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What's on Where - Your Complete Guide to the Thundersprint Weekend

Welcome to the first ever Thundersprint at the beautiful Darley Moor Circuit.

The track offers a great challenge for riders - and fabulous viewing for spectators. Set in over 200 acres of parkland, Darley is one of Britain’s prettiest circuits and there is something at the Thundersprint for everyone.

The historic Darley Moor Circuit

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Click To EnlargeWe’ve got some of the best classic riders in the world, and their unique motorcycles, in action on the track.

Then there is an aerobatic display by a Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Spitfire – subject to final confirmation by the RAF – children’s funfair and inflatables and even a Fine Food area.

RAF Spitfire will display at the Thundersprint at lunchtime on Sunday

There are over 100 trade stands selling everything from motorcycling gear and bike accessories to children’s toys and loads of stuff for the ladies; in fact, something for everyone.

More than anything else, we want you to have a great time at the Thundersprint so ask any of our staff if you have any queries and they will be pleased to help.

We pride ourselves on having a relaxed atmosphere at the Thundersprint but always remember that there are race bikes about – especially in the paddock – so do take care at all times.

Have a great time – but do take care in the busy paddock.

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Finding Your Way Round the Darley Moor Circuit

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Click Here for a lap of the track seen from the saddle of classic GP bike.

Click To EnlargeAs you come into the circuit, public camping is to your immediate right. The camping area is inside the circuit, actually next to the track, with excellent viewing.

30 seconds walk from the campsite and you can be watching the track action

Near to the camping, is the funfair, simulator rides and children’s inflatable centre.

There are some lovely, clear, grass areas here too, if you want to chill with the kids and have a picnic. 

There are also plenty of food vendors in the area.

Disabled viewing is accessed via the paddock and just after the first corner. There is wheelchair access and the first three corners of the track are clearly in sight.

Disabled parking is at the base of the disabled viewing area.

Lost Child Centre and Nursing Mums’ area is to the right of the Paddock Gate Control inside the Jim Townley Medical Centre.

If you find a lost child please take them to the nearest Ambulance or to the Medical Centre or to the Race Office by the Start Line.

Our Medical Centre and Ambulances are all manned by fully qualified Inter-County Paramedics and Nurses.

Click To Enlarge Families and pets are very welcome at the Thundersprint

The race and cavalcade paddock is at the end of the access road and is open to spectators after you have parked your vehicle.

However, please remember that the paddock is a working area and there will be a lot of vehicles on site.

Take particular care near to participating motorcycles because these may well be hot.

Please take particular care of children and pets, which should be kept on a lead at all times.
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If you have any doubts regarding your ability to be in the paddock safely, do not enter the area but remain in the spectator viewing parts of the event.

Darley has some of the best spectator viewing in the world.
Here’s what you will see from the hairpin.

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Now here is the provisional timetable.

Please note that these timings are not fixed in stone so you need to check this website for updates as the event gets nearer.

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What’s On and Where:

Special Note:

Venue speed limit is 5 mph for all vehicles at all times – everywhere on site, except for pedestrianised areas where no vehicle movement is permitted for any reason.

Everywhere, except the track, has open access to the public but please be aware that the paddock is a working area and there will be a lot of vehicles on site.

Take particular care near to participating motorcycles because these may well be hot.

Please take particular care of children and pets. Keep pets on a lead at all times.

If you have any doubts regarding your ability to be in the paddock safely, do not enter the area but remain in other parts of the event.

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Friday 9 May:

12.00 – Public Camping opens. The public camping is directly next to the main entrance to the circuit and is next to the track. There are main and quiet camping areas.

Pre-booked camping costs £15 for the whole weekend – Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights.

Please note that spectator admission passes are not included in the camping fee. So, if two people share one tent the total pre-booked price will be: 1 camping pass@£15.00 + 2 spectator admission tickets@£5.00 each = £25.00. The pre-booking offer closes on 30th April.

Accompanied children under 18 years of age, and pets, have free admission.

The pre-booked £15 camping fee is the same whether you have a motorhome, caravan or tent and is per camping unit, not for each person. The pre-booking offer closes on 30th April.

Commercial sized tents are not included in this offer. These should be arranged directly with the Darley Moor Circuit - 01246 866537.

Well behaved pets are welcome and there is a quiet area for those campers who want a peaceful stay.

Pets must be kept on a lead at all times.

Prices on the gate are £20 to camp for the weekend and £10.00 per adult admission for the weekend, regardless of when you arrive.

12.00 – Paddock opens for Thundersprint Hillclimb, Thundersprint Cavalcade, Trade and club exhibitors.

17.00 – 19.00 - Technical Control. Meet the riders as their bikes go through the essential pre-event checks.

19.00 - Gates closed for admission.

23.30 - All generators to be switched off until 07.30 on Saturday morning.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE WILL BE NO TRACK ACTION ON FRIDAY

Saturday 10 May:

08.00 – Public Camping opens

08.00 – Paddock opens for Thundersprint Hillclimb, Thundersprint Cavalcade, Trade and club exhibitors.

Riders and traders will be setting up and it’s a great opportunity to meet them in a relaxed atmosphere.

07.30 – 09.30 – Technical Control. Meet the riders as their bikes go through the essential pre-event checks.

09.00 – Trade stands, club displays and children’s entertainment open to the public.

12.00 – The Thundersprint Cavalcade of Motorcycling. Fantastic bikes from the history of motorcycling parading around the full Darley Moor National circuit.

This is the first of two cavalcades – the second will take place at 12 noon on Sunday.

If you choose to watch the Cavalcade and track sessions from in or near to a car/bike parking area – there may be moving vehicles around you.

You need to remain aware of moving vehicles and take care at all times.

12.30 – 13.30 – Lunch Break

Free Practice For the Thundersprint:

The Thundersprint will use the full Darley Moor Circuit and there is superb spectator viewing all the way round the track.

13.40 – Parade of Stars. See the Thundersprint stars in action on the track and meet them for autographs directly after they return.

Scott Redding will lead the all-star entry on Saturday and Sunday

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14.00 - 14.10 Group One Free Practice: this group is for the less fast “gentlemen” and “gentle lady” riders

14.10 - 14.20 Group Two Free Practice: a faster group for experienced riders, but who are new to competitive Hillclimbing.

14.20 - 14.30 Group Three Free Practice: the quickest riders on the fastest bikes!

Click To EnlargeSix times World Champion Jim Redman will be on the track throughout the weekend

14.30 – 14.40 Group Four Free Practice: Modern Bikes.

14.40 – 14.50 Group One Free Practice.

14.50 – 15.00 Group Two Free Practice.

15.00 – 15.10 Group Three Free Practice.

15.10 – 15.20 Group Four Free Practice.

15.20 – 15.30 Group One Free Practice.

15.30 – 15.40 Group Two Free Practice

15.40 – 15.50 Group Three Free Practice

15.50 – 16.00 Group Four Free Practice

16.00 – 16.10 Sidecars & Three – Wheelers Free Practice

 

19.30 – 22.30 Evening entertainment. The Darley Moor Club have arranged for the Legendary Lonnie Band to entertain us. The Darley Diner and bar will be open throughout the evening.

Last orders at the bar at 22.45. Bar closes at 23.00.

The gates will close at 23.00

23.30 - All generators to be switched off until 07.00 on Sunday morning.

Sunday 11 May:

07.00 – Paddock opens for Thundersprint Hillclimb, Thundersprint Cavalcade, Trade and club exhibitors.

Click To EnlargeMoz Baines and Peter Jordan will be sliding their Norton through the Darley corners

Special Note:

Everywhere, except the track, has open access to the public but please be aware that the paddock is a working area and there will be a lot of vehicles on site.

Take particular care near to participating motorcycles because these may well be hot.

Please take particular care of children and pets. Keep pets on a lead at all times.

If you have any doubts regarding your ability to be in the paddock safely, do not enter the area but remain in the public viewing parts of the event.

 

09.00 – Trade stands and children’s entertainment open to the public.

10.00 - Free Practice For the Thundersprint:

The Thundersprint is using the full Darley Moor Circuit and there is spectator viewing all the way round the track.

10.00 - 10.10 Group One Free Practice: this group is for the less fast “gentlemen” and “gentle lady” riders.

10.10 - 10.20 Group Two Free Practice: a faster group for experienced riders, but who are new to competitive Hillclimbing.

10.20 - 10.30 Group Three Free Practice: the quickest riders on the fastest bikes!

Click To EnlargeClassic Superstar Jaeson Caunce is spectacular on his 350 Honda

10.30 - 10.40 Group Four Free Practice: Modern Bikes

10.40 - 11.50 Group One Free Practice.

10.50 - 11.00 Group Two Free Practice

11.00 - 11.10 Group Three Free Practice

11.10 - 11.20 Group Four Free Practice

11.20 - 11.30 Sidecars & Three Wheelers Free Practice

11.55 - 12.10 Parade of Stars. See the Thundersprint stars in action on the track.

 

20 times TT Winner John McGuinness will line up alongside Scott Redding, Jim Redman
and Sam Lowes for Thundersprint 2014. What an entry!

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12.15 - The Thundersprint Cavalcade of Motorcycling. Fantastic bikes from the history of motorcycling parading around the full Darley Moor Circuit.

If you choose to watch the Cavalcade and track sessions from in or near to a car/bike parking area – there may be moving vehicles around you.

You need to remain aware of moving vehicles and take care at all times.

13.15 - 13.25 Spitfire aerobatic display

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13.25 - Blessing by the Revd. Canon Geraldine Pond followed by the National Anthem.

13.30 - 13.40 Parade of Stars. See the Thundersprint stars in action on the track.

World Supersport Champion Sam Lowes will be enjoying his first ever Thundersprint

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13.45 – The Masterclass start the day’s racing.

14.00 - 17.30 – The Thundersprint Hillclimb using the full Darley Moor Circuit. Cheer on your favourite riders and bikes. All classes will follow each other without delay.

There is pedestrian access all the way around the whole circuit to find your favourite viewing point.

17.45 – Prize giving in the paddock. Spectators are most welcome to join us.

Please have a safe journey home - we want to see you all back at the Thundersprint in 2015.


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