Owner Driver Testing

Owner Driver practice is open most days at Rye House Kart Raceway and is available to book online via the circuits “in house” system. Testing times are subject to change so ALWAYS check 24 hours in advance before your proposed visit. Pricing is usually £60 per day. This is determined by the total time available on a given day, NOT how many sessions you complete or your arrival time. We DO NOT discount fees for late arrivals. An additional £10 per driver will be charged for anyone sharing a kart.
Please note; standard test days are for drivers 8 yrs+ we do not accept Bambino’s.

The Google Calendar below is best viewed LANDSCAPE on mobiles. Selecting the time will give you more information on the days testing.


To ensure a safe and enjoyable test session at Rye House we ask that you read and follow our rules carefully:

  • Subject to numbers on the day, we may need to session testing. A member of staff will do so accordingly.
  • Your testing sticker MUST be visible on the front of your kart for our staff to recognise that you have signed a disclaimer and paid your testing fee. Please remove any old stickers. The penalty for non-compliance is a “life time ban” for you and/or your driver.
  • You MUST understand the safety flags before using the circuit.
  • YELLOW – Danger, slow down, no overtaking.
  • RED – Cease racing, a serious incident has occurred.
  • All drivers MUST be wearing a race suit, gloves and a full face crash helmet when on circuit.
  • You are responsible for your kart. It MUST be in track worthy order. We reserve the right to end your session if we feel your equipment is unsafe.
  • All karts must have a front nose cone, nassau panel, side pods and a rear bumper which protects the rear wheels.
  • All drivers MUST be 8 years or older to participate in open practice.
  • Spectators are NOT permitted to stand or walk on the on the circuit.
  • A kart cannot be retrieved or repaired (regardless of class) or restarted (if direct drive), on track, during sessions. In the event of breaking down/stopping, the driver must seek the advice of a member of staff on procedure. NO OTHER person/s other than the driver are allowed onto the race track unless directed by a member of staff.
  • Karting is a non-contact sport. NO bumping, weaving or blocking.
  • We will not tolerate aggressive behaviour to our staff or any other guest in or out of the kart. You will be asked to leave immediately.
  • We will NOT tolerate the use of drugs or alcohol whilst testing.
  • You are testing entirely at your own risk. Remember motorsport can be dangerous.

Annual Membership

Are you an owner driver who loves the thrill of karting? Do you find yourself often visiting Rye House for open practice or competing in their monthly race series? Well, we have exciting news for you! Rye House is now offering owner drivers aged 8+ the opportunity to purchase annual testing membership for a one-time fee of £1200. This offer will save you money in the long run and give you access to exclusive benefits. But hurry, this offer is only available until 31st January 2024!

Starting in 2024, Rye House will be increasing the price of open practice to £60. This may seem like a steep increase, but with the annual testing membership, if you visit twice a month, you will already be making a saving of £240 for the whole year! And the more you visit, the more you save! Imagine the amount of money you could save if you visit the circuit more than twice a month. It’s a no-brainer!

The savings don’t stop there. Along with the reduced price of open practice, the annual testing membership also comes with additional benefits that will make your karting experience even more enjoyable.

Firstly, you will receive a complimentary advertising banner space on the circuit for the entire year. This means your name, company logo or even your personal sponsorship details will be displayed for all visitors to see. It’s an invaluable opportunity to promote yourself or your business to a large audience of motorsport enthusiasts.

In addition to your advertising, members will also receive a complimentary one-hour tuition session with a qualified Motorsport UK ARKS instructor. This is a fantastic chance for you to improve your racing skills and learn new techniques to conquer the track. And the best part… It’s completely free with this offer! You won’t find this kind of offer at any other karting circuit.

But that’s not all. The annual testing membership also includes a reduced race entry fee for Rye House Kart Club’s race series. This gives you the chance to participate in competitive racing at a lower cost.

If that was not enough, members will also receive a complimentary 30-minute gift voucher for the hire karts. You can use this voucher to introduce a friend or family member to the world of karting and share the exhilarating experience with them.

It’s clear that the annual testing membership is a great deal for any dedicated karting enthusiast. And the best part is, it’s a one-time fee that will last for an entire year. So, if you are a frequent visitor of Rye House Kart Circuit, make sure you take advantage of this offer before it expires on 31st January 2024.

Join us and let’s make 2024 the best year of karting yet!



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