Location - Aintree Golf Course, Aintree, Liverpool, L9 5AS
Best known as the venue for the Grand National, it also has a long and proud history as a motor sport venue, hosting the British Grand Prix in 1955—1962 and was also the venue where Stirling Moss scored his first victory in a World Drivers Championship Event.
A large section of the circuit still exists (within the horse racing course) upon which this sprint is held. The course may appear deceptively simple but lines need to be perfect in order to achieve the highest possible speeds down the long straights .
You’ll Line up on the right of the track, drop the clutch and floor it, keeping over to the right
Dab the brakes and feather the throttle, late turn in and stay off the kerb and the concrete edging if wet. Feed the power in and drift over to the right. Before sweeping left in preparation for Village Corner
Feather the throttle, another late turn in , get as close as you can to the kerb, start applying power from the apex, as much as you dare, but stay on the black stuff as the car will push to the left but stay away from the fences as they are solid under the brush.
Now floor it and hope for a tail wind on the longest straight, keeping over to the left.
Leave your braking as late as possible, carry as much speed as you dare but watch for the dip just prior to the apex which unsettles the car, then it’s back on the power. Stay in the middle and hang on, theres another dip before the exit but try and drift wide to go around it.
If you had a tail wind on Valentines you’re heading into it now! Keep to the centre of the track, head down.
Keep on the power until over the line , the scrub the speed off for the return to the paddock.