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[LoT]Donington Park GP (Evening) Xtra | Monday 18 July 2022


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We’ve run an evening at Donington Park for the last 6 or 7 years.

Donington offers the best value evening track day in the UK as track time runs from 17.30-20.30 – 3 hours.

We’re sharing the day with the circuit owner MSV. Lotus on Track will start the evening with a 30 minute session that includes the sighting laps, MSV will then run their own 30 minute session before LoT have a 20 minute session which will alternate with MSV.

If all goes to plan LoT members will drive: 17.30-18.00, 18.30-18.50, 19.10-19.30, 19.50-20.10 – so one and a half hours of track time! Probably more than you’d use if open pit lane.

General circuit information: HERE

Noise limit: 98db driveby at trackside*

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: Sessions - see above

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, normally 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

Important participant & vehicle information: 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. (Convertible/flip-up helmets are not permitted)

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.

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

All drivers must be 21 – 75 years old (2nd drivers 21 – 70).

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

Price: £150

2nd Driver: £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 2nd drivers must register in advance of the day, sign on and attend a briefing before the sighting laps commence.

All drivers and passengers please see FAQ for other requirements.

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 2nd drivers must register in advance of the day, sign on and attend a briefing before the sighting laps commence.

All drivers and passengers please see FAQ for other requirements.

Instruction: Closed
Crash Helmet: Limited availability for members – info here

Due to the nature of the day we can’t accept anyone who holds a current UK ‘race’ licence (RS Inter Club is permitted).

Garages: These will be allocated on a first come basis – 2 cars per garage. There is current availability

Track support: Dave & the team at  seriouslylotus.com are kindly offering mechanical and parts support for this event. If you have any mechanical problems on the day please just ask our team for them. If you have a problem in advance of the day then please call them – they won’t have every Lotus part in the van so some warning may help!

Itinerary: Registration – 16.00 / Drivers Briefing 17.00 / Driving Starts 17.30 / Driving Ends 20.30

* Noise – please note it is 98db drive by at trackside – there is no static test.

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

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