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Brands Hatch Information & FAQs – Track Day Guide For Visitors

From what was originally used as a grass track motorcycle circuit on farmland. Brands Hatch has become one of the world’s most iconic racing circuits, with one of the best spectator views in the world of motorsport.

Information For Brands Hatch Track Day Drivers

As a modern-day race circuit. Brands Hatch offers two layout configurations. The shorter “Indy Circuit” configuration which is 1.198 miles in length and is located entirely within a natural amphitheatre offering spectators almost a complete view of the shorter configuration from wherever they watch. The longer “Grand Prix” circuit layout is 2.433 miles in length. Find out more of the History of Brands Hatch On Wikipedia.

Track Day Info For Brands Hatch Trackdays

Location: Brands Hatch Race Circuit, Fawkham, Longfield, Kent, DA3 8NG
Directions: Brands Hatch On Google Maps

Event Registration: Trackdays licence check & wristband issue open at 07.30.

Track Day Times: 9:00 am To 5.00 pm
Lunch Break: 1:00 pm To 2:00 pm

Brands Hatch GP Circuit

Length 3.908 km – 2.433 miles
Corners 9
Race lap record 1:09.593
Nigel Mansell, Williams FW11-Honda, 1986, Formula One

Indy Circuit

Length 1.929 km (1.198 mi)
Turns 6
Race lap record 38.032
Scott Mansell, Benetton B197-Renault, 2004, EuroBOSS

Brands Hatch Indy Circuit Drivers Eye View Of The Track

“In Julian Thomas’ incredible Daytona Cobra at the Brands Hatch Masters meeting. An incredible car on the Grand Prix circuit”

Calum Lockie.

“In Julian Thomas’ incredible Daytona Cobra at the Brands Hatch Masters meeting. Incredible car on the Grand Prix circuit”

Calum Lockie


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Goldtrack track day events at Brands Hatch are hosted by Melindi Scott and motor racing champion Calum Lockie.  They operate an open pitlane policy meaning that you can use the race circuit at any time and for as long as you like throughout your motor racing track day.

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International Events At Brands Hatch

Top-class international events remain in the Brands Hatch calendar, including the DTM German touring cars, the Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship and the Great British Superbike Championship. The venue is also home to a host of exciting, family-themed events such as American SpeedFest.

We feel privileged to be able to offer track day events at the Brands Hatch racing circuit and you can find more about 2023 dates in the Brands Hatch Event Calendar

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GT World Challenge Europe

GT World Challenge Europe at Brands Hatch  Sat 13 – Sun 14 May

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Brands Hatch Festival Italia

Festival Italia at Brands Hatch  Sun 13 Aug 2023

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GT World Challenge Europe

Kwik Fit British Touring Car Championship at Brands Hatch 7th & 8th of October 2023

Brands Hatch Visitors Map Download

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Brands Hatch Visitors FAQ

Here is what we think we know so far.  The Brands Hatch visitors FAQ 2022

Brands Hatch Circuit, West Kingsdown, Longfield, DA3 8NG

Brands Hatch By Road
Brands Hatch is linked via the A20 from the M20 and M25/26 motorways. M25 Junction 3 (Swanley) Situated on the A20 near West Kingsdown three miles from the motorway junction. You can’t miss it as there are lots of signs.

Brands Hatch By Rail
Swanley station is the closest train station. And there are regular services from London Victoria. The station is just over five miles from Brands Hatch and the journey time in a taxi is typically around 12 minutes.

Yes!. No track driver ever stops learning and we take tuition very seriously.

Tuition on a Gold Track day at Brands Hatch provides familiarisation and basic tuition right through to in-depth coaching for racers. We chose our ARDS instructors for their experience, communication skills and ability to gauge their input to your current level of experience.

Free Initial Tuition For All Novices Driving At Brands Hatch

Our commitment to safety and high standards of track driving starts with free initial tuition for novices, whether it’s your first time ever at brands hatch or just an unfamiliar circuit.

This ensures that all our customers achieve a certain minimum standard of competence before going solo. One of our instructors will sit with you in your car while you drive your first laps. After that, the instructors are available all day for further advice.

You can book 30-minute one-to-one tuition sessions at all our events.

Yes. Brands Hatch has wheelchair and disability facilities suitable for disabled access. Blue Badge holders may park free of charge inside the venue in the area immediately opposite the Megastore near Paddock Hill Bend.

Badge holders may also park free of charge on Southbank.

There is a wheelchair viewing area in Paddock Hill Grandstand and WC facilities suitable for wheelchair access too.

Noise restrictions and the proximity of the Grand Prix loop to residential homes mean that there are only a limited number of race meetings held on the extended circuit per year. These are usually reserved for high-profile race series such as the BTCC (British Touring Car Championship) and the BSB (British Super Bike)

On Goldtrack track days, unless its a special or featured occasion, the Brands Hatch noise limit is set at 101dB

Yes. A cash machine at Brands Hatch can be found outside the Megastore next to the Paddock Hill Grandstand.

Baby changing facilities can be found in the locations below:

  • Hailwoods Bar and Restaurant in the paddock
  • The Paddock shower block
  • Druids Toilets
  • The Colin Chapman Way Fast Lane Toilets
  • The MotorSport Vision Centre by the main entrance
  • The ‘Superloo’ toilet block opposite the Megastore shop (next to the Kentagon Restaurant and Bar)

A children’s adventure playground can be located to the right of the Kentagon Restaurant.

Brands Hatch has a no smoking policy in the paddock and the pits. In outside area’s, smoking is permitted.

You can bring food to Brands Hatch. However, there is a strict policy banning the use of glass.

Our clients who attend our Brands Hatch track days include people from all walks of life – from wealthy business people who drive exotic supercars, to young enthusiasts who take hot hatches, sports cars and even family saloons on to the circuits.

A number of competing racing drivers also regularly attend our track days.  They do this to refine their circuit knowledge – or just because they can’t stay away.

Calum Lockie is available on Gold Track days running advanced tuition, and you’ll always see a great variety of machinery whilst meeting interesting people who share a passion for cars and driving.

Recommendation for tyres at Brands Hatch motor racing circuit.  We have covered thousands of track miles on Dunlop road-legal track day tyres and thoroughly recommend them for trackdays.

We use them on our Porsche 968 Club Sport track cars and also work with Dunlop Motorsport for circuit only tyres. Check out our sponsor for some great deals.

Yes. Photography for our events is covered by the Fresh Orange photography team. You can buy photos on the day or from their website.

Passenger Experience Testimonial

We asked Dorset-based author Jo Kemp to write a testimonial on her Calum Lockie passenger experience…

I can do this! It’s only a car (that I won’t be driving) and it’ll be no more than 20 minutes or so around a racetrack. Granted… there are one or two sharp bends but it’s a circular racetrack and anyway, I’ll be in the experienced hands of Calum Lockie. 

Easy-peasy I thought as I was trussed into the passenger seat then it slowly dawned on me that this was very, very REAL. This was no ordinary car. This was a mean souped-up Porsche 911 and Calum wasn’t going to take any prisoners. He didn’t.


Ultimate Passenger Experience

A G-force, adrenaline filled, white knuckle terror of a passenger experience. Being driven at high speed around one of the legendary UK race circuits, without any ability to hit the breaks.

Several laps at breathless speeds with champion racing driver/instructor Calum Lockie.



Professional ARDS Race driving tuition by the hour or by the day.  Learn how best to take your classic (or any) fast car around Silverstone, Goodwood, Goodwood, Donington Park, Thruxton, Spa and Rockingham race track circuits.  Learn from a professional.  Book your next track day experience.

Passenger experience with Calum Lockie and Author Jo Kemp Goldtrack Days

Hanging on for grim death we achieved a staggering 155mph during what was one of the most exciting, exhilarating and terrifying bucket list experiences of a lifetime.

Honestly, this is something we all need to do. Never mind fairground rides and the like.  This was the speed that was REAL and in the hands of someone whose experience is REAL, and I will never ever watch motor racing or a car chase again without reliving the total thrill of that 20 minutes around a windswept hill known as Thruxton.

Jo Kemp Author
Works include Chorlton And The wheelies / Jamie & The Magic Torch / Granny Annie Ultimate Alphabet Book / Hourglass Book 1 The Turning

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Brands Hatch Stories And Previous Day Track Events

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Goldtrack & Calum Lockie Track Day Sponsors

These are some of the brands that help keep Calum Lockie & Goldtrack equipped when racing on the Brands Hatch race track.  Interested in promotion, corporate events or sponsorship in the field of motor sports?  See our sponsorship page