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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 โ€“ 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 circuitโ€™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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  • Not a bad place on the circuit for viewing the action, lots of tree cover if it rains, good facilities and easy to get to.
  • Fantastic a must do u need to go on race day
  • Superb car and motorbike racetrack, NOT a car dealership
  • Bloody blinding day out ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ๏ธ๐Ÿ๏ธ
  • Excellent racing facility

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