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Track improvements have begun starting with the resurfacing of Devils Elbow!

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Lydden Hills circuit which was originally reformed from a grass track to tarmac circuit in 1962 by Bill Chesson and later resurfaced in 1993 has now undergone the first stage of the planned investments at Lydden Hill. Improvements started with Devil’s elbow which was resurfaced last week by the UK’s leading sustainable building materials and construction solutions business, Tarmac, a CRH company.

Over the last 55 years the tarmac circuit has been graced by many star drivers and riders such as John Button (2009 F1 Champion Jenson Button’s father), Martin Schanche, Damon Hill, Will Gollop, Shakey Byrne, Steve Parish, Petter Solberg, Sebastian Loeb and more. During its lifetime the canterbury circuit has played its part in history by being the birthplace to the sport of Rallycross in 1967 as well as playing host to many large and historic events including the Lord of Lydden, FIA World Rallycross, Truck Festival and the BHP show to name a few.

Prospective investment plans by current circuit owner, Pat Doran, seek a fully resurfaced circuit alongside contemporary offices, hospitality centre, scrutineering bay and garages. Management at Lydden hope improvements will see the return of many clubs to continue to host a range of exciting events for the local community as well as the national and international visitors to enjoy for the indefinite future.

The action packed summer at Lydden Hill continues with the Vintage Bike racing this weekend (19th/20th August) presented by the Vintage Motorcyle Club followed by the Toyo Tires MSA British Rallycross championship round 6 on the bank holiday Monday (28th August). Later in the year the circuit will host Motor Mania (4th November) which will feature an afternoon of on track action finishing with an evening firework display. For tickets or more information on any of the events please visit www.lyddenhill.co.uk.

Management at Lydden Hill would like to thank Tarmac for the fantastic work they have carried out during the recent improvements, for more information on the company please visit https://www.tarmac.com/

Truck Festival 5th & 6th August 2017

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With less than two weeks to go things are gaining momentum with the preparation for an all new truck related event that will take place at Lydden Hill over the weekend of 5th & 6th August.

The co organisers Truck Sport UK along with the Lydden Hill race circuit management have cleverly put together a new and exciting type of event that will be somewhat different to the norm.

Throughout the weekend there will be a number of Race Truck demonstration races from the mighty five and a half tonne, one thousand, plus horsepower British Truck Racing Championship machines. The action packed programme will also include many demonstrations from a number of car formulas including the screaming little Legends and the high speed pick-up’s, slotted in-between will be the opportunity for the general public, (at a small charge) to be strapped into the passenger seat and experience the adrenalin thrill of having a ride around the fast and twisty Kent circuit.

Off the track will be a large display of some of the UK’s best presented show and custom trucks alongside a selection of truck manufacture displays, children’s entertainment area, camping and saturday night entertainment with a live band, hog-roast and bar.

The event is set to be a golden opportunity for those who attend to mix up close with the cream of the British Truck Racing Championship, as well as see some of the best machines in the British Truck show scene.

Tickets for this action packed, adrenalin filled weekend start at just £14 and under 12’s are free of charge! To get your tickets now please visit www.lyddenhill.co.uk.