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Circuit Contact

Brands Hatch Circuit
Fawkham
Longfield
Kent DA3 8NG

Tel: 01474 872331
Fax: 01474 874766

brandshatch@msv.com

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How to find us

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

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Brands Hatch

One of the world's most iconic sporting venues, Brands Hatch continues to host some of motorsport's most prestigious events, on both two and four wheels.

The Kent circuit is visited by a huge variety of championships, including major European series DTM for the world's fastest touring cars, and the Blancpain GT Series for top-line sports car racing.

Top class national championships include the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship, both of which hold their all-important closing rounds at the venue. Other major events include British GT and BRDC British F3, and the British Truck Racing Association Championship which visits twice, including the end of year fireworks spectacular, which has become one of the South East's biggest displays.

A series of motorsport festivals have also introduced the sport to new audiences, with the American Speedfest being one such recent success story, with a heady mix of epic action from European NASCAR racing and all-round festival fun.

Brands Hatch remains a mecca for historic racing too, with annual visits from the Masters Festival and the HSCC Legends of Brands Hatch Superprix, with historic F1 races an annual highlight.

A natural amphitheatre offering unrivalled views of the action from various vantage points, Brands Hatch is known as Britain's best loved motor racing circuit. And you can experience it for yourself with a renowned programme of driving experiences and trackdays on offer.

 

Brands Hatch boasts a history almost unrivalled by any other circuit. Racing has taken place at the venue since 1926, when grass track racing took place on an anti-clockwise layout, before the direction of the circuit was switched in 1954.

Countless legendary competitors have competed at the circuit in the decades since; Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Barry Sheene, Jack Brabham, Ayrton Senna, Jenson Button, Carl Fogarty and Lewis Hamilton are among those to have raced and won at Brands Hatch.

Nigel Mansell famous claimed his first Grand Prix victory here, also winning the final F1 World Championship race to be held at Brands Hatch in 1986. The circuit then became the spiritual home of the World Superbike Championship  in the 1990s and 2000s, attracting tens of thousands of fans, many of whom were following Fogarty as he took a stranglehold on the series, with his double win in 1995 delighting the home crowd.

The stands were full again when the circuit hosted the first A1 Grand Prix in 2005. Past winners of the Formula Ford Festival meanwhile have included Jenson Button and Mark Webber, with the festival continuing to be one of the biggest events of its kind today.

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 F1, 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 Blancpain GT Series.

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.

 
 
Circuit FAQs

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 0343 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.

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

Yes, outside the Megastore by Paddock Hill Grandstand

The permanent medical centre is located on the outside of McLaren Bend. There is a separate crowd medical centre during major race events located behind the Kentagon restaurant, to the right of the playground.

In the Security Office located at the Main Entrance.

Inside the Kentagon Restaurant and in the toliet facilities opposite the Megastore by Paddock Hill Grandstand.

Yes, there is a permanent adventure playground located to the right of the Kentagon Restaurant. On major event weekends, the Brands Hatch Funzone is in operation behind the Pit Straight Grandstand and features rides and activities for a varitiey of ages.

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

Ticket FAQs

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.

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

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

Carers of our disabled guests may be entitled to free admission at MSV's race events.

Please contact our call centre on 0343 453 9000 or carer@msv.com to make arrangements, no later than one week before the event you wish to attend.

For further details, please read our Important Information section.

You can find a list of eligible Grade D events by clicking here.

Parking is free of charge for all public car parks. If you wish to park on Southbank (the large grassed area opposite Cooper Straight) there is a charge on major event days.

Child tickets are for children 12 and under.

The collection point is located at the Main Gate during promoted events.

Yes, at the Gate.

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

 
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