Friday 23 November 2018

2018 Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa - TRACK WALK.

The 2018 Gumtree World Rallycross of South Africa gets underway tomorrow at the Killarney International Raceway, with 18 of the best World Rallycross international drivers and 16 RX2 series drivers. 

Let's take a walk around the 1.067 KM circuit, which consists of 60% asphalt and 40% dirt. 

The staging area.
Ready... Line up on the grid gents!
The World Rallycross of South Africa GRID.
POLE POSITION... watch those lights and its GO GO GO! 
Its a long run down to Turn 1. 
We have now approached Turn 1.
Kerb your enthusiasm gents..... 
Kevin Hansen carried quite some speed into Turn 1 and slid into the lead at the exit of Turn 2 in 2017.
Turn 2... Drivers will head onto asphalt. 
Sharp kerbs... Could they lead to punctures? 
From Turn 2... Its an immediate onto the dirt section and into Turn 3.
Heading to the jump.
A rear view of the jump.
From the jump, you are straight onto the merge between dirt and asphalt.
Its still a long way to go before you reach the tight turn 4/5
You have arrived Turn 4/5
Looking back at Turn 4.
You choose... The joker or standard lap
Its rather tight taking the joker lap.
The joker lap on the outside and a dirt standard lap.
The standard lap on dirt with the sharp kerbs. 
A bit twisty on the joker lap
The joker and standard lap merge... Where in 2017 Solberg and Ekstrom had a prang.
A look back at the standard and joker lap merge. 
Its a distance to Turn 7 and 8. 
Fairly tight.. isn't it? 
A look back at Turns 7 and 8.
Its a dash to the line... 
Little bumps if you run wide.
AND....... across the line.

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