Event: The Big Brands Bash
What: British Superbikes, Brands Hatch GP
When: August 4-7
Where: Brands Hatch Circuit, Fawkham, DA3 8NG
The party of the summer gets started next weekend at the Brands Hatch GP circuit, as the MCE British Superbike Championship returns to the historic Kent circuit.
Thursday’ August 4 sees the return of Monster Energy Fans’ Thursday, which sees a range of events – from track walks to rider interviews – at the Kent circuit, with the whole afternoon admission free for everyone. Gates open from midday – the same time the campsites open for the weekend – and some of the day’s events include a pit lane walk from 3pm, a full programme of rider interviews on the Monster Energy stage at Clark Curve, and a track walk from 5pm to 6pm. Don’t miss it!
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Spectators get pole position at the historic Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit when the MCE British Superbike Championship returns to Kent next weekend. Take your seat in Brands’ natural amphitheatre and get up close to the action as big-name superbike stars lock horns around the frantic 2.4-mile circuit.
There are plenty of races to enjoy throughout the event, but the key ones are the two MCE British Superbike Championship races on the Sunday. It’s also worth keeping an eye out for the Dickies British Supersport Championship races - these are often just as exciting, and many BSB riders have graduated via this series.
When it comes to spectating, the Brands Hatch GP circuit is almost two venues in one. The natural amphitheatre of the Indy loop is one of the best places in the country to watch a bike race. But a trip to Brands GP demands a trip into the woods to see the riders tackle the fearsome Hailwoods, Westfield, Sheene and Stirlings corners.
MCE BSB events aren’t just about racing, and there’s entertainment for all ages. If you’re riding solo or with friends, then there’s a lively campsite where you can make a weekend of it. On Saturday evening, a fundraising concert for Care After Combat, a UK charity supporting forces veterans and their families, will be held on the Saturday evening. Hosted by charity chairman, Jim Davidson OBE, confirmed bands are The Sounds of Rod (and Rod Stewart’s sister, Mary, is attending as special guest of Jim Davidson), John Coglan’s Quo, Who are You, Just Floyd, and Tony Lorenzo. The fun starts at 6.30pm on the Brands Hatch airfield. Admission is free to all valid admission ticket holders.
Details: Tickets start from £10, for more info visit www.brandshatch.co.uk or call 0843 453 9000