Lydden Hill Race Circuit in Great Britain, home to the British round of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, announced last week that it has submitted a planning application to Dover District Council to expand and significantly improve facilities at the venue.

Improvements to the ‘home of rallycross’ will include new hospitality and spectator grandstand buildings, a new scrutineering and competitor facilities building, high tech engineering units for race industry related uses, and a new gatehouse building. The circuit is also proposing a new access road into the venue, using an existing but unused entrance, which would help ease traffic problems on busy race weekends.

The circuit’s plans will provide a large number of jobs in the area, as well as increased use bringing more trade into the local economy. “This development is a fantastic opportunity for the circuit to provide a very high standard of modern race circuit facilities to match the extremely high standard of race events offered annually at Lydden Hill, including World Rallycross and several British Rallycross Championship events.  It has the added benefit of creating a significant number of local job opportunities,” said the circuit in a statement.

Lydden is also planning to be used for a number of additional non-race events, including a driver training school, car shows and charity events. The circuit is asking supporters of rallycross, the venue, or motorsport in general to offer support on the Dover District Council website, contacting Luke Blaskett with the reference DOV/15/00827.


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