TLF News Posted November 17, 2022 Report Share Posted November 17, 2022 Designed from scratch by former F1 driver Jonathan Palmer, there is nowhere else in the world like Bedford Autodrome. The venue has been purpose built for speed and space with vast run-off areas that provide optimum safety. Whilst there are several track configurations, with every kind of corner, there’s no motor racing at the Autodrome, so there’s no crowd-protecting safety barriers or concrete walls. We are using the full 3.8 mile GT circuit. General circuit information: HERENoise limit: 101 dB static & 87.5 dB driveby 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. Close 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, 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). Close 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 Close 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. Close Price: £99 until 1/12/222nd Driver: Free until 1/12/2023 then £30 / 3rd Driver: £50 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 & 3rd drivers where accepted must register in advance of the day, sign on, attend a briefing before the sighting laps commence and participate in the sighting laps. We do not accept 3rd drivers on all events – please check individual booking pages. All drivers and passengers please see FAQ for other requirements. Close Passengers: Free 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 & 3rd drivers where accepted must register in advance of the day, sign on, attend a briefing before the sighting laps commence and participate in the sighting laps. We do not accept 3rd drivers on all events – please check individual booking pages. All drivers and passengers please see FAQ for other requirements. Close Instruction: £25 Crash Helmet: TBC NOTE: BEDFORD AUTODROME IS A NON SPECTATOR VENUE. Due to the lack of spectator facilities we have to limit each driver to 2 passengers or spectators – exceptions can be considered please email us. Children under 16 are also excluded from the circuit, if you have any questions on this please email us. Due to the nature of the day we can’t accept anyone who holds a current UK ‘race’ licence (RS Inter Club is permitted). Itinerary: Registration – 7.45-8.30 / Drivers Briefing 8.35 / Driving Starts 9.00 PLEASE READ OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS, BY SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT YOU AGREE TO ACCEPT THEM. The post Bedford Autodrome GT | Monday 13 February 2023 appeared first on Lotus on Track. View full event details here Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
Join the conversation
You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.