The Historic Sports Car Club has detailed plans for a bumper weekend of historic racing at the Legends of Brands Hatch Super Prix using both the Indy and Grand Prix circuits at the Kent venue (9-11 July).
The Legends of Brands Super Prix weekend will have a fresh format for 2021 and for the first time the HSCC will use both the Indy and Grand Prix circuit layouts at the hugely popular venue.
The 2020 edition of the Legends of Brands Super Prix has just been announced as the ‘Competitive Event of the Year’ in the annual Royal Automobile Club Historic Awards.
Last July, the HSCC’s Brands Hatch event kick-started the 2020 historic racing season as the sport began to emerge from the first COVID-19 lockdown. This landmark event proved that historic racing could restart while staying firmly in line with UK government and Motorsport UK rules and guidelines in the face of the global pandemic.
At the 2021 event, Friday’s programme will take place on the Indy circuit before the action switches to the sensational Grand Prix circuit for Saturday and Sunday. Provisionally, Friday’s schedule is for five test sessions for weekend competitors before six qualifying sessions and six races through the afternoon.
The six races set for Friday afternoon on the Indy circuit are Thundersports, Historic Formula Ford, Classic Formula Ford, Historic Formula 3, Historic Formula Ford 2000 and Champion of Brands Formula Ford. With the exception of Champion of Brands FF, all those classes then switch to the Grand Prix circuit for another qualifying session and a second race on Saturday.
On the GP circuit on Saturday and Sunday will be races for Guards Trophy, Historic Road Sports, 70s Road Sports, Historic Touring Cars, Formula Junior, Classic Formula 3/Classic Formula Ford 2000 and Aurora Trophy/Geoff Lees Trophy.
Significant guests will be racers from the Historic Grand Prix Cars Association, with one qualifying session and three races on Saturday and Sunday for a fabulous array of pre ’66 Grand Prix cars. In addition, guests from the French-based HVM organisation will be invited to join the grids for Historic Formula Ford, Classic Formula Ford, Classic Formula 3, Guards Trophy and Thundersports.
Andy Dee-Crowne, CEO of the HSCC, said: “This promises to be a real highlight of the HSCC season. It will present a new challenge for some of our competitors while giving everyone a chance to tackle the wonderful Grand Prix circuit. We are hoping to welcome a strong contingent of HVM racers from France, provided that travel restrictions allow.”