Our biggest annual fundraising event will take place on Thursday 19th June, before the British MotoGP at Donington Park – and we wanted you to be among the first to know when tickets are going on sale.
This year we are giving you the chance to buy tickets 24 hours a day through the online shop on our 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 from 9am on Monday 31st March. The ticket-line will be open from 9am – 5pm Monday to Friday.
Prices for Day of Champions 2008 will be the same as 2007 – Tickets for the paddock and pit-lane are £25 and ride-in tickets are priced at £50 each. For full details of ticket prices for 2008, click here.
Once again, fans will be able to see behind the scenes of MotoGP as the teams give up their time and 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 Park. This year the ride-in meets at Mallory Park, before completing two laps of the track. Participants then head to the Victoria pub in Coalville, where they will enjoy breakfast before heading to Donington. It concludes with hundreds of bikers taking to the 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.
We will keep you up to date with all the latest news and information in the run up to Day of Champions, and you can also visit the Day of Champions website by clicking here.
Riders would like to thank everyone at Dorna and IRTA for making Day of Champions possible. We would also like to thank all the teams, riders, and everyone else in the paddock for giving up so much of their valuable time to help raise money for our work.