Lydd Kart Circuit

Established in 1993, Lydd Kart Circuit is the fastest for outdoor go-karting in Kent and one of the fastest in the Country. The 1040 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, currently races Senior Rotax 125 with team Clarkekarts.


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 many customers who have known the track of old have revisited, feedback for the new track surface has been very positive.


We run an Independent Race Meeting (IKR) on the 2nd Sunday of each month, providing owner drivers with the chance to go club racing once a month in a friendly family atmosphere.


These meetings cater for kids from 5 years old - Bambino - and then range through various Cadet classes to Junior Subaru, Mini Max, Junior Max, ProKart 175, ProKart 200, Senior Rotax 162 & Rotax Max 177 .


Find more information on our club racing section, please click on the Owner/Driver page.


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Guide prices for hire karts, view the full list of adult events on our website. Booking is required, please call us direct for confirmation of a date and time. OWNER DRIVER FEES
Item Name Price
1 x 15 min family session £20 per person
1 x 15 min adult session £20 per person
1 x 30 min family session £40 per person
1 x 30 min adult session £40 per person
Adult event prices From £35 pp
Owner driver Full day £50
Owner driver Half day £30
Owner driver member Full day £45
Owner driver member Half day £25
Owner driver annual membership £30 pp

Hire karts on track here, December 2015

Club 100 hosting one of their championship rounds here at Lydd Kart Circuit, Summer 2016.

OEKC hosting one of their championship round here at Lydd Kart Circuit, Summer 2016.

A wet one! Nice video, well done. Wet lap record currently standing at 1.00.557 (Peter Knight 2016)

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@LyddKartCircuit Feb 22, 00:14

Download our app! Info from our website is also here. 'Owner Driver' race results/best lap times & 'Hire Karts' best lap times also here.

@LyddKartCircuit Feb 08, 00:14

Download our app! Info from our website is also here. 'Owner Driver' race results/best lap times & 'Hire Karts' best lap times also here.

@LyddKartCircuit Jan 25, 15:23

SATURDAY 4th FEBRUARY "Owner Driver" Open Practice/Test Day 10am to 4pm - Cadets/Juniors/Seniors Café, Clubhouse & Kart Shop open.

@LyddKartCircuit Jan 25, 15:19

Download our app! Info from our website is also here. 'Owner Driver' race results/best lap times & 'Hire Karts' best lap times also here.

@LyddKartCircuit Jan 16, 15:45

Sunday 22nd January - an extra owner driver open practice/test day, 10am to 4pm for cadets/juniors/seniors. Bambino hour runs 9am to 10am.

@LyddKartCircuit Jan 11, 10:02

SUNDAY 15TH JANUARY "Owner Driver" Open Practice/Testing Day. We have 3 x 15 mins hire kart bookings, no other hire kart bookings this day.

@LyddKartCircuit Nov 29, 15:24

@LyddKartCircuit https://t.co/fZ4o0Vq56A You can download the App here.

@LyddKartCircuit Nov 29, 14:46

Reminder to download the update... Our App now shows current hire kart & owner driver lap records, latest club race results, video clips.

@Club100racing Nov 29, 09:24

Ready, Steady, Register... CLUB100 2017 is Go!!! Please RT, Like, Share & Tag. #karting https://t.co/BdpXUHNrIJ https://t.co/sFrGAB2Hdg

@LyddKartCircuit Sep 06, 09:21

@surbiton2012 @FAFBullDog @FormulaOneWorld First full rainy day we have had in 5 weeks or so, all the best. Sue

@LyddKartCircuit Sep 06, 09:20

@surbiton2012 @FAFBullDog @FormulaOneWorld Hi, indeed rain yesterday here, all part of the motorsport experience - track time in the rain.

@LyddKartCircuit Jun 16, 09:34

@BritishMiniBike Indeed yes, for this occasion & event bikes are here, great to watch, spectators very welcome.

@LyddKartCircuit May 04, 17:09

@kartingmagazine Hi Chris & staff, yes going to be a busy race weekend, f100 drivers joining our owner driver meeting.

@LyddKartCircuit Apr 25, 10:02

Come back sunshine! .. owner driver open practice/testing available Mon to Thur this week 10am to 4pm.

@LyddKartCircuit Apr 25, 09:57

@Club100racing Now that's a proud set of photo's, 'happy competitors'

@LyddKartCircuit Apr 25, 09:54

@Club100racing Well done guy's, all the best for Club100 summer racing.

@LyddKartCircuit Mar 10, 10:34

And this, our new track, resurfaced Oct 2015, so bedding in nicely now. https://t.co/NiX1kEShdq

@LyddKartCircuit Mar 10, 10:18

Owner Driver Club Race Weekend nearly here .. 12/13th March, last winter championship round. https://t.co/AeCqG2BnIZ

@LyddKartCircuit Apr 07, 10:23

Amazing weather in Lydd today perfect driving conditions - come down and smash some lap records!!

@LyddKartCircuit Apr 05, 16:11

NON MSA RACING THIS SUNDAY FOR ANYONE WHO WOULD LIKE TO ENTER PLEASE CALL THE CIRCUIT ON 01797 321747

@LyddKartCircuit Mar 24, 09:19

AMAZING WEATHER HERE TODAY COME AND MAKE THE MOST OF IT Y'ALL!!

@LyddKartCircuit Mar 23, 12:42

Open practice Sat for all OEKC drivers and anyone wanting to do some testing. OEKC Endurance racing this Sunday!

@LyddKartCircuit Mar 16, 11:16

Is now a WI-FI hotspot using BT Openzone

@LyddKartCircuit Mar 13, 12:01

fantastic size grids down here today, thanks to all those supporting!

@LyddKartCircuit Mar 12, 10:24

Beautiful weather in Lydd today perfect for a bit of testing before tomorrows race!

@LyddKartCircuit Mar 08, 09:18

Non MSA racing this sunday peeps, call 01797 321747 to book yourself in!