Brands Hatch has become synonymous with motorsport and fittingly for its location in a natural ampitheatre, has seen great battles over the years. Nowadays, the shorter of its two configurations – the kidney shaped Indy circuit. Despite being only 1.2 miles long and simple in shape, this is a fun circuit and the apparent straightforward appearance belies its challenging nature and the complexity of its corners. For example, the famous Paddock Hill where a cambered braking zone, blind apex and steep drop off combine to make this one of the most exhilarating corners anywhere in the UK. The longer GP circuit is subject to more restrictive noise limits and hence used less throughout the year – spaces on these trackdays fill up quickly with riders eager to pit themselves against even more of the demanding dips, cambers and famous corners. On this longer circuit you get to experience the thrill of the steep descent down Pilgrims Drop, fringed with woodland, and the fastest part of the circuit into Hawthorn Bend. As with all MSV owned circuits, the paddock facilities are great, with pit garages and plenty of places to eat.
Circuit length: Indy 1.208 miles / GP 2.433 miles
Petrol: Not available on site
Pit Garages: Available on first come, first serve basis
Catering: Available on first come, first serve basis
Noise Limit: Brands GP 101db
Brands Indy 102db
(Static test guideline only) drive by limits apply
Power: Available in garages
Groups: 4 groups day/ 2 groups evening session
Animals: Not allowed
Camping: Not available
Start times: Day – 0730 sign on / 0830 briefing / 0900
Evening – 1600-1700 sign on, briefing 1700, tracktime commences 1730
General requirements: Full unrestricted UK licence or equivalent or ACU race licence required.
Full zip together leathers
Helmet with ACU gold standard
How to get there: Brands Hatch is situated on the A20 near West Kingsdown. Just 3 miles from junction 3 (Swanley) of the M25, it is linked via the A20 to the M20 and M25/26 motorways.
Regular services to Swanley station operate from London Victoria.