Racing-Leagues.com 2016 Season 2 – V8 Supercars Oceania
Round 8 – Brands Hatch
Racing-Leagues.com V8 Supercars Oceania wraps up Season 2 for 2016 at one of Britain’s most loved circuits, Brands Hatch.
There has been a race track at Brands Hatch since 1926, when the land was first used for grass track bike racing. In those days, competitors ran anti-clockwise, but the direction of the circuit was switched in 1954.
Many famous drivers from the last 50 years or so are bound to have cut their teeth racing here. Stirling Moss, Jim Clark, Barry Sheene, Jack Brabham, Ayrton Senna, Jenson Button and Lewis Hamilton are among the countless drivers to have raced and won at Brands over the years.
Nigel Mansell scored his first Grand Prix victory here, also winning the final F1 World Championship race at Brands Hatch in 1986. The circuit became the spiritual home of the World Superbike Championship in the 1990s and 2000s, and hosted the first A1 Grand Prix in 2005. Past winners of the Formula Ford Festival meanwhile have included Jenson Button and Mark Webber.
In 2013 it became one of few circuits in the world to stage an F1, Indycar and NASCAR event. International racing also continues to thrive with the Blancpain GT Series.
Brands Hatch’s unique combination of dips, cambers, fearsome corners and hills means it is still one of the world’s favourite racing circuits, and with the arrival of the Racing-Leagues.com series, continues to go from strength to strength.
17th December weekend race program;
- 30 Minute Practice Session
- 10 Minute Session Qualifying with Parc Ferme Rules
- 10 Minute Pre-Race Warm Up
- Race 15 – 23 Laps
- Race 16 – 47 Laps
- With racing to start at 8.30pmNZ 6.30pmAUS 9.30am
Both Soft and Hard Tires are available for the teams over the weekend, with one compound in one race and the other compound to be used in the next race. Teams may choose which compound/race combination.
Only 165 Points separates Stuart Potier from series leader Brett Clarke, and only 60 Points separating Positions 3 through to 6, making the weekends racing the decisive round and a guaranteed nail bitter.
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