Lotus on Track - anyone a member?

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Lotus on Track - anyone a member?

Hi All, I am booked on to a couple of our trackdays in 2023 (Cadwell & Anglesey so far) but really want to go to Silverstone and note that Lotus on Track have a date in March at a relatively reasonable rate.

Is anyone a member of Lotus on Track? I know Caterhams are permitted but will we be welcome?

If so, is anyone going to Silverstone?

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I did some Lotus On Track trackdays many moons ago, seemed well organised and had no issues.

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Caterham Lotus Silverstone are running at Trackday at Silverstone on 12 May which may interest you. Suggest you call Caterham Lotus Silverstone and talk to Matt Hoskins.

 

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I'd also be interested in other experiences of LoT as I was thinking of joining.  

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I do some track days with LoT (as well as the club ones). Note that a full cage is required on certain tracks. Oulton is one and I think Silverstone is another.

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I'm a lifetime member after doing many track days with them in my Elise. Their days are much like C&L7C days. Be aware that they only allow Caterhams with full cage or a track day bar with petty strut fitted. Hence why I now do C&L7C track days.

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Forgive my ignorance, but what's a petty strut? 

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To be FIA-compliant (which is the Lotus On Track requirement), the track day bar needs a strut fitted between it and the passenger footwell. Caterham will sell you one, but it means drilling holes and then you can't take a passenger.

https://caterhamparts.co.uk/track-day-bars/2712-petty-strut-rhd-2003.html

Tim.

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Hi,

I've been going to LoT days for the past couple of years so am also a lifetime member. I've got a FIA bar but no petty strut so not sure how correct the above is as a general comments for them. 
You definitely need a cage for some of the European tracks and I think that they have introduced for Silverstone as well - this wasn't the case a year or so ago but it is a really fast track (and I've seen a couple of Exiges end up on their roof!). 
I'm at the Anglesey day on 8 May if that's the one you are at? I'm going with about 8 other Caterhams and they always tend to be well represented.I'd give Paul (the guy who runs it) an email on the address given on the site. Really helpful and responsive. 

Chris

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When you say you have an FIA bar, do you mean it's actually FIA approved on its own or just commonly referred to as such? The current track day bar isn't FIA approved without the strut fitted (I checked with Caterham), which is why Lotus on Track told me to find another track day organiser. Still, if they hadn't I probably wouldn't have joined this club, so every cloud and all that...

 

Tim.

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Funnily enough, I emailed them today before reading this. The response from them (copy and paste) is below:

'If you have a Caterham approved ROPS – a Caterham supplied track day roll bar would be ok. Ie. it’s supplied by Caterham for roll over protection on track days. Then it’s ok on our events other than at the 4 circuits listed above.' (Brands Hatch GP, Bilster Berg, Dijon, Spa Francorchamps)

I then confirmed that no petty strut/cage/stickers etc were required, and they confirmed that as long as it was sold by Caterham as a 'trackday bar' it's fine, nothing else required

Hope that's of use. I've never done a LoT day, but plan to next year, so only have todays emails to go off.

Sam