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Formula Ford Festival
Brands Hatch (Indy)
Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 October 2013

The world-famous festival celebrates its 42nd running in 2013 and the list of winners reads like a who's who of motorsport. Current F1 stars Jenson Button and Mark Webber are included in this illustrious roll-call, alongside Johnny Herbert, Eddie Irvine and Anthony Davidson.

The Festival was inaugurated soon after the formula was created, which has long been seen as the natural stepping stone from karting into single seaters. Bereft of wings, the cars promote superb racing and the Festival's 'winner takes all' format guarantees great action.

This year the Festival will see an old tradition revived, when the main category is contested by the 1600cc Kent engined category for the first time since 1992. The Kent engined cars remain popular as showcased by the Champion of Brands events that have taken place throughout the year, so expect a large entry for the biggest Formula Ford meeting of the year. 

There should be plenty of entertainment from the Ford Fiestas too with over 75 expected to take part. There are expected to be 32 starters in the ST class alone, with several other contingents expected to boost the numbers!

Click here to view the entry list for the meeting.

WHAT'S RACING  (click on any image for a larger view)

Formula Ford Festival - Kents, Duratecs & Zetec

The Formula Ford Festival has re-invented itself wonderfully as one of the crown jewels in the club racing calendar. This year’s contest will see traditional Kent, Duratec and Zetec engine single-seaters battling for supremacy.

Vortex Dunlop Ford Fiesta Championship

This one-make series features Ford hatchbacks, capable of producing up to 130bhp! Behind the top level machines there are several classes of machinery, all of which contribute to healthy grid numbers!

Vortex Motorsport News Fiesta Junior Championship

The junior version of the fiesta championship provides 14-16 year olds with an opportunity to start get their tin top careers off the ground! These cars are identical to those raced in Class C of the senior championship.

Sports 2000

This series is for lightweight sports-prototypes.

SRCC Sports 2000 Pinto & Historic Championship

These Sports 2000 prototype machines are powered by a Ford Pinto engine and provide racers with the chance to race sportscars with a budget between 10 and 15 thousand pounds.
  • Formula Ford Festival - Kents, Duratecs & Zetec
  • Vortex Dunlop Ford Fiesta Championship
  • Vortex Motorsport News Fiesta Junior Championship
  • Sports 2000
  • SRCC Sports 2000 Pinto & Historic Championship
(UNDER 13)
Weekend Admission £16 - FREE - - -
Saturday Admission £10 £13 FREE FREE - £10
Sunday Admission £10 £13 FREE FREE - £10

* Advance booking closes 12:00 Tuesday 22 October. Orders are dispatched approximately one week prior to the race meeting by Recorded Delivery at a cost of £1.99 per order (or Special Delivery at £6.75 per order if specified by the purchaser). Telephone bookings are subject to a surcharge of £1 per admission ticket.

The meeting includes the BRSCC Formula Ford Festival, Dunlop Ford Fiesta Championship, Motorsport News Fiesta Junior Championship, SRCC Sports 2000 Duratec Championship, SRCC Sports 2000 Pinto Championship.

Please note: race meeting content is subject to change.


Check out Brands Hatch new adventure playground, which features a motorsport theme and has equipment for children of all ages from toddler to 14.

There are climbing frames, swings and much more!

Our adventure playground is sure to to keep the children busy throughout the day.

Adventure playground        Adventure playground 2

Location: To the right of the Kentagon Restaurant

Click here for general circuit information, including directions, accommodation and address/contact details.

What time do the gates open?

Gates open at 8am on both days

What time does the campsite open?

The campsite, located in Grey car park entry is to the left-hand-side of the main circuit entrance, opens at midday on the Friday before the event and will close on midday on the Monday after the event.

Camping is free of charge but there are no facilities available.

How much does it cost to park?

Parking is free of charge for all public car parks.

Is there free WiFi available at the venue?

You can access free WiFi at the restaurant(s), pit lane and main grandstand areas. Registration is required.

Am I entitled to any discount for being a carer?
Carers of our disabled guests may be entitled to free admission at MSV race events. Please contact our call centre on 0843 453 9000 for further details, no later than three days before the event you wish to attend.
Is there Disabled Parking and Viewing available?

There is designated disabled parking available in the vicinity of Paddock Hill Grandstand and you may also park free of charge on the Southbank. Vehicles parked in these areas must display a Blue Badge.
There is a wheelchair viewing area in Paddock Hill Grandstand with free of charge access to wheelchair users plus one carer. Any additional carers, friends or family must be in possession of a valid grandstand ticket. Please contact our ticket office on 0843 453 9000 to reserve space in the wheelchair viewing area.


What happens if my tickets don't arrive in time?

All tickets are sent by Royal Mail Recorded or Special Delivery, meaning a signature is required. In the rare instance that your tickets have not arrived in time you will need to purchase them at the gate price and obtain a refund after the event by returning the gate ticket stubs and your original tickets to the ticket office at the address below:

Ticket Office
MotorSport Vision Centre
Brands Hatch Circuit

Are animals permitted anywhere on site?

No animals are permitted anywhere on site. Guide/assistance dogs are the only exception.

I have a Grade D ticket. Where can I find a list of events and can I upgrade my ticket?

You can find a list of eligible Grade D events by clicking here.

What is MSV's ticket refund policy?

The ticketholder shall only be entitled to a refund or exchange (at MSV's election) if an event is cancelled in its entirety prior to its commencement of the Event for reason(s) that are within the reasonable control of MSV.

Event tickets may not be sold, resold, donated, transferred or in any way disposed of without prior written permission from MSV.

How can I get media accrediation for race events?

Please visit our dedicated media site to apply for accreditation at

What is the policy on Drones or UAVs?

Drones / UAVs are not permitted for use at Brands Hatch on any event day.

Formula Ford Festival
Brands Hatch (Indy)
Saturday 26 - Sunday 27 October 2013