GT racing at Brands Hatch

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Just got back from a long day out at Brands Hatch for the GT racing event and a few others. First time watching cars at the circuit and have to say I prefer the BSB event. Brands is too narrow for decent car racing. IMO. There is no way F1 could take place there due to the size of the cars now.

Valentino Rossi finished 5th in the first race, won by a BMW M4, but failed to finish in the second due to an off track excursion into the gravel. Its very hard to follow who is actually leading the race due to a mandatory pit stop window of 10 minutes where both driver and all tyres must be swapped. Not sure I like team sport such as this. One car one driver is the way for me. An AMG GTR won the second race.


Anyway. this is what I drove 130 miles each way to watch. Plenty of other stuff to see and a great day out for quite a small outlay.
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Decent. How much for a ticket to see something like that?
 
Decent. How much for a ticket to see something like that?
It was £22 for a day ticket on Sunday which i9ncluded parking at the circuit. Possibly cheaper if you do the Sat and Sunday and camp overnight.
Well worth it for a good day out, especially compared to F1 prices at Silverstone.
 
It was £22 for a day ticket on Sunday which i9ncluded parking at the circuit. Possibly cheaper if you do the Sat and Sunday and camp overnight.
Well worth it for a good day out, especially compared to F1 prices at Silverstone.
I went last year and it was a great day out. I prefer watching the GT World Challenge than F, in screen or in person/ it’s a great day out.
 
Brands is great for bikes....... pretty rubbish for cars....its just too narrow for much overtaking, especially the short track section. I do remember seeing the F1 there with my when I was a kid in the mid 70s though...my dad knew James Hunt so it was pretty cool... even as a nine year old....free for us too!
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Brands is great for bikes....... pretty rubbish for cars....its just too narrow for much overtaking, especially the short track section. I do remember seeing the F1 there with my when I was a kid in the mid 70s though...my dad knew James Hunt so it was pretty cool... even as a nine year old....free for us too!
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^ Brands Hatch is still free for under 12's
 
Brands is still good for the Historics which I prefer now. The pre ‘66 Saloons are an absolute joy to watch with plenty of overtaking, drifting and the odd bit of paint swapping. Who doesn’t like seeing a gaggle of Minis swarming round a Galaxie or Mustang!
 
Brands is still good for the Historics which I prefer now. The pre ‘66 Saloons are an absolute joy to watch with plenty of overtaking, drifting and the odd bit of paint swapping. Who doesn’t like seeing a gaggle of Minis swarming round a Galaxie or Mustang!
It was funny to watch little Lotus Elans continually passing a huge American V8 who was giving it his all around the bends and getting very tail happy.
 
A few years ago we went to a Masters Historics at Brands and it was epic. We also went to an AMOC meet and (as 968 owners at that time) saw 968's giving hell on the F1 circuit to much more powerful machinery - fabulous day out. At the Masters, standing close to trackside, you needed ear defenders as they sounded fabulous but were rather loud!
 
A few years ago we went to a Masters Historics at Brands and it was epic. We also went to an AMOC meet and (as 968 owners at that time) saw 968's giving hell on the F1 circuit to much more powerful machinery - fabulous day out. At the Masters, standing close to trackside, you needed ear defenders as they sounded fabulous but were rather loud!
It’s one event I never tire of - looking forward to going again end of May!
 
It was £22 for a day ticket on Sunday which i9ncluded parking at the circuit. Possibly cheaper if you do the Sat and Sunday and camp overnight.
Well worth it for a good day out, especially compared to F1 prices at Silverstone.
The good lady and I are going to see the first round of the British GT championship at Donington at the end of the month (it’s 8 miles from my house so be rude not to). I was surprised how cheap it was, two weekend tickets, plus grandstand seats for race day, £110 all in.
 
^ Should be a great weekend. Hopefully the weather plays nicely.
 
The good lady and I are going to see the first round of the British GT championship at Donington at the end of the month (it’s 8 miles from my house so be rude not to). I was surprised how cheap it was, two weekend tickets, plus grandstand seats for race day, £110 all in.
Great day out and Donington is my favourite track.
 

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