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    Quote Originally Posted by markf8691 View Post
    Hi guys

    Question for anybody whose been to Lydden Hill before.

    Going this year for first time, bought weekend tickets, what does that allow us to do/go i.e are you able to see the cars in paddock or what?

    Also where the best place to stand/sit?

    Thanks
    MrJan has all your bases covered there.

    In 2016 the paddock was still open to all on the Sunday. Just wander about and see the cars being worked on. Watch out for S1600 cars driving about.

    Vision of the action is excellent, the track is small and you can get close at every corner. Even stand right next to the pre-grid, listen to the drivers talking.

    Here are some image I took, as you can see, close to the track and right in the paddock, even Loeb rising a bike - https://www.flickr.com/photos/tomhlo...57668765758732

    Sadly, it took over 4 hours to exit the car park at the end of the day. The sport seems to have outgrown the venue.
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    Definitely recommend getting to Lydden for WRX while you still can.

    Went for a full weekend last year for the first time and loved it. Can walk around the paddock easily like others have said. Super compact - great elevated views.

    Enjoyed walking around the track in the evening on the Saturday. Even came home with a signed front bumper from the guy who won the Euro S1600 race (and championship). There was an autograph session after all the action had finished too on the Saturday.

    Only a couple of things to be aware of. Main one being the car park as everyone will tell you. If you're camping this actually puts you in a decent position. Get up early on the Sunday around the time of doors opening and move your car as far up the hill towards the entrance/exit as you can. We legged it from the finish and were about 15 cars from the top of the car park and it still took the best part of 30 stressful minutes to get out. Literally every metre closer you can get does help.

    Second is that a lot of people will chain chairs to the fence overnight to reserve a spot for raceday - so just be aware of that. A big part of me would love to just pitch up in front of someone's chairs on the Sunday and see how they react.
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    Hansen announce Timmy, Kevin and Loeb for next season. Reckon Timmy can upset his brother. Further interest added by EKSRX tweeting something along the lines of "well done for announcing 3 drivers, we'll have to catch up before the season starts"
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    Petter also has three Polos so unless he wants one in backup...

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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJan View Post
    Hansen announce Timmy, Kevin and Loeb for next season. Reckon Timmy can upset his brother. Further interest added by EKSRX tweeting something along the lines of "well done for announcing 3 drivers, we'll have to catch up before the season starts"
    EKSRX have 4 cars, and are always tweeting like this, did the same hole last season. There will be some quest drviers in car number 3 this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Alpha View Post
    Petter also has three Polos so unless he wants one in backup...
    Does Petter have 16 or has/will he managed to get hold of the 17 version?
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrJan View Post
    Further interest added by EKSRX tweeting something along the lines of "well done for announcing 3 drivers, we'll have to catch up before the season starts"
    Confirmed. Reinis Nitišs as a 3rd EKSRX driver.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoName View Post
    EKSRX have 4 cars, and are always tweeting like this, did the same hole last season. There will be some quest drviers in car number 3 this year.
    Wrong. Nitiss announced as third driver.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sulland View Post
    Does Petter have 16 or has/will he managed to get hold of the 17 version?
    I think it's a mix, 17 Polo combined with the 16 to suit RX regs.
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