The Thundersprint 11-13 May 2012


Pole Position Travel offers a unique programme for the weekend:


11:00 - 14:00  'Superbikes and Champagne' reception. 

View a private showing of top limited edition sportsbikes with buffet, caviar, champagne, and people on hand ready to show you the finer points... (and take your order if you are so tempted...!) These are models you are unlikely to see in showrooms!

c. 15:00 optional excursion to the world famous Jodrell Bank Observatory

18:30 - Veterans Drinks & Dinner. We are inviting a few top veterans (& bikes!) of the sport, notably 6 time World Champion Jim Redman, to join us for dinner and tell tales of the old days.  Unique opportunity to lift a few with living legends!


10:00 - 16:00 Bike Exhibition at Northwich (we run a coach to/from the event)

18:30 - VIP Dinner with the Stars. Enjoy an exclusive private dinner with some of Britain’s top riders (Danny Webb, Scott Redding and others TBA).  Space on this is VERY restricted - it is ONLY Pole Position customers and invited guests.

20:00 - Evening of the stars. Following dinner, our guests take the stage and we take front row seats for a more public Q&A hosted by Steve Parrish.


08:00 - 17:00 Race day.  Exhibitions open all day. Technical inspections and practice sessions in morning. We take you there and back. We also get ‘back stage’ passes giving us insider access to the bikes & riders (not to mention the Bennetts Babes...!)

12:00 The Cavalcade. Over 200 vehicles, including most participants and other eye-catching products of internal combustion wheel through town,

13:20 Opening ceremony including Spitfire Acrobatic display and lap of honour.

13:40-17:00 The Thundersprint. The time trials across many classes from pre-war classics to modern superbikes! We have reserved grandstand seats.

18:00 We return you to the hotel or you can join one of the many heaving town pubs celebrating another mad weekend in Nothwich! We have been known to end up with a few of the riders over beer...


Check out or stay an enjoy the fabulous facilities of the Cranage Hall!


Join us for a wacky weekend with the stars at Britain’s own ‘Race in a car park’

If you’ve never been to the Thundersprint it is hard to comprehend what a weird and wonderful weekend it is!

Join >100,000 people watching bikes from classics of the 1920s to modern superbikes and GP racing machine battle it out on time trials in a car park!

1-3 night packages including private dinner with British racing stars Scott Redding, Danny Webb and many others!

Great for kids & families!

Cal Crutchlow was a rock star!
The ever-popular ‘Bennetts Babes’
Danny Webb explains how he managed to blow the R1 engine...
We are based at the spectacular Cranage Hall - spa, swimming pool, bar & restaurant, free WiFi, free parking
Did we mention the Thundersprint is a fabulous day out for kids?!

Our exhibit features sponsored F1 sidecar team CTR Racing from England

Useful links:

The Thundersprint

Cranage Hall

Our gallery and video of Cavalcade


Our Programme

The Package

As with all our MotoGP and SBK packages, our philosophy is to take care of you all the time you are here, leaving you free to concentrate on the action & stars!


Saturday night only


  1. 1 night B&B in 4* Hotel

  2. Saturday VIP Dinner

  3. Saturday Evening with Stars

  4. Sunday transfers to Thundersprint

  5. Reserved grandstand and access privs

  6. PPT guide on hand throughout


Add Friday night


Core plus:

  1. Friday night B&B

  2. Friday Superbike reception

  3. Friday Veteran’s Dinner

  4. Saturday transfers to Thundersprint

Add Sunday night


Core plus:

  1. Sunday night B&B

  2. Northwich pub wind down!

*based on 2 people sharing, single supplement apply

Optional extras:

Train station/Airport pickup: £50 per pickup

Additional nights (Thurs/Mon, etc) B&B: £80 per room

Single person supplement: £40 per room per night



Our packages presume you make your own way to Cranage Hall. We can organise pickups from MANCHESTER AIRPORT or CREWE TRAIN STATION (both 20 mins away). Alternatively make your way to the local train station Holmes Chapel, which is just 5 minutes away and grab a taxi.

We regret we are unable to offer this tour in 2012 owing to schedule conflicts. We wish the organisers well and will be back in 2013!