2014 Calendar (click event for further information)
A great weekend of all sizes of bikes and side cars. A great family day out for the real bike racing fan, not to be missed.
A very popular series and always supported with great crowds. A great family day out for the real bike racing fan, not to be missed.
Club-level bike races are typically quite short in length so the ACU/Sorrymate.com Endurance Championship 3 hour race provides a unique challenge for riders and spectators alike to enjoy. Further action will come from the MotoGrande 600, MotoGrande 1000, Michelin Power Cup 600/1000, Modern Classics, Formula 400 and MiniTwins.
The British Touring Car Championship is the UK’s premier four wheeled motorsport series, famed for its close racing, unpredictable results and inevitable contact between its hard charging drivers. The opening round of the 2014 season takes place on the ‘bullring’ Indy circuit, the traditional season starter point for the series, with the layout guaranteeing exciting racing with several passing opportunities. With this being the first round of the year, expect surprise new winners, dramatic racing and thrills and spills as new cars and new drivers take on established heroes such as Andrew Jordan, Jason Plato, Gordon Shedden and Matt Neal in the battle to lay down an early marker for the championship. With unrivalled views from the surrounding areas, spectators will be able to see all the action unfold right in front of them. As well as three races from the BTCC, there will be support from the Ginetta GT Supercup, Renault Clio Cup, Formula Ford, and the young chargers of the Ginetta Junior Championship. Saturday qualifying tickets available for a great family day out at a great price of only £25 per person.
The British Motorcycle Racing Club is the largest of its type in the UK and organises a myriad of championships including Thunderbikes, Superstock 1000, Formula 400s and sidecars. The events are professionally run, contain big entry numbers and feature racing just as close and competitive as you’d find in BSB! This weekend the club will be running a packed programme of nearly 50 races, complete with thrilling action that bike racing always provides. The Indy circuit provides superb viewing opportunities, and the open paddock is a great chance to chat to the riders as they prepare for battle!
Truck racing is one of the most impressive sights in UK motorsport. These 1000bhp leviathans can out drag a Porsche 911 and corner with astonishing agility, often with the rear stepping out in a spectacular powerslide.
The brave drivers aren’t afraid to risk a bit of body contact as they jostle for position! Boasting acceleration of 0-100mph in less than five seconds, trucks defy their size, and bear almost no resemblance to the machines that you see on the public roads.
The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship returns after a sensational 2013 season in which Alex Lowes lifted the crown after a tense finale face-off with Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne. Once again the finest two-wheeled heroes in the country will go head to head with a crop of international superstars. The 2014 campaign kicks-off on the bull-ring Brands Hatch Indy circuit, where spectators are guaranteed an outstanding view of the action thanks to the natural amphitheatre of the famous Kent track. As this is Easter weekend, main raceday is on the Bank Holiday Monday.
One of the most respected clubs in Britain, 750 Motor Club events often feature bursting grids and an eclectic mix of cars, with categories as diverse as Toyota MR2s, stock hatches and kit cars. The 750 Motor Club also organises the Saxmax Championship for teenagers between the ages of 14 and 17.
The MG Car Club features cars across a spectrum of eras from the famous British sports car manufacturer. The MGCC promotes and runs seven of its own championships, and regularly features guest series at is events.
The Classic Sports Car Club was set up in 2001 by enthusiast racers who wanted to offer racing at grass roots level. Since then, it has grown to over 800 members and runs more than ten race weekends each year. The CSCC has six series of its own – Swinging Sixties, with contemporary sports, saloon and GT cars of the period, the Tin Tops series for saloons under 2 litres, Future Classics for sports, saloons and GT cars from the 1970s, 1980s, Magnificent Sevens for Caterham-type cars, the Classic K series for race cars built between 1947 and 1965 and the Deutsche Marque series for anything German built in 1990 onwards.
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The Masters Historic Festival returns to Brands Hatch at the end of May for its traditional bank holiday weekend of classic racing action, with historic Formula One cars once again headlining the bill. The Grand Prix Masters series caters for the evocative Formula One cars raced between 1968 and 1978 and featuring stirring machinery from the likes of Williams, McLaren, Lotus, Tyrrell and Arrows, all running in their period liveries, harking back to the days when Brands Hatch was a regular on the Formula One calendar. Further Formula One action will come from the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association, while sports car thrills will be provided by the World Sportscar Masters featuring spectacular Le Mans type prototypes froom the 1960s and 70s.
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The American SpeedFest was a huge hit on its debut at Brands Hatch this year, and attracted a massive crowd who revelled in the celebration of fast machines and Americana. SpeedFest II will be even bigger and better in 2014 with more American racing, display vehicles, music, family entertainment and much else besides! The event will be headlined once again by the brilliant NASCAR Whelen Euro Series.
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Legendary British sportscar manufacturer Aston Martin will celebrate its 100th anniversary at Brands Hatch this July and racers will join owners and enthusiasts for a festival that will climax on the hallowed Grand Prix circuit and be one of the highlights of the marque’s landmark year! Aston Martin is one of Britain’s most iconic brands, and is as famous for its connections with the Royal Family and James Bond as its racing exploits, which includes victory at Le Mans and the World Sportscar Championship. All will be celebrated by Aston Martin Racing and the factory, with examples of Aston Martins through the ages plus some of their finest road and race machinery on and around the track (the majority of demos will take place on the Sunday), as well as a concours area, dealer stands, live music and more. Aston Martin-themed races will feature cars from throughout the marque’s history, from pre-war racers to modern day GTs, including the AMOC Intermarque Championship, 50s Sports Cars, Equipe GTS and HRDC Touring Greats. Two special centenary races will also take place, the first covering the pre-war era to the early 1960s, and the second open to more recent machinery.
The HSCC’s premier Brands Hatch event returns this season with another extravaganza of single seater, saloon and sportscar contests celebrating several decades of car racing. All races will be held on the Grand Prix circuit, recreating the halcyon days of motorsport. The BTCC’s 90s heyday will feature prominently for a second straight season with the Super Touring Trophy returning with a host of ex-works cars and drivers. John Cleland and Patrick Watts are expected to re-appear on the grid along with new entries including iconic Renault Lagunas and BMWs from the period. This event typically benefits from huge entries and this year isn’t expected to be any different with grids of classic sports prototypes, Formula 3 cars, and Historic Road Sports full to the brim with quality and quantity.
The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship returns after a cracking 2013 in which Alex Lowes lifted the crown after a tense finale face-off with Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne. Once again the finest two-wheeled heroes in the country will go head to head with a crop of international superstars. The traditional July event at Brands Hatch is one of the highlights of the calendar, and this year action will take place on the hallowed Grand Prix circuit for all three days. This event will be a summer festival celebrating everything on two wheels!.
The British Racing & Sports Car Club was formed in 1946 and has been one of the most influential clubs & main driving forces in domestic motor racing ever since. The BRSCC covers an extensive range of motorsport championships and continues to play an important role with over 20 championships and 40 events annually- the latter comprising a varied mix of single seater, saloon and sports car races for their members.
The British Motorcycle Racing Club is the largest of its type in the UK and organises a myriad of championships including Thunderbikes, Superstock 1000, Formula 400s and sidecars. The events are professionally run, contain big entry numbers and feature racing just as close and competitive as you’d find in BSB! In addition to a packed 42-race programme, this weekend features a collection of classic bikes in display in the upper paddock. In addition to appearances from the Sunbeam Owners Club, MV Augusta Owners Club, Triumph Owners Club, Moto Rumi Club, Velocette Owners.
The annual celebration of Britain’s charismatic sports car and racing marque returns to Brands Hatch in August for the third year in succession and takes place on the Grand Prix circuit, scene of some of Colin Chapman’s greatest triumphs. Previous events have seen track demonstrations from great Formula 1 cars and rare cars from the factory, whilst there is a carnival atmosphere around the venue with trade stands, club displays, classic cars and even live music! Meanwhile a full racing programme features action from Lotus Cup UK and the Elise Trophy, plus a host of motorsport, much of which has been influenced by the legendary marque.
The British F3 and GT Championships make their annual visit to the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit, one of the best places to see the racers in action! British F3 has been a proving ground for much of the F1 grid, including 2009 World Champion Jenson Button, McLaren team mate Kevin Magnussen and Red Bull Racing’s newest recruit Daniel Ricciardo. Expect to see future Grand Prix stars in action this weekend! The British GT series features the world’s finest supercars, and is currently enjoying a golden era as one of the closest championships on the planet. Featuring cars from Bentley, Ferrari, McLaren, Porsche, Mercedes and Aston Martin amongst many others, it’s one of the most prestigious (and expensive!) grids you’ll see this year! The weekend also features the BRDC Formula 4 Championship, which introduces a new generation of stars to racing. Expect exciting and unpredictable racing as the drivers learn their craft at high speed!.
The HSCC has been competing for over 45 years and will cater to fans of all types of historic racing with single seaters, sports car and classic touring cars taking to the track.
The British Motorcycle Racing Club is the largest of its type in the UK and organises a myriad of championships including Thunderbikes, Superstock 1000, Formula 400s and sidecars. The events are professionally run, contain big entry numbers and feature racing just as close and competitive as you’d find in BSB!
The British Touring Car Championship heads to Brands Hatch for its season finale on the legendary Grand Prix Circuit. Support will come from the Ginetta GT Supercup, the Renault Clio Cup, Formula Renault UK, Porsche Carrera Cup and the Ginetta Junior Championship.
Limited tickets remain.
The final round of the MCE British Superbike Championship takes place at its spiritual home, with three days on the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. This year should prove equally as exciting with another triple header of races, with support from the British Supersport and much more adding further drama to the mix.
Truck racing is one of the most impressive sights in UK motorsport. These 1000bhp leviathans can out drag a Porsche 911 and corner with astonishing agility, often with the rear stepping out in a spectacular powerslide. The brave drivers aren’t afraid to risk a bit of body contact as they jostle for position! Boasting acceleration of 0-100mph in less than five seconds, trucks defy their size, and bear almost no resemblance to the machines that you see on the public roads.