Racing at Lydd

2019 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. The last summer round being Sunday 13th October.

UPDATE – 2019/2020 Winter Dates Released.

Meetings to be run by Lydd International Kart Club

(All 5 Rounds at Lydd / All 5 Rounds to count)

Round 1, Sunday 3rd November
(Sat 2nd Nov, Race Practice/Testing)

Round 2, Sunday 1st December
(Sat 30th Nov, Race Practice/Testing)

Round 3, Sunday 5th January
(Sat 4th Jan, Race Practice/Testing)

Round 4, Sunday 2nd February
(Sat 1st Feb, Race Practice/Testing)

Round 5, Sunday 1st March
(Sat 29th Feb, Race Practice/Testing)

Regulations will be available mid October 2019.
Please contact us in the meantime with any questions.

All drivers will need to be Motorsport UK license holders, for more details surrounding this please visit and get in touch with the admin team.

For all classes running in the 2019 Summer Championships, namely please refer all enquires to, contact [email protected] or text/phone 07789 488424.  The website contains all the relevant rules and regulations for meetings held at Lydd Kart Circuit.

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 – This happens in the usual way at Lydd, which is inside the circuit clubhouse from 8am.

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.

Owner-driver Testing

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

  • Bambino
  • Honda Clubman
  • Honda Cadet
  • Junior Subaru,
  • Junior Club Max
  • Mini Club Max
  • Senior Club Max & Prokarts

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

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’: 9am – 10am for both 4/stroke & 2/stroke Bambino karts. For 2019 IAME Bambino karts can also join these.

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

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. We host a number of owner-driver evenings, all of which are open-pitlane taking place from 4-7PM.

For further details, please refer to our Kart School & Kart Evenings which run through the evenings from April 2019.

  • 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.
  • 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 £40 per year, providing excellent value for money for all regular racers and 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.

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.

For results & championship standings, please visit:

Archived Results (IKR):