Motorcycle Track Guide: Croft - Start/finish to Chicane

It may not be on the BSB calendar for 2012, but that doesn't mean you should miss the chance to ride this demanding circuit

Posted: 8 June 2012
by Visordown

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Braking late into turn one (Clervaux) from 4th gear, you have to get back to second gear being careful to get off the brakes before the right apex, as it's easy to lose the front with the suspension fully loaded here.

Using all the track on the way out, it's ok to straight line the slight left kink before turning into the first apex of the next long right hander of Hawthorn. After brushing past this kerb change up to 3rd and let the bike drift out to roughly the middle of the track before pulling back to find the straightest line possible through the next fast right/left chicane. You’ll be building up serious speed here so it's best to find a late exit point and get as upright as possible on the way out to reduce any risk of high siding.

You’re now on to the fastest straight which offers plenty of time to get tucked in whilst you plan to head diagonally left for a nice straight line down the edge of the track into Tower. 


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