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11 Jun 2016 - 12 Jun 2016 11 Jun 2016 09:00 12 Jun 2016 18:00 Europe/London British GT Championship The British GT Series makes a welcome return to Silverstone on 11 - 12 June for what will be a highly important round in the championship fight! Silverstone Circuit

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Overview

British GT returns to the Home of British Motorsport on June 11/12 for its annual blue riband event: the Silverstone 500. A packed grid of GT3 and GT4 machinery, featuring the likes of Aston Martin, Ferrari, Lamborghini and Bentley, will do battle over three hours around the world famous venue’s full GP configuration.

The British GT Championship will use its blue riband Silverstone 500 event to pay tribute to the late Neil Cunningham this Sunday on what would have been his 54th birthday.

What’s included

  • Free Grandstand Access (National Pits Straight, BRDC & Woodcote B)
  • Free Pit Walk on Sunday: 12:05-12:25
  • Free access to the Heritage Paddock
  • Children 15 and under can attend for FREE
  • Free parking
  • Silverstone Radio live on air – keep up to date with the latest track action

Support Race Details

British GT is once again joined on the bill by the UK’s most prestigious junior single-seater series, the Duo BRDC British Formula 3 Championship. Featuring an all-new one-make chassis and more powerful engine, the category is an ideal opportunity to spot the stars of the future before they break into the big time. The European GT4 Series will also make a guest appearance along with two more British GT staples, the Volkswagen Racing Cup and Ginetta GT5 Challenge.

GT Series Facts

GT3 Lap record: Jonny Adam, Beechdean AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage: 2m03.599s (2015)

GT4 Lap record: Ricardo Van Der Ende, Ekris BMW M3 GT4, 2m16.015s (2015)

Reigning GT3 Drivers’ champions: Andrew Howard and Jonny Adam, Beechdean AMR

Reigning GT4 Drivers’ champions: Jamie Chadwick and Ross Gunn, Beechdean AMR

Reigning GT3 Teams’ champions: Barwell Motorsport

Reigning GT4 Teams’ champions: Academy Motorsport

Ticket Prices

All tickets purchased after 5pm on Friday 03 June, will be held for collection at the circuit – please see ticket collection tab for more information.

Advance ticket sales for this event are now closed. Tickets will be available to purchase from the gates, at On The Day prices.

Advance

On The Day

Adult Child* Adult Child*
Saturday £12 Free £15 Free
Sunday £16 Free £20 Free
Weekend £20 Free £25 Free

*Children aged 15 and under can attend for FREE!

We recommend booking your tickets in advance to benefit from the best prices.

Ticket Collection

Ticket collection will be in Car Park 49 at the following times:

Saturday 11 June: 08:00 – 17:00

Saturday 12 June: 08:00 – 14:00

British GT to honour Neil Cunningham & Racing4MND at Silverstone 500

The British GT Championship will use its blue riband Silverstone 500 event to pay tribute to the late Neil Cunningham this Sunday on what would have been his 54th birthday.

Cunningham, who finished third in 2005’s GT2 championship and was one of the series’ most popular figures, lost his brave battle against Motor Neurone Disease two weeks ago.

Neil spent his final years campaigning to raise awareness of the condition through his Racing4MND charity. British GT will do likewise this weekend by replacing its standard windscreen branding with a large Racing4MND version. The GT3 design features a white background while GT4’s will be black.

Drivers, team personnel and championship organisers will also gather at the front of the pre-race grid for a photo call with a Racing4MND banner. All are invited to wear team shirts, just as guests at Neil’s funeral this Thursday have been asked to. Championship Manager Benjamin Franassovici believes it’s the least British GT could do for such a popular and brave former driver.

“We thought about doing something at Oulton Park but there wasn’t enough time to organise anything suitable that would have done Neil’s life justice,” he said. “In contrast Silverstone is our biggest race of the year, there’s live TV coverage and of course Sunday would have been Neil’s birthday, so it made much more sense to wait and do things properly.

2016 British GT Championship calendar

Date Location
16-17 April Brands Hatch
30-1 May Rockingham
28-30 May Oulton Park
11-12 JUNE SILVERSTONE
8-9 July Spa-Francorchamps
6-7 August Snetterton
10-11 September Donington Park

Timetable

Please click on the link to download the timetable for the weekend.

Food & Drink

The Paddock Café will be open at the following times over the weekend:

Saturday Menu –  07:00 – 20:00

Sunday Menu – 07:00 – 19:00

 

FAQs

  • WHERE CAN I FIND OUT MORE ABOUT DISABLED ACCESSIBILITY?

    Please call 0844 3728 232 for further information or view the Accessibility section of our website here.

  • CAN I GET INTO THE PADDOCK AREA?

    Yes, you can get into the Paddock.

  • ARE THERE ANY PITWALKS?

    Check back nearer to the event for more information.

  • WHEN WILL MY TICKETS BE DISPATCHED?

    Ticket dispatch starts four – six weeks before the event but tickets may be sent out anytime up until one week prior to the event.

  • WHERE DOES MY TICKET ENTITLE ME TO GO/ WHAT ARE THE TICKET OPTIONS?

    You will be able to gain access to the Paddocks and Support Paddock in the Heritage Paddock. We will have selected grandstands open over the weekend and you will also be able to view the race from the viewing banks around the circuit.

  • WHERE WILL THE GIANT TV SCREENS BE LOCATED?

    There are not currently any giant screens at this event.

  • WHAT IF I AM PICKING MY TICKETS UP FROM TICKET COLLECTION AT THE EVENT?

    If you have booked after the advance dispatch deadline tickets will be available for collection at Ticket collection.

    ID is required (For example driving licence), email confirmation as well as a 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.

  • ARE THERE ANY CASH MACHINES ON SITE?

    There are not currently any cash machines on site.

  • CAN YOU PURCHASE SILVERSTONE MERCHANDISE AT THE EVENT?

    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!

  • CAN YOU PURCHASE SUNCREAM/ BATTERIES/ PLASTERS FILMS/ CAMERAS/ EMERGENCY MEDICINES ETC AT THE EVENT

    Yes, Silverstone merchandise shops sell these essential items! Please download the event map (closer to the event) to locate these shop locations.

  • CAN I USE MY PUSH BIKE AROUND THE CIRCUIT?

    Yes, you can use your bike at this event. We kindly ask that you do not ride your bike through the paddocks as they are often very busy with pedestrians.

  • CAN I LEAVE THE CIRCUIT AND RE-ENTER IN ONE DAY?

    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.

  • CAN I TAKE PHOTOS?

    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.

  • I HAVE NOT RECEIVED MY TICKETS BY POST

    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.

  • WHAT ARE THE TICKET COLLECTION OPENING TIMES

    Saturday 8.00am to 5:00pm
    Sunday 8.00am to 2:00pm

  • WHERE CAN I PARK/ TRAVEL OPTIONS?

    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 from our car parking stewards.

    Train: 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.

  • DO CHILDREN NEED A TICKET?

    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

  • MY TICKET CONFIRMATION HAS MY OLD DELIVERY ADDRESS ON IT, WHAT SHALL I DO?

    Please forward the confirmation email to us on enquiries@silverstone.co.uk detailing your new address and a daytime contact number. We will then arrange for tickets to be dispatched to the new address.

  • WHAT AGE DO YOU HAVE TO BE TO BE CLASSED AS A CHILD?

    15 years and under on the day of the event is classed as a child.

  • CAN I BUY A TICKET ON THE GATE?

    Yes you can. We highly recommended buying in advance to avoid disappointment and in order to gain the best ticket prices.

  • WHICH CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS DO YOU ACCEPT?

    We accept most major credit and debit cards with the exception of Diners Club cards.

  • WHERE CAN BLUE BADGE HOLDERS PARK?

    There are a number of disabled parking areas available please call 0844 3728 232 for more information.

  • WHAT TIME DO CAR PARKS OPEN?

    Car parks open up to half an hour before Circuit Gate opening times. Please note that this is subject to change.

  • HOW DO I GET TO SILVERSTONE?

    Please see the travel section.

  • HOW MUCH DOES IT COST TO PARK?

    Parking is FREE at Silverstone for this event.

  • DO I NEED A PARKING PERMIT FOR MY MOTORBIKE?

    No you don’t need a parking permit for your motorbike.

  • WHERE CAN I PARK OVERNIGHT?

    Unfortunately Silverstone does not allow overnight parking in its’ car parks and public car parks will be closed overnight.

  • WHERE IS THE NEAREST TRAIN STATION?

    Silverstone is situated between three stations: Northampton, Milton Keynes and Banbury. They are all approximately 30 minutes from the circuit.

  • CAN I CAMP AT SILVERSTONE CIRCUIT?

    Our official campsite Silverstone Woodlands will be closed for this event, however, we do have a number of campsites nearby.

  • DO I NEED TO PURCHASE A PARKING PASS IF I HAVE A CAMPING TICKET?

    Not to park at Silverstone Circuit. Please check with your campsite operator for details about the campsite.

  • FOOD & DRINK

    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 POLICY STATEMENT ON ILLEGAL SUBSTANCES.

    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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