing series in the United States — the United Speed Alliance Four Champions Playoff, the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series Chase for the Sprint Cup, and National Hot Rod Association’s Countdown to the Championship.
The first nine meetings (19 races) form the “Main Season” of the championship, before the final three meetings (seven races) make up “The Showdown”. The championship change has been introduced after Leon Camier clinched the 2009 title with four races to spare, thus introducing a crescendo of competition.
The normal FIM point-scoring system still applies, with 25 for the winner and a single point for 15th. At the end of the Main Season, all riders then drop their two worst scores, which must be from events they have at least qualified for. From this points order, the first six riders in the championship standings will be elevated to a new base level and become the Title Fighters for the final three events and seven races of the championship.
Each Title Fighter will start The Showdown with 500 points, plus additional points for each podium position they have obtained in the Main Season; 3 for a win, 2 for a second, and 1 for a third, termed “Podium Credits”. Using the first nineteen races of Camier’s 2009 campaign, Camier would have had 547 points due to his fifteen wins and a second place out of the first nineteen races of the season.
The standard points scoring format from the Main Season then continues for The Showdown, with all points scores from the final seven races counting.All riders outside of the Title Fighters continue to race for the BSB Riders’ Cup, continuing to add to their points total from the end of the Main Season. This also applies to the new Evolution class.
For the 2012 season, MSVR announced a number of changes to the technical regulations to enhance the spectacle of the British Superbike Championship. The championship was to be limited to 32 entries, 16 two-bike teams. This was intended to be a way to reward the teams that have raced in BSB, year in, year out. Teams within the current BSB were invited to enter their two bike teams initially, with teams who wish to graduate to the BSB class having to buy an entry.
Our official campsite; a stone’s throw away from the circuit, quality facilities and with entertainment to suit everyone, Woodlands is the campsite to stay at when you are here for the BSB weekend! The campsite boasts facilities including hot showers and flushing toilets, which are kept clean around the clock by a dedicated team.
The campsite will be open from Friday 8 September to Monday 11 September. Opening times will be confirmed shortly.
You can add camping to your order after selecting your tickets.
*only available when purchasing weekend tickets
** children classed as 15 years and under
Need a place to stay over the British Superbike weekend?
Our new Accommodation Service website checks room availability at some of the best hotels within 25 miles of the circuit.
MUSIC AND EVENTS OVER THE WEEKEND
We’re busy finding the best entertainment for the 2017 weekend and will add entertainment as it’s confirmed, so make sure you check back to this page closer to the event for more updates.
In the meantime, here are some of the highlights from 2016:
The 2016 pit walk & autograph session took place on the morning of race day and was a fantastic opportunity to get up close to your favourite teams and riders.
The E-Zone is the place to be while you wait for your favourite track action. Grab a bite to eat from a variety of food & drink outlets, check out amazing bike displays or get involved with activities such as the family fairground or Extreme Wheelie machine!
Parking at the circuit is free of charge for this event, please follow signs for public car parking and take directions from our car parking stewards.
Exit the motorway at Junction 15A and take the A43 towards Towcester. Silverstone is signposted from there. On your approach to the circuit please follow signs for public car parking
Exit at Junction 10 onto the A43 and the circuit is signposted from here. On your approach to the circuit please follow signs for public car parking.
The nearest mainline train stations are Milton Keynes and Northampton. Please check connecting bus services in order to ensure you can connect to Silverstone at a convenient time. Alternatively taxi journey is a short ride to Silverstone from these stations. Approx 30mins.
Taxis are readily available at all train stations just a short journey to Silverstone, approximately 30 mins. We advise fans to book return Taxis from Silverstone in advance.
Silverstone has made significant investment in a traffic management system for this weekend. However, as with all large events there may be some delays in exiting car parks at peaks times. Why not stay, enjoy the entertainment, and make the most of your day?
Please call 0844 3728 232 for further information or view the Accessibility & Event Mobility section of our website here.
The pit garages are restricted, but you can take advantage of the open paddock to get closer to your favourite teams.
There will be a free of charge pit walk, details to be confirmed in the coming months (time to be confirmed, provisional and subject to change).
Entrance ticket price includes roving grandstand seat access, free of charge parking, open paddock and pit walk.
Giant viewing screens will be available on Sunday of the event only, location/s to be confirmed.
Yes, there will be a cash machine located in the entertainment zone and in the Pit Stop Café, see event map for details (available nearer to event). Please note that there will be a service charge to use these machines.
Yes, Silverstone shops sell a variety of merchandise! The Paddock Shop will be open during the weekend. Alternatively buy online in advance to avoid disappointment!
Yes, Silverstone merchandise shops sell these essential items! Please download the event map (closer to the event) to locate these shop locations.
Bikes can sometimes be used at the circuit though they are not advised at this event as the circuit will be very busy.
Yes, this is possible; please ensure the staff at the gate stamp your hand as you leave the circuit. Re-entry to the site will only be permitted if the person has their hand stamped and is in possession of a valid ticket for the event. Please review the timetable (closer to the event) to check last re-entry times each day.
Photographic equipment, mobile telephones and other communications devices are permitted within the venue provided that they are used for personal and private non-commercial purposes.
Ticket dispatch starts four – six weeks before the Event, but tickets may be sent out anytime up until one week prior to the event. You will receive your tickets in advance via First Class Royal mail post. If you have not received your tickets please contact 0844 3750 740.
If you have booked after the advance despatch deadline tickets will be available for collection at Ticket collection. ID is required (For example driving licence), email confirmation as well/booking reference. If it is not the purchaser collecting the tickets the purchaser would need to have written a letter giving the non-purchaser permission to collect the tickets to pass to us for proof. Please park your car in the public car park and then make your way to Ticket Collection Please check ticket collection opening times.
Ticket collection opening times will be confirmed closer to the event.
Children aged 15 years and under will need a ticket for Entry to the venue. Please ensure you select the number of child tickets you require at the time of purchasing. One adult can accompany up to a maximum of four children. If you have any questions please call the Contact Centre on 0844 3750 740.
Ticket dispatch starts four – six weeks before the Event but tickets may be sent out anytime up until one week prior to the event.
15 years and under on the day of the event is classed as a child.
Yes you can. We highly recommended buying in advance to avoid disappointment and in order to gain the best ticket prices.
We accept most major credit and debit cards with the exception of American Express and Diners Club cards.
There are a number of disabled parking areas available please call 0844 3728 232 for more information.
Please forward the confirmation email to us on firstname.lastname@example.org detailing your new address and a daytime contact number. We will then arrange for tickets to be dispatched to the new address.
Car parks open up to half an hour before Circuit Gate Opening Times. Please note that this is subject to change.
To ensure your visit to Silverstone runs as smoothly as possible please ensure you leave plenty of time for your journey and to make the most of your day. Parking on site is free please follow signs for public parking and take directions form our car parking stewards. The nearest mainline train stations are Milton Keynes and Northampton. Please check connecting bus services in order to ensure you can connect to Silverstone at a convenient time. Alternatively a taxi journey is a short ride to Silverstone from these stations. Approx 30mins.
Parking is free at Silverstone for this event.
No, you dont need a parking permit for your motorbike.
Unfortunately Silverstone does not allow overnight parking in its car parks and public car parks will be closed overnight.
Silverstone is situated between three stations: Northampton, Milton Keynes and Banbury. They are all approximately 30 minutes from the circuit.
Camping is available at our official campsite, Silverstone Woodlands, over the BSB weekend! Adults can camp for £30 and children aged 15 & under are £10.
You can add camping to your order in the booking process.
We have a wide range of vendors around the circuit for all tastes. We have traditional hot snacks such as burgers, fish & chips, jacket potatoes and pies to paninis, baguettes and vegetarian food – but we’re sure you’ll find numerous other options that are very tempting indeed. There are also a number of licensed bars serving beer and other refreshments. Please kindly note that no glass bottles are allowed to be brought into the circuit at any time. You will be asked to leave any glass bottles at the gates if you do bring them.
Silverstone Circuits Ltd and the police have a zero tolerance policy to illegal substances. The dealing in or use of illegal drugs is not condoned by Silverstone Circuits Ltd. Drug enforcement laws are as applicable on site as anywhere else in the country. Police officers and security guards will be on site and will deal with drug offences in accordance with national guidelines. Neither anti-social nor illegal behaviour will be tolerated. You may be searched at the entrance. Any items which the organisers consider may be used in an illegal or offensive manner will be confiscated. Persons suspected of carrying out illegal and / or offensive activities onsite may be searched. If you do get caught you will be escorted off the site, and refused re-admission.
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