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Lotus enthusiasts head to Brands Hatch for day two of festival

Sunday, August 19 2012

Brands Hatch is gearing up for day two of the Lotus Festival today (Sunday), with Formula 1 demonstrations the highlight of a packed programme of entertainment. Yesterday crowds were treated to a full programme of racing plus parades from Lotuses, including the classic Elan, celebrating its 50th birthday.

Classic Team Lotus will be running World Championship-winning Type 49 and Type 79 racers, whilst cars from the post-Chapman era of Team Lotus will also be appearing on track. Meanwhile Lotus Cars and Lotus Racing will be showing off the T125 F1-style trackday car as well as the debut of the Exige V6 Cup.

In addition to track action from the Lotus Cup UK and Elise Trophy, a packed race programme includes a 50th anniversary celebration race for the Lotus Elan at 2pm. During the day Lotus rally cars, including the world-beating Sunbeam, will be sliding around the tarmac rally stage, which can be located behind Hailwoods restaurant. Adrenaline-pumping Super Rides in MSV's Peugeot 206 and Escort Cosworth rally cars can also be purchased for £25 from Hailwoods.

Trade stands, club displays, an air display at 1:30pm and even a Gold Medal-winning pursuit bike can also be found in Europe's biggest celebration of the charismatic sports and racing car marque. A full timetable of events can be found here.

Tickets for the Lotus Festival at Brands Hatch this weekend are available on the gate for £21, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click here.