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October 2017

Lydden Hill plays host to BTCC and Rallycross head-to-head

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Two of the most exciting and current names in British motorsport, Ash Sutton and Nathan Heathcote, will go head-to-head on Saturday 4 November, as part of Lydden Hill’s MotorMania event at the Kent track. The newly-crowned champions of the Dunlop MSA British Touring Car Championship and Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship will headline a packed programme of demo races, prior to the traditional fireworks display.

Sutton was crowned BTCC champion after an explosive season in the UK’s premier saloon car series which saw him the only driver to claim six wins across the season. Heathcote clinched the British RX title in style with victory in the final at Croft, and followed that up with a win in the British Rallycross Grand Prix the following day.
The two will race their cars head to head on the respective tracks; Sutton taking the wheel of his Adrian Flux Subaru Levorg, while Heathcote will drive his 600bhp LD Motorsport Citroen DS3. It will be interesting to see how they get on, with Ash particularly excited to be fulfilling his rallycross ambition.

“It will be great to get out behind the wheel of a British Rallycross Championship car, especially one that has just won the championship.” said Sutton. “Rallycross is always an avenue that I’ve been interested in so I’m excited to be fulfilling an ambition. I’ve never driven a rallycross car before, so I will be turning to the BMR boss, Warren Scott, to get some pointers considering his successful debut year. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for making this happen.”
Joining the two former karters in the programme of action for MotorMania will be the MSA British Superkarts, Norasport British Supermoto, Sidecars, Supernational hot rods, Drift displays, and solo scooters as well as demo races from a mixture of drivers from the circuit racing world.

Fancy experiencing the adrenaline for yourself? Why not take to the circuit as a passenger in a drift or circuit racing car, or show them how it’s done by taking your own car to the circuit in the public track time session? Off track there will be a mixture of entertainment for the whole family including a funfair, car and bike displays, show ‘n’ shine competition, trade stands, hot food stalls and a Bar.
Track action gets underway from 1pm on Saturday 4 November, with the Firework Display due to start at 5pm.

Tickets are available here for just £12 per adult, while under 12’s go free of charge. For more
information on the event please visit http://www.lyddenhill.co.uk/ or contact the office on 01304 830557.

Lydden Hill forms partnership with The Motorsports School to offer ARD’s testing in 2018

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Lydden Hill Race Circuit has formed an exciting partnership with The Motorsports School to be able to offer ARDS testing at the circuit on selected dates throughout 2018.

The ARD’s testing that will be offered throughout the year is the required course for candidates to acquire, if successful, their MSA National ‘B’ race licence. The National ‘B’ licence is the minimum requirement for you to be able to compete in car circuit racing throughout the UK.

Any candidate looking to obtain their race licence must first purchase their MSA Go Racing starter pack from www.msauk.org for £100 which will include a licence application form and Go Racing DVD along with the first years licence fee. Anyone over the age of 18 will be required to have a medical examination with a doctor who will then complete the medical section of the application form. Once this is complete the candidate will then be able to book an ARD’s test at Lydden Hill by contacting the Motorsports School on 01455 502412.

Then the fun begins! Candidates will come down to Lydden Hill where they will be directed to the Arthur Debenham tower to begin the ARD’S course. The course will consist of Classroom briefing, Go Racing DVD and Written multiple choice exam followed by a driving assessment.

All selected dates will be offered alongside Lydden Hill car track days, which are usually Saturdays, with discounted rates for track time available to any candidate looking to experience the track before their booked ARD’s course. Pre-ARD’s sessions are also available from the Motorsports school for anyone who would like some extra tuition/training before their ARD’s assessment.

Although it is an assessment, the Motorsports School pride themselves on keeping all clients calm and relaxed leading to the best results and an enjoyable day! The team at Lydden Hill Race Circuit are looking forward to welcoming candidates to begin their racing carer at the iconic Kent circuit.

For more information or to book your ARD’s course please visit www.themotorsportsschool.co.uk.

Battle of the Champions, Touring Car VS Rallycross Car

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Two current 2017 MSA British Champions will be swapping their view behind the wheel as they go head to head for an explosive demo in each others cars followed by fireworks at Lydden Hill on the 4th November 2017.

Nathan Heathcote who secured the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross Championship title with his victory this weekend at Croft will be swapping his four wheel drive, 600 bhp Citroën DS3 supercar for current Dunlop MSA British Touring Car champion Ashley Sutton’s Adrian Flux Subaru as they demo each other’s championship winning cars around the legendary Lydden Circuit.

At just 23 years of age, Ashley Sutton, the youngest British Touring Car Champion since 1966, will be making his debut at Lydden Hill following his win earlier this month at Brands Hatch concluding the second year of his British Touring car career. Local driver Nathan Heathcote was crowned British champion as his maiden season in the seat of a rallycross supercar came to an end leaving Julian Godfrey, five-time British Rallycross champion in second place.

Both drivers will take to the circuit head to head in their own cars before swapping to test their skills in each others cars and demo race around the home of Rallycross. Joining the two former karters in the programme of action for MotorMania will be the MSA British Superkarts, Norasport British Supermoto, Sidecars, Supernational hot rods, Drift displays, solo scooters as well as demo races from a mixture of drivers from the circuit racing world. Fancy experiencing the adrenaline for yourself? Why not take to the circuit as a passenger in a drift or circuit racing car or show them how its done by taking your own car to the circuit in our public track time session.

Tickets are available now at http://bit.ly/2kXYTVr for just £12 per adult and under 12’s go free of charge. For more info on the event please visit www.lyddenhill.co.uk or contact the office on 01304 830557.