Racing at Lydd

Here at Lydd we can cater for most classes at our monthly Kart Race Meetings held on the 2nd Sunday of each month.

From April 2019, the Lydd International Summer Championship will be run under an event permit issued by Motorsport UK (MSA).  The race days will be promoted and administered by BMKR on behalf of Lydd International Kart Circuit.

For all classes running in the 2019 Summer Championships, namely Bambino, Honda Clubman, Honda Cadet, Junior Subaru, Junior Club Max, Mini Club Max, Senior Club Max & Prokarts, please refer all enquires to, contact [email protected] or text/phone 07789 488424.  There are links sited here where you will find all race information, race entry costs & how to enter, also the all important regulations.

Transponders – we recommend that you have your own, but it is possible to hire them directly with Lydd Kart Circuit, at a cost of £10 per unit/per day.

The day before each race meeting (Saturday) we have ‘Open Race Practice/Testing’ where class sessions run. Please be advised that these Saturday race practice/test days are not suited for the newbie owner driver or drivers who have not done any previous practice/test time at this track – only because you could potentially be on the live circuit with some experienced/very experienced drivers.  (Please contact us to discuss this further)

Driver sign-on for Saturday Open Race Practice/Testing  happens in the usual way at Lydd, which is inside the circuit clubhouse from 8am.

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

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

Bambino hour is £20 per kart (Race weekends runs on Sat only).

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

Lydd Circuit membership is £40 for a year – excellent value if you are a regular or race and do open practice days.

We look forward to welcoming you to our fast circuit and friendly racing in the near future. If you would like to see how we run, why not come along to our next club race meeting – but be prepared, as you will probably leave wanting to join us for the future.

2018/2019 (Lydd IKR Winter Championship, now finished) race day results can be found here –

Also ….

MOST FRIDAYS ARE AN ‘OWNER DRIVER DAY’ – where sessions ‘may’ run, to be confirmed at sign-on.  (No hire karts on Friday, 10am to 4pm).

Owner driver track time is 10am – 4pm (full day)  OR 10am – 1pm (half day)  OR 1pm – 4pm (half day)

‘Bambino Hour’  9am to 10am for both 4/stroke & 2/stroke Bambino karts. For 2019 IAME Bambino karts can also join these sessions.  Bambino hour runs every day unless shown on the calendar as (no bambino hour).

OTHER OWNER DRIVER PRACTICE DAYS  Term-time (when students are in school/college) practice days for owner drivers may be available Monday to Thursday (subject to hire kart bookings).  We do advise for you to contact the circuit, in advance, to ensure track time is available on any given day.  If we can share these days, owner drivers would be asked to come off circuit for the duration of the hire kart event(s).

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.