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F1 racers head onto the Brands Hatch GP circuit today

Sunday, May 26 2013

The legendary Brands Hatch Grand Prix circuit will echo to the sounds of Formula 1 cars today (Sunday) as the second day of the Masters Historic Festival gets underway. Two F1 races, for the 50s and 60s era, plus the later 70s and 80s Cosworth DFV generation, will be the highlight of the classic action on track, whilst there are demonstration runs for V12 powered machinery.

Yesterday action on the Indy circuit included a win in the Masters Pre-66 Touring Cars under 2 litre race for reigning World Touring Car Champion Rob Huff. Shrugging off a road car accident earlier this week, he showed true grit to win in the Mini, which he is sharing with Desmond Smail over the weekend.

Another noteworthy performance came from Manfredo Rossi Di Montelera in his iconic Porsche 935, who won in dominant style, despite starting from the back of the grid after missing qualifying.

Both Huff and the Porsche will be in action today, along with AC/DC front man Brian Johnson, who will be racing a Mini and a GRD sportscar in the Pre-66 Touring Car and FIA Masters Historic Sportscar Championship categories respectively.

After driving the Mini yesterday the rock legend enthused: "I've got old tapes of archive footage of Brands Hatch from the 60s, and nothing has changed apart from some catch fencing and these big gravel traps. This is such a classic track, every corner is brilliant and at this one (Paddock) you need massive courage! Even coming down the straight you've got dips and crests, it's such a pleasure to drive it but I haven't done the other bit yet (the GP loop) and I don't know where it goes! I started my race today from the second back row of the grid and finished eighth, which must have been a total accident! But it's been so much fun."

A full entry list for the event can be viewed here and a timetable can be downloaded here.

Tickets for the Masters Festival at Brands Hatch are available from £22 on the gate, with free entry for children aged 12 and under. For more information, call 0843 453 9000 or click here.