Riders for Health, the official charity of MotoGP, have announced that tickets for Day of Champions 2008 will go on sale on Monday 31st March at 9am.
Day of Champions will take place on Thursday 19th June, at Donington Park. Riders is also pleased to announce that it has frozen ticket prices for the event for the second year in a row.
This year Riders are giving fans the chance to buy tickets 24 hours a day through their re-launched website www.riders.org. Those that don’t want to buy online can call the Day of Champions ticket-line on 08702 242 960 between 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Riders will also be selling tickets on their famous ‘helmet bus’ at British Superbike rounds before the event.
Once again, fans will be able to see behind the scenes of MotoGP as the teams open up the paddock to lucky ticket holders. As always there will also be lots of events taking place on the infield and around the track.
Former British Superbike Champion, Niall Mackenzie, has confirmed that he will be leading the traditional ride-in to Donington. This year the ride-in meets at Mallory Park, before completing two laps of the track and heading to the Victoria pub in Coalville, where participants enjoy breakfast before heading to Donington. It concludes with hundreds of bikers taking to the Donington tarmac for two parade laps of the famous track.
As ever, the climax to the day will be the famous live auction, with appearances from the MotoGP riders. In 2007 a set of five paintings charting Valentino Rossi’s career raised £6,000 and a signed helmet belonging to world champion, Casey Stoner, sold for £2,000. This year British star, James Toseland, will make his first appearance at a Day of Champions auction as a MotoGP rider.
More information about Day of Champions will be appearing on the Riders for Health website, www.riders.org in the run up to the event.
All money raised will directly support the work of Riders for Health – the official charity of MotoGP. Riders trains African health workers in motorcycle riding and maintenance, enabling them to reach remote villages with the kind of regular, reliable health care we take for granted.
Access all areas ticket: £25
(These tickets are limited in number and give access to the paddock, pitlane, infield and auction.)
Infield ticket: £15
(Access to the infield and auction only.)
(Includes breakfast, ride-in, two laps of the track, access to paddock, pitlane, infield and auction).
Ride-in pillion: £35
Children 15 and under go free, but must be accompanied by an adult at all times. For insurance reasons, under-16s are not allowed to take part in the two laps of the track, but may take part in the ride-in from Coalville for a fee of £5 to cover costs).
(There will be a booking fee of £2 on all transactions to cover postage and card administration fees.)