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PistonHeads Sporting Tour South: Update!

Join PH as we tour along 170 miles of Kent's stunning countryside in the spring sunshine (we hope)

By BenLowden / Friday, March 22, 2019

UPDATE - 22/03/19

There's just over three weeks to go until the first PH Sporting Tour of the year in Kent on April 13th. The sun is starting to shine again, the days are getting longer, the Tulip route book is ready and our autotests are all set for Brands Hatch!

To celebrate the new additions to our calendar, we're launching PH Points, which will be earned at each Sporting Tour this year. And points mean prizes for you and your co-driver. For each event you attend in 2019 you'll be awarded 10 PH Points, which will get you the following:

10 PH Points - two mugs
20 PH Points - two t-shirts
30 PH Points - two hoodies

Trophies will also be awarded to the 1st, 2nd and 3rd fastest times on the autotests, being run at Brands Hatch circuit, including the tarmac rally stage (avoiding the gravel section).

Check out the entrants' Wiki to see who's already booked on and get signed up today! If you're not able to make the first event, register your interest with GT Motorsports Club here to keep up to date with our next two events later in the year.

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We're excited to announce that the PistonHeads Sporting Tour South is now open for booking, taking place in Kent on the 13th April.

The one-day event will tour 170 miles of beautiful country roads, with lunch and two timed tests at Brands Hatch circuit. Each competitor will have a start time, but as most of the driving takes place on public roads, there will be no other timing involved other than the tests. You'll make your way to check points, where marshals will stamp your route book before setting off on the next stage of the rally.

Your co-driver will need to brush up on their map reading skills, as you'll navigate the route with a Tulip Road Book with no satnav in sight. The book plots out the distances, directions and junctions you need to navigate throughout the route, making for a refreshing change from the need for technology. Seasoned motorsport competitors are welcome but this event is perfect for novices who want to take their first step onto the ladder.

For those of you who joined us in October, we've listened to your requests; the road sections are longer with less smaller roads, and excitingly we're laying on some bigger auto tests at MSV circuits. This has resulted in a slightly higher entry cost of £180 per car, but we're confident it'll be worth it.

Our base for the start and finish will be the Mercure Great Danes Hotel (Maidstone), with the auto tests using a section of the GP circuit and the tarmac rally stage at Brands Hatch. The event is authorised and permitted by Motorsport UK.

Entries for PistonHeads Sporting Tour South are now open and are available on a first come first served basis here.

Once you've signed up, add yourself to the entrants Wiki here.

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