That's very useful info, thanks. It's a shame they told me otherwise three years ago.
Perhaps there is an opportunity to get back on track with my old Lotus friends again...
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I wonder if they have revised the rule recently, or whether it is universally policed as above?
As I say, I've never been to one so can't confirm, but I am likely to do SStone in March with them - I'll report back!
I think they changed the policy in 2021. Along with the club track days I have done a few each year with LoT and never had an issue with a standard Caterham track day bar (and no petty strut). My understanding is that the following tracks require a cage "In addition, all Caterham type vehicles must be fitted with a 6 point approved roll-cage at Brands Hatch GP, Bilster Berg, Dijon, Oulton Park, Spa Francorchamps & Zandvoort."
Also note that tuition is not included for with LoT - you pay for that separately if you want it.
Great, thanks Steve, good to know for sure that it won't be the waste of a day!
Silverstone is 5 mins from home hence my interest in doing it. Shame there are no Caterham Club days there
I would just check with them about silverstone as I seem to remember that requiring a full cage.
I'll check - cheers for the heads up.
I did Silverstone this year without a full cage, so it's not the track's requirement for sure, but I'll confirm with LoT when booking.
I've joined last year, done a few track days - they are well run.
#8 — thanks for the confirmation Tim. Urg, that sounds like a faff. Sufficient that I won't bother with LoT then. I have the rollbar with the double cross beams, so the 'track day' roll bar? I've not had any issues with that anywhere, and I've done more than a dozen track days in the last couple of years, including the Nurburgring.
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Hi All, thanks for all of the responses. Seems to be a lot of confusion regarding the roll bar requirements.
It does however appear that the rules did change in the last year or so and the Caterham track day rollbar is sufficient for the vast majority of LoT tracks, including Silverstone. I've also looked through their facebook page and seen a few caterhams with just the trackday bar at Silverstone in November-
I have therefore joined LoT and booked Silverstone for the 13th March with an instruction session.
Hopefully I'll see some of you there.
Best wishes, Ben.
Same here Ben - see you on the 13th!
Sam (black and gold CSR)