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Hethel Lotus Information & FAQs – Track Day Guide For Visitors

The Hethel Lotus race/test circuit is situated alongside the Lotus UK  factory, a few miles SW of Norwich & approached by a minor road off the A11.  The Lotus group was founded by Colin Chapman (OBE) who pioneered the use of struts as a rear suspension device.  Even today, struts used in the rear of a vehicle are still known as Chapman struts.

Hethel Lotus Information & FAQs

Once a working airfield servicing bomber squadrons of the U.S. 8th Air Force during World War 2.  The Lotus Group moved its headquarters to Hethel in 1966, where it still remains in residence whilst running the Hethel Lotus test track.

Track Day Info For Hethel Lotus Trackdays

Location: Hethel Racing Track, Potash Ln, Norwich, NR14 8EZ.
Directions: Hethel On Google Maps

Event Registration: Trackdays licence check & wristband issue from 08.00.

Track Day Times: 9:00 am To 5.00 pm
Lunch Break: 12:00 am To 1:00 pm

Hethel Lotus offers plenty of excitement flat out folly just past the pits and a great opportunity to open a car fully up.  A great lap with speedy straits that will put a smile on your face.

Hethel Lotus On Track Circuit Information Faqs Track Day Guide For Visitors Goldtrack Info

Hethel Lotus Racing Circuit
Length: 3.54 km (2.2 mi)
Corners: 7

Hethel Lotus Circuit Drivers Eye View Of The Track

Driver’s eye view of driving the Hethel Lotus Motor Training Circuit –  Goldtrack track day events, video, with thanks to the Lotus Cars YouTube Channel for sharing.

“Hethel Lotus is a high-speed test circuit – a great driving challenge with the ability to open a car fully up.”

Calum Lockie

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Goldtrack events at Hethel Lotus in 2024 are hosted by Melindi Scott and motor racing champion Calum Lockie. They operate premium trackdays with low numbers ensuring maximum track time.

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Hethel Lotus 2023  track day events are yet to be confirmed.

activities At Hethel Lotus

While no race championships are held at the Hethel Lotus motor circuit,  it is worth stating that the Lotus factory offers morning and afternoon tours Monday to Thursday.

On Tuesdays and Wednesdays, the heritage tour is available for ‘Classic Lotus’, dedicated towards Lotus racing legacy and a good opportunity to see their collection of historic and significant race cars found in Formula 1.

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Lotus Factory Tours

Lotus. Innovative engineering, cutting-edge technologies and advanced materials. Lotus are pioneers in achieving performance through powerful, lightweight vehicles.  Visit the factory.

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Goldtrack At Hethel Lotus Circuit

Four track day events are planned for the Hethel Lotus racing circuit in 2022. All four ‘Premium Trackdays’ are to be announced soon.

Hethel Lotus Visitors Map Download

Download and print Hethel Lotus visitors map.

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Hethel Lotus Visitors FAQ

Here is what we think we know so far.  The Hethel Lotus visitors FAQ 2022

Location: Hethel Lotus Test Circuit, Potash Ln, Norwich, NR14 8EZ.
Directions: Hethel Lotus On Google Maps

Event Registration: Trackdays licence check & wristband issue from 08.00.

Track Day Times: 9:00 am To 6.00 pm
Lunch Break: 12:00 am To 1:00 pm

Getting to Hethel Lotus Circuit By Car

The circuit is situated close to Norwich and can be located by the A11 or A140

Getting to Hethel Lotus Circuit By Rail

Exit at Norwich train station,  and then a 25 minute taxi journey.

  • National Rail enquiries on 0845 7484950.

On the A11 both North and South bound – both petrol stations sell Super Plus fuel – The Northbound fuel station also has a Waitrose store for food and drinks.

Yes, we run driver tuition at Hethel Lotus Motor-racing circuit on Goldtrack track days!  No track driver ever stops learning and we take tuition very seriously.

Tuition on a Gold Track day at Hethel Lotus provides familiarisation and basic tuition right through to in-depth coaching for racers. We chose our ARDS instructors for their experience, communication skills and ability to gauge their input to your current level of experience.

Free Initial Tuition For All Novices Driving At Hethel Lotus

Our commitment to safety and high standards of track driving starts with free initial tuition for novices, whether it’s your first time ever at Hethel Lotus or just an unfamiliar circuit.

This ensures that all our customers achieve a certain minimum standard of competence before going solo on the Hethel Lotus race circuit. One of our instructors will sit with you in your car while you drive your first laps. After that, the instructors are available all day for further advice. You can book 30-minute one-to-one tuition sessions at Hethel Lotus or at all other events.

Yes. Hethel Lotus has facilities suitable for disabled access. Please refer to the visitor’s map

Hethel Lotus Motor Circuit operates under a strict noise management regime.

Goldtrack Track days typically run on a 106 dB noise limit on Hethel Lotus track days, but please refer to individual track day events for noise limits on the track day event booking page.

It is not confirmed at this time if there are  cash machines or ATMs available on-site at the Hethel race circuit, however, the circuit office and many of the vendors/facilities do accept card payments.

Baby changing facilities at Hethel Lotus can be located on the visitor map.

Hethel Lotus has a no smoking policy in the public or pitlane areas. Please refer to the visitors map for designated smoking locations.

You can bring food to Hethel Lotus. However, there is a strict policy banning the use of glass.

Clients attending the Hethel Lotus motor racing circuit.  Like most of our track days, they include people from all walks of life – from wealthy business people who drive exotic supercars, to young enthusiasts who take hot hatches, sports cars and even family saloons onto the circuits.

A number of competing racing drivers also regularly attend track days at Hethel Lotus to refine their circuit knowledge – or just because they can’t stay away.

Calum Lockie is available on all Gold Track days running advanced tuition for safely improving lap speeds at the Hethel Lotus race track, on our track days you’ll always see a great variety of vehicles whilst meeting interesting people who share a similar passion for cars and driving.

We have covered thousands of track miles on Dunlop road-legal track day tyres and thoroughly recommend them for trackdays at Hethel Lotus we use them on our Porsche 968 Club Sport track cars and also work with Dunlop Motorsport for circuit-only tyres. Check them out at www.hptyres.com

Yes. Photography for our Hethel Lotus events is covered by the Fresh Orange photography team. You can buy photos on the day or from their website. www.fresh-orange.co.uk

Hethel Lotus Track Day Gift Vouchers  – Allow multiple family members or co-employees to contribute to any one of our track day experiences.  Buy gift vouchers in increments of £20.   Visit our track day gift vouchers page

Passenger Experience Testimonial

We asked Dorset-based author Jo Kemp to write a testimonial on her Calum Lockie passenger experience…

I can do this! It’s only a car (that I won’t be driving) and it’ll be no more than 20 minutes or so around a racetrack. Granted… there are one or two sharp bends but it’s a circular racetrack and anyway, I’ll be in the experienced hands of Calum Lockie. 

Easy-peasy I thought as I was trussed into the passenger seat then it slowly dawned on me that this was very, very REAL. This was no ordinary car. This was a mean souped-up Porsche 911 and Calum wasn’t going to take any prisoners. He didn’t.


Ultimate Passenger Experience

A G-force, adrenaline filled, white knuckle terror of a passenger experience. Being driven at high speed around one of the legendary UK race circuits, without any ability to hit the breaks.

Several laps at breathless speeds with champion racing driver/instructor Calum Lockie.



Professional ARDS Race driving tuition by the hour or by the day.  Learn how best to take your classic (or any) fast car around Silverstone, Goodwood, Goodwood, Donington Park, Thruxton, Spa and Rockingham race track circuits.  Learn from a professional.  Book your next track day experience.

Passenger experience with Calum Lockie and Author Jo Kemp Goldtrack Days

Hanging on for grim death we achieved a staggering 155mph during what was one of the most exciting, exhilarating and terrifying bucket list experiences of a lifetime.

Honestly, this is something we all need to do. Never mind fairground rides and the like.  This was the speed that was REAL and in the hands of someone whose experience is REAL, and I will never ever watch motor racing or a car chase again without reliving the total thrill of that 20 minutes around a windswept hill known as Thruxton.

Jo Kemp Author
Works include Chorlton And The wheelies / Jamie & The Magic Torch / Granny Annie Ultimate Alphabet Book / Hourglass Book 1 The Turning

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Goldtrack & Calum Lockie Track Day Sponsors

These are some of the brands that help keep Calum Lockie & Goldtrack equipped when racing on the Hethel Lotus race track.  Interested in promotion, corporate events or sponsorship in the field of motorsports?  See our sponsorship page