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Silverstone 500 – British GT Championship

10 Jun 2017 - 11 Jun 2017 10 Jun 2017 09:00 11 Jun 2017 18:00 Europe/London Silverstone 500 – British GT Championship The British GT Series makes a welcome return to Silverstone on 10 - 11 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 10/11 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.

Silverstone’s original GP layout played host to the second ever British GT meeting in 1993 when Win Percy’s development-spec Jaguar XJ220 romped to an emphatic victory. Since then its National, International and various GP circuits have welcomed the championship on another 44 occasions, while Silverstone is one of just two venues to have hosted a British GT round in every one of its 25 seasons to date.

Silverstone’s significance as the championship’s blue riband event has prompted organisers to inaugurate a new, standalone trophy for the overall winners’ of this year’s 500-kilometre race. Silverstone also typically attracts British GT’s largest grid of the season; 51 cars entered the 2016 round as part of a combined British GT/European GT4 entry.

Keep up to date with the championship by visiting the British GT website.

What’s included

  • Free roving grandstand seating
  • Free pit walk on Sunday (times tbc)
  • Free access to the Heritage Paddock
  • Children 15 and under can attend for FREE
  • Free parking
  • Amazing grids
  • Supercars galore
  • Silverstone Radio live on air – keep up to date with the latest track action

Ticket Prices

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

Advance

On The Day

Adult Child* Adult Child*
Saturday £12 Free £15 Free
Sunday £20 Free £26 Free
Weekend £26 Free £30 Free

*Children aged 15 and under can attend for FREE!

Support Race Details

British GT is once again joined on the bill by the UK’s most prestigious junior single-seater series, the BRDC British Formula 3 Championship. The category is an ideal opportunity to spot the stars of the future before they break into the big time, while the faster (and louder!) Tatuus chassis/Cosworth engine combination provides a suitably visceral spectator experience!

Ginetta’s GRDC, GRDC+ and Challenge categories are sure to offer their usual thrills and spills along with the Mini Challenge, which caters for several iterations of the modern BMW-built machines.

GT Series Facts

  • Silverstone hosted its first British GT race in 1993, which was won by Win Percy aboard a TWR Racing Jaguar XJ220
  • 2016 fastest GT3 lap: Joe Osborne, AmDTuning.com BMW Z4 GT3: 2m04.374s
  • 2016 fastest GT4 lap: Jake Giddings, JWBird Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4: 2m15.206s
  • GT3 lap record: Jonny Adam, Beechdean AMR Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3: 2m03.599s (2015)
  • GT4 lap record: Jake Giddings, JWBird Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT4: 2m15.206s (2016)
  • 2016 GT3 race winners: Jon Minshaw & Phil Keen, Barwell Motorsport Lamborghini Huracan GT3
  • 2016 GT4 race winners: Rob Barrable & Aaron Mason, RCIB Insurance Racing Ginetta G55 GT4

2017 British GT Championship calendar

Date Location
15-17 April Oulton Park
29-30 April Rockingham
27-28 May Snetterton
10-11 JUNE SILVERSTONE
7-8 July Spa-Francorchamps
5-6 August Brands Hatch
23-24 September Donington Park
 

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?

    Yes, there will be a pit walk on the Sunday of the event. Times are to be confirmed.

  • 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

    Tbc

  • 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 American Express and 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 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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