Very disappointing to read that the 2008 British Touring Car finale can’t be held on the full length Brands Hatch circuit.
Once again the noise restriction regulations are to blame – nearby home owners crying “Not In My Back Yard” prevent the circuit from being able to use the excellent Grand Prix loop for more than a few events per year.
You have to ask yourself who buys a house overlooking a racing circuit and then is surprised to find out racing goes on nearby. I’d be delighted to watch racing for free for a few weekends a year.
Races that do use the full track include the A1 Grand Prix round and World Touring Car Championship event. I haven’t got anything against the oval loop, but “variety is the spice of life”.