Rockingham freezes ticket prices for second year

By LJ Hutchins

CalendarSunday, January 24th, 2010

 
 

The Rockingham Motor Speedway in Northamptonshire has announced a price freeze on adult admission tickets for the second year running in a bid to encourage fans to come along and enjoy the fun of live racing.

The venue says it has extended its racing calendar for 2010, giving motorsport fans the opportunity to watch some of the most exciting and exhilarating motor racing action in the UK, and all at last year’s prices.

Its season kicks off in April with the opening round of the Dunlop Great & British Motorsport Festival, a series of races organised by the British Automobile Racing Club (BARC) and promoted by Dunlop.

The British Racing and Sports Car Club (BRSCC) will be hosting three events throughout the season while the BARC returns twice to the track. The Britcar series will be providing the entertainment in a double racing header over the August Bank Holiday weekend.

Advance adult Sunday tickets for the Dunlop Great & British Motorsport Festival, Britcar and the BRSCC and BARC club meetings cost £12 with weekend passes priced at £18. Entry on Saturday is £8.

After successfully staging last season’s penultimate round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, Rockingham makes an early appearance on the 2010 calendar when it hosts round four, five and six on Sunday April 25.

Fans can save up to 20 per cent on adult admission prices by booking in advance. Tickets for Sunday’s race day cost £23, weekend passes are priced at £28 and entry for the qualifying rounds on Saturday is £11.

Book your tickets before January 31 and receive a free BTCC programme worth £5.

Rockingham also has a summer date with the Cooper Tires British F3 International Series and the Avon Tyres British GT Championship in July. Advance adult tickets cost £16 (Sunday), £20 (weekend) and £10 (Saturday) respectively.

December sees the return of the popular Rockingham Stages for the seventh year running as the circuit continues to support rallying at grassroots level.

Rockingham Chairman Len O’Hagan said: “With the addition of extra race meetings this year, we are delighted to announce a bumper race calendar for 2010, which builds on the success of the past few years.

“Once again our calendar offers a diverse range of events from the UK’s premier motor racing series right down to grass roots motorsport. Coupled with the price freeze on adult admission tickets, race weekends at Rockingham provide great value for a fantastic family day out.”

During each race weekend there will be plenty of opportunities to get close to the racing action with an open paddock and free grandstand seats for everyone.

The circuit also offers free admission for children aged 15 and under (with a maximum two child tickets per one paying adult).

Season passes for 2010 provide holders access to a minimum of 10 race events at Rockingham, including the BTCC, and cost £115 each – a saving of more than 20 per cent.

Advance bookings for all race meetings can be made by calling the ticket hotline on 01536 500500 or on-line at www.rockingham.co.uk – fans who are registered disabled can apply for a free season pass or event ticket for their carer. Written proof is required.

Rockingham 2010 Race Calendar

  • April 10/11 – Dunlop Great & British Motorsport Festival featuring the Pick-up Trucks
  • April 24/25 – Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship
  • May 29 – BRSCC featuring the Pick-up trucks
  • July 3/4 – BRSCC Caterham Festival
  • July 17/18 – The Cooper Tires British F3 International Series & Avon Tyres British GT Championship
  • Aug 28 – Britcar
  • Aug 29/30 – BRSCC featuring Pick-up Trucks
  • Sept 11/12 – BARC featuring Pick-up Trucks
  • Nov 13 – BARC Winter Series
  • Dec 4/5 – Rockingham Stages rally

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