List of Brands Hatch Circuit fatal accidents

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Fatal accidents to competitors at the Brands Hatch Circuit during national and international motor-sport events.

List of fatal accidents involving competitors[edit]

No Competitor Date Place Series Race Type
1 United Kingdom   George Henry Taylor Oct 1949
2 United Kingdom   Harry Parker 20 Oct 1951 Mechanic's Race Cooper F3
3 United Kingdom   Max Klein 10 Oct 1955 Austin Healey
4 United Kingdom   Ian Dudley 23 May 1956 Cooper
5 United Kingdom   David S.Dunnage 7 April 1958 Paddock Hill Bend Formula 3 Cooper – Norton
6 United Kingdom   Stanley Marks 22 April 1958 Clearways Bend Sporting Record Trophy Cooper
7 United Kingdom   Peter Michell 5 Oct 1958 Formula 3 Cooper – Norton
8 United Kingdom   Norman Glanville Parker 2 July 1960 Austin Healey Sprite
9 United Kingdom   Shane L. Summers 1 June 1961 Paddock Hill Bend Formula 1 Non-Championship Silver City Trophy Cooper T53-Climax S4
10 United Kingdom   Roy Mayhew 13 May 1962 National Road Racing Championship Matchless
11 United Kingdom   Harold Scholes 19 Aug 1962
12 United Kingdom   Nicholas Russell Fletcher 17 Nov 1962
13 United Kingdom   David Downer 12 May 1963 Dingle Dell Dunstall Norton ‘’Dominator’’ 650cc
14 United Kingdom   Chris J.Airey 19 May 1963 Bottom Bend Molyslip Saloon Car Championship Austin A40
15 United Kingdom   Thomas Sheaff 22 Sep 1963
16 United Kingdom   Doug Brailey 11 Dec 1963 Clearways Terrier Mk6
17 Switzerland   Florian Camathias 10 Oct 1965[1] Clearways BMW
18 United Kingdom   George Crossman 27 Dec 1965 Paddock Hill Bend Formula 3 Lombard Trophy Cooper T76 – Ford
19 United Kingdom   Tony Flory 7 May 1966 Paddock Hill Bend 500 Miles of Brands Hatch Shelby Cobra 289
20 United Kingdom   Stuart Duncan 3 July 1966 Paddock Hill Bend Morris Minor
21 United Kingdom   Robert Smith 24 July 1966 Paddock Hill Bend
22 United Kingdom   John Bending 18 Aug 1968 Pilgrims Rise Amasco Prod Sports Championship Amasco Prod Sports MG Midget
23 United Kingdom   David Lawerence 24 Oct 1968 Clearways
24 United Kingdom   Jim Merricks 1 Nov 1970 Paddock Hill Bend Clubman Race Series Mini 1000
25 Switzerland   Jo Siffert 24 Oct 1971 Pilgrims’s Drop Formula 1 Non-Championship Victory Race BRM P160
26 United Kingdom   Graham Penny 5 Aug 1972 Paddock Hill Bend Hutchinson 100
27 United Kingdom   Gary Walker 19 Sep 1973 Brabham Straight British 250cc Supercup Championship
28 United Kingdom   Mike Gassler March 1975
29 United Kingdom   Lance Capon 20 Sep 1975 Silver Trophy Road Race Capon-Vincent 1000
30 United Kingdom   Thomas Standing 12 June 1976 Bottom Bend Norton
31 United Kingdom   Michael Giddings 26 Dec 1976 Graham Hill Bend Formula Ford Dulon LD4C – Ford
32 Australia   Brian McGuire 29 Aug 1977 Stirlings Shellsport International Championship Shellsport G8 Championship McGuire BM1 – Ford
33 United Kingdom   Piers Forester 30 Oct 1977 Clearways Brands Racing Committee – Formula 750 Yamaha TZ 750A
34 United Kingdom   Martin Raymond 16 March 1980 Dingle Dell World Championship of Makes Brands Hatch 6 Hours Chevron B36 – Ford Cosworth BDX
35 United Kingdom   Stephen Langton 6 Oct 1985 Paddock Hill Bend FIA Formula 1 European Grand Prix Historics Support Race Connaught B – Alta
36 United Kingdom   Mark Edward Salle 20 Oct 1985 Paddock Hill Bend
37 United Kingdom   Paul Blanks 17 Sep 1988 Paddock Hill Bend Championship of Brands Hatch Yamaha
38 Netherlands   Gerard Slotboom 22 Oct 1988 Paddock Hill Bend Yamaha TZR250 World Finals Yamaha TZR 250cc
39 United Kingdom   Dave Burford 15 Oct 1989 Clearways Yamaha 600cc
40 United Kingdom   Gordon Ellinor 1 Aug 1993
41 United Kingdom   Kenton Owen 1 Aug 1993
42 United Kingdom   Graeme Ritchie 8 Aug 1997 Hawthorn's Bend FIM World Superbike Championship Grand Prix of Europe Ducati 888
43 United Kingdom   Gavin Turner 8 June 2002 Powerbike Southern Championship Kawasaki ZX9R
44 United Kingdom   Danny Whalin 8 March 2003 Paddock Hill Bend British Motorcycle Racing Club BMCRC Yamaha Past Masters Yamaha TZR 250cc
45 United Kingdom   Darren Mitchell 20 June 2004 Hawthorns Hill MCRCB National Superstock Championship MCRCB Superstock Championship Race Suzuki GSX-R1000
46 United Kingdom   Peter Dearden 10 April 2005 Paddock Hill Bend British Superkart Championship Clubmans Challenge
47 United Kingdom   Craig Jones 3 Aug 2008 Clark Curve FIM World Supersport Championship Honda CBR600RR
48 United Kingdom   Ben Lightowler 28 Sep 2008 Paddock Hill Bend British Motorcycle Racing Club Stocksport 600
49 United Kingdom   Henry Surtees 19 July 2009 Westfield Bend FIA Formula 2 Championship 2009 Brands Hatch Formula Two round Williams JPH1 – Audi
50 Germany   Karl-Heinz Kalbfell 17 August 2013 Druids British Motorcycle Racing Club Lansdowne Classic Series Matchless
51 United Kingdom   Frances Fletcher 7 October 2017 Clearways Classic Racing Motorcycle Club
52 United Kingdom   Kyle O'Donovan 8 July 2018 Paddock Hill British Motorcycle Racing Club MRO Powerbikes BMW S1000RR
53 United Kingdom   Dan Thomas 13 July 2019 Pilgrim's Drop British Motorcycle Racing Club Rookie Minitwin Suzuki SV650

List of fatal accidents involving race officials[edit]

No Official Date Place Series Race Role
1 United Kingdom John Thorpe 5 March 1977 Stirlings Shellsport International Championship Shellsport G8 Championship Fire Marshall

List of fatal accidents during unofficial testing[edit]

No Competitor Date Place Entrant Event Type
1 United Kingdom Ronald Vincent 23 May 1959 Paddock Hill Bend Private Test Berkeley SE328

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ I Giorni del Coraggio – Storia dei Motomondiali 1949–1969 by Ezio Pirazzini, Edizioni Calderini, Bologna 1975, page 289 and 412

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