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[LoT]Castle Combe | Tuesday 8 June 2021


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Set in the Cotswolds Castle Combe is often named as the ‘prettiest village in England.’ That’s the tourism side done now moving on to the race circuit 😊 With nearly 2 miles of wide track and just 12 cars on circuit Combe gives a great track/car ratio, giving all drivers plenty of space.

We’re running the day in semi-open pit lane format as we trialled at Combe in 2020 – rather than put you in set groups you can queue up when you like. The day is being limited to just 28 cars rather than 36 if sessioned.

General circuit information: HERE

Noise limit: 100db static

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: Semi 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

Driver & vehicle safety: Please read

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.

Price: £175 rising to £195 on 1/2/2021

2nd Driver : Free until 1/1/21 then £25

2nd Driver & Passenger Information

LoT club members may have up to 3 passengers free of charge on all events, upon presentation of a valid membership card at sign on.

Second drivers: must be 21-70 years old, no exceptions.

Passengers: must be 18-75 years old, no exceptions.

All drivers and passengers please see FAQ for other requirements.

NEW Lotus on Track membership cards will be posted in January ’21 to those who have booked a 2021 track day or within 72hrs of booking an event there after.

Passengers : Free for club members. Non-members £10 each pay on day

2nd Driver & Passenger Information

LoT club members may have up to 3 passengers free of charge on all events, upon presentation of a valid membership card at sign on.

Second drivers: must be 21-70 years old, no exceptions.

Passengers: must be 18-75 years old, no exceptions.

All drivers and passengers please see FAQ for other requirements.

NEW Lotus on Track membership cards will be posted in January ’21 to those who have booked a 2021 track day or within 72hrs of booking an event there after.

Instruction: £25
Crash Helmet: £20

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

Age: We are reviewing our rules for those over 70 so cannot currently take bookings from those who are 70+. If you are a club member and would like to be contacted when this review has been completed please email Paul.

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

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