Racing legend Niall Mackenzie walks you through a lap of the popular Brands Hatch Indy circuit
Clipping both kerbs and running over the concrete next to the second kerb is the most efficient way through this fast section. After the concrete, give the throttle one final squirt before braking towards the left of the track.
Initiate your turn towards the right-hand apex while still on the brakes, releasing them as the track gets bumpy.
It’s easy to low-side here so I wait until I’ve passed the slight crest before opening the throttle gradually and making a long sweep towards the outside of the track and back to the final apex at the pitlane barrier. Make sure you clip the apex here bang on the money – if you don’t you’ll run hopelessly wide, lose loads of time and almost as many positions.
There also tends to be a lot of crashes on the exit but be smooth with the throttle and you’ll get plenty of warning before things go pear-shaped, trust me.
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