Brunel Group Driving at Brands Hatch - 5 December 2016
Dave Green is one of a few in the group who quite enjoy taking their TR to the track. This time Brands Hatch, where 20 cars from the TR Register joined MG On Track for a great day out. Brands Hatch near Swanley in Kent was first used as a dirt track motorcycle circuit on farmland, and later it hosted 12 of the British Grand Prix between 1964 and 1986 and currently hosts many British and International racing events.
The Circuit begins on Brabham Straight, an off-camber, slightly curved stretch, before plunging into the renowned right-hander at Paddock Hill Bend, OK, yes, Dave went off there.Despite the difficulty of the curve, it is one of the track's few overtaking spots.The next corner, Druids, is a hairpin bend, negotiated after an uphill braking zone at Hailwood Hill, OK yes again, Dave went straight on at Druids with all wheels locked up. The track then curves around the south bank spectator area into the downhill, off-camber Graham Hill Bend, and another, slightly bent stretch at the Cooper Straight, which runs parallel to the pit lane. The track then climbs to Clearways and Clark Curve with its uphill off-camber approach to the pit straight and the start/finish line.