Statistics, facts and pub ammo for the Brands Hatch GP Bennetts British Superbike round:
The Brands Hatch GP circuit has hosted at least one round of the BSB Championship every year since 1996 with the exception of 1996 and 2000 when both rounds took place on the shorter, Indy circuit.
That equates to a total of 80 BSB races – in that time there have been 25 different race winners and 46 different podium finishers.
Five riders have so far won races in the 2022 season with nine different riders having stood on the podium.
Having made his debut in 2008, Jason O’Halloran will make his 200th BSB start in the first race at Brands Hatch this weekend.
That will mean the Australian becomes the 19th rider to make 200 starts or more in the BSB series.
Danny Buchan will make his 175th BSB start in the third race at Brands Hatch this weekend.
Lee Jackson is set to make his 150th BSB start in the second race this weekend.
Shane Byrne and Josh Brookes have the record number of wins on the GP circuit with 19 followed by John Reynolds (5), Leon Haslam and Tarran Mackenzie (both 4) and Steve Hislop, Gregorio Lavilla and Leon Camier (all 3).
Josh Brookes has won more races on the Brands GP circuit (19) than he has at any other UK circuit. Thruxton is his next most successful circuit with nine wins.
In 2012, Shane Byrne won all five races held on the GP circuit, a feat matched by Josh Brookes in 2019.
All four of Tarran Mackenzie’s BSB wins at Brands Hatch came in 2021.
Shane Byrne has the most number of podiums (30) on the Brands GP circuit followed by Josh Brookes (26), James Ellison (14), Tommy Bridewell (13), Leon Haslam (11), Jason O’Halloran (10), and John Reynolds, Michael Rutter, Christian Iddon and Tarran Mackenzie (all 9).
Tommy Bridewell finished on the podium in all five of the BSB races to be held on the Brands GP circuit in 2019 and five out of the six held in 2021.
Tarran Mackenzie has taken more podiums on the Brands GP circuit (9) than he has at any other UK circuit. Silverstone is his next most successful circuit with eight podiums.
Neither current championship leader Bradley Ray nor third-placed Lee Jackson have ever finished on a BSB podium on the Brands GP circuit.
The current lap record around the Brands Hatch GP circuit was set in July 2017 by Josh Brookes, the Australian recording a time of 1m24.873s, 103.21mph.
The fastest lap ever recorded around the Brands Hatch GP was by Shane Byrne who recorded a time of 1m24.163s during Q3 in October 2017.
Ducati have the most wins on the Brands Hatch GP circuit with 28, followed by Yamaha (21), Kawasaki (16), Suzuki (11), Honda (5) and BMW (2).
Yamaha’s last win on the Brands Hatch GP circuit came in October 2021 when Tarran Mackenzie won all three races.
Ducati’s last win on the Brands Hatch GP circuit was with Christian Iddon in July 2021.
Suzuki’s last win on the Brands GP circuit came in October 2018 with Richard Cooper.
Kawasaki’s last victory on the Brands GP circuit was also in October 2018 with Leon Haslam.
BMW’s last victory on the Brands Hatch GP circuit was in 2015 with Michael Laverty.
Honda’s last victory was back in 2011 with Shane Byrne.