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Mighty five tonne trucks roll into Brands Hatch!

Wednesday, March 23 2011

Brands Hatch is revving up for the first major event of its 2011 season this weekend (26/27 March), when it hosts the opening round of the Delphi British Truck Racing Championship.

British trucks are the mightiest machines to grace the Brands Hatch Indy circuit, weighing in at five tonnes with 1,000bhp. However, despite their size, these surprisingly nimble vehicles can accelerate to 100mph in less than five seconds, and their powersliding and panel-rubbing racing antics remain a must-see spectacle.

The season opener is a great opportunity to cheer along Kents sporting talents, as lining up on the trucking grid this season will be West Kingsdown racers Steven Powell and Oscar Clarke.

Brands Hatch will host four British Truck races, including a special memorial race honouring Roger Brookfield - a former racer and chairman of the British Truck Racing Association, who passed away earlier this year following a short illness.

There will also be a fantastic support race programme including NASCAR-style Pickups, Legends and the Dunlop Motorsport News South East Saloon Car Championship, which features several local drivers including West Kingsdown racer Rod Birley.

Truck racing is one of Brands Hatch's most popular family events, and the packed racing programme will be accompanied by off-track entertainment including a fun fair, face painting, off-road rally passenger rides and go karting.

Tickets for the Delphi British Truck Racing Championship at Brands Hatch on 26/27 March are available on the day for £12 on Saturday and £21 on Sunday for adults. Entry is free for children aged 12 and under.

For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click on the link below.