Shortest track on the DTM calendar Spectator friendly infrastructure provides excellent view of track Return to English circuit for Katherine Legge
The DTM races at Brands Hatch for the third time. The mere 1.929 kilometre Indy Circuit layout is exciting for both drivers and fans alike. The race in Great Britain means a return to Katherine Legge’s home ground, where she last competed in a race in 2004. The eighth round of the 2008 DTM season is broadcast live on "Das Erste" on Sunday from 1:50 p.m. What memories do you have of Brands Hatch?"I return to Europe after having lived and raced in the USA for quite some time. Brands Hatch is my home race and is the closest circuit to my parents’ home in Surrey. I started from pole position at Brands Hatch in a Formula Ford once. I’ll be competing in a race in England for the first time in four years." In your view what characterises the track? "I know both track layouts from my earlier career. The DTM races on the extremely short Indy circuit. The average speed is actually quite high; the result on such a short track is the high number of 82 laps. I always find it much more exciting to drive on circuit with elevation changes." Where are the good overtaking spots? "On fast circuits overtaking is effectively much more difficult than on slow tracks, also the circuit is very short. I’m quite sure that the Druids hairpin after the uphill section is the ideal place to try and overtake." Where should the spectators sit or stand to see the best possible action? "The best thing for the spectators is that they can see the majority of the circuit form many positions. Watching from the outside of the first corner is definitely spectacular, and also the speed of the cars in the uphill section leading towards the hairpin. In the last corner the fans are relatively close to the cars which give them a fantastic impression of the speed."