Thursday, October 18 2012
If you're planning on visiting Brands Hatch this weekend for the final round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship this weekend, here is some important information about this event to help you make the most of your trip to the circuit.
Gate opening times
Public admission to the circuit is from 8am Saturday and 7am on Sunday.
Southbank (the grass slope adjacent to Cooper Straight) is available for car parking for £2 per car on Saturday and £5 per car on Sunday. Click here to download a pass.
All advance ticket sales have now closed. Tickets are available on the gate for the following prices:
Admission is free for children aged 12 and under.
Advance ticket holders will need to bring their original tickets to the circuit as copies and receipts are not accepted. All advance tickets have now been dispatched and were sent by either Recorded or Special Delivery, meaning a signature is required. In the rare instance that tickets have not arrived in time you will need to purchase them at the gate price and obtain a refund after the event by returning the gate ticket stubs and your original tickets to the venue office. Please have your tickets separated before arriving at the gate.
A very limited number of grandstand seats are still available in Paddock Hill Bend grandstand. Access costs £5 on Saturday and £15 on Sunday.
Raceday seats are also available for £10 for the Hailwoods stand and £7 in the Desire Wilson stand on the Pit Straight.
All of these can be purchased from the Megastore opposite the Kentagon restaurant. Tickets for Hailwoods can also be purchased at the grandstand itself on raceday.
Official event programmes are on sale from the main entrance gates and the Megastore for £5. Each programme features in-depth articles on the BTCC and other events taking place this weekend along with entry lists and information on the racing timetable.
The campsite will open at midday on Friday 19 October and will close at 9pm on Sunday 21 October. You may remain after this time but services will be unavailable and campers remain by their own volition. Camping tickets can be purchased on the gate for £25 per person, with free camping for children under 13.
There is a free of charge pitlane walkabout and autograph session at 9:10 on Sunday morning. Last entry will be at 9:20 so make sure you arrive at the entry point at Paddock Hill in good time.
Off track entertainment
A display of classic touring cars can be seen on Britten's Parade outside the Kentagon restaurant and will include an Escort RS1600i, 1988 Sierra Cosworth RS500, 1989 Sierra Sapphire Cosworth and 1999 Renault Laguna.
There will be a disco in the Kentagon on Saturday evening.
Go karting courtesy of Buckmore Park is available for those aged 10+ at a cost of £12 for ten minutes, payable at the karting circuit beside the Kentagon restaurant.
The Brands Hatch Fun Zone! for kids will be open on Sunday and will include mini JCBs from Diggerland, free face painting, quad bikes and a funfair.
Radio Brands 87.7FM
Radio Brands will be broadcasting live commentary, interviews and spectator information throughout the weekend. Earpiece radios will be on sale from the Megastore for £5.
Click here to download a timetable for this weekend's event.
Tickets for the final round of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship on 20/21 October are available on the gate for £13 on Saturday and £30 on Sunday, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information, call 0843 453 9000 or click here.