Originally Posted by SPEED
OK, so is his line perfect through all the corners, or is there some improvement to be made?
Not perfect, but alot of the corners he was dodging traffic. But the lead rider in blue is riding a better line than the camera bike.
Turn one: start on the right side 3 or 4 feel from the edge, tipit in just after the last cone. There is a black haze of skid marks from the cars, I stay inside. Dive for the apex, there is a big rectangular patch, try to stay inside which puts your knee over the curb. This will swing you wide on the exit to almost the edge of the track.
turn two: Start a gradual drift to the left and enter turn two about 10 feet or so from the left. There are a couple of lines through this, but its a pretty consistant radius so just rail around it. If your in too tight, there is a pavement seam and some choppy bits right in the middle. At the exit, I dive for the right corner or else I tend to go wide.
turn 3: again, drift back to the right and set up for this corner. There are several ways to do this one two, some turn in late, hold it to the left, and sweep around to turn 4. Otheres turn in earlier, and sweep it far right and shoot straight up the hill.
turn 4, top of omega: stay about mid trackack soon as your right at the top, be looking to the right, down the hill, for the cornerworker station. Dive for it because you going to get swung real wide on the exit. You should exit on the downhill far to the left. Coming down the hill you make a slight right to set up for 5, get close to the right hand curbing.
turn 5: Hold as tight as you can, but the big bikes run a different line than the small bikes. The tighter you can hold this, the better your angles are for turn 6. Most of the big bikes tend to apex early and run a bit wide, perhaps mid track.
turn 6: Dive for the righthand curbing because its going to swing you wide. Easy on the gas as the suspension unloads, and ride through the headshake. You must have a dampner for this corner! You will end up wide on the left side of the track. Follow it around to turn 7 which is a very slight kink, no need to get out of your tuck or off the gas.
Turn 8: Grab your sack and feel some brass balls
You can pretty much enter it mid track and hold it there. Alot of newbies hug the inside, and theres rubber tire boogers on the far outside. There are some dips inthe track and ridges from the paving, its not uncomon to feel your rear end moving up and down an moving around a bit. In the end of turn eight, it straightens up a bit before turn 9. Drift to the left side. Hit a couple of downshifts.
turn 9: Basicaly dive for the cone as soon as you can see it. I tend to turn in too late. If you hit the apex at the cone by the curbing, there is a dip there, and your leaned over alot, its not uncomon to hit your foot or toe here. Your line should cary you out wide to the left almost to the entrance to the hot pit lane. If your exiting mid track, go faster
The first lap of the video is a 1:39 sec lap, lost of room for improvement