Articles tagged Brands Hatch

Page 203 of July 2014 archive issue thumbnail Page 203, July 2014

Blancpain Sprint Series, Brands Hatch

The spectator banks were bustling rather than brimming, but the sense of occasion was tangible as Brands Hatch played host to the Blancpain Sprint Series, its first major sports car international for 18 years. The fall-out from recent races restricted the field to just 20 cars – and that was reduced by one when Philipp Frommenwiler crashed Farnbacher’s Porsche 911 at Stirlings during the first...

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Around and about

Comment on the Racing and Club Scene Astonishing Russian If I had suggested a year ago that a Russian car was going to win two British racing championships I would have been considered, at the very least, something of an optimist. When the Group 1 regulations were announced few would have foreseen that there was any hope of the Moskvich 412 being remotely competitive. Apart, that is, from Satra...

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Snetterton revamp

Snetterton is to undergo a massive redevelopment which could lead to the return of high-level international racing to the venue. Jonathan Palmer, whose MotorSport Vision company bought Snetterton, Brands Hatch, OuIton Park and Cadwell Park last winter, is planning to add at least one mile to the current circuit layout at the Norfolk venue. The unpopular Russell chicane will make way for a new...

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In brief

* John Britten (1931-2009), a key player in the rescue of four British tracks under the MotorSport Vision banner, has died aged 78. Britten was a business partner to Jonathan Palmer when MSV acquired Brands Hatch, Oulton Park, Snetterton and Cadwell Park in 2004. “John played an active role in turning the circuits business round,” said Palmer. Having raced MG Midgets in the ’60s, Britten went on...

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Webb Sight

Brands Hatch thrived under racing's great promoter, John Webb. He talks to Simon Taylor John Webb was one of the great motorsport visionaries. For 25 years, from 1964 to '89, he ruled Brands Hatch, grew the circuit into the most successful in the country, and went on to add Mallory Park, Snetterton and OuIton Park to his portfolio. He was determinedly commercial, consistently creative and...

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British tracks to keep on racing

The motorsport futures of four major British motor racing tracks have been secured in a deal worth an estimated £30 million. The new owner of Brands Hatch, Cadwell Park, Oulton Park and Snetterton is MotorSport Vision Ltd (MSV), a company created by ex Formula One star Dr Jonathan Palmer and two businessmen/enthusiasts, Peter Ogden and John Britten. Britten is a former MG and Morgan racer who...

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Lunch with... John Webb

The man in charge of Brands Hatch during its golden Grand Prix era was a creative powerhouse, but a simple racing fan at heart Having begun as a motorcycle grass track as far back as the 1920s, Brands Hatch has been a racing circuit for over 60 years. For more than half that time its fortunes were directed by the acumen, inventiveness and determination of John Webb. He began looking after its PR...

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Overpowered, over here, uderrated

F1 has yet to conquer to USA, but has fared a sight better than Indycars have in Europe. David Malsher recalls their only UK venture One miserable weekend in 1978, a new chapter in motorsport opened at Silverstone. Eight days later, at a Brands Hatch bathed in autumn sunshine, it closed. Short. But sweet. For contained within that single chapter was a spellbinding story of dauntless heroes and...

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