We are pleased to be able to offer our customers the opportunity to drive on the rarely available Grand Prix circuit at Brands Hatch at our exclusive Aston Martin track day. Brands Hatch is the venue for numerous prestigious racing events including British and European Touring Cars. The Circuit also hosted twelve British Grand Prix events between 1964 and 1986.
Originally dirt roads used for motor bike racing and time trials, the circuit was surfaced in 1950 to create an oval circuit suitable for cars. It was soon extended in 1953/4 to include the Druids Bend, a pit lane and spectator banks. Interestingly, it was also changed to run in a clockwise direction.
The Grand Prix loop was constructed in 1959 and hosted its first event in 1960. In 1998 changes to the circuit took place by adding a chicane at Dingle Dell and tightening the corners at Westfield and Graham Hill bends. More recent modifications have taken place at Dingle Dell.
The venue is well known for its shorter 1.9km (1.2miles) ‘Indy’ circuit—so named after it hosted an Indy Car race in 1978—which is located entirely within a natural amphitheatre offering spectators views of almost the entire circuit.
The longer 4.2km (2.6miles) Grand Prix circuit hosted some spectacular Formula One racing over the years. However, with the introduction of noise restrictions and proximity of local housing, the Grand Prix loop is now limited to just a few high profile events each year. This is the circuit layout we will be using on our track day at Brands Hatch. The circuit is located just off the M25 at Fawkham in Kent. Please note Brands Hatch will also be the venue for teh Aston Martin / AMOC Centenary Race Meeting on 6-7 July, one of many special events taking place to mark the Centenary of Aston Martin.
The day starts at 8.00 with refreshments and registrations, followed by a circuit briefing. At the same time, your car will be inspected by a member of our technical support team and approved for track use.
First drive sessions will commence at 09.00. During these initial track sessions every customer will be accompanied by an Aston Martin ARDS qualified instructor. Once you have then reached the required level of competency on track, your instructor will sign your Aston Martin On Track Passport and you may then drive unaccompanied or with your guest on track. Please be aware you can request to keep the instructor tuition for the remainder of the day if you wish.
Refreshments, registration and briefing -
Four (20 minute) Drive Sessions -
Two-course buffet lunch -
Three (20 minute) Drive Sessions -
08.00 - 09.00 (07.30 if hiring wheels and tyres)
09.00 - 13.00
14.00 - 17.00
We have pleasure in recommending the Thistle Hotel which is situated near to the entrance of the circuit. Please quote Aston Martin to obtain preferential rates.
£996 - Bring your own Aston Martin
Each car will be safety checked by a factory trained
technician before going on track. An Aston Martin
instructor will accompany you for your initial laps
and once they are confident you have mastered the
techniques needed you will be able to progress on your
own. The price includes refreshments during the day
and a three course lunch.
£2446 - Hire an Aston Martin
Hire a factory prepared Aston Martin for your track
driving sessions. Please note, we have limited
availability of cars so early booking is advised.
£450 - Wheel & Tyre Hire
Wheels and tyres will be fitted to your car before the
track driving commences. Your original wheels and
tyres will be re-fitted to your car at the end of the day.
(current production cars only).
Please note, we have limited availability so early
booking is advised.
For further information about our On Track events contact
Tel. +44 (0)1926 644258
To register your interest in attending Aston Martin On Track at Brands Hatch (3rd July 2013) please complete the form below, you will then be contacted to confirm your booking.