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[LoT]Hethel Private | Saturday 03/10/2020


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Covid 19 – we have put in place some additional measures click here.  Although some of these rules may be reduced by this event it is important that you expect that they will still be in place.

The Lotus Test Track at Hethel was completely refurbished and updated in 2011 when it was opened by Nigel Mansell. The circuit is 2.2 miles long and with its run-off areas is situated in approximately 30 acres of the 50 acre Group Lotus site. Built to put Lotus’ high performance cars through their paces the circuit incorporates a series of bends, hairpin corners and straights providing an excellent venue for honing driving skills.

Lotus on Track have run more track days at Hethel than all other organisers combined over the last 13 years; 7.5hrs of Open Pit Lane track time ensuring maximum, relaxed and safe track time.

General circuit information: HERE

Noise limit: 105db static & 95db drive by 20m

Noise Limits

Static test – A noise meter is placed at a 45 degree angle to the exhaust outlet and 50cm away. The car is then held at 3/4 of its maximum rev limit and the highest reading recorded is the cars recorded noise output for the day. A static limit of 105db is very high and very few cars have an issue with this. At 98db cars with a cat, std factory manifolds and exhausts will generally be ok. Anyone with a very loud exhaust/manifold should be careful.

Drive by – This test is recorded at track side as the car is moving at track speed. Depending on the circuit the reading will be taken between right next to the track and up to 20 meters away. Cars with forced induction tend to have more issues with drive by, even though they tend to pass static tests as the s/c or turbo’s only kick in when run at speed. There are many things that affect drive by readings from wind direction, air temperature, how low the cloud cover is or even what line you are driving.

Format: Open pit lane

Format

A sessioned event means that the day will be structured into usually 3 separate groups which take it in turns to go out on track for a set time, norm ally 20 minutes. Each car will be restricted to their group for the duration of the day. Drivers are generally allocated a group depending on their experience level or type of car.

An Open Pit Lane event means that cars are free to go out onto the track when they choose (providing the circuit limit or our normally reduced limit has not been reached).

Experience level: All levels

Experience Levels

All levels: Everyone

Beginner: 1st ever track day

Novice: 1-5 track days without a major circuit

Intermediate: 5+ track days including a major circuit

Advanced: Attended a number of open pit lane days at a range of circuits

Price: £189
Instruction & helmet hire: Not available due to Covid-19

Strictly Lotus, Caterham & VX220 only. All cars must be road legal. Slick tyres are not permitted. Drivers with a full race license will not be accepted, speed license holders – ok.

You must bring a full driving licence which will be checked at sign on.

Itinerary: Registration – 7.45-8.30 / Drivers Briefing 8.35 / Driving Starts 9.00 / Driving Ends 17.00 (1hr lunch)

Driver & passenger safety:

Participant & Vehicle Information

Clothing must fully cover arms & legs.

Crash helmets must be in good condition and suitable for circuit driving in a car. (Jet style helmets will be classed as open face)

ANY vehicle without a hard top or fixed roof will require occupants to wear full face helmets.

Alcohol must not be consumed, including at lunch time.

Slick tyres are not permitted.

2 seater sports cars only – for a full list of accepted vehicles please click here.

Final instructions will be emailed out 3 days before the event.

Final instructions will be emailed out 3 days before the event.

PLEASE READ OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS, BY SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT YOU AGREE TO ACCEPT THEM.

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