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07 Apr 2018 - 08 Apr 2018 07 Apr 2018 09:00:00 08 Apr 2018 18:00:00 Europe/London British Motorcycle Racing Club The British Motor Cycle Racing Club, known as BMCRC or "Bemsee", is the World's oldest motorcycle racing club and one of the UK’s largest. Silverstone Circuit

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BMCRC-MRO 2018 Championships

Advanced ticket sales have now closed and you will now only be able to purchase your tickets on the gates at On The Day prices. There is no ticket collection for this event so all tickets will be posted. 

The British Motor Cycle Racing Club, known as BMCRC or “Bemsee”, is the World’s oldest motorcycle racing club and one of the UK’s largest. Founded in 1909, it was originally based at the classic Brooklands circuit near Weybridge in Surrey and is now located at offices in Romford, Essex.

This heritage is significant as the Club enjoys a position at the heart of two and three wheeled racing in the UK, many stars past and present owed their development years to this Club.

The depth of our marshalling and officials community is also key as many past racers, their family members, friends and colleagues maintain an active involvement in assisting the Club on racedays and beyond.

Ticket Prices

Advanced ticket sales have now closed and you will now only be able to purchase your tickets on the gates at On The Day prices. There is no ticket collection for this event so all tickets will be posted. 


On The Day

Adult Child* Adult Child*
Saturday £10 Free £15 Free
Sunday £10 Free £15 Free
Weekend £15 Free N/A Free

*Children aged 15 & under

What’s included

  • Free roving seating in Lakeside grandstand
  • Free paddock access
  • Free parking
  • Children 15 & under can attend for FREE
  • Live commentary on AM1602

Race Details

As this is a Club racing event we are bringing 10 different classes to this meeting – there’s no class that has any higher status than any other.

Featured Classes for this Silverstone round are:

  • Reactive Parts MRO Powerbikes & BG Products MRO Clubman 1000 Cup
  • Team Respro MRO 600 & MRO Clubman 600 Cup
  • Team Green Junior Cup/ Senior 300 Series
  • MRO Minitwins & BMCRC Rookie Minitwins
  • BMCRC Thunderbike Sport
  • BMCRC Thunderbike Extreme
  • Chilton Motors BMZRC250 MZ
  • EDIasia BMCRC Formula 400 inc “Stock 400’s” sub-64 bhp & BMCRC Rookie 400
  • BMCRC F1 & F2 Sidecars
  • Guest Class: Lansdowne Classic Racing Series

Full descriptions of each of these are on BMCRC website.

History at Silverstone

In the 50’s and early 60’s Bemsee meetings were quite regular at Silverstone and a feature of those meetings was “Silverstone Saturday”.

This picture shows a grid formation at Silverstone from around 1950 – look at the crowds in the stands. It’s what folks used to do before National TV and computer games.

bmcrc-grid-resizeMany of the Club’s Trophies at meetings like this were issued for fastest laps, or best performances. One of them is still in our possession and not used at our year end awards, it’s the Bob Winter Trophy. So that will be awarded on our resurrected “Silverstone Saturday” for the Rider of the Day Best Performance from the Saturday races – so it could go to someone from any class.

The Bob Winter Trophy was originally presented to the Club by Mr E.R. Winter who was Managing Director of Comerfords Ltd, it was originally awarded at Bemsee’s Silverstone Saturday for the fastest lap by a 3-wheeler.

The Club regularly used the National Circuit at Silverstone for many seasons. In 2014 we become the first Motorcycle Club to book what was the old Southern Circuit, now renamed the International, since the refurbishment and creation of the Wing Complex – for a weekend motorcycle racing event. The circuit was and is used regularly for trackdays, this was the first bike race meeting running from the Wing.

The Mellano Trophy

The Mellano Trophy, valued at 250 guineas when it was presented to the British Motorcycle Racing club in 1925 by Mr AV Mellano of the Hutchinson Tyre Company, is to this day Bemsee’s most treasured award. The BMCRC ran their Hutchinson 100 meetings at Brands Hatch from 1966 until it was dropped by the club from the International calendar in 1977, and replaced it with the two-day Sir Ben Ball Clubman races, still on the reverse direction of the Brands Hatch GP circuit. During the 11 years the Mellano Trophy was presented at Brands Hatch it was twice won by German sidecar crews in 1969 and ‘70. Prior to this it was Kiwi Hugh Anderson, John Hartle and Phil Read. Then from 1971 Pete Williams twice, Dave Potter once and Barry Sheene completed a hattrick of wins in 1976, bringing the curtain down on a remarkable episode at Bands Hatch.

Hutchinson 100 winners for the Mellano Trophy from 1966 – 1976

1966 Hugh Anderson New Zealand 125 Suzuki
1967 John Hartle Great Britain 650 Triumph
1968 Phil Read Great Britain 250 Yamaha
1969 George Auerbacher West Germany 500 BMW Sidecar
1970 Klaus Enders West Germany 500 BMW Sidecar
1971 Peter Williams Great Britain 750 Norton
1972 Dave Potter Great Britain 810 Kuhn Norton
1973 Barry Sheene Great Britain 750 Suzuki
1974 Peter Williams Great Britain 750 Norton
1975 Barry Sheene Great Britain 750 Suzuki
1976 Barry Sheene Great Britain 500 Suzuki

2018 Season BMCRC-MRO Championship

Date Location
10-11 March Brands Hatch Indy
7-8 April Silverstone
28-29 April Cadwell Park
19-20 May Snetterton 300
16-17 June Donington Park
7-8 July Brands Hatch GP
4-5 August Cadwell Park
25-26 August Snetterton 300
15-16 September Pembrey
6-7 October Brands Hatch GP

Useful Information

Toilets are located on the first floor of the Silverstone Wing via entrance 3 which is located in the center of the International paddock.

Food & Drink
A range of hot and cold food, drinks and refreshments will be available to purchase from the Media Café located on the 2nd floor of the Silverstone Wing (via entrance 3).

Roving Grandstand Viewing
Looking for a seat to view the action? Our Lakeside grandstand is open free of charge with view of Vale and Club corners. The grandstand is located to the of the Silverstone Wing steps at the far end of the paddock.



  • What frequency will the commentary be on?

    AM 1602

  • 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?

    There is open access to the paddock area throughout the weekend.

  • Are there any pitwalks?

    There are no scheduled pit walks for this event.

  • Where does my ticket permit access/what are the ticket options?

    Your ticket permits access to the venue, open grandstand and paddock area.

  • Are there any cash machines on site?

    There is a cash machine located in the Pit Stop Cafe. Please note that this machine charges for cash withdrawals.

  • 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.

  • Can you purchase Silverstone merchandise at the event?

    Yes, Silverstone shops sell a variety of merchandise. The Silverstone Hub will be open during the weekend. Alternatively buy online in advance to avoid disappointment!

  • Can you purchase suncream/ batteries/ plasters/ cameras and medicines etc onsite?

    No, there is a shop in Silverstone Village, and the onsite medical centre hold all emergency medical supplies.

  • Can I use my pushbike around the circuit?

    Bikes can sometimes be used at the circuit though they are not advised at the larger events as the circuit is too busy.


    Yes this is possible – please ensure that 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 private communication devices are permitted within the venue provided that they are for personal and private non commercial purpose

  • When will my tickets be dispatched?

    Ticket despatch starts four to six weeks prior to the Event but tickets may be sent out up to a week before 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 inform us about any changes.

  • I have not received my tickets by post

    Ticket despatch starts four to 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 either via First Class Royal Mail post or APC courier delivery. 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 inform us about any changes.

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

    Please forward the confirmation email to us on detailing your new address and a daytime contact number. We will then arrange for tickets to be despatched to your new address.

  • Do children need a ticket?

    Yes, children aged 15 and under will need a ticket for entry to the venue. Please ensure that you select the number of child tickets you require at the time of purchasing. One adult can accompany a maximum of four children. If you have any questions please call the Contact Centre on 0844 3750 740.

  • Can I purchase a ticket at the gate?

    Yes you can – we highly recommend buying in advance to avoid disappointment and to take advantage of the best ticket prices.

  • 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 onsite is free (with the exception of the British Grand Prix and MotoGP), please follow signs for public parking and take directions from our parking stewards. The nearest mainline train stations are Milton Keynes and Northampton. please check connecting bus services in order to ensure you arrive at Silverstone at a convenient time. Alternatively taxi journeys are approximately 30 minutes from these stations to Silverstone.

  • Where is the nearest train station?

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

  • 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 gates open?

    8am each day.

  • 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 for this event.

  • Do I need a parking permit for my motorcycle?

    Parking for motorcycles is free and a permit is not required to park.

  • Can I camp at Silverstone?

    There are no camping facilities at Silverstone for this event, the nearest campsite is Whittlebury Park. Please contact Whittlebury Park on 01327 850 000.

  • Food & Drink

    We have a wide range of vendors to suite all tastes, serving a variety of traditional hot snacks including burgers, fish and chips, jacket potatoes, pies, paninis and of course vegetarian food. There are also a number of licensed bars serving beer and other refreshments. Please kindly note that glass bottles are not permitted within the circuit at any time and you will be asked to leave any at the gates should you try to bring them in.

  • What items are not allowed into the venue?

    The following items are not permitted into the venue:

    • Bags with a capacity of over 20L
    • 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

    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 onsite 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. Offenders will be escorted off the site, and refused re-admission.


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