Taking place on the eve of the event itself, the London to Silverstone Supercar Tour looks like being the perfect opener for the eagerly-anticipated first round of this year's FIA GT Championship. From breakfast at the Royal Automobile Club, to seeing Ferrari, Aston Martin, Maserati, Corvette and Porsche on the track on Sunday, both driver and passenger (two persons) will have a wonderful weekend of exclusive action at Britain's premier circuit.
The Tour is limited to just 50 cars that will drive an 80 mile non-motorway route to Silverstone, before completing a lap of honour around the world famous Grand Prix circuit to signal the official opening of a weekend of top motorsport action. In addition, one supercar from the entry will be selected by the organisers to lead the assembly out of London, and transfer the historic Royal Automobile Tourist Trophy to Silverstone, where it will be awarded to the winners on Sunday 7th May.
The Silverstone Supercar Tour will be open to a limited number of 21st Century supercars, to fit in with the general theme of the Silverstone Supercar Showdown which, in addition to hosting Britain’s only round of the FIA GT Championship for The Royal Automobile Club Tourist Trophy, will also feature races from Ferrari, Maserati and GT3.
Throughout the weekend there will also be a festival style display of supercars from manufacturers and owners clubs, supported by an array of family entertainment including air displays, fun-fair and simulators.
Entry to the Silverstone Supercar Tour will cost £195 per car including driver and passenger, which includes breakfast at The Royal Automobile Club, a pre-start photocall on Pall Mall, refreshments en route, a three day guest pass for the Silverstone Supercar Showdown, participation in the official opening parade lap, access to an exclusive Silverstone Tour parking enclosure in the centre of the circuit, and many other extras - all for two persons.
Organisers are now inviting Supercar owners, interested in being a part on the Tour and official opening ceremony, to complete and submit an Entry Form. To request an Entry Form please call +44 (0)1327 856024, or email [email protected]. You can download an Entry Form here , and further details on the event, will also be available from the following websites: Silverstone - www.silverstone.co.uk, FIA GT - www.fiagt.com.
Tickets for the race meeting, the Silverstone Supercar Showdown, are available from £10 for the Saturday if booked in advance (£15 on the day) and £15 for the Sunday (£20 on the day). A special advance Weekend Ticket will also be available for £20 (£30 if purchased at the event). Plus the first 500 to book a weekend ticket in advance will receive a free pit lane walkabout pass for the Sunday morning. Hospitality suites, with spectacular trackside views, are also available for the Sunday from as little as £105.
Access for children aged 15 years and under, accompanied by an adult, will be free of charge, while parking, grandstand seating, paddock access and centre transfer will also be included with a general admission ticket. To book tickets, or for further information, please visit www.silverstone.co.uk, or call +44(0)8704 588300
Text: Classic Driver
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