Racing at Lydd
Here at Lydd we can cater for most classes at our monthly Independant Kart Race Meetings (IKR) held on the 2nd Sunday of each month. The day before each race meeting (Saturday) we have open race practice which is run in sessions. Please be advised that these saturday ‘open race practice’ days and not ideally suited for the newbie owner driver who has not done any previous owner driver practice/testing 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, if wanted.)
OTHER PRACTICE DAYS – Practice for owner drivers is available Monday to Thursday during school term time (subject to hire kart bookings). Every Friday is an owner driver day, sessions ‘may’ run, to be confirmed at sign-on. (No hire karts on Fridays).
TRACK TIME 10am – 4pm (Full Day) OR 10am – 1pm (Half Day) OR 1pm – 4pm (Half Day)
(We do advise to contact the circuit, in advance and before you arrive to ensure track time is available on any given day.)
‘Bambino Hour’ 9am to 10am for both 4/stroke & 2/stroke Bambino karts only, runs every day unless shown on the calendar as (no bambino hour).
The ‘starter’ class for 5 to 8 year olds. Please refer to Bambino Supplementary Regulations. To join our race meeting in a 2 stroke Bambino kart you must be 6 years of age (not in year you are 6).
On race days this class does timed sessions as they are not actually allowed to race, and is for children between the ages 6 and 8 years old. Both Honda 4 stroke and 2 strokes may run together, but as a seperate championship. (For 2018 we do not currently have a Bambino 4 stroke championship.)
Clubman Cadet & Honda Clubman [Standard]
A cadet class (4 stroke) aimed at novice drivers, or those in their first year of racing. A cadet driver must already be 8 years old to drive on the circuit, (not in the year they are 8).
Honda Cadets & Honda Clubman Elite
Spec is a cadet (4 stroke) same as clubman, except that this class caters for the more experienced driver, also from 8 years old.
The EX21 Subaru engine provides the perfect step up from any cadet class. Full size adult chassis are used. (From your 11th birthday.)
Mini Max & Junior Max (Also Junior Club-Max)
Usually run from same grid, but with separate trophies at the end of the day. 2 stroke engine karts, adult size chassis. Note for 2018 we do not currently have a Mini Max championship. (Mini Max from aged 12, all Junior Rotax classes from your 13th birthday.)
For adults of 16 years and upwards. April 2016 onwards meetings will see ProKart available for 2 classes – 175’s and 200’s.
Rotax Max (Also Senior Club-Max) & Rotax Max 177 (Also 177 Club Max)
For adults of 16 years and upwards (already 16 years old and not in your 16th year).
Available in 2 classes – 162’s and 177’s.
We run a Summer Championship from April to September and a Winter Championship from October through to March. In each Championship competitors can drop their worst score from the 6 rounds, thus allowing a driver the luxury of a bad day or a missed round. The results from each round are displayed on Speedhive shortly after the meeting has finished.
RACE DAY RESULTS – https://speedhive.mylaps.com
The Summer Championship Format (all rounds) consist of a 3 Lap Practice, followed by Timed Qualifying (8 minutes per class), then One Heat (8 Laps), then One Pre-Final (8 Laps) and to close a Grand Final (15 Laps). (Bambino format will consist of a practice/qualify session of at least 3 laps, followed by 3 timed runs – 10 minutes each).
The Winter Championship Format (all rounds) consist of a 3 Lap Practice, followed by Timed Qualifying (5 minutes per class), then One Heat (8 Laps), then One Pre-Final (8 Laps) and to close a Grand Final (10 Laps). (Bambino format will consist of a practice/qualify session of at least 3 laps, followed by 3 timed runs – 10 minutes each).
Race Days and Open Practice/Testing Days are £55 per kart for non-members, or £50 per kart for circuit members. (The cost for an extra driver – to an already signed on kart – for practice days – is £5 per driver.)
Circuit membership is £30 for a year – excellent value if you are a regular for Race and Open Practice Days.
Transponders – we recommend that you have your own, but it is possible to hire them at a cost of £10 for the day.
We look forward to welcoming you to our fast circuit and friendly club 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.
Race Meetings – All drivers please read & abide by the regulations, Winter / Summer, contact us with any questions.