Brands Hatch is one of the most iconic sporting venues in the
world and can lay claim to being the busiest race circuit in
Having undergone a series of major improvements in recent years,
the Kent circuit now attracts some of the biggest international
events on the calendar. Ever since starting out as a dirt track
motorcycle circuit in 1926, Brands Hatch has been characterised by
its natural ampitheatre, with virtually the entire 'Indy'
configuration visible from the spectator banking and
A firm fans' favourite, Brands Hatch has also witnessed a number
of significant moments in history.
Jon Kirkham enjoyed a winning debut with Samsung Honda in the
opening round of the MCE Insurance British Superbike Championship
at Brands Hatch but the Derby rider was denied the opportunity of
challenging for a double victory by deteriorating
Kirkham snatched the advantage back from Alastair Seeley on the
final corner of the last lap and then won the dash to the line by
0.136secs at the end of a race of attrition. Kirkham, who had been
six seconds clear, saw his lead radically reduced over Michael
Rutter and Seeley with a safety car period. Seeley was soon running
in second place to set up a thrilling final end to the
The second race was postponed following track contamination
at the circuit.
Brands Hatch lies to the south-east of London and is situated on
the A20 near to West Kingsdown, some three miles from Junction 3 of
the M25. It is also linked via the A20 the M20 and M25/26
motorways. There is a regular rail service from London Victoria to
Swanley (10 minutes taxi ride to circuit).
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