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Brands Hatch season climaxes with night racing

Monday, November 07 2016

A busy season of events at Brands Hatch concludes in style on 12/13 November, with the unique spectacle of racing in the dark bringing a flavour of Le Mans to Kent.

The Britcar 'Into the Night' race is back at Brands Hatch for the first time since 2013, and to celebrate the return, there will be two chances to see the cars competing in the dark this weekend. Saturday's 50-minute opening race is scheduled to begin in the dark at 5:35pm, and the season will climax with a three-hour endurance special that, like the famous Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, will begin during daylight at 3:25 on Sunday afternoon, and end in complete darkness.

A wide variety of saloon and GT cars will compete for a final chance of 2016 glory in the Britcar races, and the entry list includes Aston Martin, Audi, Ferrari, Lamborghini, Lotus and Porsche supercars. In addition there are highly-modified Alfa Romeo, BMW, MINI, Seat and VW saloons set to join the grid.

Visitors will be able to watch them at speed with just headlights guiding them around the 1.2-mile Indy circuit. With only the main straight lit by floodlights, it's a great opportunity to see the amazing spectacle of glowing brake discs and flaming exhausts. The races will also include pitstops, adding further drama to the event.

The end-of-season special will also be supported by an eclectic supporting schedule. Saturday's action includes the Ginetta Junior Winter Series, a championship that can usually be seen on the British Touring Car Championship bill, featuring teenage future racing stars. Also racing will be the Champion of Brands series for Formula Ford single seaters, the MSVT Trackday Championship for novice racers and the MSVR All-Comers for saloons and sportscars.

Sunday's support bill includes the Ginetta Junior Winter Series and Trackday Trophy, both of which are set to warm-up the crowd before the headline Britcar Endurance race provides a spectacular climax to another golden year at Brands Hatch.

Click here to view an entry list.

Tickets to the Britcar 'Into the Night' races at Brands Hatch on 12/13 November are available on the gate for £15, or £8 for 13-15 year-olds, with free entry to under-13s. For more information call 0843 453 9000 visit www.brandshatch.co.uk