Monday, January 22, 2018

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Turn 9 (The Hairpin)

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Turn 9 is the tightest corner on the track, this hair pin left hander is possibly the most important corner on the track, not for it's passing abilities but due to it's ability to make or break your speed on the end of the back straight and start of the important middle straight down the hill.

The approach to Turn 9 from turn 8 is blind with a slight crest from the hill being between the corners. There are many different lines through this corner, from braking early and turning in, to rolling up to the apex before turning in, either way this corner is one tricky one to get right.  The exit speed of this corner will dictate whether your in position to make the most of the coming up passing opportunities at Turns 14 and 15.