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Brands Hatch rated best club circuit in UK & Ireland by Autosport

Thursday, October 13 2016

Brands Hatch has topped a poll of the UK and Ireland's best club racing circuits in this week's Autosport Magazine (October 13), seeing off competition from other tracks such as Silverstone, with each of MSV's four circuits featuring in the top seven.

The 19 venues in the list were rated on the quality of national-level events up to the British Touring Car Championship. They were graded over six different categories, with the famous Kent venue scoring top three results in five of these.

Brands Hatch headed both the Facilities and Spectator Experience categories, with Cadwell Park coming second in the latter. "There's little to choose between the forerunners in this category," Autosport noted. "Brands and Cadwell top the list - the two circuits are picturesque, which aids the spectator factor. Both have plenty of history, too, which also affects this category."

The Lincolnshire Wolds circuit topped the Difficulty category, ahead of Oulton Park and Brands Hatch. Autosport said: "This section is topped by Cadwell Park, which remains a regular fixture on the club racing calendar. The cambers and undulations throw up an almost unique test for drivers to handle.

"Oulton Park runs Cadwell close. Cascades is a savage and often unforgiving test, while the rest of the lap offers up a range of slow, medium and fast corners to test driver and machine."

Overall, Brands Hatch scored an average of 8.19 out of ten to top the list. MSV's Oulton Park, Cadwell Park and Snetterton also filled places in the top seven out of the 19 circuits rated.

Autosport Magazine is available in all good newsagents. For a sort version of the article click here.