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Spectator information for this weekend's Classic Motorcycle Festival

Wednesday, August 01 2018

The Classic Motorcycle Festival returns to Donington Park this weekend (3-5 August), with another jam packed schedule of racing, star guests and massive display areas. If you're coming along this weekend, here is some useful information to help you make the most of your visit.

Click here to download a timetable of the racing action, which features 50 races courtesy of the Classic Racing Motorcycle Club (CRMC).

Venue map
Click here to download a map of the venue.

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, login to your MSV account to access them. 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.

Additional tickets are available to purchase on the gate for £10 on Friday and £20 on Saturday and Sunday, while a full three day weekend ticket is available for £35 - discounts are available for 13-15 year olds, while under-13s go free.

Gate opening times
Public admission to the circuit is from 7.30am on all three days.

How to get here
Please click here for directions to the venue.

You will be directed to our Main Entrance (near the paddock) on arrival, but should this get congested we will direct you to our museum entrance. Please follow directional signage on the approach to the circuit. Our main car parks are all free of charge.

Bike parking
We are pleased to be able to offer bike parking to all our spectators in the paddock. Please follow signage and have your ticket ready as you park.

Disabled parking
Blue badge holders are welcome to park inside the paddock (Paddock 3), next to our bike park. A dedicated disabled viewing suite (Redgate Suite 43) will be open throughout the weekend too. Please speak to a member of security or a steward upon arrival, who will direct you to the relevant parking area.

Star guests
A number of star guests will be at the event, including festival regular Steve Parrish. Also confirmed are:

• Stan Woods (three-time winner of King of Brands Hatch and former Suzuki factory rider
• Jim Curry (1968 British 125cc Champion)
• Derek Chatterton (Former GP rider, two-time winner of North West 200 and Isle of Man TT competitor)
• Glen English (FIM World Classic Bike Champion)
• Charlie Williams (15 time Grand Prix winner, eight time Isle of Man winner)
• Hudson Kennaugh (2013 British Superstock Champion)
• Danny Webb (former Moto3, 125cc GP rider, and current IIRC and Isle of Man TT rider)
• Alex George (1975 Production Isle of Man TT winner, double Isle of Man TT winner in 1979, 1969 Lightweight Manx Grand Prix winner)
• Adam Child (Senior Motorcycle News Road tester)
• Alan Oversby (2006 Manx Grand Prix Winner)
• Jenny Tinmouth (Fastest female at the Isle of Man TT and British Superbike competitor)
• A roster of top historic motorcycle riders including Hasse Gustafson, Peter Howarth, George Hogton-Rusling, Mike Cooper and many more.

The star guests will be based at times in the Garage 39 Restaurant, Bar and Café, with some making other appearances around the venue and taking part in the parades.

Star bikes
A number of rare and special bikes will be on display or taking part in the parades across the weekend, including:

• Three Honda RC174-6 cylinder race bikes including one original works RC174 from Peter Fox
• Josh Brookes' Norton SG7 will be ridden by Adam Child on Friday
• Steve Wheatman's Suzuki RG500 will be on track on Saturday afternoon, with Danny Webb riding
• Steve Parrish will ride Mick Hemmings' Norton Dominator
• Ex-Colin Edwards 2013 MotoGP Yamaha will be on display
• Gordon Russell's Norton Dominator will be piloted by Jenny Tinmouth
• Ex Danilo Petrucci and Michael Rutter Ducati 1098R
• Ex Van de Gurbergh & Aoki Honda NSR
• A collection of seven BSA Goldstars on display to compliment those racing on track
• Other notable display bikes include: 500cc MV3, 500cc Bianchi, 1957 Gilera 500/4, Seeley Kawasaki H1R, Suzuki XR69, Honda RSC1123 Superbike, Honda NS500, Honda RC45 Endurance, Yamaha TZ700 (Ex Romero), TZ750D, Yamaha YZR500 (Ex Marco Papa), Honda RS125 (Ex Bruce Anstey), 1951 Ex Works 350cc Moto Guzzi, Honda RC30, RC45, CR750, CB1100R, NSR500, SP1, Honda NSR 500 (Ex Aoki), Alpha Centuri 250, Arter Matchless, Sparton 500/3, Barton Phoenix 750/4, Zeigler 80.

Food and drink
The stunning new Garage 39 café, bar and restaurant in the heart of the paddock will be open throughout the event, with a wide range of food, drinks and refreshments on offer. Garage 39 will open from 7.30am until 11pm on Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday from 7.30am until an hour after racing concludes on Sunday. Other mobile outlets will be open around the circuit in the most popular viewing areas.

Infield access
Access to the infield viewing areas this weekend will be via the spectator tunnels in the paddock (at the side of Garage 39) and at the Esses.

Souvenir Programmes
Official event programmes are on sale around the venue. Each programme features in-depth articles on the events taking place this weekend along with entry lists and information on the racing timetable.

There is a cashpoint on site, which is located inside the new Megastore, opposite Garage 39.

Donington Park LIVE! App
Download the Donington Park LIVE! app for free. Available from both the Apple and Google Play Stores, it boasts live timing, live race commentary and event timetable information. Click here to visit the iTunes Store now and here for the Google Play Store.

Radio Donington 87.7FM
Radio Donington will be broadcasting live commentary, interviews and spectator information throughout the weekend. Earpiece radios will be on sale at the new Donington megastore for £7 as well as from the grandstands.