Car Trackdays at Lydden Hill
Trackdays are a fun way of learning more about your vehicle in a safe and controlled non-competitive environment. With the ever-increasing number of vehicles on the road plus the legal implications of driving at speed on the public highway, there is no better way to fully explore the performance of your vehicle.
Available dates – 2021
Saturday 10th April
Saturday 22nd May
Saturday 19th June
Saturday 11th September
Saturday 2nd October
Saturday 13th November
Structure of the day
Track days at Lydden Hill are grouped into Novice, Intermediate and Experienced all receiving a total of 6, 15min sessions through out the day.
Noise breaks will be implemented throughout the day allowing us to control the noise based on hourly average readings.
Signing on will begin at 7.30am, with the briefing commencing at 8.30am, noise testing at 9am and track time starting from 9.15am.
Drivers must be over the age of 14 with either a full UK licence or race licence
The noise limit for the car track day is 100db static and 92db drive by
Drivers and Passengers must be wearing a helmet and have arms and legs fully covered
Passengers must be over the age of 14, anyone under 18 may be asked to produce ID and will need parental consent
All vehicles on track must have front and rear towing eyes or towing fixtures prior to entering the circuit
Electric is available in the paddock for a small charge. Electric cards can be purchased from the circuit office in amounts of £5, £10 or £15.
Our paddock diner sells a range of local produce including; 100% British beef burgers, Chunky Chips, Onion rings and more. An ice-cream van will also be on site for summer events.
Participants of the Trackday are welcome to camp onsite from 12.30pm the day before the event. Toilet facilities and showers will be available.
Disabled participants are welcome to take part in the car Trackday and the circuit is disabled friendly. Please click for more info.
Car Track Day FAQ
The noise limit for track days is 100dB static which will be tested when participants arrive in the Assembly Area immediately prior to their session.
Engines must not be run before 08:55 Saturday and 10:25 Sunday (tick over only). No engines are to be run after 18:00 Saturday and 16:00 Sunday.
Noise is monitored throughout the event through the use of ‘drive by’ and circuit perimeter monitoring. Any excessively noisy vehicle will be black flagged and removed from the track until corrective action has been taken.
Be mindful of the other cars on the circuit when cornering, braking and accelerating. Racing, donuts, drifting and intentional spinning of the tyres is prohibited.
All groups will receive 3 sighting laps at the start of their first session to enable drivers to become familiar with the track. The sighting laps are distinguished by use of yellow waved flags and overtaking is not permitted. Immediately following the sighting laps, green waved flags indicate that the session is now open. Sighting laps do not take place during subsequent sessions on the same day with the exception of drivers in the ‘novice’ category who will receive 1 sighting lap at the start of each session.
Participants must not act or drive recklessly, dangerously or in an intimidating fashion, whether on track or otherwise. Any person driving in a manner incompatible with safety will, at the discretion of the Track Supervisor, be black flagged by the start line marshal and may be excluded from the session or event.
Lydden Hill Race Circuit reserves the right to exclude any participant from the event who puts other drivers & themselves at risk or damages the venue.
The short answer is yes.
The safety of our drivers, volunteers, staff and spectators is the top priority of the team at Lydden Hill. There are extensive regulations and processes in place to maximise the safety for everyone on site.
Helmets are mandatory, we strongly recommend that they are full face. Long sleeves and closed shoes are also mandatory. This applies to both drivers and passengers.
Our marshall’s are fully trained in dealing with on-track situations such as fires & collisions as well as keeping a constant eye out for any track obstructions to make sure the event can run smoothly.
We also have paramedics trackside that are ready to go at all times while cars are on circuit and due to the nature of our circuit, our ambulance and medical staff can usually be at the incident site within 60 seconds.
It is not a requirement to have insurance on a track day. However, it is worth noting that it is likely that your standard road policy will not cover any damages to your car from a track day.
We recommend that you take out trackday specific insurance that can cover your time on track, usually paid for per day.
Yes, there is hot & cold food available in the paddock from the food bay, which serves a range of locally sourced produce including chicken bites, panini’s, chicken burgers and much much more!
No – An additional passenger ticket must be purchased
This is because passengers and drivers are governed by two different track insurance policies therefore both tickets must be held.
Arms and legs must be covered with no open shoes.
Helmets are mandatory for drivers and passengers, we strongly recommend full face helmets.
Your car needs to be safe and fit for the purpose of track days, it should conform to MOT minimum standards for road use or current Motorsport UK or Oval Track Racing Council technical and safety regulations.
A strong towing point needs to be fitted to the car on the front and on the back in case of recovery. A seatbelt or harness must be fitted and worn at all times when the vehicle is in motion.
We welcome a range of car types, from stripped out race cars to standard road cars; if you are unsure if your car will be suitable for a trackday, all open wheeled cars are subject to approval so please get in touch with us and we can advise.
Vehicles exceeding 1.85m in height are not permitted.
Open top cars must be fitted with a full Motorsport UK or FIA approved roll safety device, or other road homologated roll over safety device.
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