Anglesey InterNational Long Circuit

Class 1 Records

2015
Clive Marsden
171.00

Class 2 Records

2015
Mike Cocker
169.07s

Class 3 Records

2015
Jeff Smith
157.89s

Class 4 Records

2015
Nigel Fox
158.60

Class 5 Records

2015
James Thornton
167.52s

Historical Results

The Anglesey circuit (Trac Mon in the local language) is in a beautiful coastal location with great views across the Irish Sea to Snowdonia. Make sure that appreciate these when you walk the course because you won't see much of it when you get out there in anger - if you do, you aren't going fast enough!  Saturday's sprint is on the National course which is 1.2 miles long and offers a technical challenge, particularly round Rocket, and a decent straight to get a bit of speed up. The track itself is very wide and the surface excellent - grippy in the dry but it has been known to be a bit wet in these parts! 

New for 2015 a total of 3.1 miles of high speed challenges on this almost double lapper to test drivers and machinery.

The course – which is believed to give the longest sprint held in the UK - is the brainchild of Longton Chairman Graham Malcolm who came up with the idea after hearing frequent comments from drivers who had eyed up the downhill sweeps through the Corkscrew with relish.

The route will start in the new pits (some start-line grip at last?) and follow the exit lane onto the circuit before the banked corner and the usual International course through Church and up the hill to Rocket and Peel. On the first lap it's then downhill to the usual left but now turning immediately right into the Corkscrew rather than coninuing along the Tom Pryce straight. The Corkscrew rejoins the usual sprint route at the corner by the new pits entry and the second lap follows the familiar International layout (so long as drivers remember to turn onto the Tom Pryce straight) and finishes after the hairpin

SectionDescription
StartStarting from the exit of the New Pit's its a quick straight down to the banking.
The BankingEntering on cold tyres into a classic shaped, fast-ish, hairpin so need to look up and spot the exit to judge late-ish turn in and apex to give a faster exit speed - most important corner on course because longest flat-out(ish) section follows
ChurchFlat out right-hander depending on class and conditions but super fast. Important not to turn too early and compromise exit as mid corner lift will impact on speed 
RocketApproach to Rocket will see you possibly approaching max speed and so need to judge braking point carefully. Approach is uphill so braking assisted. Outbraking will not be detrimental as there is a perfect escape lane. Rocket complex is sharp low gear left hander and then short burst towards another tight right hander. Probably not much to be gained here but plenty to be lost through carrying too much speed and missing apexes.
PeelA great corner, uphill approach from Rocket will see this right hander looming with no visibility of exit. Use apex kerbing and marshalls post to judge turn in and exit, respectively.
CorkscrewRemember not to turn left into Seamans on the first lap but head down the twist of the corkscrew onto the straight
Turn 1A short straight before this "quicker than you think" corner where the exit is blind upon turn –in  so you have to judge the turn-in and power perfectly. Use of plenty of exit kerb will show that you have got the corner right.
The BankingEntering on hot tyres into a classic shaped, fast-ish, hairpin so need to look up and spot the exit to judge late-ish turn in and apex to give a faster exit speed - most important corner on course because longest flat-out(ish) section follows
ChurchFlat out right-hander depending on class and conditions but super fast. Important not to turn too early and compromise exit as mid corner lift will impact on speed 
RocketApproach to Rocket will see you possibly approaching max speed and so need to judge braking point carefully. Approach is uphill so braking assisted. Outbraking will not be detrimental as there is a perfect escape lane. Rocket complex is sharp low gear left hander and then short burst towards another tight right hander. Probably not much to be gained here but plenty to be lost through carrying too much speed and missing apexes.
PeelA great corner, uphill approach from Rocket will see this right hander looming with no visibility of exit. Use apex kerbing and marshalls post to judge turn in and exit, respectively.
Seamans
Remembering to bring the car to the right after exit from Peel for the downhill approach into Seamens which is a fast-ish, off-camber left hander.
HairPin
Long-ish straight follows prior to final corner which is the tight hairpin. The Finish is just after the exit of the hairpin so need to be neat and tidy so at max acceleration over the line.