Time Attack – Round 3
Pirelli European Drift Championship – Round 3
Modified Live Summer Special
Brands Hatch – 27th June 2010
Round three of Time Attack takes place this Sunday, when this hugely popular form of motorsport pays its annual visit to Brands Hatch. Addition to the spectacular track action, the day also features a round of the Pirelli European Drift Championship and the Modified Live Show – plus a host of other attractions and demonstrations planned during the day.
Utilising the ‘Indy’ circuit, Time Attack’s visit to Brands Hatch last year proved highly successful, with good weather and large crowds that were treated to an exciting day of motorsport. And, with the forecast promising another dry and sunny weekend, organisers are confident that this year’s event will prove to be even more popular.
Both Time Attack and the Pirelli European Drift Championship have only seen one winner so far this season: Gareth Lloyd scoring outright wins in rounds one and two of Time Attack at Oulton Park and Knockhill, with Mark Luney doing similar in the EDC. They therefore not only go to Brands Hatch as clear championship leaders, but with targets on their backs – a scenario that is guaranteed to generate some serious competition.
After the gates open at 9.30, the action starts at 10.00 with practice for the Drift cars on the left-hander of Surtees, followed by the right-hander of Clearways. The Time Attack warm-up sessions for the Club Challenge, Club Pro and Pro Classes get underway half-hour later, with the 900bhp+ cars in the Pro-Class expected to lap at speeds far exceeding those of the Touring Cars.
Part one of the Drift Championship takes place at midday, which is immediately followed by Time Attack practice and qualifying sessions. Part two of the Drifting take place at 16.00, with the Time Attack finals held from 16.50 onwards.
In-between times, there are series of on-track demonstrations, the most impressive of which is destined to be the appearance of the two awesome Sumo Power GT team’s Nissan GT-Rs, which are competing in this year’s FIA GT1 World Championship. These 600bhp Super-cars will be driven by two of the team’s four drivers: Warren Hughes and Jamie Campbell-Walter, with demonstration laps scheduled to take place at 11.30 and 15.30.
There will also be a great deal to see ‘off-track’, with the Modified Live Summer Special show attracting a variety of exhibitors from all over the country. These include: tuning companies, component manufacturers, accessory and parts retailers, car clubs and static displays featuring some exceptional cars. There are even big-screen TVs located in bars and restaurants around the circuit for those who want to watch the footie!
Time Attack is sponsored by: Sumo Power, Kleers, Pirelli, Cosworth, K-Sport, SuperPro, Toyo Tires, BC Suspension, Speedhunters.com, HKS, HEL Performance, Samco Sport, Blitz and Santa Pod Raceway.
2010 Time Attack Calendar
24 April: Oulton Park
16 May: Knockhill
27 June: Brands Hatch
1 August: Cadwell Park
10 October: Snetterton