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Thread in 'Drifting Chat / Pictures / Videos' started by lezbrucelee, Feb 20, 2014.
Please Read the following posts carefully, Most FAQ are answered below.
The drivers briefing is a watered down version of these rules below. Please read them and be clear on them before booking. I couldn't hear the briefing is no longer an excuse for poor/ignorant driving.
RULES READ THEM BEFORE YOU BOOK, FAILURE TO FOLLOW THEM MAY LEAD TO YOU BEING REMOVED FROM TRACK WITH OUT REFUND, IT IS DOWN TO YOU AS DRIVERS TO FOLLOW THESE..........
Lydden Hill Drift Day Rules and Regulations
Please Read these carefully we will be being strict on these.
1.1 All drivers MUST be over 17
1.2 All drivers MUST hold a full valid driving licence
1.3 All medical conditions MUST be declared at the time of booking
1.4 If you require glasses for driving they MUST be worn
1.5 All drivers MUST attend the briefing at the start of the day
1.6 Drivers are expected to behave in a professional manor
1.7 Obey all decisions made by circuit staff
1.8 Obey all the rules
1.9 Be respectful of staff and other event participants
2.1 Vehicles MUST be structurally sound
2.2 Vehicles MUST NOT have any fluids leaks of any kind
2.3 Vehicles brakes MUST be in FULL working order
2.4 Vehicles MUST have at least 2 working brake lights
2.5 Batteries MUST be securely fastened down
2.6 Towing eyes MUST be fitted both at the front and rear of the vehicle, be functional and visible
2.7 Vehicles MUST have windows present, no window nets will be permissible
2.8 Vehicles door handles MUST be in full working order
2.9 Exhausts MUST be below 108db MAX
2.10 Bumpers and sideskirts MUST be securely fastened
3 Track layout and pit entry
3.1 Drifting is ONLY permitted between the white lines on the outer and inner edges of the track
3.2 No drifting or driving on the grass is permitted
3.3 Please see attached pic of track layout for track direction and permitted drifting areas
3.4 Returning to the pits, MUST be completed by driving up the hill around north bend and the pit entry is the left. NO DRIFTING IN THIS AREA
3.5 Returning to the pits via the dummy grid is NOT allowed
3.6 Drifting up the hill or around north bend is NOT allowed
4 Flags, The Meanings and Marshalls posts
4.1 All flags MUST be obeyed
4.2 There are 5 marshalls posts around the circuit, they are the start line, exit of paddock bend, mid corner at chessons, on the entrance to the devils elbow, and at the cut through, please refer to the track map provided
4.3 Red flag--- The session has been stopped for an incident. Slow down and be prepared to stop, NO drifting or overtaking and return to the start/finish line
4.4 Waved Yellow Flag-- There is a hazard ahead, stop drifting, slow down, DO NOT overtake and be prepared to change direction or stop,
4.5 Green Flag-- You have passed the incident or the incident has cleared you may continue drifting
4.6 Yellow and Red Stripped Flag-- Your tyres are very low return to the pits straight away and change them, If you have a puncture you MUST leave the track immediately at the first opportunity
4.7 Black Flag-- We have seen an issue with your driving or your vehicle return to the pits STRAIGHT AWAY and report to the clerk of the course at the dummy grid
4.8 It is the responsibility of the drivers to look out for flags and obey them
4.9 Failure to obey any flag will result in you being excluded from the rest of the event
4.10 The clerk of the course's decision is final
5. Starting Procedure
5.1 Groups will be called to the dummy grid via the tannoy system
5.2 Cars will then be released one at a time to the track
5.3 On your first lap you are required to ensure you spot the postions of the marshalls posts
6. Whilst on Track
6.1 Arms and legs MUST be covered and stay inside the vehicle at all times
6.2 Helmets MUST be worn and correctly fastened
6.3 Windows are permitted to be open up to 2 inches to allow air flow inside the vehicle
6.4 Stopping or slowing to a crawl out on track is NOT permitted other than in the event of a breakdown
6.5 Drivers MUST maintain a consistent speed around the track when not drifting
6.6 Drivers are expected to leave suitable stopping distance to the car in front, approx 10 car lengths is expected unless twinning with another driver (see section 7)
6.7 Overtaking is permitted, but you MUST do so in a safe manor
6.8 Cars MUST stay inside the white lines, dirt dropping in NOT allowed
6.9 In the event of a breakdown put your hazards on, pull over to a safe location or return to the pits if possible
6.10 In the event of an accident signal to a marshall that help is required otherwise please exit the car and stand in a safe area
7.1 NO twinning is permitted in the novice group
7.2 Twinning is allowed in the intermediate and pro groups
7.3 Drivers twinning MUST have permission from each other
7.4 Drivers twinning are required to line up on the dummy grid together
7.5 Both drivers twinning MUST inform the staff member they intend to do so each time the wristbands are being checked on the dummy grid before going out on track
7.6 Twinning is done at your own risk.
8. Pit and Paddock Areas
8.1 A 5mph speed limit is in effect
8.2 Only drift cars and 1 support vehicle per drift car are permitted in the lower paddock
8.3 All other vehicles MUST be parked in the upper gravel car park
8.4 Driving on the grass and fields is NOT permitted
8.5 You MUST keep the pit area clean and dispose of all rubbish in the bins provided and take your tyres with you or dispose of them with Will’s Mobile Tyres
8.6 No drifting, burnouts or donuts are allowed in the pit and paddock area
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9.1 Passengers minimum age is 14
9.2 Passengers will only be allowed to sign on once all drivers are signed on, an announcement will be made over the tannoy when we start signing on for passengers
9.3 Swapping of wirstbands is NOT permitted
9.4 Any driver found to be attempting to carry a passenger with a swapped band will have his/her wirstband removed and WILL BE excluded from the rest of the day.
9.5 A maximum of 1 passenger is allowed out in a vehicle at anyone time
THE CIRCUIT HAS AN OPERATIONAL CCTV SYSTEM AND WILL BE MONITORED AT ALL TIMES.
These rules have been agreed by the organisers and circuit management.
Boom 8 sessions again thank god!!
Booking Monday, hope it'll be dry !!
8? Think it will be 7 ?
Pros is fully booked, still some spaces in the other groups
Booked. You have no idea how much I'm looking forward to this, first skids of the year for me
I want do it as well, but need the right car first(((
Can spectators come? Is their a cost?
Read the 1st post
Is it 8x10min session then ? 2 extra sessions ?! Awesome !
Are there any spaces left in novice or novice / inter groups ? Looking to book this Friday morn
Yer theres still spaces in both of those groups, only the pro group is full at the moment.
Ok mate cheers will ring and book this Friday
Almost fully booked, only spaces left now are in novice & novice/inters.
Excited for this now! Done lots to the car since the last one
Anyone know how many sessions we will get?
Some people have been complaining to lydden about specator prices, so they have decided it will be £5 on the gate for everyone except drivers. There will now be no free entry for passengers.
I'll be down to say hi and pick up some bits
Ah long ! So now it's £25 basically for someone to be a passenger on the track ?! That's damn expensive.