Oulton Park

Bennetts BSB FAQs

Are you buzzing with excitement and questions ahead of your Bennetts British Superbike Championship experience?

We’ve put together this handy list which’ll give you the low-down before your race weekend.

Don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have any further questions but otherwise, we hope you have an experience to remember!

 

If you’re lucky enough to have won hospitality passes for a Bennetts BSB round, we’ll send you a VIP parking pass. Just follow the signage when you get close to the circuit or ask a friendly person in high-vis at the gates.

There are some circuits that you’ll come in a different gate each time, so don’t worry too much if you end up in the wrong car park… enjoy the opportunity to get your bearings and take in the atmosphere.

Our best advice is to visit the circuits website – they’ll have all the information about parking listed. There are also buggies on site that shuttle guests around for free so try and flag one down.

The Bennetts hospitality suite will be open from 8.30am on Sunday and we’ll make sure the kettle is on and breakfast is served for when you arrive. A map is on the back of the white leaflet enclosed but if you get lost, head to the Bennetts stand in the paddock and we’ll set you on the right track.

A typical schedule for hospitality will look like this:

 

9.00             Arrive, meet your host in hospitality and enjoy some breakfast

10.30            Exclusive rider meet and greet with a Bennetts BSB rider

11.30            Head over to pit lane and jump the queue for the pit walk

12.00            Lunchtime

13.00            Head out of hospitality for your exclusive grid walk

13.30            Watch the Bennetts BSB Race 1 – closer than ever before

14.00            Get right in front of the winners’ enclosure & be within the bubbly splash zone

15.00            Afternoon tea…you won’t go hungry with us

16.30            Watch Bennetts BSB Race 2 from hospitality or your favourite spot

 

Please do let us know if you have any dietary requirements when we get in touch to let you know you’ve won.

Many of the hospitality suites will have exactly the number of seats that we’ve been allocated which means that children will need their own pass to gain access to the suite and won’t be able to come as well as another plus one – sorry! Please also bear in mind that kids under 16 won’t be able to take part in the grid walk so they’ll either need to keep us company in hospitality while you go on the grid walk or you risk missing out!

We’re pretty laid back and we know there’ll be more smiles all round if everyone feels comfortable. We just ask that you don’t wear anything that might offend your fellow guests.

As a hospitality guest, you’ll be joining us on a grid walk so make sure your shoes have backs on them (i.e. not flip flops or backless sandals) as you’ll get turned away at the start of the grid walk on safety reasons – we can’t risk you losing your shoes if they need to evacuate the grid quickly.

…All of the Bennetts BSB racing you can shake a stick at. These tickets will get you access on the Friday, Saturday AND Sunday of a race weekend (or a Saturday, Sunday and Monday of a Bank Holiday weekend).

If you’d like to bring children, check out the circuit’s website as many allow free access for under 12s or under 15s.

Make sure you head over to the Bennetts stand to pick up your priority pit walk wristband which will give you queue jump to the general public pit walks.

Be the first to hear the reaction of the riders who make it on to the podium straight after Bennetts BSB Race 1. When there’s no tears or grumbling riders, we’ll make sure that you get a photo with the riders and an autograph.

Ever wondered what it would feel like to stand on the top step of the podium of the Bennetts British Superbike Championship? While we can’t let you loose on track to earn it yourself, this is the next best thing! You’ll be given the opportunity to hand over the trophies to the riders in some of the proudest (or most frustrating) times of their lives.

Top tip – try and turn and face the crowd as you’re giving the trophies to the riders. We’d like you to get a good photo of the experience… not the back of your head!

This is a thrilling experience that will see you hanging on to a top UK rider and experience one of the UK’s best circuits at full throttle on a BMW S1000RR.

We’d really like you to stay in one piece so please make sure you come kitted up in full leathers (one piece or two-piece with full zip around and no skin showing) in good condition, boots, gloves and a full-face helmet. Textile clothing doesn’t slide as well as leather so our friends, the organisers of the event, won’t be able to let you out until they check you’re in the right kit.

The organisers also won’t send you out on track if the weather isn’t kind to us. If the track is too cold or too wet they may make the difficult decision to cancel the laps. If that happens please remember they’re just trying to keep you safe and unfortunately, we won’t be able to offer an alternative prize.

The Bennetts BSB officials tell us we can only offer this experience to those aged 18 or over so please don’t be offended if we ask your age before heading out on track.

Buckle up for a fast lap of one of the UK’s top circuits. Win a safety car lap in a BMW i8 or M4 and you’ll truly appreciate how tight, twisty and steep some of the sections of the circuit are, as you get flung around. We love seeing the big smiles as you pull back in to the start line.

The organisers won’t send you out on track if the weather isn’t kind to us. If the track is too cold or too wet they may make the difficult decision to cancel the laps. If that happens please remember they’re just trying to keep you safe and unfortunately, we won’t be able to offer an alternative prize.

The Bennetts BSB officials tell us we can only offer this experience to those aged 16 and over so please don’t be offended if we ask your age before heading out on track.

It doesn’t get closer to the action than this. Join our exclusive grid walk in the final minutes before the Bennetts BSB races go off. It’s busy, tense, and the perfect selfie opportunity.

Please make sure your shoes have backs on them (ie not flip flops or backless sandals) otherwise you’ll get turned away at the start of the grid walk on safety reasons. If it’s a hot day, bring two pairs of shoes if you’d prefer.

Feel free to snap away on the grid for mementos you can keep forever, but we do ask that you don’t chat to any of the riders or teams as they’ll likely be in race mode. Please and thanks!

Come and see us on the Bennetts stand in the paddock with a recent Bennetts email or your policy number for a priority pit walk wristband from one of our friendly team – we’ll even sort you out with a brew.

The wristband will act as a queue jump for the public pit walk on a Sunday morning and the Bennetts team will point you in the right direction for you to get access and miss the crowds.

This is totally personal preference and the majority of circuits have loads of local options from on-site camping to spa hotels. We suggest popping a search in Google and doing a bit of research to find the one for you. The circuits’ websites usually list a wide variety of the best local accommodation to steer you in the right direction.

MSV will do all they can in wet weather to keep the racing schedule on time and will constantly keep you up to date on any changes via their website www.britishsuperbikes.com and their social media channels, so keep an eye out.

If you’ve won a pillion lap or safety car lap, there’s a chance the organisers won’t send you out on track - if the track is too cold or too wet they may make the difficult decision to cancel the laps. If that happens please remember they’re just trying to keep you safe.

We know that things change and when you enter a competition for a Bennetts BSB race weekend, life can happen meaning you won’t be able to attend after all. We’ll do all we can to help you out but unfortunately, it’s dependent on what availability we have left and we can’t always help. We hope you understand!

If you’re lucky enough to win the chance to present the trophies on the podium of one of the Bennetts BSB races, we’ll give you one of our exclusive Bennetts fleeces.

We know they’re nice and we always get requests from other hospitality guests for a fleece… and there’s only one other way to get your hands on one. Just let us know, when you check in to hospitality, that you’d like to volunteer to hold the boards on the front row of the grid for one of the races and we’ll hook you up!

We’ll send your tickets in big, bright, red envelopes early in the week on the run up to the race weekend. They will need a signature – we send them recorded delivery, so we can make sure the right people get their prizes and we can let you know if there’s been a delay.

If there’s no red envelope and no “Sorry we missed you” card from the Post Office by Thursday afternoon, please get in touch with us via Facebook, Twitter, Instagram or exclusives@bennetts.co.uk


The majority of Bennetts BSB rounds have helmet and leather parks to save you carrying your kit all day long.

If you’re lucky enough to have a hospitality ticket, we welcome you to bring your kit to the suite. That’ll be your base for the day and there’ll be security checking that only Bennetts staff and customers are allowed in - so make yourself at home!


Please, please, please give another Bennetts customer the chance to attend a Bennetts BSB weekend if you win and can no longer attend. The tickets aren’t for resale and the BSB officials are very strict about that – they’ll cancel the tickets if they find out!

We’ll be based in or near the paddock at each round so pop over for a cuppa and a chat. We’ll be there from 9.00am on the Saturday and Sunday (or the Sunday and Monday of a Bank Holiday) to answer any questions or for a chat. We’ll also sign you up to our competition to win a Ducati 959 Panigale, that’ll be drawn at the end of the year.

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