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Jake Humphrey experiences Brands Hatch from the driving seat

Wednesday, July 27 2011

F1 anchorman Jake Humphrey returned to the track last week, this time taking in the sweeping turns of the Brands Hatch Indy circuit in a range of BMWs, including MSV's 420bhp M3 Master experience cars, capable of 0-60 in four seconds.

Following a recent visit to Oulton Park, Jake was invited back as a guest of BMW's 'Ultimate Drive Track Day' programme, in which BMW dealers invite key customers to drive the marque's full range of products in a variety of circuit-based activities.

The day was also attended by British Touring Car Championship team West Surrey Racing, who compete in the series with a brace of BMW 3 Series, driven by Rob Collard and Nick Foster. Their cars were also available for passenger rides to those attending the day.

"I love the history of Brands, said Jake, "and without doubt it sits alongside Silverstone as one of the most important circuits in the UK as far as I'm concerned. It's always a treat to drive around it and I was particularly pleased to convince my wife to go for a ride with Christian Vann in the Mini Works car, to go sideways down the straights with Tiff Needell, and to take to the track with BTCC BMW driver Nick Foster."

Proving that he is no less competitive than his presenting colleagues, Jake added, "I also set a lap time on the Indy circuit in an M3 of 59.33s. It was a gauntlet I've thrown at the feet of Vernon Kay. Is he man enough to accept the challenge and try and beat my time..?"

You can drive a BMW M3 around Brands Hatch from £99 with MSV's M3 Master experience. For more information call 0843 453 9000 or click on the link below.