Brands Hatch
- Kent

  • Circuit Information

    One of the most iconic motorsport venues in the world, Brands Hatch attracts an impressive line-up of prestigious national and international events each year.

    The Kent circuit's blend of sweeping corners and rapidly changing gradients, including the famous Paddock Hill Bend, make it one of the most popular tracks in Europe among professional riders and drivers. Over 30 events are held at the circuit each year including British Superbikes and British Touring Cars.

    The circuit was originally created as a cycling track in 1926, and since then it has witnessed some of the most significant moments in motorsport history including Ayrton Senna's first car win and Nigel Mansell's maiden Formula 1 victory. It also staged the Road Cycling events at the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

  • Driving experiences at Brands Hatch
    YoungDrive! Driving Experience- £115

    Young drivers can take their first junior driving lesson from 11 years old with YoungDrive! – at Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Oulton Park, Snetterton or Bedford Autodrome.

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    YoungDrive! Plus
    YoungDrive! Plus Driving Experience- From £145

    Once young drivers have completed YoungDrive! they can take the next step with YoungDrive! Plus at Brands Hatch, Donington Park, Oulton Park or Bedford Autodrome.

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  • Brands Hatch Circuit History

    There has been a race track at Brands Hatch 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 here. Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Barry Sheene, Jack Brabham, Ayrton Senna, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton are among the countless drivers to have raced and won at Brands over the years.

    Nigel Mansell scored his first Grand Prix victory here, also winning the final Formula 1 World Championship race at Brands Hatch in 1986. The circuit became the spiritual home of the World Superbike Championship in the 1990s and 2000s, and hosted the first A1 Grand Prix in 2005. Past winners of the Formula Ford Festival meanwhile have included Jenson Button and Mark Webber. Brands Hatch continues to make history, with the Road Cycling events at the 2012 Paralympic Games based at the Kent circuit proving a huge success, with Alex Zanardi's performances voted as the number one moment of the 2012 Paralympic Games by the International Paralympic Committee. In 2013 it became one of few circuits in the world to stage an Formula 1, Indycar and NASCAR event, the latter making its debut at the American SpeedFest with the NASCAR Whelen Euro Series. International racing also continues to thrive with the Fanatec GT World Challenge Powered by AWS.

    Brands Hatch's unique combination of dips, cambers, fearsome corners and hills means it is still one of the world's favourite racing circuits, and continues to go from strength to strength.

  • Brands Hatch Circuit Configurations
    Indy Circuit
    - 1.208 miles
    Grand Prix Circuit
    - 2.433 miles
    Rally Stage 1
    - Gravel, dirt and tarmac
    Rally Stage 2
    - Loose gravel
    Brands Hatch circuit configurations
Contact Us

Brands Hatch
London Rd, West Kingsdown, Sevenoaks, Kent TN15 6FS
Tel: 0344 225 4425
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How to find Brands Hatch

Brands Hatch is located on the A20. It is well sign posted from junction 3 of the M25.