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29/04/2022

Discovering the eClassic circuits.
Brands Hatch

Brand Hatch is the typical British circuit built after the War using airports or spaces intended for military use.

Brand Hatch is the typical British circuit built after the War using airports or spaces intended for military use.

At that time, tracks were built following the topology of the land: Silverstone was completely flat because it was created inside a former airport, while Brands Hatch followed the characteristics of a rough and partly wooded terrain, intended for troop training, and this made it absolutely unique. In particular, while other tracks have a starting straight, here there is a spectacular series of ups and downs with slight corners that plunge down into a descent with its own corners.

The track has hosted Formula 1 and the World Sports Prototype Championship for years. Its length, just 3.9 km and the fairly inadequate spaces for paddocks and service garages, might have reduced its use but certainly not its charm. From a purely driving-oriented point of view, it can be divided into two sections: the one in the forest with fast curves that are trickier than you expect because of the lack of clear reference points and the “creative” section, for want of a better word. This is the stretch that leads from the exit from the forest to the very fast ups and downs of the start/finish area. It is, in fact, a wide arc that, as mentioned, ends in that very intimidating curve…. In memory of the many champions who have raced at Brands Hatch, most of the corners at the circuit bear the names of famous drivers.

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