General Information

We have had a very successful summer, where many owner drivers, both privateers & teams have had extra practice & test days (leading up to the British Championship in August 2020 at Lydd), thank you every one. Going forward, September onwards the hire kart side of our business is up & running again, so read down this page for owner driver information please.

Practice & Testing at Lydd

Owner-driver Testing

Most Fridays at Lydd International Kart circuit are an ‘owner-driver practice day’, which accommodates for all major classes, incl. But not limited to:

  • Bambino
  • Honda Novice (From 8 years old)
  • Honda Cadet (From 8 years old)
  • Junior Subaru
  • Junior Rotax
  • Mini Rotax
  • Senior Rotax
  • Rotax 177
  • Prokarts

Owner driver track time is 10am – 4pm (full day)  or 10am – 1pm (half day)  OR 1pm – 4pm (half-day). Please note half days are not applicable at the moment – Summer 2020.

Practice/test day at Lydd (10am to 4pm) is £55 per kart for non-circuit members or £50 per kart for circuit members.

The cost for an extra driver – to an already signed on kart – (practice days) is £5 per driver.

Practice half-day rate is £35 for non-circuit members or £30 circuit members.

‘Bambino Hour’ (To resume again Autumn/Winter 2020) 9am – 10am for both 4/stroke & 2/stroke Bambino karts. IAME Bambino karts can also join these.

Bambino hour is £20 per kart

For any queries regarding your class of kart and whether it is suitable, please get in touch either by ringing the office or via email.

Additional Owner-driver Testing

During term-time & subject to hire kart bookings we may have additional availability for owner-drivers. In spring/summer months we host a number of owner-driver evenings, all of which are open-pit lane taking place from 4-7 PM.

For further details, please refer to our Kart School & Kart Evenings which run through the evenings from April to October 2020.

  • TUESDAY: BAMBINO EVENING – This can be for 4/stroke Bambino karts, 2/ Bambino karts (Comer 50 cc engine).  IAME Bambino karts can also join these evening.
  • WEDNESDAY: CADET EVENING – All Cadet classes (From 8 years old).
  • THURSDAY: JUNIOR EVENING – Junior Rotax (Junior Club Max) / Mini Rotax (Mini Club Max) Junior Subaru … other Junior classes.  Contact us in advance, for confirmation on if your kart spec can run this evening. 

The cost of these evenings is £35, or £30 for circuit members.

Why not take advantage of the savings on offer and become a circuit member? This costs just £50 per year, providing excellent value for money for all regular circuit-goers!

Circuit notice relating to school/college holiday time:

Monday to Thursday hire kart bookings run and will have priority on the track.  We are coastal based, so many families staying in the area on holiday phone in to confirm a hire kart booking.  Also, on these days, particularly in the school summer holidays, if there are gaps in our paper diary page, these often then get booked up in the morning, or as the day develops. So advanced notice & likelihood will be – we cannot give owner drivers track time these days.