TLF News Posted November 8, 2022 Report Share Posted November 8, 2022 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. For the vast majority of the last 17 years Lotus on Track have been the only club/tdo running track days at Hethel, ensuring Lotus owners can still drive their own cars where they were built. General circuit information: HERENoise 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. 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: £199 rising to £2252nd Driver: Free until 1/1/2023 then £30 / 3rd Driver: Not permitted 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 Access to the Lotus site is restricted. We are happy for you to bring ONE passenger OR second driver, they must arrive with you. Unfortunately, children under the age of 16 are not permitted on site. The venue is not open to the general public or spectators. Cameras – including in car are not permitted. Strictly Lotus, Caterham & VX220 only. All cars must be road legal. Competition license holders only accepted if participating in a road legal, non-caged car. Itinerary: Registration – 7.45-8.30 / Drivers Briefing 8.35 / Driving Starts 9.00 / Close 17.00 (1hr lunch) PLEASE READ OUR TERMS & CONDITIONS, BY SIGNING UP FOR THIS EVENT YOU AGREE TO ACCEPT THEM. The post Hethel – Lotus Test Track | Saturday 11 March 2023 appeared first on Lotus on Track. View full event details here Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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