From there you have a steep climb to the Druids hairpin before dropping steeply into the off-camber left of Graham Hill Bend. Getting your entry to this one right is important as you can maximise your corner exit for the Cooper straight before Surtees and the long McLaren right-hander that leads into Clark Curve.

Brands Hatch is easy to reach from the M25, being less than five miles from J3 on the A20.

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Brands Hatch track guide: fast facts

Track length: 1.2 miles (Indy), 2.3 miles (GP)

Corners: 6 (Indy), 11 (GP)

Highlights: Long Clark Curve and balls-out straight that leads into the descending Paddock Hill Bend – one the best sections on any race track in the world!

Price: From £139

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