Public Security Information MotoGP 2018
As we are getting closer to MotoGP 2018 here at Silverstone we thought we had better update those who are lucky enough to be attending with some important security information, as no doubt you’re already planning on what to bring.
As always, we have put in place all necessary measures to maximise public safety, working closely with the Police, emergency services and specialist advisors to ensure our event and site security procedures are up to date and following best practice. There are the numerous safety and security measures that you can see and of course those that you can’t.
These include our extensively trained security personnel, bag searches, specialist dogs and extensive CCTV across the entire site which is monitored 24 hours every day.
We take the safety and security of all our guests very seriously. For security reasons all people entering the event may be subject to extra searches of their bags and their person, so please ensure you arrive early and allow for longer waiting times while we conduct these important searches. This will make entering the venue slower than in previous years. Therefore, in order to facilitate quicker access can we please ask that you only bring one bag or one cool box into the venue, and that it is no bigger than a standard rucksack (max 20 litre capacity).
Please note for 2018 we will not allow large trolleys or larger bags, as we have done in previous years through our usual pedestrian gates. There will be two separate access points for these items located at the north and the south of the venue. If you chose to bring a trolley or larger bag then queuing times will be considerably longer, so allow even more time. As you approach the gates your bag needs to be accessible for searches so could we please ask that you have your coat and your bag open to facilitate a search. Trollies that are used to transport children etc. will be allowed so long as they are empty at the gate.
Please see the prohibited items under the FAQ tab on our website to ensure you do not bring any restricted items.
Can we please ask that you be patient if there are queues, and to cooperate with any security requests and to support our team as they carry out this important work. They are there for your safety. We aim to get you in as quick as we can.
We do appreciate that you’re going to be with us on site for most of the day, but the less you bring, the quicker you’ll get through the gates. We encourage you to pack as little as you can and only bring essentials. Once on site you will have access to drinking water points and we have a massive range of food outlets that cater for every taste.
Could we also please ask, as an additional security measure that you put luggage tags on all of your bags with your name and mobile number, so that it can be easily identified. Please do not at any time leave your bag or personal belongings unattended.
Please note that due to security measures in place we do not have a luggage storage facility on site. We do however have a helmet and leather storage area located in car park 49, car park 50 and car park 25. If you leave the venue to go back to your car or campsite then please ensure you have a pass out stamp as your ticket stub won’t allow you back in.
Gates will be open from Thursday for ‘Day of Champions’ ticket holders at 9.00am. Friday and Saturday gates open at 8.00am and on race day at 7.00am, but check our web page or Facebook and Twitter for the most up to date details and event timetable.
We haven’t taken this decision lightly and we really do understand that this may cause some inconvenience to a number of you, but we here at Silverstone take your safety and security seriously.
We will have lots of security staff, police and Racemakers on site so if you have any questions or concerns then please don’t hesitate to speak to them, they will only be too happy to help.
If you see or suspect anything suspicious then please contact a member of our team or the police straightaway.