Kent circuit revives historic Lord of Lydden and Sidecar Burn-Up event

One of Lydden Hill’s most historic events will return to the Kent race circuit after a break of nine years over the weekend of October 20-21.

The first race for the ‘Lord of Lydden’ Trophy, in 1966, was won by Charlie Sanby on a Manx Norton, and in later years six-times British Superbike champion Shane ‘Shakey’ Byrne and Isle of Man TT rider Steve Mercer added their names to the list of trophy winners.

Tim Bourne, who was crowned ‘Lord of Lydden’ four times, sweeps into a right-hander in close company with another rider.

Lydden Hill is steeped in motorsport history, and the ‘Lord of Lydden’ was always one of the biggest events on the schedule, attracting top-level riders and thousands of fans from around the country.

The grid for this year’s big race will be formed from the fastest 32 qualifiers from the Supertwins and Open categories, and alongside the ‘Lord of Lydden’ and Junior ‘Lord of Lydden’ races, other solo classes will include Yamaha Past Masters, MZs and scooters.

Sidecar enthusiasts will also be well catered for with F1 and F2 sidecar races and a ‘Sidecar
Burn-Up’ formed from the fastest
20 qualifiers.

Previous winners of the ‘Burn-Up’ Trophy have included World Sidecar Champions Tim and Tristan Reeves.

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