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Originally Posted by michael01612
yeah...that left turn ...and the subsequent uphill sprint ... is the critical part of the race. do it once .... doesn't seem so bad. but 20 times ... i was definetly feeling it. that spot is where ...if you were to get dropped ... it would happen.
i am not sure i found the best way to do it. i think maybe taking it wide as possible and keeping your momentum is better than braking and taking the corner tight?
The best way to take it is to be the lead man, brake late, carry as much speed as you can through the apex, then sprint up the hill.
In the pack, stay on the inside so you don't have to worry too much about the edge.
Second best: If you're barely hanging on, go through it last behind everyone else, following the same guidelines as above. That's how I was able to hang on for a couple of laps. People went through it so slow.