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Festival highlights:
Masters Historic Festival (+ FIA Historic F1)
Brands Hatch (GP)
Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 May 2016

The Masters Historic Festival returns to Brands Hatch for a traditional Bank Holiday weekend of classic racing action this May Bank Holiday weekend.

This year's event will celebrate the life and career of James Hunt, who won the Formula One World Championship 40 years ago in 1976, with Brands Hatch playing a major role in an incredibly dramatic F1 season. Hunt also won the Race of Champions non-championship event that year, when he went wheel-to-wheel with friend and rival Niki Lauda.

Hunt's larger than life character will be celebrated by demonstration runs and a display from cars he raced during his career, from Minis to the Hesketh and McLaren Formula 1 cars that forged his reputation, plus memorabilia from his career, including his famous race helmet and the 1976 Japanese Grand Prix trophy - from the race that completed his title success. His son Freddie will be guest of honour, presenting trophies and signing a new James Hunt publication. 

You can also share your memories of James by adding photos of him to a picture board or tweeting your memories and photos to @mastershistoric using #jameshunt

Click here to download the latest list of cars set to appear in the James Hunt tribute.

Racing will be headlined by the FIA Masters Historic Formula One Championship, which celebrates Hunt's era of the sport, with cars from the late 1960s to early 1980s recalling the golden days of the British Grand Prix. The BOAC 1000 sportscar classic will also be celebrated, with action from Ford GT40s, Lola T70s and more in the FIA Masters Sports Car Championship.

The event is one of the historic racing highlights of the year, with classic single-seater, GT and saloon machinery also taking to the full, classic Grand Prix circuit - one of the few to have retained all of its character from the halcyon days of motor racing. Plus there's plenty to see and do away from the circuit, including vast car club displays.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE ENTRY LIST

PLEASE NOTE:    Sunday is the main event day

The Masters Raceday  will take place on Bank Holiday Monday on the Indy circuit. Click here for details.

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)
 

FIA Historic Formula One Championship

The FIA Historic Formula One Championship brings F1 cars back to the Grand Prix circuit, recalling eras in which Emerson Fittipaldi, Niki Lauda, Nelson Piquet any many others were victorious at the Kent circuit.

Historic Grand Prix Cars

These brutes hark back to a pioneering era of Grand Prix racing. There are no sponsor’s logos to be found here, only a display of power from these classic single seaters! These machines celebrate the heritage of greats including Fangio and Ascari.

FIA Historic Sports Cars

The FIA Historic Sports Cars recall a golden era of endurance racing, featuring some of the most beautiful race machines ever built. Expect to see Lola T70s and Ford GT40s amongst an evocative entry list.

Gentleman Drivers

This category provides short endurance races for GT cars built and raced before 1966. With pit stops and in some cases multiple drivers this event showcases Jaguar E-types and alike in full racing regalia.

Pre-66 Touring Cars

Old school touring cars should offer plenty of sideways entertainment with everything from American V8 giants to our very own home-grown Minis out on track!

Formula Ford Invitation Race

Slipstream battles at the spiritual home of Formula Ford can be expected here, with these low downforce machines constantly battling for the best position.

CANAM 50 Interserie Challenge

Fifty years on from the creation of CanAm racing, the ground-shaking leviathans are on track once more. With huge engines, more horsepower than you can imagine and monstrous cars, CanAm racing is back!
  • FIA Historic Formula One Championship
  • Historic Grand Prix Cars
  • FIA Historic Sports Cars
  • Gentleman Drivers
  • Pre-66 Touring Cars
  • Formula Ford Invitation Race
  • CANAM 50 Interserie Challenge
TICKET TYPE ADULT TEEN
(13-15)
CHILD
(UNDER 13)
  ONLINE GATE ONLINE GATE ONLINE GATE
Saturday Admission - £20 - £12 - FREE
Sunday Admission - MAIN EVENT DAY - £26 - £15 - FREE
Saturday Paddock Hill Grandstand (roving seat) - £5 - £2 - £2
Sunday Paddock Hill Grandstand (roving seat) - £10 - £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 25 May. All orders received before 14:00 Tuesday 24 May 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 24 May 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.

 JAMES HUNT CELEBRATION

This year's event will celebrate the life and career of James Hunt, who won the Formula One World Championship 40 years ago in 1976, with Brands Hatch playing a major role in an incredibly dramatic F1 season. Hunt also won the Race of Champions non-championship event that year, when he went wheel-to-wheel with friend and rival Niki Lauda.

Hunt's larger than life character will be celebrated by demonstration runs and a display from cars he raced during his career, from Minis to the Hesketh and McLaren Formula 1 cars that forged his reputation, plus memorabilia from his career, including his famous race helmet and the 1976 Japanese Grand Prix trophy - from the race that completed his title success. His son Freddie will be guest of honour, presenting trophies, and signing a new James Hunt publication. 

Visitors are also being encouraged to share their memories of James by adding their own photos of him to a picture board or tweeting their memories and photos to @mastershistoric using #jameshunt

The display cars will be located behind the Brabham/Stewart hospitality suites opposite the pit straight on Sunday.

Attending Car Demo lap Static display
Hesketh 308 Yes No
Hesketh 308 Yes Yes
McLaren M23 Yes Yes
Richard Lloyd Camaro  Yes Yes
Lotus 59 Yes Yes
McLaren M26 Yes No
Rush Mini Yes Yes
Hesketh Mini Yes No
Austin A35 van No Yes
March 712 Yes Yes
1967 FF1600 Russell Alexis Mk14  Yes Yes
Hesketh F3  Yes Yes
Hesketh F3  No  Yes
McLaren M23 No TBC

Hunt

CLASSIC CAR DISPLAY (SUNDAY)

On race day Sunday, the venue will be filled with classic cars on display - these can be found along Colin Chapman Way, which runs parallel to the pit straight. Clubs participating: 

Alvis Owners Club, BMW Car Club GB, Jaguar Drivers Club, Lancia Motor Club, Kent Classics, TR Register, GT40 Enthusiasts Club, The Kent Classic & Sportscar Club, Aston Martin, Maserati, Ferrari Owners Club, Land Rover Club, Corvette, Alfa Romeo, Porsche Owners Club, Club Triumph Eastern, Morgan, 131 mirafiori, Mustang Owners Club, Flying Baguettes, Eric Equipped

 

Masters car display


FUNFAIR

The Brands Hatch Funfair will be open throughout the weekend with a selection of thrilling rides for race fans of all ages! 

 Funfair

 ADVENTURE PLAYGROUND

Check out the Brands Hatch adventure playground, which features a motorsport theme and has equipment for children of all ages from toddler to 14.There are climbing frames, swings and much more!

Playground

Location: To the right of the Kentagon Restaurant.

GO KARTING

You can also test your mettle with go-karting on a mini version of the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, located opposite the Megastore. Karting is available for all those aged 8+ and costs £15 for ten minutes, payable at the karting circuit.

Go Karts 

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

What time do the gates open?

Gates open at 8.00am on Saturday and 8.00am on Sunday.

How much is admission for Senior Citizens?

We offer a discount on event entry to our guests that are aged 65 and over.

The discounted admission price is £15 on Saturday and £20 on Sunday. Please note that the discount is only avaliable on the day and not in advance. 

How much does it cost to park?

Parking is free of charge for all public car parks. If you wish to park within the Infield area or on the Southbank (the large grassed area opposite Cooper Straight) the charge is £5 per car on each day.  If you plan on parking on these areas you will need to display a pass. Please click here to download one.

What time does the campsite open?

There is no charge for camping, however there are no facilities available. The campsite opens at midday on the Friday before the event and will close on midday on the Tuesday after the event.

Can I get into the Paddock and Pit areas?

There are no restrictions on access to the Support Race Paddock.

Can I listen to the commentary by radio?

Yes - Radio Brands will be transmitting the commentary over all three days on 87.7FM.

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:
Directors Terrace (Saturday) @ £30 
Sample some of the best views of the circuit in style, as you enjoy the action from above the crowds on the exclusive Directors' Terrace on the start/finish straight. Does not include circuit admission.
Directors Terrace (Sunday) - SOLD OUT @ £45 
SOLD OUT Sample some of the best views of the circuit in style, as you enjoy the action from above the crowds on the exclusive Directors' Terrace on the start/finish straight. Does not include circuit admission.
Clearways Club Upgrade (Sunday) @ £50 
MAIN RACEDAY ONLY. Watch all the action in style from a weather-proof shared suite in the MotorSport Vision Centre – Each guest will also receive a free souvenir programme and there will be a dedicated cash bar. Children 12 & under are £20. Does not include circuit admission.
Masters Historic Festival (+ FIA Historic F1)
Brands Hatch (GP)
Saturday 28 - Sunday 29 May 2016