Fans will be treated to unique entertainment during an emotional weekend
As the paddock heads to the iconic British circuit of Donington Park for the Pata UK Round, fans will have the chance to participate in many off track activities to fill the day once the racing is over. However following the tragic news of the late Nicky Hayden, who sadly passed away earlier this week, the activities will be taking a subdue tone.
In memory of Red Bull Honda World Superbike Team’s Hayden, all riders, teams and members of the paddock will come together on the grid before the start of Race One, at 2pm to participate in a minutes silence to remember Hayden. Throughout the weekend, riders and teams will be bearing Hayden’s famous number 69.
The paddock show continues to give fans the chance to get even closer to their heroes, and a jam packed schedule promises to give three days worth of fantastic action. Starting on Friday with the opening day show and a chance to hear from the top three riders in WorldSBK and WorldSSP, fans can get the inside information from day one. Saturday welcomes the SuperShow, new for 2017, which includes the top six riders in each category come to the stage for both a post race chat and meet ‘n’ greet. With the stage full of action from the Superpole sessions and Race One, the stage is bound to attract the British fans.
Continuing to grow into 2017, this year offers the now annual riders concert which will feature at least 13 riders from all classes bringing their best singing voices for the WorldSBK fans. Jordi Torres (Althea BMW Racing Team), Hikari Okubo (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda), Kyle Smith (Gemar Team Lorini) and Jules Cluzel (CIA Landlord Insurance Honda) will be on hand to provide first class entertainment on Saturday following the new SuperShow.
Following a full day’s worth of on track action, as well as the now ever-popular SuperShow, Donington Park will host the first Two Wheels for Life auction – raising money for Riders For Health International, which ensures life-saving healthcare reaches rural communities using well-maintained motorcycles. With many riders taking to the stage to auction off some unique memorabilia, it will provide fans with even more chance to meet their heroes whilst raising money along the way.