Brands Hatch Indy Guide

The Indy layout is the shortest circuit on the British Superbike Championship calendar, however with some tricky corners thrown in there, the racing is always going to be close and exciting. We run you through some of the corners below:

The Track

Paddock Hill Bend

The corner that feels as though you are about to fall off the edge of the earth....
In the braking area it rises up then drops away so steeply it feels as though your inner organs have been left behind!

Druids Bend

After the short blast up Hailwood Hill it's hard on the brakes for the tightest corner on the track. Often decidedly slippery (especially if it has been damp) due to the sap from the over hanging trees falling on the track - not dissimilar to riding on ice at times.

Graham Hill Bend

The first left hand corner of the circuit and often a popular staging place for highside city, as you accelerate onto on the short back straight.

Surtees

Then tip it into the second left hander and head up round for the final corner.

Clearways

The corner that always tries to chuck you away.....
A few bumps as you come over the brow of the hill combined with the angle of the track often results in a few people ending up in the gravel (thankfully there is several metres of it before the barrier). Its then onto the start/finish straight - which is more of one long shallow curve.

The numbers that you need to know
  • Circuit Length: 1.2079 miles
  • Superbike race: 30 laps 
  • Total distance: 36.237 miles

Last years race 2 winner James Ellison completed the race in 19 minutes 24.226 seconds - that's with an average speed of 93.37 mph!
The lap record stands at 45.212 seconds, set by James Ellison in race 2 last year.

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