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The annual Lotus festival takes place at Brands Hatch this August Bank Holiday weekend, once again taking place on the Grand Prix circuit. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Lotus Cortina as well as Team Lotus' first F1 world championship. The former will be celebrated with a one-off classic touring car race exclusively for the definitive 60s tin top racer, which was campaigned by many of the sporting greats of the period, including Jim Clark, Jackie Stewart, Jack Sears and Sir John Whitmore.
Meanwhile Classic Team Lotus will be demonstrating some of the great Lotus Formula 1 cars from the outfit's 40-year career in the top echelon of the sport. They will be joined by current and rare products from the Lotus factory, whilst owners and clubs are expected to be taking part in both displays and parades during the weekend.
A full race programme on track is headlined by the Lotus Cup and Elise Trophy series, whilst there will also be action on the Brands Hatch rally stage from Sunbeams and more! Trade stands, live music and club displays add to a carnival atmosphere.
A map of the event can be downloaded, please CLICK HERE. For further information please see the Line Up and FAQs tabs below.
ADVANCE BOOKING HAS NOW CLOSED. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE GATE.
Lotus Cup EuropeLightweight British sportscars from the evocative Lotus marque battle on circuits across the Europe in this continental challenge.
Lotus Cortina 50th Anniversary RacesThis is a special anniversary race to commemorate the 50th birthday of the iconic Lotus Cortina. Expect a big turnout and plenty of sideways action from the car made famous by the great Jim Clark.
Lotus on Track Elise TrophyDeveloped from the Lotus on Track trackday club, the Elise Trophy’s packed grids provide door-to-door racing and is highly competitive.
Lotus Cup UKSplit into two championships - SuperSport and Production - the Lotus Cup UK features some of Lotus’ best offerings. The SuperSport championship is home to Exiges, Evoras and 2-Elevens while Elises make up the Production Championship.
Atom CupThe trackday favourite made its UK competitive debut in 2013 and has been an instant success. These rapid, exposed machines produce great wheel-to-wheel racing.
Champion of BrandsLocal heritage meets motorsport with Brands Hatch widely regarded as the home of Formula Ford. Close racing, recalling Formula Ford’s golden era, draws in grids larger than their contemporary counterparts.
Dunlop Mk2 Golf GTi ChampionshipThe Dunlop Mk2 Golf GTi Championship has been one of the most competitive club series in the UK for the past few years. The grid is always packed and makes for some brilliant racing.
Dunlop V.A.G. TrophyThe Dunlop VAG. Trophy brings together any front-wheel drive car from the Volkswagen Audi Group production line, and is predominantly packed with VWs and SEATs. The championship is very competitive with any number of drivers capable of taking the win
Quaife Motorsport News Saloons4-wheel drive saloon cars with 600bhp. Ex-BTCC, DTM and even World Rally Championship machines compete in a varied field.
Lotus Cup Europe
Lotus Cortina 50th Anniversary Races
Lotus on Track Elise Trophy
Lotus Cup UK
Champion of Brands
Dunlop Mk2 Golf GTi Championship
Dunlop V.A.G. Trophy
Quaife Motorsport News Saloons
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PLEASE NOTE: If you have ordered advance tickets you will need to bring your original tickets to the circuit as copies and receipts are not accepted. All advance tickets have now been dispatched and were sent by either Recorded or Special Delivery, meaning a signature is required. In the rare instance that your tickets have not arrived in time you will need to purchase them at the gate price and obtain a refund after the event by returning the gate ticket stubs and your original tickets to the venue office. Please have your tickets separated before arriving at the gate.
Featuring races from Lotus on Track Elise Trophy, Lotus Cup UK, Lotus Cup Europe, Lotus Cortina 50th Anniversary Races, Atom Cup, Champion of Brands, Mk2 Golf GTi Championship, SuperPro VAG Trophy, Sports 2000 and the Quaife Motorsport News Saloons/Cannons Tin Tops - which will include many local drivers.
Please note: race meeting content is subject to change.
Here's a selection of the entertainment set to appear at the Lotus Festival on 24-25 August. For full details visit www.lotus-festival.com
- Classic Lotus racing demonstrations
- Esprit time-line
- 340R Display & Parade
- Lotus Cortina Register Display
- Trade village
- Lotus rally demonstrations
- Show and Shine competition
- Live music Saturday night featuring Unison Benz and Geoff Leppard
- Lotus camping
- SELCO Festival
Plus more to be added in the coming weeks!
Click here for general circuit information, including directions, accommodation and address/contact details.
What time do the gates
Gates open at 8am on both days
What time does the campsite open?
The campsite opens at midday on the Friday before the event and will close on midday on the Monday after the event.
How much does it cost to park?
Parking is free of charge for all public car parks. Southbank parking (the large grassed area opposite Cooper Straight) is free of charge for all Lotus cars.
Can we Park on Southbank?
If you own a Lotus then parking will be free on Southbank. For public cars wishing to park on Southbank the charge is £2 per car on the Saturday and £5 per car on the Sunday. If you plan on parking on Southbank you will need to display a pass.
Is there Disabled Parking and Viewing
Blue Badge holders may park free of charge inside the venue in the area immediately opposite the Megastore near Paddock Hill Bend. Badge holders may also park free of charge on Southbank.
There is a wheelchair viewing area in Paddock Hill Grandstand with free of charge access to wheelchair users plus one carer. Any additional carers, friends or family must be in possession of a valid grandstand ticket. Please contact our ticket office on 0843 453 9000 to reserve space in the wheelchair viewing area.
What happens if my tickets don't arrive in
All tickets are sent by Royal Mail Recorded or Special Delivery, meaning a signature is required. In the rare instance that your tickets have not arrived in time you will need to purchase them at the gate price and obtain a refund after the event by returning the gate ticket stubs and your original tickets to the ticket office at the address below:
MotorSport Vision Centre
Brands Hatch Circuit
Are animals permitted anywhere on
No animals are permitted anywhere on site. Guide/assistance dogs are the only exception.
What age do I have to be to qualify for a Senior Citizen discount?
We offer a discount to our guests that are aged 65 and over.
I have a Grade D ticket. Where can I find a list of events and can I upgrade my ticket?
You can find a list of eligible Grade D events by clicking
What is MSV's ticket refund policy?
The ticketholder shall only be entitled to a refund or exchange (at MSV's election) if an event is cancelled in its entirety prior to its commencement of the Event for reason(s) that are within the reasonable control of MSV.
Event tickets may not be sold, resold, donated, transferred or in any way disposed of without prior written permission from MSV.
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