Important Information

Controlled sign-on will take place inside reception upon circuit arrival.

OR, you may also download both the Owner Driver Sign-on Declaration Form, and/or the Circuit Access (High Viz) Declaration Form and fill these in ahead of your visit. These forms can be used for any owner driver practice day, either handed in at reception on the day or emailed to us beforehand at [email protected]

Owner drivers must bring & use their own equipment please.

Adults (mechanic or tuition persons) signing for circuit access must provide & wear their own high viz vest/jacket at all times. If you forget your own, you can purchase a high vis vest from reception, £6 each.

Please adhere to social distancing measures & the wearing of facemasks/coverings.  The toilet facilities will remain open. However, no overnight stays are permitted at this moment in time.

Track & trace along with our revised RAMS agreement will be located in reception.

We will respond accordingly to any revisited government advises going forward. 

Currently for Step 1, this is 2 families or rule of 6 within your designated outside paddock area.

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 Cadets (from 8 years)
  • 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 £60 per kart for non-LIKC members or £55 per kart to LIKC members.

Practice/test half day at Lydd (10am to 1pm OR 1pm to 4pm is £40 per kart for non-LIKC members, or £35 per kart to LIKC members.

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

Bambino Hour runs most week days & some weekends, 9am – 10am, for both 4/stroke & 2/stroke karts. IAME Bambino karts can also join in.

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

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 end of March 2021.

  • 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, Mini Max, Junior Subaru … other Junior kart 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 £40, or £35 for LIKC members.

Why not take advantage of the savings on offer and become a LIKC (Lydd International Kart Club) member? This costs just £60 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.