The circuit located in Kent County, some 30 kilometres to the south of London, makes the heart of every motor racer beat faster. Brands Hatch stands for history and British motor racing at its best. Back in 1925, the first motor-bike races were held at Brands Hatch on a grass circuit. Legends such as Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, James Hunt or Ayrton Senna already celebrated race wins at the time-honoured motor-racing venue. From 1964 to 1986, Brands Hatch also staged 14 Formula One GPs and from 2006 to 2013 eight DTM races. In those years, the races were held at the 1.973-kilometres. In 2018, DTM returned to Brands Hatch. This time, however, the touring-car series held its races at the 3.908-kilometre rollercoaster across a woodland scenery and is regarded as extremely challenging for both cars and drivers.
The DTM carries out two races on all race weekends. The distance is always 55 minutes plus one lap.
Since the debut season of ‘New DTM’ in 2000, Formula 3 has been a constant in its support programme in every single year.
The all new Formula W, the first single-seater series solely for girls and young women, will contest its races for the time being exclusively in the DTM support programme.
The Lotus Cup Europe is the globally leading championship for Lotus vehicles. The races usually are contested by more than 30 cars in several categories.
There’s a lot to be experienced on a DTM weekend. Here you find – in advance – a summary of the motor-racing programme. A detailed schedule for the race meeting will be published in due time.
Free practice, qualifying and race DTM
Qualifying and race DTM
|Opened||16th April 1950|
|Track length||3,916 km|
|DTM lap record||1:19.943 min. (12th August 2018)|
|Driven by||Paul Di Resta (Mercedes-AMG)|
|Most victories||Paul Di Resta (2)|
|The best brand||Audi, Mercedes (4)|
Plan my event
Around the racetrack in Brands Hatch, there is a range of accommodation and camping facilities in the Kent county.