Brands Hatch is a motor racing circuit in Kent. First used as a dirt track motorcycle circuit on farmland, it hosted 12 runnings of the British Grand Prix between 1964 and 1986 and currently holds many British and international racing events.
Brands Hatch offers two layout configurations: the shorter 'Indy' layout (1.198 miles) is located entirely within a natural amphitheatre offering spectators views of almost all of the shorter configuration from wherever they watch. The longer 'Grand Prix' layout (2.301 miles) played host to some spectacular Formula One racing over the years; events such as Jo Siffert's duel with Chris Amon in 1968 and future World Champion Nigel Mansell's first win in 1985. Noise restrictions and the proximity of local residents to the Grand Prix loop mean that the number of race meetings held on the extended circuit are limited to just a few per year (usually for higher-profile series such as British and World Superbikes.
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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. The regular rail service is from London Victoria to Swanley (10 minutes taxi ride to circuit).