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Spectator information for this weekend's Classic Motorcycle Festival

Thursday, August 01 2019

The Classic Motorcycle Festival returns to Donington Park this weekend (3-4 August), for the annual celebration of all things retro motorcycling. If you're planning on attending, here is all you need to know to make the most of your visit.

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

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 Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG.

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 £21 per day. A full 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 both days.

How to get here
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 alternative entrances. All public parking is free of charge.

Disabled parking
Blue badge holders are welcome to park inside the paddock (Paddock 3) or at the dedicated disabled viewing area at Coppice corner accessed via Coppice Gate. A dedicated disabled viewing suite will be open throughout the weekend too at Lower Redgate. 

Please speak to a member of security or a steward upon arrival at the main entrance, who will direct you to the relevant parking area.

Food and drink
The 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 Saturday, and 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. A band will be playing inside Garage 39 on the Saturday evening from 9.30-11pm. 

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 in the paddock and the Donington Park Megastore. Each programme features in-depth articles on the events taking place this weekend along with entry lists and information on the racing timetable.

Star Guests
A number of star guests are confirmed to attend the Classic Motorcycle Festival, including Steve Parrish, Alex George, John Cooper, Stan Woods, Bruce Anstey, Charlie Williams and Derek Chatterton. Where possible, the star guests will take part in autograph sessions in the Garage 39 restaurant, café and bar at 11am and 2.30pm on both days. 

Display areas
There will be a number of large display areas at the Donington Classic Motorcycle Festival, including areas for the Vintage Japanese Motorcycle Club and Historic and Grand Prix displays on the Melbourne Loop. A Gold Star Club Display will be in Paddock Two, while there is a separate area for the RAF Classic Racing Team.
Click here to download a map of the paddock and display areas. 

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.

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.

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.