World Superbikes features a new split race format for this season, with races being held on Saturday and Sunday as opposed to the dual race format on a Sunday as used previously. Donington is pleased to confirm that the races will take place at 3pm on Saturday and 3pm on Sunday.
This is in addition to a total of seven other races across the weekend, which includes action from World Supersport, Superstock 1000, the Ducati TriOptions Cup, European Junior Cup, and the National Superstock 600 and 1000 series.
The World Superbike race timings will mean riders and teams will be able to engage in more interaction with spectators at the circuit. Some are already confirmed to make appearances at Donington’s improved camping zone which will be located on the circuit infield, with dedicated entertainment to be laid on for those staying over, including live music.
Fans will also be able to gain access to the paddock for the first time at no additional charge, meaning they will be able to get much closer to the riders and the teams. What’s more, with tickets currently available at early bird discounted rates until midnight on 31st January, weekend tickets for this year’s event are currently cheaper than last year’s equivalent cost for a Sunday ticket plus paddock pass. Ticket prices will increase after the early bird offers go offline.
Donington Park Sporting Director Bob Adams commented: “We have been very keen to make the World Superbike race events as spectator friendly as possible, and are very pleased to be able to confirm our plans for the year. We are committed to doing whatever we can to improve the spectator experience, and with the new open paddock, better camping facilities and a good timetable of racing on both days, we are confident that the event will be a big improvement for all spectators. The new race format will encourage anyone coming to make a weekend of it, and enjoy all the additional entertainment.”
Weekend tickets for the World Superbike Championship are available on an early bird discounted rate until midnight on 31 January. For more information visit www.donington-park.co.uk.