Learn the flow of Donington Park from a man who has a podium there at GP level, Niall Mackenzie
From the finish line you gradually cross to the left of the track in readiness for braking along the stripped paint of the pit lane exit. Some racers cross this line but please don’t do this on a track day or you’ll wipe out anyone attempting to enter the track.
Changing back from fifth to third, try to turn in late, keeping the throttle closed until the right kerb comes back to you. As Redgate turns back on itself if you head for the apex early you’ll spend way too much time with the bike leant over, run wide and have no speed as you exit.
Once at your late apex you should aim for where the paint ends on the left hand side of the track way out of the corner, shift up to fourth then continue wide so you make the run down through the fast right in one long arc only returning to the right hand edge where the white line straightens out.
At this point you should be pushing your body weight over to the left while rolling back the throttle slightly as this will load the front suspension and avoid instant access to the ‘Craner Club’. Once heading safely to the left apex a gentle squeeze on the throttle will send you back into the middle of the track and then it’s instantly back to the left and the downhill run into the Old Hairpin.
Posted: 07/07/2011 at 10:40
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