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Time Attack Championship Free

Prepare yourself for the spectacle that can only be Time Attack. Watch drivers push the limits to set the fastest lap around championship’s acknowledged home circuit, Brands Hatch, in cars that range from tuned and recognisable road-going examples, to some of the most serious machinery on the planet.

Now in its 15th year, Time Attack has evolved to become one of the most significant and engaging motorsport phenomena of our time. It defines the art of focused car modification by providing aftermarket tuners – both amateur and professional – with a platform on which to prove themselves in the most convincing way possible.

Tunerfest South hosts the third of the season’s seven rounds as competitors battle to become 2020 champion. Not only will you get the chance to see these cars and drivers in action, but you can also get up close and personal in the pits and paddock. Don’t miss the pit lane walkabout at lunchtime!

Want to know more about Time Attack and details about the championship. CHECK TIME ATTACK

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

RWYB Time Attack See link for entry details

‘Run What You Brung’ Time Attack is the entry-level category, where teams are able to experience the format of the championship without the stresses, strains – and costs – associated with traditional motorsport. It’s the perfect stepping stone from trackdays to timed competition.

As its name suggests, this new category is open to all types of car: from standard road-going examples, right up to highly tuned competition machines. It provides a no-nonsense approach to entry, with only a minimal amount of equipment required. For the car, it’s a four-point harness and a hand-held fire extinguisher, whilst for the driver it’s an approved helmet, race suit, boots and gloves. And that’s it!

Viewing is free but if you’re interested in taking part with your own car, you’ll find details of how register, what you’ll need and the entry fees here: CHECK RWYB BRANDS HATCH

Cost: See link for entry details (gate ticket not included)

Public Track Time £40 Per Session

Get on track with your own car and drive one of the UK’s most famous circuits in our public track time sessions. Places are at a premium. Don’t miss out!

Taking place in between the Time Attack sessions and spectacular on-track demonstration, here’s the opportunity to be part of the show and drive your car around the Brands Hatch Indy circuit in front of 1000s of spectators. There are two sessions available during the day that can be booked individually or as multiples. To reserve your place, please click the link to our  Time Attack shop where you’ll find further details, terms and conditions and useful information. BOOK SESSIONS

Please note:

  • Session timings are subject to change
  • All drivers and passengers require a general admission ticket

Cost: £40 Per Session (gate ticket not included)

Professional Drift Demonstration Free

There’s no doubt that Drifting puts spectacle and style into motorsport. We are therefore delighted to welcome a number of top-level competitors who will be showing you how it’s done. Its a must-see attraction for younger fans and those who like to watch the skills involved with this unique form of motorsport.

There will be two full-on demonstrations, with initiation starting on the approach to the left-hander at Surtees, following through the right-handers of McLaren, Clearways and Clark Curve – a series of bends not for the faint hearted and, with an exit speed of well over 100mph, it’s one of the fastest Drift courses in the world.

You can also get up close and personal with the Drift cars and drivers at Tunerfest, with teams more than happy to chat about their sport and show you round their cars from their display area in the upper paddock.

Make no mistake, Drifting at Brands is a special occasion. Because of our experience of running events and, with the much appreciated co-operation of MSV, only Tunerfest has permission to showcase this spectacular form of motorsport. But be warned, with noise and safety requirements becoming ever more implemented, this may be last time you ever see Drifting at this venue – so don’t miss it!

So, grab your cameras, kids and friends and come and witness a smoke-fest of sideways action!

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

PAAA Trade Expo Free

The Performance Automotive Aftermarket Association represents the interests and safeguards the rights of the performance tuning industry. It is a trade only association comprising senior decision makers within companies who manufacture, distribute and retail performance parts or services for the automotive aftermarket throughout the UK and Europe.

It was been formed by industry leaders for the benefit of those within the industry to act as one voice for this multi-billion Euro/£ industry

The PAAA, along with its members, will host the fourth edition of their own industry show at Tunerfest South: The Performance Tuning Expo.

The only trade show of its kind will take place as a separate event within Tunerfest. Comprising the industry’s leading brands, the Expo is located in an exclusive, high profile area set amongst the hoards of car clubs and showcases the latest products, services and information when it comes to automotive tuning and modifying.

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket


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Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Civic Cup Free

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Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Trade Area

Tunerfest is set to showcase one of the finest exhibitor and trade areas of any car show, featuring an exhibition comprising some of the leading brands in the tuning industry. They’ll be a range of products and services on display and up for sale together with the opportunity to speak to the experts who will be on-hand to answer your questions.

Many of the trade stands wil be companies that are part of the Performance Automotive Aftermarket Association, which represents the interests and safeguards the rights of the performance tuning industry. It is a trade only association comprising senior decision makers within companies who manufacture, distribute and retail performance parts or services for the automotive aftermarket throughout the UK and Europe.

From styling and interior upgrades, engine parts, wheels, accessories and exhausts to complete cars, our traders are all geared up to showcase the best on the market for all car makes and genres. Whether Euro, American, Japanese or homegrown – there is something for everyone in the trade and Expo areas. Be warned, we’re confident you’ll see something you want to buy – so be prepared – there’s a cash machine located at the top of Paddock Hill Bend!

If you’re a trader, retailer or manufacturer and have products and services you would like to showcase or sell, visit our TRADE PAGE.

Cost: (gate ticket not included)

Spectacular Car Club Zones Free

Tunerfest has set out to reinvent the performance car show scene. The event shines a spotlight over a wide range of modern, classic and exotic modified performance cars across a massive collection of car clubs.

Tunerfest is looking for single and multi-marque car clubs that truly represent what the performance and modified scene is all about. From brand new to classics, from manufacturer tuned to home-built specials – all are welcome.

With over 1700 cars and over 70 clubs represented in 2019, there’s not a space left in the outer paddock and display areas around the circuit. So be quick, secure your space and book in your club today! VISIT THE CLUB PAGE

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Show Your Car Free

If you have a car that you’re proud of and would like to display it to the 1000s of enthusiastic fans at the show – well, now you can!

Once we receive your request we will email you a vehicle pass which will enable you to park inside the show in an area reserved for individual exhibits.

Please note: You’ll still need to purchase either an advance ticket online, or on the gate on the day, as the vehicle pass only allows access for your car.

All tuned, stanced and unique vehicles are welcome, so dig out your cherished possession and bring it along for all to see! CONTACT US FOR DETAILS

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Show and Shine Competition Free

Show and Shine at Tunerfest is like no other competition of its kind. It offers a range of cash prizes for best overall and the top cars in each category and gives owners the opportunity to showcase their pride and joy in front of 1000s of car enthusiasts.

We’ve reinvented the Show and Shine concept to provide the most competitive and highly rewarded competition in the car-show calendar.

Always boasting an impressive array of cars – and even bikes – it’s a key part of the Tunerfest concept, where owners can display their creations and cherished positions – and in doing so, be rewarded for their efforts.

If you have a vehicle you would like to enter, then to find out more about the competition and book in, visit our SHOW AND SHINE PAGE

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Formula Cars On Track Free

Formula 1 and single-seater car demos. YES, really! Witness F1 and awesome single-seater race cars on a circuit that used to resonate to the sound of these amazing machines.

If you have never heard a full-on powerful single-seater racing car before, then prepare yourself for a real treat. During the course of the day there will be two on-track demonstrations taking place in between the Time Attack sessions when you’ll witness (and hear) cars that make all the right noises.

Chat with the teams and drivers and get close to the cars that used to grace the Grand Prix weekends.

As well as F1 cars we sometimes also feature Formula Nippon and F3000 cars.

Cover your ears and get ready to experience a treat for your senses.

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Trophies & Awards Free

By displaying a car on a club stand, or exhibiting in our show and shine area, there are lots of awards up for grabs! From club competitions for the cleanest cars, best in show and maybe the odd random spot-prize, you could be going home with something special.

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Venue information

Brands Hatch
Brands Hatch Race Circuit
Kent DA3 8NG

Tel: 01474 872331
Email: [email protected]

Car Clubs & Traders

If you are a car club or a trader, we would be delighted to welcome you to Tunerfest South at Brands Hatch.

Please use the clubs page to get in touch and register your club so your members can join your stand. Traders please go to the trade page and complete a booking form.