Five Tonne Truck Mania At Brands Hatch

The Truck Race Superprix

 

  • Fireworks for 1,000bhp behemoths

The awesome spectacle of turbo-charged truck racing will make its long awaited return to the 1.2 mile Brands Hatch Indy circuit on 5/6 November after an absence of 11 years.

The Truck Race Superprix is quite literally the "biggest" motorsport event on the national calendar. The scene is set for a full grid of 18 colossal five-tonne, 1,000 bhp behemoths all vying for the same piece of the Kent circuit’s historic tarmac, as the ten-race BTRA British Truck racing Championship comes to an exciting conclusion.

But until the chequered flag falls on Sunday afternoon there’s still everything to play for. Twenty-year veteran, Steve Horne, heads to the event with a seven point lead over his nearest rival, David Jenkins who, with 33 championship points up for grabs, still has every chance of wresting the title from the Enstone man.

Horne, however, has other ideas, and hopes that his 14-litre Detroit Diesel engined ERF machine will help him repeat his 1998 and 1999 season championship success.

Free of the diver aids that have marred other race series, such as anti-lock brakes and traction control, truck racing provides spectacular diesel-puffing, tail-sliding action which has helped it attract an enormous following on the continent. In fact, a 200,000 strong crowd watched the biggest event of the year in July at the Nurburgring, Germany!

The Truck Race Superprix is set to provide spectators with a truly diverse offering. The three BTRA races will be supported by an eclectic collection of races including the Formula Renault UK Winter Series, the Legends Car Winter Series and the Renault Clio Winter series.

Tickets for the November 6 event cost £12 in advance or £15 on the day. Book advance tickets by logging on to www.motorsportdirect.co.uk . Children aged 12 and under go free.

25 October 2005 Staff
 

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