Brands Hatch Circuit (iRacing)

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Brands Hatch Circuit
BrandsHatch logo.png
Location Kent
Country Gb.png United Kingdom
Grand Prix Course
2.301 mi
3.703 km
Indy Course
1.198 mi
1.928 km
1.21 mi
1.94 km


Challenging. Picturesque. Spectator-friendly. Those are the words most commonly associated with Brands Hatch, a former home of the British Grand Prix and a favorite of race drivers and fans alike.

Situated some 30 miles southeast of London, Brands Hatch was the scene of motorcycle events in the 1920s on a three quarter mile dirt track carved out of a forested bowl that continues to be a distinguishing feature of the facility. Following World War II the oval was paved and modified to include the Druids Bend hairpin. With the construction of permanent pit facilities, Brands Hatch became one of England’s major motorsports venues. The facility was further enhanced in 1959 with the addition of more than a mile of track that brought the full circuit to 2.3 miles in length, with the original track serving as the nucleus for today’s club course known as the “Indy Circuit.”

Both circuits are renowned for their demanding layouts and dramatic elevation changes, exemplified by the turn known as Paddock Hill Bend. Approached along the curving pit straightaway, “Paddock” features a blind, uphill approach to an off-camber apex beyond the crest of the hill. Next, the road plunges downhill then climbs abruptly to Druids Bend before diving down through Graham Hill Bend to Cooper Straight . . . and that’s just the first half mile.

Brands Hatch hosted its first major international race in 1960, when Jack Brabham won the non-championship Silver City Trophy Formula One race, and was selected as the site of the British Grand Prix four years later. Subsequently, Brands Hatch alternated with Silverstone as the home of the British Grand Prix, producing many noteworthy winners from Jim Clark to Niki Lauda and Alan Jones. The track was the site of Nigel Mansell’s first F1 win as well as the most recent win by an F1 privateer, when Jo Siffert drove Rob Walker Racing’s Lotus/Ford to victory in 1968.

Although safety concerns saw the British GP move to Silverstone in 1987, Brands Hatch continues to host leading international and national events including the British Touring Car, Formula 3 and Superbike Championships as well the Formula Ford Festival which has served as a springboard for the likes of Derek Daly, Mark Webber and Jenson Button.

Brands Hatch has also hosted Indy car races on two occasions, indeed the 1.2 mile club track’s official name is the Indy circuit. Rick Mears won a USAC-sanctioned race there in 1978 while Sebastien Bourdais claimed the first of his 31 Champ Car wins on the Indy Circuit 25 years later.


Race Results

iRacing World Championship Grand Prix Series

Season Pole position Fastest lap Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2010 Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Fi.png Greger Huttu Team Redline

VRS GT iRacing World Championship

Season Pole position Race Winner Broadcast
Team Manufacturer
2016 #16 Radicals Online #16 Radicals Online BMW YoutubeButton.png
Fr.png Jeremy Bouteloup Nl.png Mack Bakkum
Fr.png Jeremy Bouteloup
2017 #24 CoRe SimRacing #1 VRS Coanda Simsport BMW YoutubeButton.png
Dk.png Frederik Rasmussen Nl.png Rens Broekman
Fi.png Klaus Kivekäs

Porsche Esports Supercup

Season Pole position Race Fastest lap Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2020 Au.png Dayne Warren Sprint Gb.png Sebastian Job Es.png Alejandro Sánchez MSI eSports YoutubeButton.png
Main Es.png Alejandro Sánchez Au.png Joshua K Rogers Virtual Racing School

iRacing Rallycross World Championship Series

Season Race Winner Broadcast
Driver Team
2021 Fi.png Jonne Ollikainen SET Esports YoutubeButton.png