Tunerfest is a adrenaline-charged event focusing on high-end tuning, with hundreds of aftermarket-modified machines set to descend on the venue this June! Circuit action is headlined by Time Attack, the ultimate on-track test of a car's performance. Time Attack competitors typically race heavily-modified production cars against the clock, sporting massive rear wings and other outrageous performance parts, whilst older favourites compete in 'Retro' Time Attack. The final moments will recreate the tension of a Grand Prix qualifying session as competitors squeeze every ounce of performance in a bid to shave a few extra tenths off. Off-track entertainment will be headlined by displays from top car clubs, featuring their top tuning models. Porsches, Ford RS models, VXR-badged Vauxhalls, cars from BMW's M Sport division and much more are expected to be present, ensuring there will be plenty for petrolheads to drool over! Tunerfest also features plenty of off-track activities, with competitions, adrenaline-filled entertainment and much more adding to the fun!
The Historic Sports Car Club (HSCC) will celebrate motorsport history with a major two-day event on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit this July. This year's event will place particular focus on Formula Ford which will celebrate its 50th anniversary at its Kentish spiritual home. Former competitors from the class are expected to return in multiple grids to give the popular historic category a proper commemoration. The most exciting spectacles will include the Historic Race of Champions, recalling the venue's past as the host of non-championship F1 fixtures, classically-modelled F1 cars with the the pulsating Super Touring Cars, recreating the sensational tin top battles of the '90s.
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This meeting features a selection of races organised by BARC, including tin tops, single seaters and superkarts. The paddock will also be open, offering fans an opportunity to get closer to the cars as well as meet the teams and drivers.
The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship is a huge hit with motor racing fans, and regularly boasts huge crowds and a fantastic atmosphere, plus breathtaking action on the track! Last season, Australia's Josh Brookes won his first MCE BSB championship title after a superb run of form in the second half of the season. But four-time champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne is desperate to prove that he is still the king of British Superbikes and jumps onto a Ducati for 2016 in his quest for an unprecedented fifth crown. The 'Big Brands Bash' is one of the most anticipated events of the season with a party atmosphere at the height of summer. Expect a packed grid of riders from many nations battling wheel-to-wheel and plenty of excitement and drama. The MCE BSB action will be supported by a top-class support bill which includes the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship, Pirelli National Superstock 1000 and 600 Championship and British Motostar
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The British Motorcycle Racing Club is the largest of its type in the UK and will bring host a packed 40-race programme on the legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit this weekend. In addition to a packed racing programme, many of the motorcyles being exhibited will take part in track parades on both days. The paddock will be open, allowing fans to get a closer look at the bikes as they're prepared for battle and meet the teams and riders.
The annual celebration of Britain's charismatic sports car and racing marque returns to Brands Hatch in August for the third year in succession and takes place on the Grand Prix circuit, scene of some of Colin Chapman's greatest triumphs. Previous events have seen track demonstrations from great Formula 1 cars and rare cars from the factory, whilst there is a carnival atmosphere around the venue with trade stands, club displays, classic cars and even live music! Meanwhile a full racing programme features action from Lotus Cup UK and the Elise Trophy, plus a host of motorsport, much of which has been influenced by the legendary marque.
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The HSCC's premier Brands Hatch event returns this season with another extravaganza of single seater, saloon and sportscar contests celebrating several decades of car racing. All races will be held on the Grand Prix circuit, recreating the halcyon days of motorsport. This event attracts huge entries of everything from Historic Grand Prix cars and powerful F5000 single-seaters, to classic tin tops. New additions to the line-up for 2015 include the Jaguar Heritage Challenge for pre-'66 E-Types, D-Types, and C-Types, and a World Endurance Championship Revival series. The paddock will be open, allowing spectators to get a closer view of the historic beauties as they're prepred for track action.
No Limits Racing come to Brands with their new racing series for novice and experienced riders, with the emphasis on creating a fun environment for both competitors and spectators. No Limits will also run their own endurance event, offering motorscycle racers a chance to try their hand at longer distance racing. This event will feature an open paddock so feel free to come down and meet the riders and teams.
The Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship is back for another season of excitement, drama and intrigue, plus plenty of bumper-to-bumper racing on track! It's the UK's biggest car racing championship, and stars highly-modified saloons and hatchbacks similar to those seen on the nation's roads. A five-way fight for last year's title went right down to the wire, with Scotland's Gordon Shedden emerging as champion in the Honda Civic Type R. Expect him to defend his crown against ever-tougher opposition that's sure to feature new cars and drivers. In addition to a title fight that's sure to be intense, the final round often throws up a surprise result, with many drivers desperate for a good result to end the season on a high note. And there's the chance to see the new champion crowned on the Grand Prix circuit! The weekend also features supporting action from the Porsche Carrera Cup GB, Renault UK Clio Cup, Ginetta GT Supercup, Ginetta Juniors and MSA Formula.
BMCRC returns to Brands for another action packed weekend of racing.
The MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship is a huge hit with motor racing fans, and regularly boasts huge crowds and a fantastic atmosphere, plus breathtaking action on the track! Last season, Australia's Josh Brookes won his first MCE BSB championship title after a superb run of form in the second half of the season. But four-time champion Shane 'Shakey' Byrne is desperate to prove that he is still the king of British Superbikes and jumps onto a Ducati for 2016 in his quest for an unprecedented fifth crown. The Showdown finale will end with the 2016 MCE BSB champion crowned on the Grand Prix circuit. Expect a packed grid of riders from many nations battling wheel-to-wheel and plenty of excitement and drama. The MCE BSB action will be supported by a top-class support bill which includes the Motorpoint British Supersport Championship, Pirelli National Superstock 1000 and 600 Championship and British Motostar.
The world-famous festival celebrates its 44th running in 2015 and the list of winners reads like a who's who of motorsport. Current F1 star Jenson Button is included in this illustrious roll-call, alongside Johnny Herbert, Eddie Irvine and Anthony Davidson. The Festival was inaugurated soon after the formula was created, which has long been seen as the natural stepping stone from karting into single seaters. Bereft of wings, the cars promote superb racing and the Festival's 'winner takes all' format guarantees great action. This year's festival will once again shine the spotlight on the Kent-engined variety, following the revival of this tradition last season. The Kent engined cars remain popular as showcased by the Champion of Brands events that have taken place throughout the year, so expect a large entry for the biggest Formula Ford meeting of the year.
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Sparks will fly on and off the track this November, with the final rounds of the BTRA British Truck Racing Championship followed by a spectacular season-closing fireworks display on the Sunday. Track action will be headlined by big grids of five-tonne 1000 horsepower behemoths, capable of accelerating as rapidly as a Porsche 911, in five races across two days (provisionally 3 on main raceday Sunday). The championship is often decided at the final event of the year, so get set for plenty of action! In addition to the trucks there will be a packed support bill of the best of British motorsport, plus lots of off-track fun for all of the family, including a spectacular fireworks display to end the event in style.
The MSVT Trackday and Team Trophies for drivers making the step from trackdays to racing. Grid sizes reach capacity levels, with a huge variation of tin tops! Further racing comes from the Victor Meldrew Trophy, an irreverent end-of-season contest for drivers that didn't quite make Formula 1, and additional single seater action from the annual Formula Vee Festival, for VW-engined single seaters, and the Monoposto championship, which is renowned for huge and varied grids. This event will utilise an open paddock format, allowing fans to meet the teams and drivers as well as get a closer look at the racing machines in preparation.