What’s On

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 machines on the planet.

Now in its 16th year, Time Attack has evolved to become one of the most significant and engaging forms of motorsport there is. 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 nine rounds as competitors battle to become 2021 champion. To get closer to the cars and drivers, don’t miss the pit lane walkabout at lunchtime (restrictions permitting)! Want to know more about Time Attack and details about the championship. CHECK TIME ATTACK

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

RWYB Time Attack class supported by Ramair See link for entry details

‘Run What You Brung’ Time Attack class supported by Ramair is the entry-level category, where drivers are able to experience the format of the championship without the stresses, strains – and costs – associated with traditional forms of 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

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

Motorsport UK Drift Pro Championship Free

Prepare yourself for a world first and round one of the brand new Motorsport UK Drift Pro Championship. Come and watch the best-of-the-best battle it out to earn themselves a place in the history books by becoming the first winner of the highest status Drift competition ever held in the UK.

2021 is a landmark year for one of the most spectacular forms of motorsport there is, with Time Attack, MSV and Motorsport UK forming an alliance to create the Motorsport UK Drift Pro Championship – a move set to re-establish top-tier Drifting in Britain. Three events are scheduled for 2021 at Brands Hatch, Donington Park and Snetterton, with a full season planned for 2022. You can also get up close and personal with the cars and drivers at Tunerfest, with teams more than happy to chat about their sport and show you round their cars from the specially created Drift zone in the upper paddock. With speeds of well over 100mph, Brands Hatch priovides one of the fastest Drift courses in the world. So, grab your cameras, kids and friends and come and witness history in the making

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket


New for 2021 at Tunerfest South is the introduction of some of the best saloon car racing the sport has to offer. Brace yourself for close and exciting action from the Touring Car Trophy, TCR UK and the Volkswagen Racing Cup – all on the same grid!

The races at Brands Hatch represent the third outing of the year for the three championships, which because of the association with Time Attack and shows like Tunerfest South are enjoying bigger grids, professional teams and some of the UK’s best saloon car drivers. With a lot of prestige at stake, the competition is going to be fierce. You’ll be able to get a closer look at the teams in the outer paddock and – restrictions permitting – during the lunchtime grid walk.

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Civic Cup Free

Another series of races appearing at Tunerfest for the very first time is the Civic Cup, a highely popular championship that features two classes: the Cup Class, for EP3, FN2 and FK models manufactured between 2001 and 2011 with a limited number of modifications permitted and the Production Class, for EP3 and FN2 Type-R models manufactured between 2001 and 2005.

The association with Time Attack and shows such as Tunerfest has seen competitor numbers in the Civic Cup double for this season. This means full grids, door-to-door action and all of the excitement you would expect to see from a fiercely fought one-make series that features cars with carefully controlled specifications and almost identical levels of performance. Screaming V-Tecs and excitement guarenteed!

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

Trade Area

Tunerfest showcases 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! To book a space, get in touch witih us HERE!

Cost: Free - Included with gate ticket

PowerMaxed Show and Shine Competition Free

Show and Shine at Tunerfest – supported by PowerMaxed car care products – is like no other competition of its kind. It offers a range of 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

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.