Brands Hatch – A Spectators Guide

This is my favorite circuit in the UK. Its two layouts always makes for great racing and great viewing for spectators.

Getting there is easy, located 20 minutes drive off junction 3 on the M25, when you come off this junction just follow the brown signs for Brand Hatch. Just be careful of the speed limit, its 50mph and as tempting as it is to put your foot down, don’t. Police regularly patrol this area and near the top of the hill there is a speed camera just where you don’t want it!

Parking for big events is clearly sign posted and marshals will be there to show you were to go, once parked just follow the crowds, noise and signs. For the smaller events, turn in to the main entrance and follow the road, once in the circuit there will be plenty of places to park.

Once in the circuit you will find yourself walking down Brabham Straight. Next to the straight  are grandstands and the main shops. It’s worth spending some time having a look in these merchandising stores to see some rare motorsport books, models, old and new team kit and some signed memorabilia such as Senna’s helmet. Continue reading

GT Championships Calendars 2012

With the motorsport world re-emerging after a long winter break I thought I would provide a run down of the main GT championships calendars so you won’t miss a race!

World Championships

World GT1

08/04/12 – Nogaro, France

22/04/12 – Zolder, Belgium

27/05/12 – Navarra, Spain Continue reading

Reuben likes Motorsport

Everyone loves to see famous names in motorsport, from Ferrari, Mclaren, to Lotus and the Mercedes Silver Arrows. Now it appears that Scotland’s famous team is dusting off the overalls and opening shop for the first time in almost 20 years.

Ecurie Ecosse have a fabulous history; double Le Mans winners in 1956 and 1957, C2 class winners of the World Sportscars Championship and Champions of the 1992 British Touring Cars Championship with Tim Harvey in their works Vauxhalls.

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The wonderful variety of GT3 racers

One of the things that I love about GT racing is the sheer variety of cars on offer for the discerning spectator to gork at. This blog post is going to look at what I believe to be the most varied category, GT3.

Over the last couple of years there have been some great additions to the stable of GT3 cars competing in championships such as Blancpain, British GT and Belcar, and this year we get to see some hotly anticipated cars racing a full season for the first time. Continue reading