Tag Archives: Brands Hatch

JCW Title nearly in the Hands of Whorton-Eales

For the penultimate round of the 2018 Mini Challenge JCW championship, the season returned to Brands Hatch, a few weeks after supporting the DTM earlier in the month, however this time it was headlining the Mini Festival on the Indy circuit. The driver to beat after a string of victories was JamSport’s Ant Whorton-Eales, coming into the penultimate round with 525 points. After a year in the Dunlop (more…)

DTM UK Return is Historic at Brands

The long awaited return was finally over on the 11th and 12th August as Brands Hatch was booming again to the sights and sounds of Audi, Mercedes and BMW. Yes, the DTM was back in the UK after a five year absence and in a year where Mercedes are staying a farewell and venturing towards Formula E, Brands Hatch would spice up the entertainment by throwing the prestigious heavyweights of the German touring (more…)

R1 Celebration ends with Yamaha BSB Double

The Brands Hatch GP circuit was the latest venue for the 2018 British Superbikes Championship (BSB) over the weekend of the 21st and 22nd July, with this event being recognised as a celebration of the Yamaha R1. The R1 over the years has become a popular production bike for the road and race track, especially with history of wins/championships in the World Superbikes paddock, BSB with Tommy Hill (2011) (more…)

Locals go to war in BSB

The 2018 Bennetts British Superbikes Championship (BSB) headed south from Donington Park to Brands Hatch for their first of three visits for round two of the season and it appeared that local knowledge could favour the leading two. After a rain affected opening round at Donington Park, young gun Bradley Ray (Buildbase Suzuki) headed to his local circuit as the rider to beat after taking a superb double (more…)

60th Season of the BTCC is Underway

Brands Hatch on the 07-08 April 2018 was the venue to kick start the 60th season of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Championship and to celebrate, TOCA unveiled a thirty-two-strong car field of various manufactures and teams at the Media Day on 27 March 2018. As certain drivers had moved away due to different reason, such as Gordon Shedden to WTCR and Audi, the BTCC had retained a line-up worth talking (more…)

Challenging Conditions at MSN Brands Winter Rally

The Motorsport News MSN Circuit Rally has been in full swing since the conclusion of the 2017 season and with the 2018 season around the corner; it was a quick chance to review what had already happened. The opening venue for the 2017/18 season was Oulton Park on the 4th November, showing the strength of the championship with a massive field and a variety of rallying beasts. A competitive opener set (more…)

Truck Season ends with Fireworks

There would be fireworks on and off the track for the British Truck Racing Championship season finale as the BTRC rolled into Brands Hatch on the 4th and 5th November 2017. A speculator season had yet again seen the five-tonne machines go to war and with Division 2 concluded at Pembrey; attention was firmly on Division 1 and the battle between reigning champion Ryan Smith and ten times champion Stuart (more…)

SR1 Cup for 2017 underway at Brands

In its fifth season since being launched as the entry level for the manufacture Radical Sportscars, the SR1 Cup continues to grow from strength to strength, attracting decent grids and producing some fantastic racing, all in identical lightweight and quick prototypes. With drivers from all backgrounds taking part in a calendar of four races, the 2017 season would get underway at Brands Hatch on the (more…)

Twos a Charm for Murray at Formula Ford Festival

niall-murray-was-targeting-a-2nd-titleThe 45th running of the famous Formula Ford Festival took place at Brands Hatch on the weekend of the 22nd and 23rd October, seeing one of the largest entry lists for the last few years. With more than 60 cars entered, split into three heats on Saturday, two semis and a last chance race on Sunday, before the all-important final would bring the curtain down on the event. Even after the decline of Formula (more…)

Boardley Does the Brands Pickup Double

2015 Champion Michael Smith looks to defend titleThe 1.2 mile Brands Hatch Indy circuit was the venue for the opening round of the 2016 Pickup Truck Championship on the 28 March. With eighteen beautifully prepared Pickups contesting the 19th season, twenty-six races over six different venues would determine this years’ champion. Defending champion Michael Smith lead the line-up of championship contenders in 2016 in his No.93 Vauxhall powered Pickup (more…)