General Information

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).

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

Practice/test half day at Lydd (10am to 1pm OR 1pm to 4pm is £35 per kart for non-LIKC members, or £30 per kart to LIKC members.

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

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

‘Bambino Hour’ is up & running again all week days & most weekends, 9am – 10am, for both 4/stroke & 2/stroke karts. IAME Bambino karts can also join in.

The website calendar will confirm (and facebook media) if Bambino hour is not running on any particular weekend.

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 Evenings which start up again Spring 2021 now.

  • 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 Max (Mini Club Max) Junior Subaru … other Junior classes.
  • Contact us in advance of coming please, for confirmation on if your kart can run, if it is not MSUK spec.

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

Why not take advantage of the savings on offer and become a LIKC (Lydd International Kart Club) 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.