There are many reasons to visit one of Spain’s top circuits. The track is a 600’s dream with more twists and turns than a mountain pass
I love blasting up through this next fast kink but it can have a sting in its tail so steady as you go especially if you have big horsepower on tap. Once you’ve found your late apex at turn five, stand her up and aim straight to the left-hand side white line and follow this until the next left-hander comes into view. This will be the turn’s midway point and also when you should let yourself drift back out to the right and to set up for some heavy straightline braking.
This section will see you accelerating hard in 3rd gear but as you’re leaning to the left the rear-end can run out of traction, so once again squeezing the throttle gradually is safer than holding it to the stop. During braking shift back to 2nd gear, turn in late to this left and you’ll get a nice line up the hill to the double left. Running wide onto the paint on the exit (shift up to 3rd gear) will help you sweep round this section and also keep you mid-track for the next right flick downhill. A dab on the front brake will steady things up and pull you tighter for the run down the right side of the track to turn nine. This downhill left dips slightly which can upset the front suspension so a cautious entry is best and will benefit your exit.
I find only using ¾ of the track coming out of turn nine leaves me plenty of time to set myself up on the opposite side for braking into turn ten. As this 2nd gear right-hander bends uphill you can brake later than you think as you’ll scrub speed off all the way in. You want to be mid-track for the first half of the corner then progressively pulling back to the right. Once at the paint you should be catching the throttle and driving hard up over the blind rise, arriving on the left-hand line before using the full berries down the other side.
Master the final two hairpins for a quick lap
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