Brands Hatch

Upcoming Track Days - Brands Hatch

  Date Circuit / Layout Event Type Cost
September 2019
+ Friday
20 September 2019
Brands Hatch
Indy
Test Day A test day is an event that requires a valid MSUK or ACU license and a regulated CAR or BIKE. Test days can be categorised based on the class and performance of the vehicle. Timing and testing race-ready cars/bikes are permitted on a test day. You are allowed to overtake on either side and no briefing is required due to drivers already passing the required tests. Passengers are not permitted.
Car Day 
£180 - £310
Book
  • Duration Full day
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Skill level
  • Requirements Single seaters, sports and saloons, sports racing cars
Brands Hatch Paul Rivett – www.paulrivett.com Brands Hatch was once a dirt track motorcycle circuit on farmland, but is now one of the most thrilling circuits in the UK with races from grass track to DTM. Below is an expert guide to Brands Hatch by Paul Rivett, three-times Clio Cup Championship winner. The circuit begins on the Brabham Straight, an off-camber, slightly curved stretch. The ideal line is to hug the pit wall until the start/finish line and then move to the left of the circuit to Read more

+ Wednesday
25 September 2019
Brands Hatch
Indy
Track Day A track day is an event that allows you to take your CAR or BIKE (with a valid MOT) on any listed circuit with your valid road license. Briefing must be attended before taking to the track. Some days are sessioned based on time of day, the car/bikes power or the driver/rider experience, an open pit lane means the circuit is open at all time to all attendees until the track limit is reached. Overtaking is usually by consent of the leading car/bike. No timing or GPS is allowed on track days. Passengers are allowed.
Bike Day 
£139
Book
  • Duration Full day
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Skill level ALL
  • Requirements General Bike Track Day
Brands Hatch Paul Rivett – www.paulrivett.com Brands Hatch was once a dirt track motorcycle circuit on farmland, but is now one of the most thrilling circuits in the UK with races from grass track to DTM. Below is an expert guide to Brands Hatch by Paul Rivett, three-times Clio Cup Championship winner. The circuit begins on the Brabham Straight, an off-camber, slightly curved stretch. The ideal line is to hug the pit wall until the start/finish line and then move to the left of the circuit to Read more

+ Thursday
26 September 2019
Brands Hatch
Indy
Test Day A test day is an event that requires a valid MSUK or ACU license and a regulated CAR or BIKE. Test days can be categorised based on the class and performance of the vehicle. Timing and testing race-ready cars/bikes are permitted on a test day. You are allowed to overtake on either side and no briefing is required due to drivers already passing the required tests. Passengers are not permitted.
Car Day 
£310
Book
  • Duration Full day
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Skill level
  • Requirements Single seaters, sports and saloons, sports racing cars
Brands Hatch Paul Rivett – www.paulrivett.com Brands Hatch was once a dirt track motorcycle circuit on farmland, but is now one of the most thrilling circuits in the UK with races from grass track to DTM. Below is an expert guide to Brands Hatch by Paul Rivett, three-times Clio Cup Championship winner. The circuit begins on the Brabham Straight, an off-camber, slightly curved stretch. The ideal line is to hug the pit wall until the start/finish line and then move to the left of the circuit to Read more

+ Friday
27 September 2019
Brands Hatch
Indy
Test Day A test day is an event that requires a valid MSUK or ACU license and a regulated CAR or BIKE. Test days can be categorised based on the class and performance of the vehicle. Timing and testing race-ready cars/bikes are permitted on a test day. You are allowed to overtake on either side and no briefing is required due to drivers already passing the required tests. Passengers are not permitted.
Car Day 
£310
Book
  • Duration Full day
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Skill level
  • Requirements Single seaters, sports and saloons, sports racing cars
Brands Hatch Paul Rivett – www.paulrivett.com Brands Hatch was once a dirt track motorcycle circuit on farmland, but is now one of the most thrilling circuits in the UK with races from grass track to DTM. Below is an expert guide to Brands Hatch by Paul Rivett, three-times Clio Cup Championship winner. The circuit begins on the Brabham Straight, an off-camber, slightly curved stretch. The ideal line is to hug the pit wall until the start/finish line and then move to the left of the circuit to Read more


Race Weekend
Saturday
28 September 2019
Brands Hatch

Race Weekend
Sunday
29 September 2019
Brands Hatch
October 2019
+ Tuesday
01 October 2019
Brands Hatch
Indy
Track Day A track day is an event that allows you to take your CAR or BIKE (with a valid MOT) on any listed circuit with your valid road license. Briefing must be attended before taking to the track. Some days are sessioned based on time of day, the car/bikes power or the driver/rider experience, an open pit lane means the circuit is open at all time to all attendees until the track limit is reached. Overtaking is usually by consent of the leading car/bike. No timing or GPS is allowed on track days. Passengers are allowed.
Bike Day 
£135
Book
  • Duration Full day
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Skill level Novice Only
  • Requirements Novice Only Track Day
Notes: During the day, you'll typically receive six 15-20-minute sessions on circuit amongst other riders of a similar level of experience and ability to yourself. Novice cars will also be on these events (in a different group!) Additional classroom briefings on track riding techniques, body position on the bike and the circuit itself will mean that your trackday is not only great fun but informative as well.
Please note: This event is for Novice Only riders. If you are an intermediate or experienced circuit rider please do not book into this event as you will not be permitted to take part and will not be offered a refund on your booking. As with all our bike track days riders must have a fully unrestricted bike licence, be wearing either one piece leathers or two piece that zip ‘all’ the way round (less than a 5" gap remaining). Proper bike boots and leather gloves.
Brands Hatch Paul Rivett – www.paulrivett.com Brands Hatch was once a dirt track motorcycle circuit on farmland, but is now one of the most thrilling circuits in the UK with races from grass track to DTM. Below is an expert guide to Brands Hatch by Paul Rivett, three-times Clio Cup Championship winner. The circuit begins on the Brabham Straight, an off-camber, slightly curved stretch. The ideal line is to hug the pit wall until the start/finish line and then move to the left of the circuit to Read more

+ Tuesday
01 October 2019
Brands Hatch
Indy
Track Day A track day is an event that allows you to take your CAR or BIKE (with a valid MOT) on any listed circuit with your valid road license. Briefing must be attended before taking to the track. Some days are sessioned based on time of day, the car/bikes power or the driver/rider experience, an open pit lane means the circuit is open at all time to all attendees until the track limit is reached. Overtaking is usually by consent of the leading car/bike. No timing or GPS is allowed on track days. Passengers are allowed.
Car Day 
£169
Book
  • Duration Full day
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Skill level Novice Only
  • Requirements Cars
Notes: This event will use a session format where you will typically receive six 15-20min sessions throughout the day. Novice bikes will also be in attendance (in another group!)
The day will include:
Brake boards and cones around the circuit to help you master the track
Limited number of cars on circuit.
Turn-in and apex cones to help you learn corner lines.
Experienced instructors on hand throughout the event, offering advice and in-car tuition.
Pit garages are free on arrival on a first come basis
Please note: Novice Only Trackdays are for drivers who have little or no on track experience. Race licence holders are not permitted and will be refused entry without refund or credit.
Brands Hatch Paul Rivett – www.paulrivett.com Brands Hatch was once a dirt track motorcycle circuit on farmland, but is now one of the most thrilling circuits in the UK with races from grass track to DTM. Below is an expert guide to Brands Hatch by Paul Rivett, three-times Clio Cup Championship winner. The circuit begins on the Brabham Straight, an off-camber, slightly curved stretch. The ideal line is to hug the pit wall until the start/finish line and then move to the left of the circuit to Read more

+ Thursday
03 October 2019
Brands Hatch
Indy
Track Day A track day is an event that allows you to take your CAR or BIKE (with a valid MOT) on any listed circuit with your valid road license. Briefing must be attended before taking to the track. Some days are sessioned based on time of day, the car/bikes power or the driver/rider experience, an open pit lane means the circuit is open at all time to all attendees until the track limit is reached. Overtaking is usually by consent of the leading car/bike. No timing or GPS is allowed on track days. Passengers are allowed.
Car Day 
£199
Book
  • Duration Full day
  • Country United Kingdom
  • Skill level ALL
  • Requirements Cars
Notes: This event follows the traditional General Track Day Open Pitlane Format. The only difference with an Early Bird Saver is the price starts lower than normal and increases gradually as more drivers book on.
This General Car Track day has an Open Pit Lane format enabling you to go out on the circuit as you choose. Your day will begin with registration, followed by your car being noise tested. Please pay special attention to the noise limit listed.
All levels of driver are welcome on these events. As always, instructors will be on hand at all times to offer advice and one-to-one in-car tuition, for a small fee. Caterham track car rental is available to pre-book with suitable notice.
Operating separately at this event is the option of taking your ARDS test (to get your National B race licence). Choose either an am or pm ARDS test below. Our 1 hour Peugeot coaching product is also available.
Brands Hatch Paul Rivett – www.paulrivett.com Brands Hatch was once a dirt track motorcycle circuit on farmland, but is now one of the most thrilling circuits in the UK with races from grass track to DTM. Below is an expert guide to Brands Hatch by Paul Rivett, three-times Clio Cup Championship winner. The circuit begins on the Brabham Straight, an off-camber, slightly curved stretch. The ideal line is to hug the pit wall until the start/finish line and then move to the left of the circuit to Read more


Race Weekend
Saturday
05 October 2019
Brands Hatch

Brands Hatch - Track Guide

Paul Rivett – www.paulrivett.com

Brands Hatch was once a dirt track motorcycle circuit on farmland, but is now one of the most thrilling circuits in the UK with races from grass track to DTM. Below is an expert guide to Brands Hatch by Paul Rivett, three-times Clio Cup Championship winner.

The circuit begins on the Brabham Straight, an off-camber, slightly curved stretch. The ideal line is to hug the pit wall until the start/finish line and then move to the left of the circuit to prepare for the dip into the right-hander at Paddock Hill Bend. This is an extremely difficult corner to get right and not for the faint hearted. With a great sensation of compression at the bottom, you will need to be committed and confident of your exit speeds. I’m not going to suggest braking points as all cars are different, but the trick is to get all braking done before making the turn.

The next corner is Druids Hairpin – most braking points are around the bridge and then turn in at the end of the curb on the left. The apex is late and on the end of the curb on the right. You must be patient on this corner and not get on the power too early as you will experience understeer and run wide onto the grass. Remember, you will have more grip on the way in than the way out due to the gradient changes.

The track then curves around into the downhill off-camberGraham Hill Bend. Keep right early and start to load up the suspension by making the turn early to allow for a smoother braking before a main turn into the apex.

Get on the power early and drive to the apex and onto theCooper Straight. There is plenty of runoff room available, but be careful not to run too deep and hesitate on the power, as this will compromise the straight line speed.

The next corner splits for the Indy Circuit or GP Circuit, where we have Clearways, which is a long right-hander onto the start/finish line to complete your lap at a flying pace.

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