2016 Calendar (click event for further information)

March

 


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.

Wall to wall racing, a must for real bike fans.

The BTRA British Truck Racing Championship kicks off this Easter (27/28 March) with a bumper package of holiday fun including five races (provisionally three on Easter Monday) in the gladiatorial amphitheatre of the Brands Hatch Indy circuit. These five-tonne beasts possess 1,000 horsepower, race bumper-to-bumper and are capable of lurid powerslides as the drivers wrestle for control! In addition to the headlining truck races there will be a packed support bill of the best of British motorsport, plus lots of off-track Easter-themed fun for all of the family.

 

April

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship is back for another season of excitement, drama and intrigue, plus plenty of bumper-to-bumper racing on track! It’s the UK’s biggest car racing championship, and stars highly-modified saloons and hatchbacks similar to those seen on the nation’s roads. A five-way fight for last year’s title went right down to the wire, with Scotland’s Gordon Shedden emerging as champion in the Honda Civic Type R. Expect him to defend his crown against ever-tougher opposition that’s sure to feature new cars and drivers. Brands Hatch hosts the opening round of the 2016 season, and it’s your first chance to see who’s quickest with three races likely to produce a trio of winners. Reverse grids, option tyres and success ballast should ensure that there’s plenty of variety, and there’s always something going on in the BTCC pack! The weekend also features supporting action from the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Renault UK Clio Cup, Ginetta GT Supercup, Ginetta Juniors and MSA Formula.


An awesome days racing from this hugely popular series.

The British GT Championship and Duo BRDC F4 Championship co-headline at Brands Hatch on the legendary Grand Prix circuit. The British GT Championship is one of the most fiercely contested in the country, with a packed grid of supercars representing the world’s finest manufacturers. The two-hour race kicks off the 2016 season, and it’s not just the first chance to see who’s quickest on track, as there are pit stops where rapid driver changes and clever strategy are essential to success. Grand Prix stars of the future will take to the track in the Duo BRDC Formula 4 Championship single-seater series, with three races across the weekend. It’s a landmark year for the championship, with the new Tatuus-designed carbon fibre car attracting new teams and drivers. A packed support package featuring many more categories will add further spice to the action.

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.

May


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.

Brands Hatch hosts top class international GT racing once again in 2016, with the Blancpain GT Series in May. Exotic supercars from the world’s finest manufacturers will be in action, comprising one of the most exciting motorsport grids on the planet. Racing on the full Grand Prix circuit, the stunning supercars will produce the best soundtrack of the season, with a variety of exotic engines adding to a symphony of power. These incredible cars will be driven to their limits by a host of star drivers, and previous events have included former Grand Prix racers as well as rising sportscar talents. Visitors will also be treated to a bumper line-up of support races and a huge supercar display.


MSVR is set for a thrilling weekeng of racing from single-seaters and tin tops. F3 Cup, the country’s only series for modern Formula Three machinery headlines the single-seater bill. Refreshed for 2015, F3 Cup’s new format opens it up to machines built as recently as 2011, so expect plenty of modern high-tech open-wheel machines. Additional single-seater thrills will be provided by the Monoposto series, which is open to a wide variety of cars, from Formula Jedis to F3 cars modified to fit the regulations. Wheel-to-wheel touring car action will be added by the VAG Trophy, which is open to all VW Group cars, the Toyo Tires Racing Saloons, Production BMW Championship, and MSVT Trackday Trophy.

The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship is a huge hit with motor racing fans, and regularly boasts huge crowds and a fantastic atmosphere, plus breathtaking action on the track!
Last season, Australia’s Josh Brookes won his first MCE BSB championship title after a superb run of form in the second half of the season. But four-time champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne is desperate to prove that he is still the king of British Superbikes and jumps onto a Ducati for 2016 in his quest for an unprecedented fifth crown. The racing unfolds on the bullring-style Brands Hatch Indy circuit, with no let-up in the action! Expect a packed grid of riders from many nations battling wheel-to-wheel and plenty of excitement and drama. The MCE BSB action will be supported by a top-class support bill which includes the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship, Pirelli National Superstock 1000 and 600 Championship and British Motostar.

The Masters Historic Festival returns to Brands Hatch in late May for a traditional Bank Holiday weekend of classic racing action, headlined by the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship. The event is one of the historic racing highlights of the year, with classic Formula One, sportscar and saloon machinery taking to the full, classic Grand Prix circuit – one of the few to have retained all of its character from the halcyon days of motor racing. Plus there’s plenty to see and do away from the circuit, including vast car club displays.

The Masters Raceday, more to follow.

June

The Classic Sports Car Club meeting returns to Brands Hatch this weekend for two days of action with older cars starring on Saturday and modern machines in action on Sunday. The Classic Day is set to feature plenty of cars from motor racing’s golden era, including beautiful tin tops and GTs in the Swinging Sixties series. Other retro categories include heavily-modified Special Saloon and Modsports and the Classic K series which runs to classic-style regulations. The modern day features cult favourite machines from the ’80s and ’90s, including Tin Tops, Modern Classics and Caterham-style machines in the Golden Arts Magnificent Sevens.

The best of American-themed motorsport returns to Brands Hatch in 2016 with an even better line-up of racing. The NASCAR Whelen Euro Series headlines after offering exciting, action packed, wheel to wheel racing in 2015. Also returning for 2016 are Bernie’s V8s which feature classic American cars doing battle on track and check back soon as there will be more exciting racing announced very soon!

Tunerfest is a adrenaline-charged event focusing on high-end tuning, with hundreds of aftermarket-modified machines set to descend on the venue this June! Circuit action is headlined by Time Attack, the ultimate on-track test of a car’s performance. Time Attack competitors typically race heavily-modified production cars against the clock, sporting massive rear wings and other outrageous performance parts, whilst older favourites compete in ‘Retro’ Time Attack. The final moments will recreate the tension of a Grand Prix qualifying session as competitors squeeze every ounce of performance in a bid to shave a few extra tenths off. Off-track entertainment will be headlined by displays from top car clubs, featuring their top tuning models. Porsches, Ford RS models, VXR-badged Vauxhalls, cars from BMW’s M Sport division and much more are expected to be present, ensuring there will be plenty for petrolheads to drool over! Tunerfest also features plenty of off-track activities, with competitions, adrenaline-filled entertainment and much more adding to the fun!

BARC will entertain this weekend with a packed line-up of tin-top races on the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit. The Michelin Clio Series is for machines reminiscent of those used on the BTCC support bill, so keep an eye out for some notoriously close battles. There should also be similarly frenetic action in the Classic Touring Car Championships and teenager-orientated Junior Saloon Car Championship. Additional action will include locally-based BARC-run championships. The paddock will be open to all spectators this weekend, offering you a chance to meet the teams and drivers.

 

July

The BRSCC comes to Kent this August with a line-up of races demonstrating nimble lightweight sportscars, most notably the Caterham, several varieties of which will be in action. Additional action includes fierce tin-top racing and lightweight sports-prototypes in the Excool OSS Championship. The paddock will also be open, offering spectators a chance to get a closer look at the race machines in preparation.


More to follow soon.

More to follow.

This meeting features a selection of races organised by BARC, including tin tops, single seaters and superkarts. The paddock will also be open, offering fans an opportunity to get closer to the cars as well as meet the teams and drivers.

August

The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship is a huge hit with motor racing fans, and regularly boasts huge crowds and a fantastic atmosphere, plus breathtaking action on the track! Last season, Australia’s Josh Brookes won his first MCE BSB championship title after a superb run of form in the second half of the season. But four-time champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne is desperate to prove that he is still the king of British Superbikes and jumps onto a Ducati for 2016 in his quest for an unprecedented fifth crown. The ‘Big Brands Bash’ is one of the most anticipated events of the season with a party atmosphere at the height of summer. Expect a packed grid of riders from many nations battling wheel-to-wheel and plenty of excitement and drama. The MCE BSB action will be supported by a top-class support bill which includes the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship, Pirelli National Superstock 1000 and 600 Championship and British Motostar

Aston Martins come to town – More to follow.

The British Motorcycle Racing Club is the largest of its type in the UK and will bring host a packed 40-race programme on the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit this weekend. In addition to a packed racing programme, many of the motorcyles being exhibited will take part in track parades on both days. The paddock will be open, allowing fans to get a closer look at the bikes as they’re prepared for battle and meet the teams and riders.

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.

September

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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. This event attracts huge entries of everything from Historic Grand Prix cars and powerful F5000 single-seaters, to classic tin tops. New additions to the line-up for 2015 include the Jaguar Heritage Challenge for pre-’66 E-Types, D-Types, and C-Types, and a World Endurance Championship Revival series. The paddock will be open, allowing spectators to get a closer view of the historic beauties as they’re prepred for track action.

No Limits Racing come to Brands with their new racing series for novice and experienced riders, with the emphasis on creating a fun environment for both competitors and spectators. No Limits will also run their own endurance event, offering motorscycle racers a chance to try their hand at longer distance racing. This event will feature an open paddock so feel free to come down and meet the riders and teams.

October

The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship is back for another season of excitement, drama and intrigue, plus plenty of bumper-to-bumper racing on track! It’s the UK’s biggest car racing championship, and stars highly-modified saloons and hatchbacks similar to those seen on the nation’s roads. A five-way fight for last year’s title went right down to the wire, with Scotland’s Gordon Shedden emerging as champion in the Honda Civic Type R. Expect him to defend his crown against ever-tougher opposition that’s sure to feature new cars and drivers. In addition to a title fight that’s sure to be intense, the final round often throws up a surprise result, with many drivers desperate for a good result to end the season on a high note. And there’s the chance to see the new champion crowned on the Grand Prix circuit! The weekend also features supporting action from the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Renault UK Clio Cup, Ginetta GT Supercup, Ginetta Juniors and MSA Formula.

BMCRC returns to Brands for another action packed weekend of racing.

The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship is a huge hit with motor racing fans, and regularly boasts huge crowds and a fantastic atmosphere, plus breathtaking action on the track! Last season, Australia’s Josh Brookes won his first MCE BSB championship title after a superb run of form in the second half of the season. But four-time champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne is desperate to prove that he is still the king of British Superbikes and jumps onto a Ducati for 2016 in his quest for an unprecedented fifth crown. The Showdown finale will end with the 2016 MCE BSB champion crowned on the Grand Prix circuit. Expect a packed grid of riders from many nations battling wheel-to-wheel and plenty of excitement and drama. The MCE BSB action will be supported by a top-class support bill which includes the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship, Pirelli National Superstock 1000 and 600 Championship and British Motostar.

The world-famous festival celebrates its 44th running in 2015 and the list of winners reads like a who’s who of motorsport. Current F1 star Jenson Button is included in this illustrious roll-call, alongside Johnny Herbert, Eddie Irvine and Anthony Davidson. The Festival was inaugurated soon after the formula was created, which has long been seen as the natural stepping stone from karting into single seaters. Bereft of wings, the cars promote superb racing and the Festival’s ‘winner takes all’ format guarantees great action.  This year’s festival will once again shine the spotlight on the Kent-engined variety, following the revival of this tradition last season. The Kent engined cars remain popular as showcased by the Champion of Brands events that have taken place throughout the year, so expect a large entry for the biggest Formula Ford meeting of the year.

More to follow.

November

Sparks will fly on and off the track this November, with the final rounds of the BTRA British Truck Racing Championship followed by a spectacular season-closing fireworks display on the Sunday. Track action will be headlined by big grids of five-tonne 1000 horsepower behemoths, capable of accelerating as rapidly as a Porsche 911, in five races across two days (provisionally 3 on main raceday Sunday). The championship is often decided at the final event of the year, so get set for plenty of action! In addition to the trucks there will be a packed support bill of the best of British motorsport, plus lots of off-track fun for all of the family, including a spectacular fireworks display to end the event in style.

The MSVT Trackday and Team Trophies for drivers making the step from trackdays to racing. Grid sizes reach capacity levels, with a huge variation of tin tops! Further racing comes from the Victor Meldrew Trophy, an irreverent end-of-season contest for drivers that didn’t quite make Formula 1, and additional single seater action from the annual Formula Vee Festival, for VW-engined single seaters, and the Monoposto championship, which is renowned for huge and varied grids. This event will utilise an open paddock format, allowing fans to meet the teams and drivers as well as get a closer look at the racing machines in preparation.