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!
The Start for Anglesey 2 is the same as Anglesey 1 and uses the old pit exit which has a reasonable straight before the first turn.
The first corner is a straightforward 90 degree left hander but if you mis-judge it then keep the power on because lifting could see you end up in the pit wall which lines the left hand side of this corner.
Turn1 (but its turn 2) !
A short straight then follows before this "quicker than you think" corner where the exit is blind upon turn in so you have to judge turn in and power perfectly. Use of plenty of exit kerb will show that you have got the corner right.
This corner approaches soon after the exit of Turn 1 and is 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
The writer’s favourite corner of the season! Flat 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 along the long back straight/kink.
Approach 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.
A 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.
Bring car to right after exit from Peel for the downhill approach to Seamens which is a fast-ish, off-camber left hander.
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.