Racing at Lydd

The 2019/2020 winter owner driver kart race meetings are soon upon us; 2nd & 3rd November sees the start of 2 winter championships run by Lydd Kart Circuit / Lydd International Kart Club.

New for Winter 2019/2020. Lydd Kart Circuit will host an IKR Bambino Championship (refer to our IKR regulations please for the Saturday race format, rules & regs, 5 rounds, all rounds to count, kicks off Saturday 2nd November. Bambino going forward at Lydd – we are hoping into the future to be able to include a Bambino class also doing a ‘race format’ within our Sunday owner driver kart race meetings, which run under a Motorsport UK event permit, currently for cadet/junior/senior kart classes. For our winter 2019/2020 season on Sundays we are also asking Bambino class drivers to support the race meeting, where a practice, qualifying & time trial format will run, under permit for for all 5 rounds.

Meetings to be run by Lydd Kart Circuit / Lydd International Kart Club (LIKC)

(All 5 Rounds at Lydd / All 5 Rounds to count)

Round 1, Sunday 3rd November
(Sat 2nd Nov, Race Practice/Testing – Also Bambino IKR Round 1)

Round 2, Sunday 1st December
(Sat 30th Nov, Race Practice/Testing – Also Bambino IKR Round 2)

Round 3, Sunday 5th January
(Sat 4th Jan, Race Practice/Testing – Also Bambino IKR Round 3)

Round 4, Sunday 2nd February
(Sat 1st Feb, Race Practice/Testing – Also Bambino IKR Round 4)

Round 5, Sunday 1st March
(Sat 29th Feb, Race Practice/Testing – Also Bambino IKR Round 5)

Please contact us with any questions.

All drivers entering the Sunday race meetings will need to have a valid Motorsport UK license.

Saturday sign on for all drivers takes place inside the cafe/clubhouse at the circuit from 8am onwards.

Please be advised that these Saturday race practice/test days are not suited for the newbie owner driver or drivers who have not done any previous practice/test 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) W

Transponders – we recommend that you have your own, but it is possible to hire them directly with Lydd Kart Circuit, at a cost of £10 per unit/per day.

Owner-driver Testing

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

  • Bambino
  • Honda Clubman
  • Honda Cadet
  • Junior Subaru,
  • Junior Club Max
  • Mini Club Max
  • Senior Club Max & 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 2019 IAME Bambino karts can also join these.

Bambino hour is £20 per kart (Race weekends runs on Sat only).

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. 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 2019 (last evening being 17th October, to resume again spring 2020).

  • 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.
  • 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.

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 racers and 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.

We look forward to welcoming you to our fast circuit and friendly racing 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.

For the summer 2019 results & championship standings, please visit: Please note this championship has ended now, thank you to all who supported it.

Archived Results (IKR):