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2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship

19 Apr 2019 - 21 Apr 2019 19 Apr 2019 09:00:00 21 Apr 2019 18:00:00 Europe/London 2019 Bennetts British Superbike Championship Silverstone will host the opening round of the British Superbike Championship on 19-21 April. 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

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The British Superbike Championship is returning to Silverstone over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend!

The Bennetts British Superbike Championship (BSB) continues to assert itself as one of the greatest domestic bike series in the world, and we are delighted to be hosting the 2019 Championship season opener on 19-21 April.

The 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!

As well as the exciting track action, there will also be lots of off-track entertainment for adults and children and if that wasn’t enough, there’s free paddock access all weekend and a FREE pit walk on Sunday so you can get up close to your favourite teams and riders!

Children aged 15 & under can attend for free on a general admission ticket!
Buying tickets as a gift? Download our Gift Certificate here. 

Gate Opening Times

Friday 0800 – 1900

Saturday 0800 – 1845

Sunday 0700 – 1800

Advance tickets have now come off sale. Please note all tickets purchased after 5pm Thursday 11 April will be held for collection at the welcome centre. Tickets may be purchased on the day.

Tickets Prices

General Admission inc Roving

Advance

On The Day

Adult Child Adult Child
Friday £10 Free £15 Free
Saturday £18 Free £20 Free
Sunday £30 Free £40 Free
Weekend £40 Free £50 Free

*Children aged 15 & under

Reserved Seating in Copse A or Woodcote A

Advance

On The Day

Adult Child Adult Child
Sunday £40 £10
Weekend £50 £10

Weekend tickets include reserved Sunday seat and General Admission on Friday and Saturday

What’s Included

  • Free paddock access all weekend
  • Roving grandstand seating
  • Children aged 15 & under can attend for free
  • Free car parking
  • Free pit walk on Sunday
  • Family friendly entertainment
  • Giant viewing screens
  • Silverstone Radio broadcasting on 87.7FM

Download the BSB Circuit Map to help you navigate around the event.

It’s not just racing that you can look forward to at Silverstone as there will be a Bike Zone featuring many of the latest motorcycles which will be available for test rides throughout the weekend thanks to Ducati, Yamaha and Kawasaki.

To be in with a chance of test riding the motorcycle of your choice from Yamaha, Ducati or Kawasaki you will need to register on the day with the manufacturer of your choice, and bring your own riding gear, helmet and driving licence.

Yamaha will be bringing a fleet of test bikes including the full Niken Tour which will allow a 45-minute escorted road ride on the innovative, leaning three-wheel Niken; half of the fleet being made up of the new Niken GT model.

Along with the Niken Tour fleet will be a comprehensive range of the 2019 Yamaha road, scooter and off-road models to try out for size.

Ducati will be bringing a large selection of 2019 models with almost everything available for test rides for those over 21-years of age.

Kawasaki will also be bringing along a long list of exciting new 2019 bikes and there will also be an area for non-riders who will be able to get a feel for riding a motorcycle onboard the new Z125.

Please download the timetable HERE

Brooklands Lounge*

*Please note bookings for hospitality have now closed

Watch from the balcony as the riders approach at speed down the Wellington straight before braking hard into Brooklands, Luffield and Woodcote corners and onto the start/ finish straight.

 

The official Brooklands Lounge Hospitality Package includes:

  • Location: Brooklands complex with view of Wellington straight and Luffield corners.
  • Entrance pass
  • Car park pass (1 per 2 people)
  • Unrivalled views of the circuit from the Brooklands balcony
  • All day grazing menu including breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea.
  • Complimentary bar service includes beers, wines and soft drinks, with a cash bar option available for spirits and upgrade wines and champagne.
  • Compere hosting the suite and interviewing riders throughout the day.
  • Lanyard
  • Wristband
  • Event programme

 

Brooklands 2A Saturday £119
Sunday £227

 

Introduction to the British Superbike Championship

The Bennetts 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.

BSB is famed for its close, dramatic racing and bikes average more than 180bhp and are capable of reaching 200mph. 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.

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. 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.

Support Races

  • Pirelli National Superstock 600 in association with Black Horse
  • Dickies British Supersport
  • HEL Perforamce British Motostar GP/ADAC NEC GP
  • Pirelli National Superstock 1000 in association with Black Horse
  • HEL Performance British Motostar Standard/ADAC NEC Standard
  • Santander Consumer Finance KTM RC Cup
  • Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup

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 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 opening times:

  • Opens – 09:00 on Friday 19th April
  • Closes – 12:00 on Monday 22nd April

You can add camping to your order after selecting your tickets. If you have already booked your tickets and wish to add camping to your order, please speak to the team on 0844 3750 740.

Camping* Adult £30
Child** £10
Electric Hook Up £70

*only available when purchasing weekend tickets
** children classed as 15 years and under

SOCIAL MEDIA PRIZE DRAW: TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF ENTRY

Who can enter:

Prize Draw open to UK residents aged 18 years or over only, excluding employees of the Promoter, their immediate families, and anyone else professionally connected with the Prize Draw.

Opening/closing date & time:

  • Prize Draw opens for entries on Monday 8 April 2019
  • Prize Draw closes for entries on Monday 8 April 2019 at 4pm

Winner selection & contact:

The draw will take place within two hours of the closing date and time for all entries.

  • Subject to eligibility and compliance with all applicable terms and conditions, the first six (6) entries drawn at random from all eligible entries will win the prize.
  • The prize is time sensitive and the winner will be contacted on or after the close date and will be sent a message in accordance with Clause 5.3 of the Silverstone General Competition Terms.

How to enter & cost of entry:

  • Via social media channels – like and comment on the competition post. Only one comment will be accepted.
  • Entry is free of charge.

Prize:

  • Six (6) passenger rides available within the safety car around the Silverstone National Circuit.
  • Passenger ride will take place at 4pm on Tuesday 9 April 2019.
  • Passenger must be aged 16 and over.
  • Passenger will be asked to sign a disclaimer prior to taking part. If the participant is under 18 years old, they must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to the event.
  • The passenger must attend the safety brief prior to lap.
  • One passenger only per ride.

It is the responsibility of the winner to inform the prize provider of any wheelchair or similar access requirements when taking up the prize, and to adhere to any applicable health and safety guidelines.

There is no cash alternative.

General terms and conditions apply.  Please click here for General Competition Terms and Conditions.

Prize provider: Silverstone Circuits Limited

Promoter: Silverstone Circuits Limited

 

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RACING BUGS

Racing a full grid of superbikes. The Racing Bug operates a unique, mobile scale driving experiences matching the racing bikes to the event.

Their systems will engage you in real, competitive motor racing. You don’t just watch the action – you ARE the action.

 

 

FORMULA ARTentertainment 2

Each painting is created with pride and a passion to capture the excitement, speed and atmosphere of the sport’s most memorable moments. A painting captures a moment in time on canvas by David Johnson and his palette knife using acrylic paint.
The exhibition will see David live paint and feature some of his latest releases.

 

entertainment 4FACE PAINTING

Firm favourite Vizard offer face painting, body painting, festival glitter eyes & temporary tattoos, you name it they can do it.

 

 

entertainment 5BUNGEE TRAMPOLINE

The Bungee Trampoline offers a safe extreme sport, which is accessible to adults and children alike. It comes complete with four launch pads, allowing you to jump effortlessly up to 10 meters high and safely somersaulting.

 

 

entertainment 6CLIMBING WALL

Using state of the art Auto belay steel rope systems, each climber is clipped in and then able to safely climb the climbing wall. Once at the top you will be encouraged to sound the buzzer and will safely be lowered back to ground level.

 

 

entertainment 7LASER TARGET SHOOTING

Laser Target Shooting is becoming more and more popular. Up to five people at a time compete against each other to shoot the random targets.

 

 

PITP Bicester August 2017 B&W RHYTHM STREET

Rhythm Street are an amazing cover band playing live music from the 60’s to the present day, so there is something for everyone. From 18:30 – 23:00 on Saturday 20th April.

Download the BSB Circuit Map to help you navigate around the event.

 

Getting Here

  • Parking at the circuit

    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.

    From M1

    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

    From M40

    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.

  • 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.

  • Taxi

    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.

  • Leaving the venue

    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?

FAQS

  • Where can i find out more about disabled accessibility?

    Please call 0844 3750 740 for further information or view the Accessibility & Event Mobility section of our website here.

  • When will i receive my tickets?

    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.

    *Please note* – if you have changed your address since booking your tickets, you must inform our despatch team otherwise your tickets will be sent to the incorrect address. Please email despatch@silverstone.co.uk to inform us about any changes.

  • Will there be searches at the event?

    As we have enhanced security measures in place, and you may be searched on entering the venue we encourage all our visitor not to bring bags any bigger than one 20 litre rucksack per person to the event.

    Please arrive early and leave plenty of time for searches and please do not leave your bag unattended at any time.

    Due to security measures in place we do not have a luggage storage facility on site.

  • What items are not allowed in the venue?

    The following items are not permitted into the venue:

    • Glass bottles
    • BBQ’s
    • Restricted and illegal substances
    • Offensive weapons
    • No animals (excluding Assistance Dogs) will be admitted to the Venue or any car parks. All registered assistance dogs are welcome. However, before your arrival please contact the circuit on 0844 3728 251 (Mon-Fri 8:30am – 5:30pm only) so that the necessary arrangements can be made
    • Items that are deemed dangerous, offensive or unsuitable
    • Drones or remote controlled aircraft#
    • Step ladders
    • Lasers
    • Fireworks/ pyrotechnics
  • CAN I GET INTO THE PIT AND OR PADDOCK AREA?

    The pit garages are restricted, but you can take advantage of the open paddock to get closer to your favourite teams.

  • ARE THERE ANY PITWALKS?

    There will be a pit walk on the Sunday of the event with is free of charge and available on a first come first served basis.

  • Where does my ticket entitle me to go/what are the ticket options?

    Entrance ticket price includes roving grandstand seat access, free of charge parking, open paddock and pit walk.

  • Where will the giant tv screens be located?

    Giant viewing screens will be available on Saturday and Sunday of the event, location/s to be confirmed.

  • Are there any cash machines on site?

    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.

  • 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.

  • 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 pushbike around the circuit?

    Bikes can sometimes be used at the circuit though they are not advised at this event as the circuit will be very busy.

  • 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 (closer to the event) 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.

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

    If you have booked after the advance despatch deadline tickets will be available for collection at Ticket collection in the Welcome Centre opposite Main Gate.

    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.

  • 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 0344 3750 740.

  • When will my tickets be despatched?

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

    *Please note* – if you have changed your address since booking your tickets, you must inform our despatch team otherwise your tickets will be sent to the incorrect address. Please email despatch@silverstone.co.uk to inform us about any changes.

  • 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.

  • My ticket confirmation has my old delivery address on it, what shall i do?

    Please forward the confirmation email to us on despatch@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.

    *Please note* – if you have changed your address since booking your tickets, you must inform our despatch team otherwise your tickets will be sent to the incorrect address. Please email despatch@silverstone.co.uk to inform us about any changes.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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 dont 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.

  • How can i purchase camping tickets?

    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.

  • 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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