Lydden Hill Circuit Guide

Mile-long Lydden Hill is the shortest road racing circuit in the UK. It’s the birthplace of Rallycross, where modified road cars compete in sprint-style racing. The first-ever Rallycross competition was held in 1967 at Lydden Hill, and it’s still the venue for the British Rallycross Championship, European Rallycross Championship, and World Rallycross Championship.

Like the other circuit in Kent, Brands Hatch, Lydden Hill has some wicked corners, particularly the North Bend and Paddock Bend. The fast uphill to North Bend and steep downhill of Hairy Hill reward aggressive driving, but be wary that there’s not much gravel trap between the track and the tyre wall.

Track days are segmented by experience (novice, intermediate, and experienced) and you get some great instruction on the circuit’s racing lines, brake points, and pit lane before you head out. Each driver gets six 15-minutes sessions on the track each day.

Lydden Hill offers car and bike track days, a motorsports school, track day instruction, and experience days where you can get inside over 200 incredible vehicles from all famous marques. The paddock diner offers a range of local produce and camping with toilet and shower facilities is available to track day participants.

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