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Brands Hatch

Saturday, 11. August 2018 to Sunday, 12. August 2018

England's Kent county, some 30 kilometres to the south-east of London, is the home of a circuit that makes the heart of every racer and every motor-racing enthusiast beat faster. Brands Hatch stands for history and British motor racing at its best. It already staged motorbike races on a grass circuit far back in 1926. Among the drivers that made it to the top step at the time-honoured facility also were legends such as Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, James Hunt or Ayrton Senna. From 1964 to 1986 the circuit was the venue of 14 Formula World Championship rounds. From 2006 to 2013, eight DTM races were contested south-east of London but all on the circuit's short 1.973-kilometre Indy layout. This year, however, on 12th and 13th August, the DTM drivers will have to battle it out on the longer version. The 3.908-kilometre GP circuit is a rollercoaster across a forested landscape and is regarded as extreme challenge for both vehicles and drivers.

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Brands Hatch

Opened 16. April 1950
Location Großbritannien
Track length3,908 km
DTM-Lap record41,896 Sek. (Indy-Kurs, 5. September 2010)
Driven byMiguel Molina (Audi)
Most victoriesPaul Di Resta (2)
The best brandAudi, Mercedes (4)
Website www.brandshatch.co.uk

DTM-Lap record

Miguel Molina

Winner 2013

Mike Rockenfeller

Winner 2012

Gary Paffett

England's Kent county, some 30 kilometres to the south-east of London, is the home of a circuit that makes the heart of every racer and every motor-racing enthusiast beat faster. Brands Hatch stands for history and British motor racing at its best. It already staged motorbike races on a grass circuit far back in 1926. Among the drivers that made it to the top step at the time-honoured facility also were legends such as Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, James Hunt or Ayrton Senna. From 1964 to 1986 the circuit was the venue of 14 Formula World Championship rounds. In 2018, Brands Hatch is back on the DTM calendar. From 2006 to 2013, eight DTM races were contested at the facility south-east of London but all on the circuit's short 1.973-kilometre Indy layout. This year, however, on 12th and 13th August, the DTM drivers will have to battle it out on the longer version. The 3.908-kilometre GP circuit is a rollercoaster across a forested landscape and is regarded as extreme challenge for both vehicles and drivers. To succeed there you have to have special skills. Corners with well-sounding names such as Hawthorn, Westfield, Dingle Dell or Stirlings are daunting. In 2006, Audi's Mattias Ekström won the race held on the Indy circuit. The other Brands winners also represented the Audi camp, Audi (Timo Scheider 2008, Martin Tomczyk 2011, Mike Rockenfeller 2013) or Mercedes-AMG (Bernd Schneider 2007, Paul Di Resta 2009/2010, Gary Paffett 2012). The best results BMW secured at Brands Hatch since their DTM comeback were secured by Bruno Spengler who finished third and seconds at the British DTM race venue.

..the tradition-rich racetrack located in Kent County is the third facility staging British DTM race meetings. Before DTM opted for Brands , the series already raced at Donington Park (ITR-Gold-Cup 1991, 1993 and 1994, ITC 1995 as well as DTM 2002 and 2003) and at Silverstone (ITC 1996).

... Brands Hatch's so-called Indy-Circuit with its length of 1.973 kilometres is the shortest track DTM ever raced on.

… cycle races were held on a part of the circuit during the 2012 Summer Paralympics.

… the circuit features two versions, since the modification in 1995. The short 1.93-kilometre version is called Brands Hatch Indy-Circuit. The other version, the Brands Hatch Race Circuit, is a rollercoaster across a forest landscape and is regarded as a true challenge for the drivers.

… Niki Lauda secured the biggest number of wins (three - 1976, 1982, 1984) at the circuit and as Jochen Rindt (1970) also won a at Brands Hatch, Austria also is the nation with the biggest number of Brands Hatch wins.

… the circuit located south-east to London already staged eight DTM rounds between 2006 and 2013. All these races were hold on the short 1.973-kilometre Indy version.

… four of the eight DTM races held at Brands Hatch were won by Audi drivers and four by Mercedes-AMG drivers. Bruno Spengler gave BMW their best results - a third and a second place.

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Tipps

On the region: The municipality Fawkham (at Dartford) is located in Kent County.

On the circuit: Up to 2013, DTM raced at Brands Hatch's two-kilometre Indy circuit, the shortest circuit on the DTM calendar.

Grandstand lead: Desire Wilson: end of the home straight, great vision of the sloping 'Paddock Hill Bend'.

The must-have souvenir: In the home county of motor racing, the relevant specialist literature is particularly high quality and informative.

Culture lead: London (40 km): Trafalgar Square, Tower of London, 'Big Ben', Tower Bridge, Buckingham Palace, Saint Paul's Cathedral, Hyde Park, Speaker's Corner

To be tasted at all costs: Yorkshire-Pudding (pancake pastry as side dish), fish and chips, full English breakfast (bacon, eggs, sausages, tomatoes and mushrooms), tea, ale.

For partygoers: selection of clubs and bars: Fabric, The Dogstar, Jerusalem, Vertigo 42, Sketch

Shop here: London has got some 30,000 shops: Piccadilly Circus, Harrods at the Brompton Road, recommendable for fashion enthusiasts: Kings Road

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