After several weeks of uncertainty, the future for Silverstone's Day of Champions has been settled. After the UK arm of Riders for Health ceased operations, a new organization, Two Wheels for Life, has taken over the running of the Riders for Health in Africa charity, and providing continuing support for their programs aimed at providing primary health care in Africa.
The handover means good news for MotoGP fans as well. The Day of Champions is to go ahead as usual, on the Thursday before the British Grand Prix at Silverstone. The action-packed day will continue as in previous years, with paddock and pit lane tickets on sale, as well as the traditional auction of rider gear and other signed items going on all day.
Tickets for the Day of Champions went on sale on Tuesday, and cost £15. To buy your ticket, go to the Silverstone website, and either buy on line or call the phone number shown there.
Below is the press release from Two Wheels for Life on the Silverstone Day of Champions:
TICKETS FOR TWO WHEELS FOR LIFE’S DAY OF CHAMPIONS 2016 SET TO GO ON SALE
Day of Champions 2016 tickets will go on sale from 10am on Tuesday 19th July on the Silverstone website - www.silverstone.co.uk
The event is hosted by Two Wheels for Life - the official MotoGP™ charity. Two Wheels for Life is the new events & fundraising organisation specifically created to raise funds to support the work of Riders for Health in Africa. Riders for Health in Africa enables reliable transportation so that health workers can reach the most isolated people with the health care they so desperately need.
“Fans have been eagerly awaiting the news of Day of Champions 2016 and we’re delighted to now announce that Day of Champions will once again kick start what is set to be a fantastic MotoGP™ weekend at the Octo British Grand Prix”, said Andrea Coleman, founder of Two Wheels for Life.
Ngwarati Mashonga, Executive Director of Riders for Health International said “Two Wheels for Life supports our work in Africa. The money raised will once again show that two wheels save lives in Africa”.
Exclusive paddock and pit-lane tickets cost £50 and include access to the paddock, the entertainment zone and the auction. Paddock and pit-lane tickets are limited; book early to experience behind-the-scenes of MotoGP™ as riders and teams prepare for the weekend ahead.
The entertainment zone activity gets under way with gates opening at 9.00am. Fans can enjoy live music, stunt shows and interviews with the stars of the sport. Tickets start from £15 pre-booked and include access to the famous charity auction, taking you through to 8.00pm. See the stars of MotoGP™ take to the stage alongside the faces of BT Sport and Two Wheels for Life’s co-founder Randy Mamola. Fans will have the opportunity to bid on signed memorabilia, and hear how the riders prepare for the weekend ahead.
Motorcyclists who are planning to arrive on two wheels can take part in the famous Day of Champions ride-in. 150 bikers can join Niall Mackenzie on the ride-in which leaves from the Heritage Motor Centre in Gaydon and includes breakfast at The Super Sausage and two laps of the world famous Silverstone circuit.
Two Wheels for Life and Riders for Health International would like to thank those who support our work, including Dorna, IRTA, Silverstone and the Octo British Grand Prix promoters, Circuit of Wales.
To buy your tickets and be part of the action, please visit: http://www.silverstone.co.uk/events/2016-day-champions/
www.silverstone.co.uk or call 0844 3750 740 from Tuesday 19th July onwards.