Paddock Show

Exclusive to WorldSBK, the Paddock Show is back bigger than ever before. With more opportunity to meet the riders, win official WorldSBK goodies, sit and have a photo on the many replica machines on display and an all new SuperShow on Saturday. More than two hours of entertainment involving riders from all classes, you won’t want to miss any of the on-stage action and autograph sessions.

CELEBRATE WITH YOUR HEROES
NEW PARC FERME & PODIUM IN THE PADDOCK SHOW
More access than ever before - free for all fans!
SATURDAY: End of all Superpole 2 & WorldSBK Race 1
SUNDAY: End of all Races

TOP SHOWS on Friday:
13:30 - 14:00   Sofa Race Chat Show
14:30 - 14:45   Interactive Quiz Game for Fans
17:20 - 17:35   WorldSSP Opening Day Show
17:40 - 17:55   WorldSBK Opening Day Show
19:00 - 20:00   Live Music - Voodoo Moon Concert
20:30 - 21:30   Live Music - El Duderino Concert

TOP SHOWS on Saturday:
After WorldSBK Race 1 - Podium Show
16:05 - 16:20   MOTUL Race Chat
16:30 - 17:05   WorldSSP, WorldSSP300 & STK100 Meet 'n' Greet with riders
17:10 - 17:30   WorldSBK Meet 'n' Greet with all riders
17:30 - 18:15   Two Wheels for Life Charity Auction
18:20 - 19:30   CIA Landlord Insurance Rider Concert
20:00 - 21:00   Live Music - Junction Concert
21:30 - 22:30   Live Music - Eddie and the Wolves Concert

TOP SHOWS on Sunday:
10:10 - 10:20   British Talent Cup Autograph Session
10:30 - 10:40   WorldSSP300 Autograph Sesssion
10:45 - 10:55   MOTUL Race Chat
11:00 - 11:10   STK100 Autograph Session
PODIUM SHOWS after all Races

Shows and Live Commentary for all sessions from Friday till Sunday.
Schedule subject to modifications/cancellations. Follow Circuit PA.

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WorldSBK Official Programme

You can now view the WorldSBK official programme online, providing essential information about the weekend’s racing and the Championships at each event, with everything you need to guide you through the racing. Catch up on the season so far and learn more about the riders with exclusive interviews, features and rider profiles.

The circuit map and event timetables will help you navigate and plan your weekend, to ensure you don’t miss out on any of the WorldSBK action.

Don’t forget to pick up your copy of the official programme from the kiosks around the circuit, to get all the riders' autographs for a memorable souvenir of your WorldSBK weekend!

Click the image or here to download

Fan Guide

FAN ZONE: Friday to Sunday
Motorbike product display and photoshooting.

MERCHANDISING AREA: Friday to Sunday  
Merchandising & Shops

EXTREME WHEELIE: Saturday & Sunday
Extreme Wheelie will teach you how to wheelie a superbike in the safest way possible, with specialist equipment and expect instructors.

DEMON DROME WALL OF DEATH: Saturday & Sunday
The world famous Demon Drome Wall of Death will be in action - home to death defying tricks and stunts performed on a vertical raceway!

DOWNFORCE RACING SIMULATOR: Saturday & Sunday
Racing on the Downforce simulator is an amazing experience that many racing drivers have said is so close to the real thing, it's scary!

INFLATABLE FUN: Saturday & Sunday
There will be plenty of inflatable fun across the weekend with the inclusion of bouncy castles, bungee trampolines and inflatable slides courtesy of Grays Funfair.

LIVE MUSIC CAMPSITE: Friday & Saturday
Live bands will perform on the vibrant infield campsite until late in the evening!
Friday: The Lost Boys: 19:00 – 20:45 *** Junction 21:15 – 23:00
Saturday: Manta Ray: 19:00 – 20:45 *** Jasper Rocks 21:15 – 23:00 

FAIRGROUND: Saturday & Sunday
A fairground with an assortment of exciting rides will be operating all weekend.

FACE PAITING: Sunday
Circuit amazing face painter will be on hand all Sunday, adding to the array of kids' activities.

SUPERBIKE CLUB DISPLAY: Saturday & Sunday
To compliment the ferocious bikes competing in the Superbike World Championship on track, Donington Park will play host to a magnificent display of machinery including, Classics, Super and Sports Bikes.

Activities subject to modifications/cancellations. Follow Circuit PA.

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Spectator Services

TICKETS
All tickets include access to Paddock.
Children under 13 are admitted free when accompanied by adult.

WEEKEND CAMPING
Infield Camping to the east of the circuit, offering views from the Old Hairpin round to the Esses is available to all fans; need advance booking at the Circuit website.
The campsite opens at midday on the Thursday, and closes at midday on the Monday after the Event.

PARKING
Parking is free of charge for all public car parks and disabled car parks.
Starkey’s Parking with great views through Craner/Old Hairpin/Starkey/Schwantz is available, all persons will still require a valid entry ticket.

HELMET GUARD SERVICE
A helmet deposit area availalbe at Gate 4 (by the Tarmac Lake).

Useful Information

Full name: Donington Park, UK

Capital: London

Time zone: GMT

Currency: Pound sterling (sign: £, code: GBP)

Electric plug type: G

Important telephone numbers:

  • Emergency services: 999
  • Citizens Advice: 03444 111 444
  • East Midlands Airport: +44 871 919 9000
  • Go Leicestershire Tourist Centre: +44 116 225 4000

Weather: The UK is famous for its often damp, mild weather but in truth it is a temperate climate. WorldSBK visits Donington at the end of May with an average maximum daily temperature of 15°C (59°F) and an average low of 7°C (45°F). There is a 57% chance of rain per day in May at Donington so take your waterproof jacket and an umbrella.

Why we love the UK and the East Midlands

Visiting the UK is a wonderful experience, whether you visit the bustling capital London or head straight to the good old British countryside.

London itself is one of the world’s major cities, one of the largest in Europe and the second most visited city on the planet after Bangkok in Thailand, with 20 million people visiting every year.

You could spend two weeks in England’s capital and still have plenty more to see after visiting such delightful places as Buckingham Palace, the Tower of London, Hyde Park, The British Museum, Big Ben and Parliament, Westminster Abbey, The London Eye, Piccadilly Circus and Trafalgar Square, St Paul's Cathedral, Kew Gardens, Soho and Covent Garden.

Elsewhere in the UK the Lake District in the north of England, the Cotswolds in the south, Cornwall on the south coast, the Scottish Highlands and the mountains of Wales are all beautiful places to spend a few days.

The East Midlands area around Donington Park also has its own special character, rich history, interesting towns and cities and stunning countryside.

This is the heart of England and is easy to reach from anywhere else in the UK, plus with its own airport just next to the circuit, travel could not be easier. The beautiful counties of Leicestershire, Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire are on your doorstep from Donington, so why not go exploring?

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Finding the right accommodation

With so many people visiting the UK every year and with lots of people on the move every day around this densely populated and busy country there is an abundance of accommodation for visitors and travelers.

Whether you are looking for a campsite, somewhere to park a motorhome, a B&B guesthouse (bed and breakfast), a rented apartment or cottage or hotel to suit any price range you will find whatever you need within a few miles of Donington.

There are guesthouses and hotels which cater just for the circuit itself and if they are booked up there are always places to stay in the nearby towns and cities of Derby, Nottingham, Loughborough or Leicester, or anywhere close along the M1 motorway.

Exploring the East Midlands

When visiting the East Midlands region to watch the bikes in action at Donington there is lots more also on offer within easy reach of the circuit.

There is an interesting museum at the track, the Donington Grand Prix Exhibition, whilst the nearby town of Castle Donington, on the edge of the beautiful National Forest, is worth a look around. Elsewhere in Leicestershire the National Space Centre is a cool place to take children for an afternoon of discovery.

The city of Nottingham is a short drive away and is certainly worth a visit. Call in at the City of Caves, visit the impressive Lace Market district, enjoy a quintessentially English cricket match at the Trent Bridge international cricket ground, stroll around the busy shopping streets or sample the nightlife in the many cafes, bars, pubs and restaurants dotted around the city centre. Nottinghamshire is also famous for the legend of Robin Hood and the county’s Sherwood Forest is now a National Nature Reserve which is very popular with visitors.

Derbyshire’s stunningly beautiful Peak District is not far away either and can be explored on foot, bicycle, train or even better, on a motorbike. Start in Matlock and make your way along the winding roads to Bakewell and then onwards to places such as Hathersage, Castleton and Edale.

Tips for visiting the East Midlands

This area of England has some great pubs, with every city and town having plenty of good ‘watering holes’. Once you get out into the picturesque English countryside it is often the case that smaller villages have some of the coziest and friendliest pubs of them all.

Not all pubs offer food and ‘pub grub’ - as the English call it – can be something of a lottery, but with a little planning or simply asking the locals you can find a welcoming tavern with excellent meals on offer.

Try a Ploughman’s Lunch (meat, cheese and pickles), a traditional serving of fish ‘n’ chips, roast beef or a steak and ale pie. The East Midlands also has some of the best local ales in the country.

Also, locally made Red Leicester or Blue Stilton cheeses are delicious and a top quality Melton Mowbray pork pie is a true English delicacy.

Did you know?

Donington was the venue for the first career win of four-time WorldSBK World Champion Carl Fogarty, in 1992 in Race 2.

Through the 1980s and up until the mid 1990s Castle Donington was home to the epic Monsters of Rock music festival which featured such legendary bands as AC/DC, Whitesnake, Van Halen, Metallica, KISS, Aerosmith and Iron Maiden.