Mini Se7ens head to Brands GP cir­cuit

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The Mini Se7en Rac­ing Club will race on the Brands Hatch Grand Prix cir­cuit for the first time in 13 years this sea­son af­ter se­cur­ing a slot on the un­der­card of the Bri­tish GT Cham­pi­onship.

Both the Mini Se7en and Miglia grids will be com­bined for two races in sup­port of the Bri­tish GT sea­son opener on the Kent venue’s 2.6-mile lay­out. The classes have not raced on the full GP track since Septem­ber 2003, when it at­tracted a 52-car en­try.

“The ad­di­tion of Brands Hatch GP to the cal­en­dar re­ally adds some­thing spe­cial,” said com­mer­cial man­ager Colin Pea­cock. “We had a large gap be­tween round one in March and round three in May, and Kane Astin [Miglia reg­u­lar] spot­ted this event. We man­aged to get on it.

“The track will work bril­liantly for Mi­nis as it’s fast and flow­ing, so we should have some good slip­stream­ing rac­ing. We av­er­aged 39 cars across 2015, we’re hop­ing to get that up to 45 this year.”

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