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Silverstone is set to celebrate next month’s Coronation Weekend with the jewel in the crown of the Intelligent Money British GT Championship, the Silverstone 500, roaring into the Northamptonshire circuit, 6-7 May. A three-hour endurance race covering 500 kilometres headlines the weekend’s on track action and Coronation celebrations will take centre stage in the off track activities.

The Coronation of The King and The Queen Consort on Saturday and nationwide celebrations continuing through the weekend, will be central to this race meeting. The occasion will be marked with a strong British theme around the venue. From a giant screen showing the Coronation ceremony, bunting in the paddock, plenty of flags flying, traditional afternoon tea served in our catering outlets and a marching band on the grid, it will be a memorable Coronation weekend for everyone enjoying the Intelligent Money British GT Championship at Silverstone.

The Silverstone 500 always features a jaw dropping grid of top marques with thrilling racing from lights out to the chequered flag three hours later. As the blue riband event of the championship and one that this year falls on the Coronation Weekend, it’s timely that the overall winners of the Silverstone 500 lift an historic piece of silverware, the prestigious 1932 Royal Automobile Club Trophy.

The Silverstone 500, the main race event of the weekend runs on Sunday and will feature a packed 40+ strong grid of Aston Martin, BMW, Ford, Ginetta, Mercedes-AMG, McLaren, Ford, Lamborghini and Porsche cars that will be providing thrilling racing, with nine world-class factory drivers, eight manufacturers and 10 reigning or former champions. A packed schedule of track action supporting the Silverstone 500 includes the GB3 Championship, GB4 Championship, Ginetta GT Academy, Michelin Ginetta Junior Championship and Protyre Motorsport Ginetta GT Championship.

The Silverstone round of the Intelligent Money British GT Championship will be the local race for five of the teams who will certainly be looking for home turf celebrations. 2 Seas Motorsport, RAM Racing and Greystone GT are on the doorstep, located in Silverstone, with Garage 59 and One Motorsport close by in Brackley.

Supercar Sunday is a traditional feature of this race meeting and is a treat for all fast car fans. The Silverstone Pitstop Café Paddock will be filled with privately owned supercars, with a parade of some of these most luxurious and stylish cars during the lunchbreak. A paddock autograph session is also a highlight of race day with all the drivers out in the paddock in front of their truck to meet the fans.

There’s plenty of family entertainment too with mini rovers, Stunt Show, simulators, climbing wall, sensory trailer, Pop Bang colour artist and Formula Art located behind the main grandstands. Tickets are from £22, with children 15 and under going free. Tickets include free roving grandstands, Heritage paddock access, Sunday paddock walk and autograph sessions, and parking. Book tickets here

For further information contact: Alison Hill, PR & Communications, Silverstone Tel: 07710 306588 Email: [email protected]