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13 May 2017 - 14 May 2017 13 May 2017 09:00 14 May 2017 18:00 Europe/London Blancpain GT Series – Endurance Cup The Blancpain GT Series is the world’s best supported GT3 racing series. Last year's Silverstone grid was 61 cars strong. Silverstone Circuit
2017’s Blancpain GT Series is shaping up to be another exciting season in the closest GT3 championship of the motorsports planet. Last year saw a notable increase of the cars on the grid, and that growth continues this season: the world’s biggest GT series got even bigger!
The Blancpain GT Series consists out of five Sprint events and five Endurance events, the Silverstone round being one of the latter. No less than 12 manufacturers are represented on this year’s starting grid. Add to that an ever increasing number of top notch drivers – from former Grand Prix and Le Mans-winners to the best GT drivers in the world – and it is clear that the upcoming season will be one you cannot afford to miss. Many top British teams and drivers compete in the series and will be keen to shine on home turf.
To keep up to date with the championship please visit the Blancpain GT Series website, or download the official Blancpain GT Series APP available for free on Android and iOS via Google Play and the App Store.
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Advance ticket sales are now closed. You will now be able to purchase tickets at the gates when you arrive, at on the day prices.
All tickets purchase after 09:00 on Monday 8 May will be held at ticket collection, please see ticket collection tab for more info.
On The Day
*Children aged 15 and under
Programme vouchers for the Silverstone round of the 2017 Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup are available to purchase in advance for £5. Programme vouchers will be sent out with your tickets and you will be able to exchange your voucher at the programme sales points, on the day. Vouchers can only be purchased in advance.
The Blancpain GT Series arguably is the best international GT3 championship on the motorsports planet. Organiser SRO Motorsports Group has successfully united five endurance events (forming the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup) and five sprint events (the Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup) to further improve the success of the series. Since 2016 both the Sprint Cup and Endurance Cup adapt the same driver categories and points system, so at the end of the season the most complete of GT drivers are crowned.
Each race sees an overall result, but also classifications in the Pro-Am Cup and Am Cup.
A Blancpain GT Series Sprint Cup event consists of two races of one hour per event, while the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup races range from three-hour events through a 1000 km race to the season highlight of the Total 24 Hours of Spa, the world’s leading 24-hour race reserved for GT3 cars. The Silverstone event is a three-hour race, with two mandatory pit stops.
Competing manufacturers include:
The Blancpain GT Series teams and drivers always appreciate a visit to Silverstone, the Home of British Motor Racing. The track has been the setting for some of the best races in the history of the series and the British fans – real connoisseurs of sports car racing – always appreciate the presence of some of the best GT teams and drivers in the world.
With 55 teams at the start of the second endurance race of the season, this should also be the case this year. Thanks to their recent performances in Monza and Brands Hatch Mirko Bortolotti and Christian Engelhart, sharing the #63 Grasser Racing Team Lamborghini with Andrea Caldarelli, travel to Silverstone with a five-point lead over HTP Motorsport-duo Franck Perera and Maxi Buhk.
However, it is far from certain that those cars will also be fighting for the win in Silverstone as well. Monza showed that the difference between the cars in the Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup is extremely small. At least a dozen GT3’s could be among the frontrunners, but for some teams, a disappointing start of the season may put some extra pressure in their search for a good result.
Among those are two squads that will certainly be among the British crowd’s favourites: Bentley Team M-Sport and Strakka Racing. The latter, having scored only 19 points for the team standings in the opening three rounds of 2017, would love to repeat the win McLaren scored two years ago. With reigning endurance champions Côme Ledogar and Rob Bell among their ranks, this is certainly a possibility.
Bentley Team M-Sport has a better position in the team standings – third with 33 points – but after a disappointing weekend in Brands Hatch, the Bentley Boys are aiming to finish the second part of the British double-header on a positive note.
Another British brand to receive ever increasing support is Jaguar, even though the Monza round left Emil Frey Jaguar Racing wanting for more. With former F1-driver Christian Klien and former Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup champion Stéphane Ortelli in their ranks, the Swiss squad could be a contender.
Silverstone is not only the home race for the British manufacturers. British drivers and teams competing with non-British machinery are aiming for a splendid performance as well. With Motul Team RJN representing the Nissan colours, and Barwell Motorsport entering two of the competitive Lamborghini Huracan, chances to see a Union Jack flying during the podium ceremonies increase significantly.
|13-14 March||Circuit Paul Ricard (FRA) – Test Days|
|1-2 April||Misano (ITA) – Sprint|
|22-23 April||Monza (ITA) – Endurance 3 hours|
|6-7 May||Brands Hatch (GBR) – Sprint|
|13-14 MAY||SILVERSTONE (GBR) – Endurance 3 hours|
|2-4 June||Circuit Zolder (BEL) – Sprint|
|23-24 June||Circuit Paul Ricard (FRA) – Endurance 1000kms|
|4 July||Circuit de Spa-Franchorchamps (BEL) – Total 24 hours of Spa (Test Day)|
|27-30 July||Circuit de Spa-Franchorchamps (BEL) – Endurance 24 hours|
|26-27 August||Hungaroring (HUN) – Sprint|
|16-17 September||Nürburgring (DEU) – Sprint|
|1-2 October||Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya (ESP) – Endurance 3 hours|
All orders purchased after 09:00 Monday 8 May will be held for collection at the circuit. Ticket collection will be available in the Welcome Centre opposite the main gate entrance at the following times:
The following grandstands will be open at the following times:
|National Pits Straight||National Pits Straight|
|Silverstone Six||Silverstone Six|
|Woodcote B (disabled viewing available)||Woodcote B (disabled viewing available)|
*subject to change
We will have a great range of hot and cold food options for you to purchase during the event from our Pit Stop Café. Click on the following links to download the menus for each day:
Pit Stop Café:
|09:00 – 09:35||Qualifying Practice 1 (15/5/15)||Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup|
|09:45 – 10:35||Qualifying (20/10/20)||Lamborghini Super Trofeo|
|10:45 – 11:45||Free Practice||Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup|
|12:10 – 12:35||Qualifying Race||Blancpain GT Sports Club|
|12:45 – 13:25||Lunch break & Pit Walk|
|13:50 – 14:17||Race 1 (25 mins + 1 lap)||Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup|
|14:50 – 15:40||Race 1||Lamborghini Super Trofeo|
|15:55 – 16:55||Pre-Qualifying Session||Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup|
|17:20 – 18:00||Main Race||Blancpain GT Sports Club|
Timetable is provisional and subject to change.
|09:00 – 09:30||Qualifying 2 (15/5/15)||Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup|
|09:45 – 10:45||Qualifying||Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup|
|10:55 – 11:10||Church break|
|11:30 – 12:20||Race 2||Lamborghini Super Trofeo|
|12:25 – 13:10||Lunch break & Pit Walk|
|12:25 – 12:40||Bentley Parade Laps|
|12:40 – 13:10||Lamborghini Parade Laps|
|13:35 – 14:02||Race 2 (25 mins + 1 lap)||Formula Renault 2.0 Eurocup|
|14:55 – 17:55||Race||Blancpain GT Series Endurance Cup|
Timetable is provisional and subject to change.
Yes, there is a cash machine available in the Pit Stop Cafe but please note that there is a charge for withdrawals.
Yes, the Silverstone shops sell a variety of merchandise! Alternatively, buy online in advance to avoid disappointment.
Yes, our Silverstone Paddock shop sells these essential items! Please download the event map to locate these shop locations.
Bikes can sometimes be used at the circuit, although they are not advised at this event as the circuit is too 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 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.
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 conformation 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.
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 maximum 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 get 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 email@example.com detailing your new address and a daytime contact number. We will then arrange for tickets to be dispatched to the new address.
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
Parking on site is free please follow signs for public parking and take directions for 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 taxi journey is a short ride to Silverstone from these stations. Approx 30mins.
Car parks open up to half an hour before Circuit Gate Opening Times. Please note that this is subject to change.
Gates will open at 8:00am on Saturday and Sunday.
Please see the travel section.
Parking is Free at Silverstone circuit for this Event.
No you don’t need a parking permit for your motorbike.
Unfortunately Silverstone does not overnight parking in its car parks and public car parks will be closed overnight.
No, there is no camping available at Silverstone Circuit for this event, we do however have a number of nearby.
Not a Silverstone Circuit. Please check with your campsite operator for details about the campsite.
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.