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Published - Thursday, 29 January 2015

23rd May Castle Combe Track Day
Our annual May trackday at Castle Combe is always one of our most enjoyable events of the year. It’s a great Club Lotus day out as well as a very good value and safe Lotus-only trackday.
Castle Combe is one of the friendliest of all UK race circuits and as well as a superb track has excellent facilities for drivers and spectators alike. Last year we had some interesting weather with early drizzle turning gradually to bright sunshine by lunchtime but that only added to the challenges as drivers successfully adapted to the changing conditions. The Castle Combe management have maintained their rules to keep the paddock solely for us and NO race cars, transporters or motor homes will be allowed in the paddock after 5.00pm on Friday evening. A completely empty paddock solely for our use on Saturday allows us plenty of space for car displays, trade stands and the free club member’s autojumble. Come along to drive, learn, watch, chat, meet friends and have a great day out with lots of Lotus cars and enthusiasts.
Track driving packages are just £99 which includes two initial 15 minute sessions on the fast, smooth, flowing 1.9 mile circuit and then as much more track time as you can manage when we’ll go to open pit lane from around 2.00/2.30 pm until the circuit closes at 17.00. Many drivers run out of enthusiasm long before we run out of track time so you’re guaranteed excellent value for money. We only allow 12 cars on the track per session so there’s plenty of room to drive at your own pace and learn about your Lotus. Passengers are free but must be at least 16 years old. Full marshalling and medical facilities are provided by the circuit’s regular race staff. Before you can go out you will have to pass the Castle Combe noise test of 100db(A) and remove loose items or make sure they are securely stowed away. Arms and legs must also be covered but race overalls are not required. Crash helmets can be hired free of charge on the day against a fully refundable deposit.
To book call us on 01362 694459 or email jane@clublotus.co.uk but PLEASE CALL SOON as we’d hate you to be disappointed. If there’s a group of you who want to go out together that’s no problem and if there’s 12 cars together you can have an exclusive 15 minute session.
Free professional instruction is available from the resident experienced and qualified Castle Combe instructors although you might have your arm gently twisted for a small donation to our regular charity. Only Lotus cars are allowed on track and whilst there’s obviously no speed limits we insist on good driving standards and behaviour so that everybody can enjoy themselves safely at their own pace.
There will be plenty of room in the paddock for our regular Historic Lotus display and for all our individual model groups to park together, get the picnic out and enjoy a great day’s entertainment. Castle Combe is in a beautiful part of the country and has first class facilities, the best racetrack restaurant in the UK and plenty of good spectator viewing areas on the high grass banks around the circuit.
During the lunch break we’ll organise our usual track parade of Historic Lotus cars and everyone who arrives in a Lotus will also be invited to take part in our FREE lunchtime parade lap sessions - no helmets are required for these and passengers of all ages are allowed. As usual we’re intending to run fast lap charity rides (over 16’s only and subject to availability) in some special Lotus cars in return for a £20 donation to Macmillan Cancer Support.  
We’re also offering FREE autojumble spaces for members so bring your unwanted spares along and make some cash. There’s no need to register but please come along to the Strawford Centre first and we’ll let you know where to set-up in the paddock. Also if you want to buy anything from our Club Shop just pre-order from Club HQ and we’ll bring it down for you to collect and save the postage.
So come along, join in the fun and enjoy a memorable day out with us at Castle Combe.





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