MotoGP Staff |
Picture: Two wheels for life
The world-famous Day of Champions charity event is back in full force for this year’s British Grand Prix at Silverstone.
After a covid-enforced absence of two years, Day of Champions, in aid of British-based charity Two Wheels for Life – the official charity of MotoGP, returns this summer packed with all the elements previously enjoyed by British motorcycling fans.
A ride-in, paddock access, a scheduled pitlane walk, charity auctions, and all the stars of MotoGP will be back to kickstart the 2022 British Grand Prix on the Thursday before the Monster Energy round at Silverstone fires up on August 4.
The event was cancelled in 2020 with the cancellation of the British MotoGP round and was forced to adapt and change in 2021 because of the ongoing pandemic and restrictions in place at the time. 2022 sees a limited number of paddock and pit lane tickets are also available for purchase, giving lucky ticket holders exclusive access to the paddock and a look behind the scenes of MotoGP as riders and teams prepare for the Grand Prix weekend ahead.
Motorcyclists planning to arrive by bike can join in the on-track action by taking part in the Day of Champions ride-in for an extra fee, led by Niall Mackenzie, which includes two laps of the legendary Silverstone circuit and paddock access.
“We are so grateful for the kindness of all of those at MotoGP and at Silverstone for being so willing to assist in our dream of getting Day of Champions back on the calendar,” Two Wheels for Life founder Andrea Coleman said on the announcement.
“The past two years have been hard work for all charities, and we have been fighting back from a huge drop in fundraising as a result of the pandemic.
“Day of Champions has always been a foundation of our fundraising activities so not being able to run in 2020 and having to change the way it worked in 2021 forced us into making many changes to ensure we were still able to keep funding the essential work our charity partner Riders for Health does in Africa.
“We can’t wait to see everyone at Silverstone again this year and we are really looking forward to seeing a capacity crowd, all of the elements of Day of Champions that people love so much, and being able to give everyone a great day out.”
General Admission (pre-booked) £25 or £30 on the day (under 14s free)
Paddock entry £65 (under 13s £20, Under 5s FREE)
Ride-in (including paddock access) £80
Ride-in with pillion (including paddock access) £145 (Rider and child pillion £99)
Tickets can be bought directly at: https://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/day-of-champions
* COVID-19 protocol is in place to enter the paddock. The requirements are that you show proof of either your vaccination certificate, a PCR test taken less than 72hrs before entering the paddock, or a recovery certificate (no older than six months).