If you’re a full-on British Superbike Superfan, or you just like watching people ride race bikes really fast, there’s a rare opportunity to do it tomorrow, for free. MSV are opening the doors of Donington Park for spectators to come and watch the official BSB test, for free.
Donington Park circuit owners, MSV, released the following statement yesterday:
MSV have been closely monitoring the weather forecast for this Thursday’s event at Donington Park.
Whilst conditions look like being dry and bright, due to the expected low temperatures a number of Bennetts BSB teams will now not be participating in the test.
The event will go ahead as planned, however in light of this information MSV have decided it is no longer appropriate to charge for venue admission. This means that access will now be free of charge to spectators.
All advance ticket purchasers will be contacted via email today. You can either transfer your ticket(s) to the Oulton Park Official Test (Thursday 21 April) or receive a full credit to your MSV account, valid for 12 months. Should you have any queries in the meantime please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Whilst ‘a number of BSB teams’ might not be there, I’m certain there will be plenty of teams that will. They’ll have paid for the test, and I can’t see them getting a refund for it from MSVR, so they’ll be there and making the most of any track time they can get.
So if you’ve got a day off and your in the area, why not have yourself a day out. You don’t get many chances to watch the pros, semi-pros and top British amateurs all in one place at one time, without paying handsomely for the privilege.
Alright, the weather forecast isn’t great, but it’s not going to be pissing it down, and I doubt there’ll be a frost, so you’ll only need to take your big coat. And maybe a hat.
If you do go, and you want to see a bit of action, make sure you park yourself at Craner Curves. There’s a slight drop off in the tarmac that always catches people out when it’s cold (even the very best riders), so you can expect to see some carnage there.
If you’re riding there tomorrow, may the gods be ever in your favour.