An exciting new 30-minute historic support race has been announced for this year's British GT Championship, held on August 4 at Brands Hatch
Equipe Classic Racing, the organisers of the hugely popular Equipe GTS and Pre ‘63 series for historic sports cars, is to run a 30-minute support race on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit during the British GT Championship meet on August 4.
The newly-announced race brings the Equipe GTS calendar to 10 weekends’ worth of competition, having already boasted full grids and extra races so far this season. More than 100 cars entered for a meeting on the Silverstone Grand Prix Circuit earlier this month – with popularity set to reach fever pitch.
The newly-established sister series for pre ‘63 cars is also achieving strong grids, an ever-widening spread of drivers and marques signing up to burn rubber and entertain audiences.
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Although Brands Hatch is now rarely used, the 2.43-mile long circuit remains beloved by drivers of all eras. The scene of so many mammoth battles, the most successful driver to thunder round the Longfield track remains Niki Lauda, claiming three wins for Ferrari and McLaren. The last race held at the Kent circuit found victory for Nigel Mansell and Williams.
Austrian F1 legend Gerhard Berger once said that Brands Hatch is ‘the best circuit in the world’, with the Paddock Hill Bend remaining one of the UK’s most recognised corners. Nigel Mansell still holds the race lap record – 1:09:593.
John Pearson, Equipe Classic Racing partner, explained: ‘This is a fantastic opportunity for us to field a strong historic grid with close, competitive racing at one of the country’s top modern racing meetings. Many regard the Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit as the Holy Grail of race tracks, and we are very much looking forward to some tremendous racing.’
You can find out more information and enter the race here.