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BRANDS HATCH
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Description  
Location Fawkham
KEN - Kent - England
Location On A20 London-Dover, 32 km - 20 mi from London
Latitude - Longitude + 51°21'27"     + 0°15'48"
51.3575     0.263333
UTM Coordinates X = 309464.536  -  Y = 5693136.757  -  Zone 31U
Aerial photo / Map (*)  Google Maps  -    Bing Maps  -    Flash Earth
Altitude AMSL 144 m - 472 ft
Inauguration 1950
Closing  
Designer  
Sources and links (Translation) (**)
(1) English www.motorsportvision.co.uk/brands-hatchOfficial website
(2) English www.octagonmotorsports.com/circuit/circuit2.asp?c=1Official website
(3) Italian (page 194)Author: Tommaso Tommasi - Published by: Arnoldo Mondadori Editore - Published in: Italia - year: 1973
(4) English (page 18)Author: Peter Swinger - Published by: Dial House - year: 2001 - ISBN: 0 7110 3104 5
Description
(5) English (page 22)Author: Peter Higham, Bruce Jones - Published by: Andre Deutsch - year: 1999 - ISBN: 0-233-99619-2
Description
(6) English
(7) English ForumForum --> Europe --> Great Britain and Ireland --> GBR - Brands Hatch London2012 Paralympics [ENG]
(8) English ForumForum --> Europe --> Great Britain and Ireland --> GBR - Brands Hatch [ENG] (with map of the first proposal of the long course)
(9) English forums.autosport.com (...)Autosport.com Bulletin Board --> The Nostalgia Forum --> Changes to Brands
(10) English uk2.usp.net/bmrc/index.cfmBritish Moto Racing Circuits
(11) English www.silhouet.com/motorsport/tracks/brands.htmlThe GEL Motorsport - Tracks Around The World
(12) English www.superside.com/results/20020725_brands_map.pdf
(13) English www.tvrspeedchampionship.co.uk/Venues.html
(14) Italian Autosprint 5/1967 (page 11)Map
(15) Italian Autosprint 21/1969 (page 19)Mappa e dati essenziali
(16) Italian Autosprint 1/1974 (page 47)Lavori in vista del GP Gran Bretagna F.1 1974
(17) Italian Autosprint 8/1975 (page 62)Riasfaltato ed eliminati i "Brands Bumps"
(18) Italian Autosprint 2/1976 (page 23)
(19) Italian Autosprint 3/1976 (page 62)
(20) Italian Autosprint 13/1976 (page 14)
(21) Italian Autosprint 1/1982 (page 67)Annunciato un tracciato Rallycross
(22) Italian Autosprint 28/1982 (page 13)
(23) Italian Autosprint 51/1985 (page 26)Nuove infrastrutture
(24) Italian Autosprint 10/1987 (page 90)Nuovi box e paddock
(25) Italian Autosprint 34/1987 (page 104)Saranno modificate entro fine anno le curve Westfield e Dingle Dell
(26) Italian Autosprint 37/1992 (page 61)1992 proposal
(27) Italian Autosprint 21/1999 (page 15)1999 proposal
(28) Italian Autosprint 6/2012Poster Story: Le Grandi Corse Dimenticate [Forgotten Great Races]
(29) English www.500race.org/Perspective/Brands%20Hatch.htmlHistory [Publishing date: 1952]

(*) NOTE: a complete and detailed view of the circuit can be found (if available) on Street View by Google Maps and/or Bird's Eye and 3D views by Bing Maps for Enterprise (former Microsoft Virtual Earth): both can be reached using their own link in Aerial photo / Map cell.

(**) For on-line not-English speaking sources, click on each small flag and you open the corresponding Google Translator page with automatic translation.

Brands Hatch
Original circuit
Description  
Years 1950÷1953
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1950
Closing 1953
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1609  m 5280  ft 1  mi   (5)

Brands Hatch
Description Proposed extension of the circuit, published at beginning of 1952. Track layout is similar to the one build some years later
Years 1952
Direction Anticlockwise   Anticlockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page March 31st 2010
Info last update 1952
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4023  m 13200  ft 2.5  mi Long circuit (29)
length 1609  m 5280  ft 1  mi Short circuit (29)

Brands Hatch
Description  
Years 1954÷1959
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1954
Closing 1959
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1996  m 6547  ft 1.24  mi   (5)

Brands Hatch
Description  
Years 1960÷1975
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration August 5th 1960
Closing 1975
Last update of this page April 13th 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4264  m 13990  ft 2.65  mi   (14)
length 4265  m 13992  ft 2.65  mi Long circuit (5)

Brands Hatch
Description In winter 1975/1976 the circuit was modified in order to build new bigger pits (in the same place as previous ones) and two new parking areas, one behind pits and one on the external side of Paddock Hill Bend. Pit lane was rebuilt as well, biggera and wider. First F.1 race on this new layout was Race of Campions, on March 14th 1976.
Years 1976÷1987
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1976
Closing 1987
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Brabham Straight - Paddock Hill Bend - Pilgrim Rise - Hailwood Hill - Druids Bend - Graham Hill Bend - Cooper Straight - Surtees - Pilgrim’s Drop - Hawthorn Hill - Hawthorn Bend - Derek Minter Straight - Westfield Bend - Dingle Dell - Dingle Dell Corner - Stirlings Bend - Clearways - Clark Curve
length 4206  m 13799  ft 2.614  mi Long circuit (22)
length 1938  m 6358  ft 1.204  mi Short circuit (22)

Brands Hatch
Description In second half of 1987 Westfield and Dingle Dell corners were modified in order to decrease speed and to increase safety run off. Westfield was moved 200 m back and its radius was increased; Dingle Dell was replaced by a quite fast ’S’, but slower than the original bend.
Years 1988÷1998
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1987
Closing 1998
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points Brabham Straight - Paddock Hill Bend - Pilgrim Rise - Hailwood Hill - Druids Bend - Graham Hill Bend - Cooper Straight - Surtees - Pilgrim’s Drop - Hawthorn Hill - Hawthorn Bend - Derek Minter Straight - Westfield Bend - Dingle Dell - Dingle Dell Corner - Stirlings Bend - Clearways - Clark Curve
length 4184  m 13728  ft 2.6  mi Long circuit (5)
length 4182  m 13720  ft 2.599  mi Long circuit (25)

Brands Hatch
Description In Summer 1992 it seemed that tradizional Brands Hatch circuit would have been closed. It was proposed to Swanley County Council a new layout, that includes old short circuit and area opposite to old track. New pits and paddock would have been built in the new section. Local people seemed to accept this proposal, but it was abandoned.
Years 1992
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update September 1992
Designer  
Distinctive points Brabham Straight - Paddock Hill Bend - Pilgrim Rise - Hailwood Hill - Druids Bend - Graham Hill Bend - Cooper Straight - Surtees - Clark Curve - Kentagon Bar
length (approx) 4828  m 15840  ft 3  mi Long circuit (26)

Brands Hatch
Description  
Years 2003÷...
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 2003
Closing  
Last update of this page January 22nd 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 1928  m 6325  ft 1.198  mi Short circuit (1)
length 3703  m 12149  ft 2.301  mi GP Course (1)

Brands Hatch
Description  
Years 1999÷2002
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit YES
Type Permanent
Inauguration 1999
Closing 2002
Last update of this page January 22nd 2009
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 4184  m 13728  ft 2.6  mi   (5)

Brands Hatch
Description Abandoned proposal dated spring 1999 for a total remake of the track. Only old section between Clark, Paddock Hill, Druids, Graham Hill corners and Cooper Straight would have been unchanged, but boxes and paddock that should have been moved to the old Pilgrim’s Drom.
Hope was to host Great Britain F.1 GP 2002
Years 1999
Direction  
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed YES
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page October 26th 2007
Info last update May 1999
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length (approx) 4828  m 15840  ft 3  mi   (27)

Brands Hatch
Description At the end of 2011 a facelift was proposed: next winter Graham Hill Bend will completely redraw in order to be safer and more challenging.
Years 2012
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal Proposal  YES
Proposal not developed  
Car Circuit YES
Motorbike circuit  
Type Permanent
Inauguration  
Closing  
Last update of this page December 17th 2011
Info last update December 9th 2011
Designer  
Distinctive points  

London 2012 Paralympic Games - Road Cycling circuit
Description Circuit used for Road cycling races of XIV Paralympic Games - London 2012. On this circuit, Alex Zanardi won two gold medals and a silver one.
Years 2012
Direction Clockwise   Clockwise
Progetto Proposal NO
No longer operational YES
Car Circuit  
Motorbike circuit  
Type Paralympic Road cycling
Inauguration September 5th 2012
Closing September 8th 2012
Last update of this page September 21st 2012
Info last update  
Designer  
Distinctive points  
length 7924  m 25997  ft 4.924  mi Calculated from aerial photo (*) (6)
Difference in level 37  m 121  ft    Calculated from aerial photo (*) (6)

Brands Hatch 1976÷1987: long course

Brands Hatch 1976÷1987: long course

Brands Hatch 1976÷1987: long course


Brands Hatch 1960÷1975 (detail of short course and pit area)

Brands Hatch 1960÷1975 (detail of short course and pit area)


Brands Hatch: 1976 changes compared with 1960÷1975 layout

Brands Hatch: 1976 changes compared with 1960÷1975 layout


Brands Hatch 1988÷1998: long course

Brands Hatch 1988÷1998: long course


Brands Hatch, 1992 proposal: long course

Brands Hatch, 1992 proposal: long course

Brands Hatch, 1992 proposal: long course


Brands Hatch, 1999 proposal

Brands Hatch, 1999 proposal


London 2012 Paralympic Games - Road Cycling circuit

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Latitude - Longitude: + 51°21'27", + 0°15'48"
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Updates
Date Track layout Years Description by Map by Thanks to Note
September 21st 2012 London 2012 Paralympic Games - Road Cycling circuit 2012 Guido de Carli Cecco#33 Cecco#33 Update Description with map
February 9th 2012     Guido de Carli     Update Description
December 17th 2011   2012 Guido de Carli   joe Update Description
March 31st 2010   1952 Guido de Carli   Roelard Smit Update Description
April 13th 2009   1960÷1975 Guido de Carli     Update Description
January 22nd 2009     Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 19th 2005     Guido de Carli     Update Description
August 7th 2005   1988÷1998 Guido de Carli     Update Description
November 23rd 2004   1976÷1987 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
November 6th 2004   1976÷1987 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
October 3rd 2004   1992 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
May 16th 2004   1999÷2002 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
January 31st 2004   1988÷1998 Guido de Carli Guido de Carli   Update Description with map
July 24th 2003   1954÷1959 Guido de Carli     Update Description
October 29th 2002     Guido de Carli     New Description
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