Event 2 - Rotax | Honda
British Kart Championships
Established in 1993, Lydd Kart Circuit is the fastest for outdoor Go Karting in Kent and one of the fastest in the Country. The 1100 meter track is very popular with drivers, whether they be ‘Owner Drivers’ racing their own kart(s) or ‘Arrive & Drive’customers using our Hire Karts.
The current layout has existed since an extension was added in 1996, while our Junior Circuit measures approx 500m and is ideal for kids sessions, family sessions or children’s birthday parties.
The owner, James Clarke, took control of the Circuit in February 2011 and is investing in his vision of the future of Lydd as a Karting venue.
James was a very successful racer here at Lydd, while his son, Cameron, races Senior Rotax 125 with team Clarkekarts. Clarke Karts Racing Team is now also in full swing, with Cameron & other race team members running owner drivers in various kart classes. 2017 James invested in an awning to further support the Clarke Karts Racing Team when visiting other circuits (our colours yellow & red, so can’t be missed!).
James is very passionate about Lydd and Karting, so the circuit is in safe hands, and the improvements to the whole venue will continue to be ‘work in progress’.
A new storage building for the hire kart fleet has been completed, creating a much better base to work from, while the next phase of James’ original plan to resurface the track has now been done. In 2016/2017 many customers who have known the track of old have re-visited, feedback for the new track surface continues to be been very positive.
Winter 2017/2018 the ‘New Build’ Clubhouse/Cafe/Offices got underway, ongoing build in 2018, nearing the end of 2019 inside walls are being painted, tiling is shortly to be done, electrician has nearly finished, internal doors are on … getting exciting now.