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Lotus Festival
Brands Hatch (GP)
Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 August 2015

This August, Lotuses will fill Brands Hatch for a celebration of Britain's innovative sports and racing car marque. The event will cover everything from Lotus's early years, through to Formula One success, including the great sports and supercars that have left the Norfolk factory gates.

This year marks half a century since Team Lotus and Jim Clark's most successful season, in which he emphatically won his second F1 World Championship and the famous Indianapolis 500. The marque's influence on F1 will be celebrated with demonstration runs from the Type 21, 101 and 102 cars, plus three cars representing the current Lotus F1 team's Benetton and Renault past.

Three more special anniversaries, 40 years of the Esprit, 25 years of the Lotus Carlton and the Elise's 20th birthday, will be marked with displays for these iconic cars and a Lotus parade. The Red Arrows will even stage a flypast in tribute at 1:24pm on Sunday!

A packed race programme will be headlined by Lotus Cup Europe, Lotus Cup UK and the Elise Trophy, showcasing the company's class-leading modern-day products on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit. The factory's latest cars and special projects will also be on display, and a busy trade village will offer everything from memorabilia to complete cars.

Click here for an event map.

ADVANCE BOOKING HAS NOW CLOSED. TICKETS WILL BE AVAILABLE TO PURCHASE AT THE GATE.
WHAT'S RACING  (click on any image for a larger view)
 

Lotus Cup Europe

Lightweight British sportscars from the evocative Lotus marque battle on circuits across the Europe in this continental challenge.

Lotus Cup

Split 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.

Lotus Elise Trophy

Developed from the Lotus on Track trackday club, the Elise Trophy’s packed grids provide door-to-door racing and is highly competitive.

GT Cup Championship

Seriously impressive cars line up on the prestigious GT Cup grid, from Ferrari 458s and 430s, a range of Porsches, BMWs to even the odd Riley. Two day events feature 3 races including a 45 minute feature, and 1 day meetings have two 25 minute sprints

Toyo Tires Racing Saloons

An eclectic mix of saloons make up the Toyo Tires Racing Saloons and there are always plenty of them. From Renault 5s to the BMW E30s, there’s a saloon for everyone and great competition in each class.

Toyo Tyres Production BMW Championship

The championship is open to BMW E30 series cars and has bumper grids without fail. The great racing is always unpredictable and there’s always plenty of overtaking.

Monoposto

Monoposto is a popular series for fans and drivers alike. It features two grids, one for smaller Jedis, Formula Fords, and Speads, the other for Dallaras, Ralts and Van Diemens. This series has some of the biggest grids in UK motorsport.
  • Lotus Cup Europe
  • Lotus Cup
  • Lotus Elise Trophy
  • GT Cup Championship
  • Toyo Tires Racing Saloons
  • Toyo Tyres Production BMW Championship
  • Monoposto
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Sunday Admission - MAIN EVENT DAY - £23 - FREE - £16
Sunday Paddock Hill Grandstand (roving seat) - £5 - £5 - £5

PLEASE NOTE – YOU WILL REQUIRE A VALID ADMISSION TICKET OR VALID PASS TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE VENUE AT THIS EVENT. THE PRICE FOR OPTIONAL EXTRAS (SUCH AS GRANDSTAND SEATS AND CAMPING) DOES NOT INCLUDE VENUE ADMISSION

* Saving relates to the face value of each admission ticket ordered online. Advance booking closes 12:00 Wednesday 12 August. All orders received before 14:00 Tuesday 11 August will be sent by Recorded Delivery at a cost of £1.99 per order (or Special Delivery at a cost of £6.75 per order if specified by the purchaser). All orders received after 14:00 Tuesday 11 August will be sent by Special Delivery at a cost of £6.75 per order. Telephone bookings are subject to a surcharge of £1 per admission ticket. We start posting orders approximately one week prior to the race meeting.

On track demonstrations (Sunday)

There will be parades and F1 demonstrations on track on Sunday:

Parades

Lotus parade laps will take place on the Indy circuit at 4:03pm and 6:20pm

F1Cars

F1 demonstration laps will take place on the GP circuit at 12:30pm and the Indy circuit at 3:50pm. These include:

  • 1961 Lotus 21 Coventry Climax 4-cylinder
  • 1989 Lotus 101 Judd V8
  • 1990 Lotus 102 Lamborghini V12
  • 1990 Benetton B190 Ford V8
  • 1993 Benetton B193 Ford V8
  • 2008 Renault replica
  • Formula 3000 Zytek V8

Off-track entertainment

Pit walk (Sunday)

At 9:20am on Sunday, see the F1 cars and the Lotuses competing this weekend up close in the pits and chat to the drivers before they take to the track!

Rally stage

Rally

Lotus Sunbeam rally cars will take to the Lotusbits rally stage, located behind Hailwoods Restaurant, from 10:00am to 4:00pm on both days. Rides in these can be booked at the rally stage for £15, which includes a donation to charity.

Trade Village

TradeVillage

A trade village, located along Colin Chapman Way, which runs parallel to the start/finish straight, will feature many stands including Lotus Motorsport, seven dealerships, owners' clubs and much more.

Car club and anniversary displays

Anniversary

Colin Chapman Way will also feature car club displays featuring every type of Lotus, and Elise, Esprit and Lotus Carlton anniversary displays.

Show and Shine (Sunday)

ShowNShine

A Show and Shine competition can be found along Colin Chapman Way on on Sunday.

Red Arrows flypast (Sunday)

RedArrows

The Red Arrows will be staging a flypast on Sunday afternoon (weather permitting), at 1:24pm.

Click here for an event map.

Click here for general circuit information, including directions, accommodation and address/contact details.

What time do the gates open?

Gates open to the public at 8.30am on Saturday and 9.00am on Sunday.

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?

Parking is free of charge for all public car parks. If you wish to park on Southbank (the large grassed area opposite Cooper Straight) 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. Please click here to download one.

 

Is there free WiFi available at the venue?

You can access free WiFi at the restaurant(s), pit lane and main grandstand areas. Registration is required.

Am I entitled to any discount for being a carer?
  
Carers of our disabled guests may be entitled to free admission at MSV race events. Please contact our call centre on 0843 453 9000 for further details, no later than three days before the event you wish to attend.
 
Is there Disabled Parking and Viewing available?

 
There is designated disabled parking available in the vicinity of Paddock Hill Grandstand and you may also park free of charge on the Southbank. Vehicles parked in these areas must display a Blue Badge.
 
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.

PLEASE NOTE: YOU WILL REQUIRE A VALID ADMISSION TICKET OR VALID PASS TO GAIN ACCESS TO THE VENUE AT THIS EVENT

What happens if my tickets don't arrive in time?

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:

Ticket Office
MotorSport Vision Centre
Brands Hatch Circuit
Fawkham
Longfield
Kent
DA3 8NG

Are animals permitted anywhere on site?

No animals are permitted anywhere on site. Guide/assistance dogs are the only exception.

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 here.

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.

How can I get media accrediation for race events?

Please visit our dedicated media site to apply for accreditation at media.msv.com

What is the policy on Drones or UAVs?

Drones / UAVs are not permitted for use at Brands Hatch on any event day.

TICKET UPGRADES:
SuperView @ £30 
SUNDAY ONLY - Watch all the action in style from a weather-proof shared Brabham/Stewart suite that overlooks the start/finish straight! Live timing screens are included. Children 12 & under are £15.
Lotus Festival
Brands Hatch (GP)
Saturday 15 - Sunday 16 August 2015