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Brands Hatch, Fawkham

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There has been a race track at Brands since 1926, when the land was first used for grass track bike racing. In those days, competitors ran anti-clockwise, but the direction of the circuit was switched in 1954.

The heritage of Brands is vast – name any famous driver from the last 50 years or so and they are bound to have cut their teeth racing there. Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Barry Sheene, Jack Brabham, Derek Minter, Emerson Fittipaldi, Ayrton Senna and current F1 star Jenson Button are among the countless drivers to have raced and won at Brands over the years.

In 1983, MotorSport Vision Chief-Executive Jonathan Palmer made his Formula One debut at the Kent circuit with a Williams FW08C. Two years later, Nigel Mansell scored his first Grand Prix victory there, also winning the final F1 race at Brands in 1986.

Since then, the cream of world motor racing has appeared at Brands Hatch, and the World Superbike Championship became an annual pilgrimage for bike fans all over the globe. Brands Hatch even became a London 2012 venue, hosting the Paralympic Road Cycling events.

The circuit’s unique combination of dips, cambers, fearsome corners and hills means it is still one of the world's favourite racing circuits, and with great racing and constant development from MSV continues to go from strength to strength.
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  • Brought my 13 year old son a Young Drivers Course and now he not only wants to do the next course, he wants me to let him drive my own car!! We were warmly greeted and you immediately feel very comfor...  more »
  • I've seen the general manager reply on here, so this may be the only way to receive a response from a visit two weeks' ago (which has already been chased up numerous times). Great stay w/e 2-4 March, ...  more »
  • Spent half a day drifting an MX5 at the Ninja Academy under the excellent tutelage of Grant Sallmay. I think we both had a great afternoon once I got the hang of doing four things at once! The whole t...  more »
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  • Some of the walking paths have been closed. You could walk around everywhere alongside the track which I really enjoyed before. But now one part is closed it's a shame. But still a very good day
  • MSV and Brands really showed the professional team they are today by opening up a bit of the GP circuit for bike parking due to the waterlogged field usually used. That significant bit aside the day was exceptionally well run. The catering is excellent. The Marshalls are awesome. Great facilities. How can anyone not be impressed
  • Great time. There is parking on site. The weather was not great when I went. If it is rainy, it gets muddy. The parking area is very hard for cars to get in and out of with the mud. They had some guys in an ATV driving around helping people get out. Many people would have been stuck. The venue is cool but the grass parking could be a problem for some people or events.
  • My first race track and so far my favourite. Loads of great vantage points to the track meaning good photo opportunities. All MSV events are impeccably organised would highly recommend!!
  • One of our favourite race tracks. Showers were a little chilly but great place to go racing.
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