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 GT World Challenge Europe for top-line sports car racing.
Top class national championships include the Bennetts British Superbike Championship and Kwik Fit 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 pyrotechnic 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.
Fondly nicknamed the ‘mini-Nürburgring’, Cadwell Park celebrated its 85th anniversary in 2019. It remains as closely-held in the hearts of many motorsport fans as it ever has. Located 10 miles north of Horncastle and five miles south of Louth, the Lincolnshire circuit is especially popular with bikers nationwide.
Cadwell Park’s twisty and undulating nature, winding through open park and woodland, has marked it out as one of the best circuits in the country. Once discovered, it is often a firm favourite amongst many who visit, whether as a spectator or participant.
The circuit is also one of the most popular destinations on the Bennetts British Superbike calendar, with the infamous ‘Mountain’ section, which riders usually tackle airborne, providing a particular challenge. Fans descend on the venue in their thousands for the annual visit from the world’s leading domestic superbike category, and is one of Lincolnshire’s biggest sporting events of the year.
As the circuit’s reputation continues to build, there are an increasing number of club car events taking place at the circuit including the Historic Sports Car Club’s Wolds Trophy and the popular Vintage Sports Car Club Festival, along with vintage and classic motorcycle events and spectacular rallies.
Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. The venue has been purpose built for speed and space, containing four entirely distinct circuits and over 5 miles of track laid out across a 384 acre site, with vast run-off areas that provide optimum safety.
Whilst there are several track configurations, with every kind or corner, there’s no motor racing at the Autodrome, so there’s no crowd-protecting safety barriers or concrete walls. Guests can drive to the limits safe in the knowledge that pushing too hard will result in a harmless spin across endless flat grass.
Whether you’re a guest as part of the world-renowned PalmerSport event or you’re enjoying a trackday, Bedford Autodrome is the best place on Earth to drive fast cars to the limit.