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BSB 'Big Brands Bash' - all you need to know!

Wednesday, June 12 2019

If you're coming to this weekend's  Bennetts British Superbike Championship (14-16 June) on the full Grand Prix circuit, here's some useful information to help you make the most of your visit...

Weekend Camping 
PLEASE NOTE: Due to the heavy recent rainfall, please come prepared for wetter ground conditions than normal. We are monitoring the situation and may need to relocate campers to the driest areas on arrival.


Click here
to download a campsite information leaflet. We have General and Quiet campsites with full facilities. Places are still available for General camping (only) priced £30 for adults and £18 for teens (13-15) on the gate. Kids under 13 are FREE! The campsite opens at midday on Thursday 13 June and will close at midday on Monday 17 June. 

Gate opening times 
The gate opening times for this weekend are:

Friday - 8.30am 
Saturday - 8am 
Sunday - 7am

Timetable
Click here
to download a timetable for this weekend's event.

Venue Map
Click here
to view a map of the venue.

Parking
Parking at Brands Hatch is free of charge for cars and motorcycles. However, if you wish to park at Southbank (the grass bank opposite the rear of the pits) or infield (the area behind Druids hairpin) parking is available for £5 per car (bikes not permitted) on Saturday and Sunday.
Click here to download a pass. Please note Southbank will be closed on Friday.

Tickets
Advance online ticket sales have now closed, but you can still pay on the gate at the following prices:

Friday (practice): Adult £12, 13-15 year olds £8, senior citizens £10 
Saturday (qualifying): Adult £16, 13-15 year olds £10, senior citizens £13 
Sunday (main raceday): Adult £35, 13-15 year olds £21, senior citizens £27 
Children under 13 are free on all days.

If you have chosen to have tickets posted (not print-at-home) you will need to bring the originals to the circuit as copies and receipts are not accepted. All advance tickets have now been dispatched and were sent by either Recorded or Special Delivery, meaning a signature is required.

In the rare instance that your tickets have not arrived in time you will need to purchase them at the gate price and obtain a refund after the event by returning the gate ticket stubs and your original tickets to the main MSV office at Brands Hatch.

Print-at-home tickets are emailed on the day of purchase. If you haven't received yours, you can access them by logging on to your MSV account. Print all your e-documents and bring them to the venue. Your order confirmation email will not gain you admission to the venue - you must have your e-tickets printed.

Please have your tickets separated before arriving at the gate.

Trackside Lounge Viewing upgrades
Trackside Lounge Includes access to a shared Brabham Stewart suite located along the start/ finish line. Each suite has unrivalled views of the track with in-suite commentary, TV and live timings and a seat in the Desire Wilson grandstand. A race programme per guest, tea and coffee making facilities and a cold buffet lunch are also included. Available for £99 from the Megastore opposite the Kentagon restaurant.

Grandstand seats 
Grandstand seating is available in Paddock Hill Bend grandstand on Saturday for £5 and Sunday for £20, whilst Sunday only seating is available in the Pit Straight and Hailwoods grandstands for £15, and Desire Wilson grandstand for £10. These can all be purchased from the Megastore opposite the Kentagon restaurant.

Programmes 
Official event programmes are on sale from the main entrance gates, Chapmans Kiosk and the Megastore for £5. Each programme features in-depth articles on all the championships competing this weekend, along with entry lists and information on the racing timetable.

Big Screens
You won't miss any of the action on Sunday with our three big TV screens. Two are located on Southbank facing both the Paddock Hill and Pit Straight grandstands, with a third screen opposite Hailwoods grandstand.

Free Pit Walk
Meet your favourite riders for photos and autographs at the FREE pit walk at 11.20 on Sunday. Queue at the ambulance gate to the left of the Megastore.

Rider Meet-and-Greet at the Bennetts BSB hub 
The Bennetts hub, located behind Pit Straight grandstand, will host rider sessions across the weekend with timings as follows:

Saturday
Riders meet and greet at the Bennetts BSB Hub - session 1
12:00 - 12:15
Hector Barbera and Josh Elliott

Riders meet and greet at the Bennetts BSB Hub - session 2
14:00 - 14:15 
Dan Linfoot and Ryan Vickers

Sunday
Riders meet and greet at the Bennetts BSB hub - session 1
10:30 - 10:45
Jason O'Halloran and Luke Mossey

Riders meet and greet at the Bennetts BSB Hub - session 2
10:50 - 11:05
Danny Buchan and Claudio Corti

Helmet and leather parks 
The Rotary Club operates two helmet and leather parks in aid of local good causes. These are situated just inside the main and airfield gates and are open on Saturday and Sunday. Prices are as follows:

£7.00 per clothing bag, one bag per person.
£2.50 per helmet bag, one helmet per person 
No helmets in clothing bags
Clothing bag and helmet bag in combination per person £8.00

Bike Security 
Please ensure you park in the designated bike parking areas, as these areas are patrolled by our security team. Lock your bike and set the alarm and immobiliser if it has one, and consider having it security-marked to deter thieves and make it easier to identify and return your vehicle if it is stolen.

Kentagon Restaurant 
The Kentagon and Hailwoods restaurants will be open throughout the weekend, serving hot and cold food. You can also grab a sandwich or snack from the new 'Coffee Corner' in the Kentagon, and our Fast Lane food kiosks will offer takeaway food for those in a hurry. The Grand Prix Terrace in the Paddock is also open all weekend. 

Live Music
Our Heineken-sponsored live music stage on the campsite hosts the BSB 'Bands Hatch' summer concert on Saturday evening. This year's acts are:

18.15 The Kix - punk and new wave covers from the late 1970s
19.20 The Miles Cookman Band - rock and blues covers
20.35 Hot Red Chilli Peppers - tribute band
21.50 Guns or Roses - tribute 
22.45 Concert ends

The concert is open to all valid weekend and Saturday ticket holders.

Weekend kids' entertainment 
There's plenty to keep children entertained throughout the weekend in our Fun Zone:

Funfair - Saturday & Sunday (additional charges apply)
Climbing Wall and Caterpillar Climb and Slide - Saturday & Sunday (additional charges apply)
Go karting (opposite the Megastore) - Sunday only, £15 for ages age 8+

The Brands Hatch playground is located by the Kentagon restaurant and has equipment for children of all ages from toddler to 14. There are climbing frames, swings and much more!

Brands Hatch LIVE! Xtra App 
Download the Brands Hatch LIVE! Xtra app for iOS devices. Available from the Apple Store, it will transform your spectating experience with live timing, plus vehicle tracking with information on where the best action is taking place, TV-style graphics, live radio and rider information.
Click here to visit the iTunes Store now.

Free WiFi 
Free WiFi can be accessed from the pit garages, spectator grandstands, and the Kentagon and Hailwoods restaurants. To access the facility, provided free-of-charge via the Purple WiFi portal, simply select MSV-HOTSPOT-WIFI from your smartphone, tablet or PC and log in using your Facebook or email address details.

Bennetts BSB radio 
You won't miss any of the commentary from anywhere around the circuit by tuning in to 87.7FM. You can also contact the BSB radio team via text to 60777 starting your message with BSB or by email to
studio@britishsuperbike.com . Earpiece radios will be on sale from the Megastore for £7.

Here to help
Excellent customer service is important to us, and all our staff are trained to help you make the most of your visit to the circuit. Whether you need assistance to find a lost child or to locate a disabled toilet, please ask one of the many uniformed staff you will see throughout the venue.

Security
The safety and security of all our visitors is paramount, so please be aware you may be subject to bag searches and security checks at our venue. We would also politely ask, as an additional security measure, that you put luggage tags on all of your bags detailing your name and mobile number, so that it can be easily identified. Please do not leave your bag or personal belongings unattended at any time.