Abandoned race track is haunted by ghost of motorsport icon who died on Halloween trying to regain his land speed record

THE ghost of a dead motorsport icon is said to haunt Brooklands Motor Course in Surrey. The track, located in Weybridge, was opened way back in 1907 and hosted the first ever British Grand Prix 19 years later. But the circuit is perhaps best known for witnessing the death of British driver Percy Lambert in 1913. But when Frenchman Jean Chassagne set a new benchmark of 107.95 mph, Lambert set himself the task of reclaiming the record. However, tragedy ensued as he took to the Brooklands track to try and beat Chassagne’s distance. Lambert was whisked off to Weybridge Cottage Hospital but died on the way there. The spot where he died remains there to this day, although the track has been left abandoned. The “haunting” of the area has been attributed to Lambert’s tragic death.

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