What: Lotus 7 Club members’ Trackday in partnership with the ‘MX-5 Owners Club’, with free instruction available.
Where: Croft Circuit is located near Darlington by Northallerton on the A167. Further information is available at www.croftcircuit.co.uk
As a result of the Coronavirus we are making a number of changes to this and other Club Trackdays for your protection, including the following;
Signing on will be via email before the event. Social distancing guidelines of two metres will apply throughout the event. A Roll Call and Drivers Briefing will be held outside unless the weather is bad in which case briefings will be held indoors for small batches of participants at a time. Passengers will not be permitted unless they live in the same household as the driver. Instructors will not be available. Please do not bring guests with you. Hire helmets will not be available. Please bring your own lunch.
If you feel unwell with any of the symptoms of coronavirus, as per the NHS website (see here) however mild, or feel you may have been exposed to the risk of infection then you should not attend the event.
Our Northern-based members (amongst others) had been asking for a track day in their part of the country for some time, so we visited Croft for the first time last year and it was a great success, so by popular demand we have secured a day at Croft again in 2020. The Club has taken the lead in booking the circuit on the basis that we will share track-time between ourselves and members of the ‘MX-5 Owners Club’. We have reserved exclusive use of the circuit for a 40 minute session per hour for L7C members, with MX-5 Owners Club participants using the remaining 20 minute session.
Our running will commence in sessions (with participants grouped and allocated to one of two 20 minute sessions) but our intention is to move to open pit lane (OPL) format – allowing track access at any time throughout our 40 minute period – no later than lunchtime and, hopefully, before then. MX-5 Owners Club participants will continue using the remaining 20 minute session. The day is ‘noisy’, subject to a 105dB(A) limit measured statically prior to starting track activities. The track limit at any one time is 25 cars.
The day will be open to drivers at all levels and as a result we will be offering our ‘Buddy System’ and free-of-charge instruction.
The cost for a car and main driver is only £200, with an additional driver (who must be a Club member) paying £40 and passengers being welcome at £5 each.
This promises to be a great mid-summer northern England Club Trackday that should appeal to all members, irrespective of location!
All drivers must be members of Lotus Seven Club.
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