May 2020, the circuit is closed, no open practice for owner drivers.

June 2020 onwards it may become possible for very limited social practice for owner drivers to start up again. If this can happen it will be done under very strict guidelines & control. You cannot & must not just turn up. Update & procedures will be posted on our facebook page, thank you. On-line booking will be rolled out shortly.

Practice & Testing at Lydd

Owner-driver Testing

Circuit Notice 14/05/2020 – Due to Covid-19 our normal operations, as sited below, continue to be on hold at the moment (so not happening). Updates to follow when possible, thank you.

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

  • Bambino
  • Honda Clubman
  • Honda Cadet
  • 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-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 2020 IAME Bambino karts can also join these.

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 School & Kart Evenings which run through the evenings from April to October 2020 (Due to Covid-19 these evenings are current suspended, not running).

  • 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. (To be confirmed when these can start up again in 2020)
  • WEDNESDAY: CADET EVENING – (To be confirmed when these can start up again in 2020)
  • 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. (To be confirmed when these can start up again in 2020)

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 £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.