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British Superbike Championship 2021

10 Sep 2021 - 12 Sep 2021 10 Sep 2021 09:00:00 12 Sep 2021 18:00:00 Europe/London British Superbike Championship 2021 10th - 12th September Silverstone Circuit

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The British Superbike Championship returns to Silverstone in 2021 for Round 8!

The 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 200bhp 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 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.  BSB is a globally recognised brand, broadcast live throughout Europe, Asia and America, 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!

 * Event date is provisional

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Tickets Prices

General Admission including Roving

Advance

On The Day

Adult Child Adult Child
Friday £10 FREE £10 FREE
Saturday £18 FREE £18 FREE
Sunday £30 FREE £30 FREE
Weekend £40 FREE £40 FREE

*Children aged 15 and under

Reserved Seating in Copse A or Woodcote A

Advance

On The Day

Adult Child Adult Child
Sunday £20 FREE
Weekend £25 FREE

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 and 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

The 2021 circuit map will be available nearer the event.

Full Event timetable will be available nearer the event

Brooklands MotoGP

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British Superbike Championship like never before

Experience high speed straights, sharp turns and a lot of thrills. Our hospitality packages include premium views of the race circuit, a delicious food and drink offer and the best race day experience.

Group bookings for 10 or more guests benefit from exclusive access to their own private viewing suite and balcony above the Riders Lounge.

Package Price
Riders Lounge From £149 Buy Package

 

Camping

CAMPING

Stay in the thick of the action this BSB and set up base at the Silverstone Golf Club – an official campsite for 2021.

One of the friendliest places to stay, with a high standard of facilities and services for would-be campers. The Silverstone Golf Club Campsite offers pitches for tents, motorhomes, campervan or caravans. Complete with breakfast and dinner options throughout the weekend the site is ideal for families or groups to fuel up for the fast life.

And, for a truly exhilarating escape – stay from Thursday until Monday for no extra fee.

More information available in 2021

Introduction to the Bennetts British Superbike Championship

The Bennetts British Superbike series is widely-regarded as the closest and hardest-fought domestic superbike championship in the world and always guarantees exciting racing.

The current championship can be traced back to 1988 but has many years of various championships in history before that too – the United Kingdom has always had a love for superbike racing. The combination of bikes resembling those you can buy and multiple races across a weekend has always been a winner with British fans.

The British Superbike Championship in what most closely resembles today’s series began in 1988, with bikes racing under 750cc TT Formula I regulations. The championship stuck with these rules through to the end of 1993 but from 1994 onwards Superbike regulations were adopted. There have been changes along the way but essentially, the rules remain remarkably similar.

Niall Mackenzie was the most successful rider of the 1990s, taking three titles with other past champions including Neil Hodgson, Australian Troy Bayliss and the late Steve Hislop. Chris Walker has finished as runner-up four times.

Many riders from the series have gone on to race in the Superbike World Championship or MotoGP; such is the high level of the racing. Other famous riders who have gone onto great global racing success include Cal Crutchlow, Jonathan Rea, Tom Sykes, Leon Camier, Leon Haslam and Scott Redding.

For the 2012 season, MSVR announced a number of changes to the technical regulations to increase the competitiveness of the British Superbike Championship and these regulations remain in place today. These changes enforced a standard motorcycle ECU for all bikes and outlawed all electronic rider aids like traction control and wheelie control in an effort to reduce costs and keep the racing close.

The level of competition in the past few seasons has been intense; part of this season-long tension has been thanks to the ‘Showdown’ championship scoring format which ensures no one can win the title too early as the series always goes down to a final six riders capable of winning over the final few rounds.

The ‘Showdown’ consists of six riders who have to score enough points to be eligible – their points are then wiped out and they all reset and fight for the title. From this point on, the top six riders in the championship standings become the ‘Title Fighters’ for the final three events. Each Title Fighter begins The Showdown with 500 points, plus additional points for each podium position they obtained in the Main Season: 5 for a win, 3 for a second, and 1 for a third.

The standard points scoring format from the Main Season then continues for The Showdown, with all points scores from the final seven races counting.

The reigning BSB champion is Visontrack Ducati’s Josh Brookes who won the disrupted and shortened 2020 season ahead of McAMS Yamaha rider Jason O’Halloran in second and Brookes’ Ducat teammate Christian Iddon in third.

Support Races*

  • British Supersport Championship and British GP2
  • British Talent Cup (Moto3)
  • British Junior Supersport Championship
  • Pirelli National Superstock 1000 in association with Black Horse
  • Pirelli National Superstock 600 in association with Black Horse
  • Ducati Performance TriOptions Cup

*to be confirmed in 2021

  • Climbing
 

Entertainment

MUSIC AND EVENTS OVER THE WEEKEND

 
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A variety of family friendly entertainment will be on offer over the weekend.

Entertainment information will be available nearer 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 visitors not to bring any bags larger than one 20 litre rucksack per person.

    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
    • BBQs
    • 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 push bicycle around the circuit?

    Yes push bicycle can be used at this event around the circuit but please be advised that it will be busy so we ask rides to take caution when riding around busy areas.

  • 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.

  • 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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