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Red Bull Global Rallycross comes to Lydden Hill for 2018 season finale

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  • The Home of Rallycross to play host to America’s finest rallycross racers
  • Select ‘wildcard’ entries to support established Red Bull GRC runners
  • Revised circuit layout to feature signature 70ft table-top jump

After months of speculation, Lydden Hill has been confirmed as the venue for the double-header season finale of the 2018 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship (GRC) on October 27-28. The birthplace of rallycross will welcome some of the finest rallycross racers from across the pond, together with a number of select ‘wildcard’ entries as the UK takes on the USA for the first time in Red Bull GRC history.

Lydden Hill boss Pat Doran confirmed the announcement following lengthy discussions over the winter months: “I’m delighted to finally confirm Lydden Hill as the venue for the final round of the 2018 Red Bull Global Rallycross Championship. Lydden has been at the forefront of rallycross for more than 50 years and we’ve invested in the sport throughout that time.

“It’s fitting therefore that the GRC’s return to Europe is here, where rallycross fans will get the opportunity to see the best GRC has to offer, including the series’ signature 70ft table top jump, on our purpose-built rallycross track. We always receive great support from the motorsport fraternity, and I’m sure the fans will be out in force once again as we pull out all the stops to ensure the GRC season-finale is a sell-out success.”

Red Bull GRC’s debut at Lydden Hill will mark the first rallycross event in Europe for the series since 2013, and the first-ever visit for many of its drivers to the continent. Expected participants include three-time defending series champion Scott Speed and past Lydden Hill race winner Tanner Foust. Alongside the top-level competition, this year’s Red Bull GRC Lydden Hill will also serve as the inaugural season finale for the series’ new Polaris RZR® class.

“Bringing Red Bull Global Rallycross to Lydden Hill’s historic venue makes perfect sense for the series’ long-awaited return to Europe.” said Red Bull GRC CEO Colin Dyne. “Our teams and drivers are looking forward to battling it out for the championship on the circuit where the sport first began, so fans will be sure to see some of the most intense racing of the year over this double-header weekend.”

Tickets for Red Bull Global Rallycross Lydden Hill, taking place this October 27-28, are on sale now, click here!

To preview Red Bull Global Rallycross click here.

Track improvements have begun starting with the resurfacing of Devils Elbow!

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Lydden Hills circuit which was originally reformed from a grass track to tarmac circuit in 1962 by Bill Chesson and later resurfaced in 1993 has now undergone the first stage of the planned investments at Lydden Hill. Improvements started with Devil’s elbow which was resurfaced last week by the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, Tarmac, a CRH company.

Over the last 55 years the tarmac circuit has been graced by many star drivers and riders such as John Button (2009 F1 Champion Jenson Button’s father), Martin Schanche, Damon Hill, Will Gollop, Shakey Byrne, Steve Parish, Petter Solberg, Sebastian Loeb and more. During its lifetime the canterbury circuit has played its part in history by being the birthplace to the sport of Rallycross in 1967 as well as playing host to many large and historic events including the Lord of Lydden, FIA World Rallycross, Truck Festival and the BHP show to name a few.

Prospective investment plans by current circuit owner, Pat Doran, seek a fully resurfaced circuit alongside contemporary offices, hospitality centre, scrutineering bay and garages. Management at Lydden hope improvements will see the return of many clubs to continue to host a range of exciting events for the local community as well as the national and international visitors to enjoy for the indefinite future.

The action packed summer at Lydden Hill continues with the Vintage Bike racing this weekend (19th/20th August) presented by the Vintage Motorcyle Club followed by the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross championship round 6 on the bank holiday Monday (28th August). Later in the year the circuit will host Motor Mania (4th November) which will feature an afternoon of on track action finishing with an evening firework display. For tickets or more information on any of the events please visit www.lyddenhill.co.uk.

Management at Lydden Hill would like to thank Tarmac for the fantastic work they have carried out during the recent improvements, for more information on the company please visit https://www.tarmac.com/

Truck Festival 5th & 6th August 2017

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With less than two weeks to go things are gaining momentum with the preparation for an all new truck related event that will take place at Lydden Hill over the weekend of 5th & 6th August.

The co organisers Truck Sport UK along with the Lydden Hill race circuit management have cleverly put together a new and exciting type of event that will be somewhat different to the norm.

Throughout the weekend there will be a number of Race Truck demonstration races from the mighty five and a half tonne, one thousand, plus horsepower British Truck Racing Championship machines. The action packed programme will also include many demonstrations from a number of car formulas including the screaming little Legends and the high speed pick-up’s, slotted in-between will be the opportunity for the general public, (at a small charge) to be strapped into the passenger seat and experience the adrenalin thrill of having a ride around the fast and twisty Kent circuit.

Off the track will be a large display of some of the UK’s best presented show and custom trucks alongside a selection of truck manufacture displays, children’s entertainment area, camping and saturday night entertainment with a live band, hog-roast and bar.

The event is set to be a golden opportunity for those who attend to mix up close with the cream of the British Truck Racing Championship, as well as see some of the best machines in the British Truck show scene.

Tickets for this action packed, adrenalin filled weekend start at just £14 and under 12’s are free of charge! To get your tickets now please visit www.lyddenhill.co.uk.