May 6th - 7th
It’s official! Endurance Legends will thunder into action at the world famous Donington Park over the weekend of 6-7 May 2017.
Excitement for the event which hosts the UK’s only four hour classic endurance race has been building rapidly since details were released in April 2016, but in addition to releasing the official date, the organisers are thrilled to be able to confirm more high profile racing to pack the adrenaline-filled weekend schedule.
Motorcycling legends Freddie Spencer, James Whitham and Steve Parrish are among the star names set to make appearances during the weekend. Whitham and Parrish will be competing in the four hour endurance, riding alongside MCN senior road tester Michael Neeves on a Suzuki Katana machine that has been the focus of much pre-event talk, with the bike built up in full public view at the Motorcycle Live show last November. They are just one of over 50 teams entered for the race, with multiple riders sharing each machine, meaning that outright speed will need to be matched with exceptional teamwork and strategy in order to take victory.
Spencer meanwhile will be riding a Two Brothers Honda RC30 in Sunday’s race bike parade ahead of the Endurance, as well as taking part in an interview and autograph session in the Endurance Legends marquee, where he’ll also be signing his new book, Feel.
Recreating the sight, sounds and spirit of racing in the 1950’s and early 1960’s, the Lansdowne Classic Series will fill the ex-Grand Prix circuit with an historic mix of Manx Nortons, Matchless G50s, AJS 7Rs and more.
Of course Endurance Legends wouldn’t be complete without the noise of screaming 2-strokes, so being able to welcome the ICGP (International Classic Grand Prix) with an enviable grid of genuine ex-GP race bikes is a dream come true.
Tickets available on the gate only, priced at:
Saturday - £17
Sunday - £17
Weekend - £30
Children 13 and under go free.
CONCESSIONS (Race day only)
£5 off for OAP/Little Racers/local residents
£2 off for DPRAC
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What time will the gates open? – Gates will be open at 7.30am on Sat and Sun.
Can I purchase my ticket at the gate? – Yes tickets are available on entry on the day.
Are children free? – Yes children aged 13 and under are free.
Is there racing both days? – Yes there will be racing action on both the Saturday and the Sunday, a timetable will be available on the main event page closer to the race date.
Do I need to pay for parking? – Parking is free for this event.
Can I visit the museum? – Yes, you get 50% off of adult entry for our museum on the back of your ticket, this is valid only for the date on your ticket.
Is the Melbourne loop hairpin in use for this event? – There won’t be any racing on this section of the track, it is used for access only.
Can I leave the circuit and return on the same day? - Yes you can. Please ensure you scan your ticket or have your hand stamped when leaving the venue. You can only re-enter the venue if your ticket is valid for that day, and your hand is stamped.
Do I qualify for a senior citizen discount? - Visitors over 60 are entitled to a £5 discount at this event. Discounts are only valid for on the day purchases.
Do I qualify for a local resident discount? - Local Residents are entitled to a £5 discount. Please ensure you bring along valid proof of address and photographic ID. Valid postcodes for a local discount are DE74, DE73, DE72 and LE12 9. Discounts are only valid for on the day purchases.
Is there disabled parking and viewing available? - The disabled parking area is inside the paddock for this event, and viewing will be available from a suite at Redgate corner. Please ensure a blue badge is displayed and our security team will be happy to assist with directions.
Can I get into the pits and paddock? - The paddock is open for this event, but please note there will be heavy vehicle movement so please be cautious and ensure children are supervised at all times. Pit areas are only accessible by authorised personnel.
Where are the baby changing facilities? - Baby changing and feeding facilities are available at Redgate Suite Information. The Paddock Suite also contains these facilities.
Are animals permitted on site? - No animals are permitted anywhere on site, with the exception of guide/assistance dogs.
Are there any cash machines on site? - Yes, free to use cash machines can be found in the Pitstop Restaurant in the paddock, or at the Donington Collections museum.
Where can I report lost property or hand in something I have found? - Please head to the security point at Gate 21 (opposite the FIA Formula E complex) to hand in or report any lost property.
Can I take photos of the racing? - You are welcome to bring cameras to the event and take photographs, but for personal use only.
Can I bring a drone camera with me? - Drone cameras and remote controlled aircraft are not permitted, and may be confiscated if found.
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