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Speedmachine Festival – FIA World Rallycross Championship

25 May 2018 - 27 May 2018 25 May 2018 09:00:00 27 May 2018 18:00:00 Europe/London Speedmachine Festival – FIA World Rallycross Championship A weekend festival of edge-of-your-seat action, FIA World Rallycross Championship racing, big-name music and exceptional free on-the-day entertainment! Silverstone Circuit

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Brand new for 2018: Speedmachine Festival

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Get ready for the World Rallycross of Great Britain to make its UK debut at Silverstone this May Spring Bank Holiday – 25 – 27 May.

It promises to be a weekend of edge-of-your-seat action:

  • FIA World Rallycross Championship racing
  • Big-name music: Dizzee Rascal, Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Ministry Of Sound, Razorlight, Lethal Bizzle and more!
  • A sumptuous collection of the UK’s best street food and drink
  • Unbelievable camping facilities when you book a camping ticket
  • FREE on the day entertainment including eSports, a passenger drifting experience, karting, Batak reaction tests, Pit Stop Challenges, test drives on the F1 track and more!
  • And so much more…

To book a weekend camping ticket, select a 3-day weekend ticket and you will be able to add camping during the booking process.

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Ticket Prices

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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to witness the World Rallycross of Great Britain at Silverstone on May Spring Bank Holiday.

What you can expect:

  • FIA World Rallycross Championship racing
  • A sumptuous collection of the UK’s best street food & drink
  • Unbelievable camping facilities when you book a camping ticket
  • Big-name music acts including Ministry of Sound, Dizzee Rascal, Razorlight, Basement Jaxx (DJ set) and Lethal Bizzle
  • FREE on the day entertainment including a passenger drifting experience, karting, Batak reaction tests, Pit Stop Challenges, test drives on the F1 track and more!
  • eSports – get behind the virtual wheel of a World Rallycross car
  • Static display of 12 spectacular Group B rally and rallycross cars
  • Free on-site parking

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Advance – available until 12 noon on Thursday 24th May

On The Day

Adult Child (15 and
under)
Adult Child (15 and under)
Friday £25 Free £35 Free BUY NOW
Saturday £50 Free £70 Free BUY NOW
Sunday £50 Free £70 Free BUY NOW
3-day weekend ticket £95 Free £125 Free BUY NOW

To book a weekend camping ticket, select a 3-day weekend ticket and you will be able to add camping during the booking process.

Upgrade to the ultimate experience at Speedmachine by purchasing access to the Overdrive Lounge during the booking process. Spaces are limited!

Saturday Overdrive pass – £50 | Sunday Overdrive pass – £50 SOLD OUT | 2 day pass – £90 SOLD OUT

Please note: All children must have a valid entry ticket to enter the event. Tickets for children under 16 must be booked at the time of adult purchase. 

Overdrive Lounge

Upgrade to the ultimate experience at Speedmachine by booking access to the Overdrive Lounge. Spaces are limited so book now to avoid disappointment.

Package includes:

  • Grandstand seating
  • Access to the exclusive lounge with views of the main stage
  • Screens with live action from the FIA World Rallycross Championship
  • 2 x complimentary drinks tokens and access to a private bar
  • Daily entertainment with live music from Ministry of Sound DJs
  • Complimentary event programme 

Saturday Overdrive pass – £50 | Sunday Overdrive pass – £50 SOLD OUT | 2 day pass – £90 SOLD OUT

To book simply select the ticket you wish to book and you will be able to add the Overdrive Lounge to your order.

 

Track Action

Rallycross is head-to-head, short, sharp racing on mixed surfaces (dirt & asphalt) showcased in an amphitheater venue. High profile drivers (including the likes of Mattias Ekstrom Petter Solberg and Sebastien Loeb) are equipped with rallycross Supercars with over 600bhp and the ability to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than two seconds – faster than a Formula 1™ car!!

Race meetings include four action-packed qualifying heats (Q, Q2, Q3 and Q4) with the most successful drivers progressing through to knock-out semi-finals and a final.

In addition to the FIA World Rallycross Championship, Speedmachine will play host to edge of your seat racing with Drift Cars and Group B rally cars all in attendance.

Group B

Speedmachine will host 11 spectacular Group B rally and rallycross cars at Silverstone. Fans will be able to get up close and personal with the legendary cars as part of a special static display.  They will also be able to watch some of the fastest, most powerful rally cars ever made as they battle it out on the newly-built rallycross track.

Group B cars have been commonly known as the golden era of rallying, mostly due to their incredible speed. Introduced in the early 1980s, the Group B era was short-lived but at Speedmachine they will be back with a vengeance as some of the most iconic machines ever made take to the circuit.

Prodrive

Prodrive is one of world’s most successful motorsport organisations.

Over the last three decades it has won six World Rally titles, British Touring Car championships, Le Mans as well as world sports car series.

At Speedmachine it will be displaying a selection of the iconic cars it has created from the very first 1984 Porsche 911 SC RS and MG 6R4 group B rally cars to Subaru’s driven by World Rallycross Colin McRae and Richard Burns as well as some of its more recent machinery.

Players

It’s difficult to describe what exactly “Players Show” is as its far more than just an event.

It’s a brand a movement maybe even like a club, yet there no official membership, you just know if your cars good enough to get in the shows or not, simple really.

What started out 12 years ago by two friends Jay McToldridge and Car Taylor has turned into a brand that now has 4 shows annually both in the UK and USA.

Famous for building outrageous looking cars in the early years and being big players in the early days  of Air suspension in the UK, they now build awarding winning show vehicles.

Timetable

  • Friday 25 May
    Time Session Category
    09:00 Gates open
    09:30 Paddock opens
    12:00 Monster Energy Drift, Cannon Run, TopSpeed, Ultra 4, RS500, Group B Rally Group B RX Entertainment
    14:45 – 17:00 All categories (ARX, RX2 & World RX) Practice
    18:00 Paddock closes

    Ministry of Sound: DJ Blaise

     

    Main Stage

    22:30 Main Stage closes
    23:00 Speedmachine closes

     *Subject to change

    Don’t miss DiRT 4 eSports in The Wing

    Get on track with Volkswagen R + Renault Megane R.S

     

  • Saturday 26 May
    Time Session Category
    08:00 Gates open and the Paddock opens
    10:00 All categories (World RX, ARX, RX2)  Warm-up
    11:30 ARX Qualifier 1
    11:40 RX2 Q1
    12:10 World RX Q1
    12:50 Group B RX, Monster Energy Drift, Cannon Run, TopSpeed, Ultra 4, RS500, Group B Rally Entertainment
    15:00 Monster Energy Rig Riot Entertainment
    16:15 ARX Qualifier 2
    16:25 RX2 Q2
    16:50 World RX Q2
    17:00 DJ BBQ Main Stage
    17:35 ARX Qualifier 3
    18:00 Killa Kella Main Stage
    18:30 Autograph session – Paddock (Cooper Tyre Dome)
    19:00 The Fedz Main Stage
    20:30 Razorlight Main Stage
    22:00 Dizzee Rascal Main Stage
    23:00 Speedmachine closes

     *Subject to change

    Don’t miss Volkswagen R DiRT World Championship Final 14:00

  • Sunday 27 May
    Time Session Category
    08:00 Gates open
    09:00 Paddock opens
    09:15 All categories (World RX, ARX, RX2)  Warm-up
    10:00 World RX Qualifier 3
    10:40 RX2 Q3
    11:00 ARX Q4
    11:45 World RX Q4
    12:25 RX2 Q4
    12:55 ARX Semi-Finals
    13:10 RX2 Semi-Finals
    13:15 Autograph sessions at the Paddock Entertainment
    13:25 ARX Final
    13:40 Monster Energy Rig Riot Entertainment
    14:45 World RX Semi-Finals in Pre-Grid
    15:00 World RX Semi-Finals
    15:30 RX2 Final
    15:40 World RX Final
    15:50 Podium at the Main Stage
    16:30 Group B RX, Monster Drift, Cannon Run, TopSpeed, Ultra 4, RS500, Group B Rally Entertainment
    17:00 DJ BBQ Main Stage
    18:00 Dat Brass Main Stage
    19:00 Craig Charles Main Stage
    20:30 Lethal Bizzle Main Stage
    21:30 Basement Jaxx (DJ set) Main Stage
    23:00 Speedmachine closes

    *Subject to change 

 

Camping

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 while you are here for the Speedmachine weekend! The campsite boasts quality facilities including hot showers and flushing toilets, which are kept clean around the clock by a dedicated team.

The campsite will be open* from 09:00 on Friday 25 May 2018 to 12:00 on Monday 28 May 2018

Advance On The Day
Adult Child aged 15 and under Adult Child aged 15 and
under
Weekend Camping ticket £50 £30
Camping electric hook up £70 Free
Camping live in vehicle £10 Free

To book a weekend camping ticket, select a 3-day weekend ticket and you will be able to add camping during the booking process.

*provisional and subject to change

 

Big-name music

After the adrenaline rush of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, join us each night at the Main Stage where Speedmachine will host the following legendary acts, making UK debuts at Silverstone.

Friday: Ministry of Sound takeover

Saturday: Dizzee Rascal, Razorlight, The Fedz, Killa Kela, DJ BBQ

Sunday: Basement Jaxx (DJ set), Lethal Bizzle, Craig Charles, Dat Brass, DJ BBQ

The music begins from 6pm through to 11pm every night so buckle up for a bumper weekend packed with top quality entertainment.

View the Speedmachine Entertainment Map here.

FESTIVAL MAP

Speedmachine map

 

The UK’s best Street Food & Drink

You won’t go hungry with our stunning collection of the best UK Street Food & Food Truck Feasts. We’ve hand-picked festival favourites including:

  • Mac to the Future
  • DJ BBQ
  • Beefy Boys
  • Crabbies Shack
  • Otherside Fried
  • Made of Dough
  • Earl’s
  • Le Bao
  • My Pie
  • and so many more…

Please note, you will not be able to bring food and drink from outside into the venue.

 

FREE on the day entertainment

As well as incredible music and racing, your ticket will also give you access to all of the below – for no extra charge!

  • Test Drives in the brand-new Renault Megane RS: jump in a car yourself and drive the F1 track (first come, first served basis – don’t forget your driving licence!)
  • Renault Kids Go Karting: those aged 8+ can get behind the wheel and race on a bespoke circuit (charges apply to this activity) 
  • The Pit Stop Challenge: change a tyre on a real F1 car against the clock
  • On track displays: watch a collection of rally and rallycross cars including RX2, Group B, Monster Energy Drift, Ultra 4 and Cannon Run
  • Batak Reaction Test: for those who think they have reactions of a world RX driver
  • Iconic displays of car collections: from Pikes Peak, Colin Mcrae, Prodrive, Players, Supercars, BGM Sports
  • eSports racing simulators: take on the Silverstone World Rallycross Circuit for yourself as DiRT 4 brings racing simulators to the iconic wing building
  • Drifting On The F1 Track: a pro driver will see how far they can push your comfort zones on the world-famous race circuit in a Jaguar F-TYPE
  • Remote-control racing: take part in the action with exclusive stunt and off-road tracks and the latest cutting-edge vehicles as well as prize giveaways, not to be missed.
  • Access to the World Rallycross & RX2 paddock
  • Autosolo Passenger Rides:  jump in the passenger seat and be whipped around a specially designed precision and manoeuvring course by a world-class driver

View the Speedmachine Entertainment Map here.

 

WHAT IS RALLY CROSS?

HEAD-TO-HEAD, SHORT, SHARP RACING ON MIXED SURFACES (DIRT & ASPHALT) SHOWCASED IN AN AMPHITHEATER VENUE.

Some of the world’s greatest drivers (including Mattias Ekstrom, Petter Solberg and Sebastien Loeb) are equipped with rallycross Supercars producing over 600bhp and able to accelerate from 0-60mph in less than two seconds — faster than a Formula 1 car.

Race meetings include four action-packed qualifying heats (Q1, Q2, Q3 and Q4) with the top 12 drivers progressing through to knock-out semi-finals and a final.

Stay up to date & discover more on the full 2018 FIA World Rallycross season: www.fiaworldrallycross.com

 

eSports: DiRT World Championships

Visitors to Speedmachine will be able to get behind the virtual wheel of a World Rallycross car as DiRT 4 takes over a section of Silverstone’s iconic Wing building for the climax of the Dirt World Championships.

Think you have what it takes to be crowned as the world’s best online, off-road racer? Well now is your chance to prove it by taking part in the inaugural DiRT World Championship.

Qualification is open to everyone with a RaceNet account. There will be six qualifying rounds, each lasting a week, alternating between rally and rallycross. The fastest two players from each platform will qualify from each event, placing 36 players into the elimination phase.

From here the fastest 6 drivers in the world will be invited to the showpiece final which will take place at SpeedMachine. Here the first ever DiRT World Champion will be crowned.

Don’t worry if you haven’t qualified, there’s still the chance for everyone to have a go!

Enter the championship here.

Driver profiles: See the most decorated motorsports athletes in the world at Silverstone

  • #1 JOHAN KRISTOFFERSSON

    Johan

    9 WORLD RALLYCROSS EVENT WINS & 2017 WORLD CHAMPION

    Since 2015 Kristoffersson has been driving for Volkswagen Team Sweden winning 9 World Rallycross races.

    Paired with Petter Solberg and driving a factory-developed Volkswagen Polo Supercar, Kristoffersson reached 11 of 12 finals and swept to a record-breaking seven victories – including five-in-a-row – to win the 2017 drivers’ title by a vast margin. For 2018, Kristoffersson will stick with PSRX Volkswagen Sweden to defend his title, once more alongside Solberg.

  • #11 PETTER SOLBERG

    Petter

    10 WORLD RALLYCROSS EVENT WINS

    The first person to be crowned an FIA World Champion in two different motorsport disciplines (Rally & Rallycross), Petter Solberg followed up his 2003 World Rally Championship success by winning the FIA World Rallycross Championship for two consecutive seasons in 2014 and 2015.

    Having competed under his own PSRX banner since 2013, Solberg joined forces with Volkswagen Sweden to form the PSRX Volkswagen Sweden team in 2017.

  • #21 TIMMY HANSEN

    Timmy

    5 WORLD RALLYCROSS EVENT WINS

    Picking up four podiums in 2017, Hansen will enter into a fifth consecutive season with the French manufacturer in 2018, but the first since Peugeot’s decision to take its World RX effort in-house. Utilising resources from the firm’s winning Dakar Rally programme, Hansen will compete alongside Loeb under the Team Peugeot Total banner.

  • #9 SEBASTIEN LOEB

    Seb

    1 WORLD RALLYCROSS EVENT WIN

    Frenchman Sebastien Loeb is the world’s most successful rally driver having amassed a staggering nine consecutive WRC titles and 78 wins before branching out into sportscars, touring cars, rally raid and rallycross disciplines in recent years.

    Driving a Peugeot 208 WRX Supercar, for 2018 Loeb will continue with the French manufacturer as Peugeot takes its World RX programme in-house for the first-time under the Team Peugeot Total banner.

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