Record number of Aston racers set to take over Brands Hatch


Organisers are pledging that the largest collection of Aston Martin racing cars ever to gather on a single track will meet at Brands Hatch in July as part of the marque’s centenary celebrations.

More than 100 Aston racers dating from 1922 to 2013 are expected to take part in the two-day race series on 6-7 July.

The packed meeting will include two special centenary grids, the first covering the pre-war era to the mid-1960s, and the second open to all Astons from then until 2013, including the latest GT1, GTE, GT3 and GT4 cars in a single race on the Grand Prix circuit.

There will also be a concours, plus parade laps for owners of Aston Martin and Lagonda cars.

Off the track there will be a Bond celebration, examples of nearly every Aston Martin racing car ever produced, plus some of its finest road machinery, while everything from pre-war Ulsters through to Nimrods and the Aston Martin AMR1 will take part in on-track demonstrations.

David Richards, chairman of Aston Martin Lagonda, said: “Brands Hatch has played an important part in Aston Martin’s racing history so is a fitting venue for one of the key events in our year of centenary celebrations.

“Legendary drivers such as Graham Hill, Jack Sears and Innes Ireland all raced at Brands Hatch in Aston Martin cars and the atmospheric Kent circuit will provide a wonderful arena for our competition and road cars to participate in what I’m sure will be a superb weekend.”

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