Champion of Brands
Brands Hatch is the spiritual home of Formula Ford, and so it is entirely appropriate that the track plays host to a single venue series for the iconic Formula Ford 1600 cars.
In association with James Beckett, the well-known FF1600 event mastermind, the Champion of Brands (CoB) returned to racing schedules for the 2010, 2011 and 2012 seasons and has quickly established itself as the leading single venue FF1600 series in the country.
2013 promises to be bigger and better for the CoB, with races scheduled to again take place around both the Brands Hatch Indy Circuit and the legendary Grand Prix Circuit. The CoB already boasts a strong feel good factor, and further enhancements for the new season will further allow the series to continue its upward profile, thus strengthening itself further to both competitors and spectators alike.
All Ford Kent-engined Formula Ford 1600 cars are eligible to participate in the CoB, and as a result races offer great opportunities for the owners of all types of FF1600 car to battle wheel-to-wheel against each other around the Brands Hatch track.
The Champion of Brands is a series - not a championship. Administered by James Beckett Motorsport the winner of each race becomes the crowned 'Champion of Brands'. For the next race, the champion will carry the number 1 on his or her car in an attempt to defend the crown. If successful, the number 1 stays on for another event. If not, the new champion will carry the number 1 next time the series is in action.
The names of all race winners are engraved on the impressive Champion of Brands trophy, which lives in the Kentagon at the Brands Hatch circuit. New for 2011 was the introduction of a new class for FF1600s manufactured during the 1980s. This was a halcyon period in the history of the Champion of Brands, and 'The Kentagon Cup' will offer drivers of this era of car the opportunity to race for trophies within the body of the main Champion of Brands races. In 2010 and 2011 the series saw different champions at each round, with Josh Barnett dominating in 2012.
2011 Champions of Brands
April - Neil Alberico
May - Josh Barnett
June - Jordan Skinner
July - Craig Currie
August - Jonathan Hoad
2012 Champions of
Round 1 - Josh Barnett
Round 2 - Josh Barnett
Round 3 - Joey Foster
Round 4 - Josh Barnett
Champion of Brands Calendar
June 2nd - Brands Hatch Indy Circuit
July 27th - Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit
August 10th - Brands Hatch Grand Prix
August 25th - Brands Hatch Grand Prix Circuit
SuperSeries- The Cubik
Cunningham Cup Calendar 2013
April 6 - Kirkistown
June 2 - Brands Hatch Indy - (Champion of Brands)
June 23 - Mallory Park
July 6-7 - Le Mans Bugatti (guest class in
July 27 - Brands Hatch GP - (Champion of Brands)
August 10 - Brands Hatch GP - (Champion of Brands)
August 25 - Brands Hatch GP - (Champion of Brands)
September 28 - Kirkistown - (Martin Donnelly Trophy)
October 5 - Castle Combe - (Carnival)
2013 Champion of Brands Registration form
Round 1 - Brands Hatch Indy 2 June Entry Form
For further information please contact:
James Beckett Motorsport
Tel: 07764 177 125
Packed schedule of racing as MSVR returns to Brands Hatch31/05/2013 - A busy couple of days are in store at Brands Hatch this weekend (1-2 June) with 30 sessions of MSVR’s sports cars, GTs and single-seaters on the Indy circuit.
Tarling to put the champion into Champion of Brands31/05/2013 - The Champion of Brands Series, and the prospect of racing on the Brands Hatch GP circuit, has tempted a single-seater champion back into the seat of a race car for the first time in over a decade.
Formula Ford favourite Stuart Gough set to return to Champion of Brands15/05/13 - Experienced Formula Ford race winner-turned Euro Racecar NASCAR Touring Series driver Stuart Gough is to return to open-wheelers at the opening round of the Champion of Brands Series on 2nd June at Brands Hatch Indy.
2013 Champion of Brands Calendar
|01-02 Jun||Brands Hatch Indy||MSVR Brands Hatch||Timetable||Paddock Plan||Testing||Supplimentaries|
|27-28 Jul||Brands Hatch GP||BRDC Formula 4 Weekend|| || ||Testing|| |
|10-11 Aug||Brands Hatch GP||British F3 & GT Championships|| || ||Testing|| |
|24-25 Aug||Brands Hatch GP||Lotus Festival|| || ||Testing|| |