Important Information

Sign-on for all owner driver practice days takes place inside reception upon circuit arrival please.

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 most owner driver practice days, either hand in at reception on the day or emailed to us beforehand at [email protected].

Owner drivers please supply & use your own equipment gloves/suit/helmet.

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.

Practice & Testing at Lydd

Owner Driver Practice

Most Fridays at Lydd International Kart circuit are a dedicated owner driver practice day, which accommodates for all major classes, including but not limited to those listed. Sessions will rotate on busier days.

Honda Cadets (from 8 years)

Junior Subaru

Junior Rotax

Mini Rotax

Senior Rotax

Rotax 177


Track time 10am to 4pm (full day) OR 10am to 1pm / 1pm to 4pm (half-day).

Practice/test (full day) is £65 per kart for non-LIKC members or £60 per kart to LIKC members. The cost for an extra driver to an already signed on kart is £5 per extra driver.

Practice/test (half day) 10am to 1pm / 1pm to 4pm is £45 per kart for non-LIKC members or £40 per kart to LIKC members.

Bambino Hour runs most week days & some weekends 9am to 10am, for both 4/stroke & 2/stroke karts. IAME Bambino karts can also join in. Cost is £25 per kart. (From 6 years onwards, already 6 years) The website calendar will confirm if Bambino hour is not running on any particular days.

Additional Owner Driver Practice. During school/college term-time & subject to hire kart bookings we may have additional week day track time for owner drivers, this will be indicated on the website calendar as a track share day. (Outside of LIKC weekend racing, please be advised that Lydd can rarely offer weekend owner driver practice/test track time)

In spring/summer/autumn months we host a number of owner driver evenings, all of which are open-pit lane & operate from 4pm to7pm. For further details, please refer to our Kart Evenings link. The cost for this is £45, or £40 for LIKC members.

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. (From 6 years onwards, already 6 years)

WEDNESDAY: CADET Evening – All Cadet classes (From 8 years old).

THURSDAY: JUNIOR Evening – Junior Rotax, Mini Max, Junior Subaru … other Junior kart classes.

Every other FRIDAY: Bambino Kart Academy Evenings (You must pre book please, limited spaces). For further information on these evenings (4pm to 7pm) either phone the circuit or email the Bambino Kart Academy team on: [email protected]

Contact us in advance of coming please, for confirmation on if your kart can run, should it not be a Motorsport UK kart spec (we will ask you more questions if this applies to you).

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 Thursdays – Hire kart bookings run (10am to 4pm) 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. Advanced notice is – We cannot give owner driver track time on these days.