Spectator information – Easter BTCC
The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship storms into Donington Park this Easter weekend (15-16 April) for an exciting mix of top class racing and family entertainment. If you’re coming along this weekend, here’s some information to help you make the most of your visit to Donington Park.
Gate opening times and entry prices
Gates will open at 7.30am across the weekend, and individual tickets are available on the gate as follows:
Sunday pair: £65
Children aged 13 and under go free with an accompanying adult throughout the weekend.
The lively infield campsite is in operation this weekend. The campsite will open at 1pm on Friday (14 April) and close at 1pm on Monday (17 April). The campsite will include family activities, and live music in the entertainment zone, which will include food outlets and bars.
Limited campsite spaces are also available, but please call 01332 810048 to confirm availability before setting off.
The main free car parking area this weekend will be on the Tarmac Lake and Heritage Loop. Please follow all direction signs and security directions, who will show you the best way to access parking.
If you are collecting tickets this weekend, collection points in operation this weekend are at Gate 21 (near the Melbourne hairpin and Formula E complex), Gate 21 (near the Fogarty/Roberts Esses) and Gate 4 (Tarmac lake). Tickets can be collected from any of those points. Click here for a map.
Track activity times
Cars will take to the track at 9.30am on Saturday and 9.25am on Sunday. The British Touring Cars will be on track at the following times:
Saturday: 09.30 – 10.10, 12.25-13.05 & 15.40 – 16.10 ( two free practice sessions and one qualifying)
Sunday: 11.37 (race one), 14.25 (race two) & 17.22 (race three)
For a full event timetable, click here.
Public viewing areas and big screens
All the standard viewing areas will be open for viewing, including the infield and infield grandstand. A number of big screens will be in operation in popular viewing areas on Sunday, positioned at Redgate, Hollywood and the infield.
Programmes, competitions and social media
Souvenir programmes will be available at busy entrance points around the circuit and at the Paddock Kiosk for just £5 throughout the weekend. These will be full of information on this weekend’s event, with driver features, team guides and spotter information. Keep an eye on Donington’s official Twitter and Facebook feeds too, as there will be an opportunity to win a goody bag each day!
Trade and merchandise areas
A selection of merchandise and trade stalls will be in operation at Redgate, and on the infield allowing fans to purchase the latest team and rider merchandise, as well as other memorabilia. There will also be a number of car displays around the venue from BTCC teams and manufacturers.
Catering and food points
Catering outlets serving hot food and other refreshments will also be open in the paddock, at the paddock entrance and at Redgate corner on the infield and at other popular locations around the circuit. The Museum café will also be open throughout the weekend.
There are free to use cash machines at the Grand Prix Collection and at the Pit Stop Restaurant.
FunZone, entertainment and other family activities
A FunZone is in operation throughout the weekend on the infield, with bouncy castles, trampolines, remote control cars and petrol go karts. In the large indoor Paddock Suite, there are further activities including a pit stop challenge, simulators, face painting, bouncy castles and a giant Scalextric set. Live bands playing a mixture of rock, pop and chart music will be performing at the campsite entertainment zone on Saturday evening, once circuit action has finished. Any spectator with a weekend admission ticket will be able to attend the live music at the campsite.
Open paddock and pit walk
The paddocks will be open all weekend, allowing great access to the teams and drivers. This also means that spectators will be able to view the podium ceremonies outside the Paddock Suite. A free of charge pit walk will also take place during the Sunday lunch break at 1pm.
There are two areas that offer disabled and accessibility viewing. There is a suite at Redgate corner and a raised viewing area at Coppice that allows cars to be parked. Please ensure disabled badges are displayed on your vehicle and our security team will be happy to assist with directions.
For more information about this weekend’s event, click here.