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JapFest16– More track time released due to unprecedented demand
– Chance to drive on the National Circuit at the iconic home of British Motor Sport
– Japfest takes place on April 24, 2016
– Other new features include Drift Karts and a Retro Paddock

A limited number of additional track time slots mean owners of Japanese performance cars who have always dreamt of driving on one of the world’s most famous circuits can do so, but only if they’re quick. On the keyboard, that is – not necessarily the track…

After announcing a change of venue to Silverstone Circuit, the home of British Motorsport, the organisers of Japfest have seen unprecedented demand for track time, meaning a new and extremely limited allocation of driving slots has been created to cater for the numbers of show visitors who want to take their own cars onto the famous racetrack.

For a fee of £35 on top of show admission, drivers will be able to take advantage of a 20-minute session on Silverstone’s National Circuit. The track time is open to Japanese cars only, and passengers can participate for an additional £10.

Japfest has moved to Silverstone after reaching capacity at its previous venue with over 16,000 attendees and 3,500 cars on display or on the circuit. The extra space at the home of British Motor Sport means more track time and more features than ever before.

In addition, some new features have been added to the event, which is Europe’s biggest celebration of Japanese cars and car culture.

One attraction will be the opportunity for show-goers to experience drifting for themselves in some specially adapted Drift Karts. The karts are designed to drift at the rear, allowing those behind the wheel to practise and hone their sideways skills.

Another key feature for 2016 will be the retro paddock, featuring some of the most significant Japanese cars from the 1960s through to the 1990s, taking visitors back to where the scene began.

The new, more central, venue is a significant part of Japfest’s broader expansion, as the most firmly established series of Japanese car events in the UK. In 2016, Japfest Rock! (the new name for Japfest 2) returns to Rockingham Motor Speedway on June 26th and also has track time available, while a brand new, third Japfest event has also been added to the calendar, Japfest Motorsport Heroes.

Taking place at the Hop Farm near Paddock Wood, Kent, on September 11th, Japfest Motorsport Heroes will be a special event celebrating some of the most iconic and significant Japanese cars from the world of motor sport, along with their road going equivalents.

Full details of the show, the cars and the various activities can be found at, or via the official Facebook page and Twitter feeds. Discounted early bird tickets are also still available via the website, saving £5 on the gate price.

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