Heading over the start finish straight for the first time into the chicane the turn in is very late, and the apex is at the end of the Armco barrier that is right on the edge of the track. This Armco barrier is actually protecting the Race control building so take great caution on the exit as a spin here is usually severely punished. The second part of the chicane is quite simple, but from the apex you will be heading straight towards the tall marshals box on the left. This should open out the long right hander before the short straight.

This is followed by a very fast right hand bend. The corner opens up nicely on the exit but be careful of the big bump at the apex as this can unsettle the car just where you need to be getting back on the power. It's worth being a little more patient here as you could lose control over the bump and the limited run off could cause a nasty problem. At the end of the back straight there is a very tight chicane that has a plastic bollard attached to it; care should be taken as this bollard will do lots of damage if struck. The next section of the lap is actually two corners but should be treated as one. From an initial apex let the car run out about two thirds of the way across the track and then bring the car gradually back into a late apex. From this apex there is lots of room on the exit of the corner to let the car run out. As with the precious corners extreme caution should be taken, as all through the final corner there is a solid grass bank that is only a very short distance from the track, so a mistake here would be severely punished.

On exit from the final corner a little care should be taken if there is a car ahead as the pit lane entry is about one third of the way up the straight.

Words kindly provided by Jamie Stanley.

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