Brands Hatch Circuit Guide

A short jaunt away from south London, Brands Hatch is a legendary circuit that hosted the British Grand Prix between 1964 and 1986 and remains virtually unchanged to this day.  

The first Brands Hatch race was in 1926, and it’s used today in the European DTM series and GT World Challenge Europe, among many other prestigious competitions. It’s the final leg of the British Superbike Championships each year.

The unique topography means the circuit is a natural amphitheatre, making for an electric stadium atmosphere for competitions and track days. The circuit has lots of undulations and challenges and feels a bit like a mini Nürburgring. Brands Hatch is a particularly fast circuit, with Turn 1 Paddock Hill Bend being riotously fast. Overtaking is a challenge and you’ll feel the g-forces as you hit the apexes in this superb circuit.

It’s an incredible feeling to race on the historic track that’s seen unbelievable performances from greats like James Hunt, Niki Lauda, Nigel Mansell, Carl Fogerty, Steve Parrish, and Murray Walker himself. 

Car and bike track days are available that suit all skill levels, with track academies, unique driving experiences, and some perfect spots for spectators. General car track days have an open pit lane format, so you can go out on the circuit as you choose. Brands Hatch really is a motorsports fan’s dream come true.

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