Silverstone MotoGP - best stand?

Silverstone MotoGP - best stand?

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Zarco

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15,062 posts

186 months

Saturday 14th May
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Planning to go this year with the Mrs and our 6yr old daughter. Will be her first motorsport event, and I'm thinking having a nice seat will be beneficial. I've always gone General Admission before.

Any recommendations as to which stand to book? We'll only go on race day if that makes a difference.

Abdul Abulbul Amir

11,790 posts

189 months

Saturday 14th May
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I like Woodcote A, at the end that you can see down Wellington straight aswell as Brooklands, Luffield and Woodcote corners.

LukeBrown66

2,225 posts

23 months

Saturday 14th May
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Your house, better value and you can see everything and not get treated like a prisoner as you will at Silverstone!

Zarco

Original Poster:

15,062 posts

186 months

Saturday 14th May
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LukeBrown66 said:
Your house, better value and you can see everything and not get treated like a prisoner as you will at Silverstone!
rolleyes

FredericRobinson

2,675 posts

209 months

Saturday 14th May
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I go for Becketts, gives the widest view of the track

stevemcs

6,558 posts

70 months

Saturday 14th May
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We go village A

Vickers_VC10

6,557 posts

182 months

Saturday 14th May
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Zarco said:
LukeBrown66 said:
Your house, better value and you can see everything and not get treated like a prisoner as you will at Silverstone!
rolleyes
If you're going in a car. Take a LOT of entertainment for the child as you won't be out the car park for hours. In fact I'd not even bother going unless it was on a bike.

Zarco

Original Poster:

15,062 posts

186 months

Saturday 14th May
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Vickers_VC10 said:
Zarco said:
LukeBrown66 said:
Your house, better value and you can see everything and not get treated like a prisoner as you will at Silverstone!
rolleyes
If you're going in a car. Take a LOT of entertainment for the child as you won't be out the car park for hours. In fact I'd not even bother going unless it was on a bike.
Hmmm that doesn't sound so great. I went on the bike before. Perhaps we'll do a BSB round instead.

Was considering doing the MotoGP on my own on the bike again.

Vickers_VC10

6,557 posts

182 months

Saturday 14th May
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It might be fine but my one experience was sullied and tbh I'd just not consider it unless on a bike. YMMV

Always nice to get a text from my two mates who took their bikes to say they were home and I hadn't even made it onto M40....

stevemcs

6,558 posts

70 months

Saturday 14th May
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I wouldn't let the traffic put you off

LukeBrown66

2,225 posts

23 months

Saturday 14th May
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Remember also if you go by car you will have to pay a fair bit for parking and or park and ride, Silverstone have no space for free parking lol

egor110

15,166 posts

180 months

Saturday 14th May
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LukeBrown66 said:
Remember also if you go by car you will have to pay a fair bit for parking and or park and ride, Silverstone have no space for free parking lol
This is modern life you go to any big event your going to paying to park.

LukeBrown66

2,225 posts

23 months

Saturday 14th May
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I wouldn't know, I don't go to big events, this being one of the reasons, there is tons of space there, it is just profiteering

FredericRobinson

2,675 posts

209 months

Sunday 15th May
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It’s not compulsory to use Silverstone parking, look at Dadford Road campsite, doubtless plenty of other parking options around, stay for the full programme of racing, you’ll be fine

Rob 131 Sport

988 posts

29 months

Sunday 15th May
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Zarco said:
Vickers_VC10 said:
Zarco said:
LukeBrown66 said:
Your house, better value and you can see everything and not get treated like a prisoner as you will at Silverstone!
rolleyes
If you're going in a car. Take a LOT of entertainment for the child as you won't be out the car park for hours. In fact I'd not even bother going unless it was on a bike.
Hmmm that doesn't sound so great. I went on the bike before. Perhaps we'll do a BSB round instead.

Was considering doing the MotoGP on my own on the bike again.
I’d take them to a BSB round first. They can walk around better and see things.
I always took my children to BSB rounds but never the GP. Whilst my children are late teens / early 20’s I noticed when at Oulton Park for the bank holiday races, there weren’t many rides / attractions for children. I remember 10 years ago there was a lot of entertainment outside of racing for them.

This year at least they had the bar drink whilst Dad watched the racing.

spareparts

6,626 posts

204 months

Sunday 15th May
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Silverstone really is crap for a spectator. Been on the bike and in the car before. Bike only if you had to go. TV is far better.

LukeBrown66

2,225 posts

23 months

Sunday 15th May
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BSB is a good shout for Silverstone, far more access, you will be prevented from going anywhere in GP, paddock is off limits, unless you go on day of champions if it still exists.

Only downside of BSB is they only use the short track for some reason

Zarco

Original Poster:

15,062 posts

186 months

Sunday 15th May
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BSB we will go to Brands Hatch over Silverstone (it's my other 'local' track, along with Thruxton), or further afield and make a trip out of it. I'm thinking Cadwell or Donington.

The main draw of Silverstone for me is to witness MotoGP machinery and riders in action. It's only 50miles from me so seems a shame not to go every now and again. I know it's not the greatest for spectators.

egor110

15,166 posts

180 months

Sunday 15th May
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The big car park opposite the entrance you used to be able to cut thru the woods and end up on the dual carriageway.

Or park in the village and have tes in the pub.

Triaguar

675 posts

190 months

Sunday 15th May
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Am I missing something about spectating at Moto GP I go to Silverstone regularly for Moto GP and F1 ..usually from Thursday to Monday and stay at the golf club in my motorhome..and I love it.