PAD­DOCK BEND

Turn 4

Autosport (UK) - - LYDDEN HILL TRACK GUIDE -

I love com­ing down the hill into one of my favourite cor­ners, Pad­dock Bend. You’re again us­ing all six gears on the ap­proach, flat out at maybe 87-94mph, and then you’re into the long right-hand bend from Tar­mac into gravel. The feel­ing is fan­tas­tic with the speed and set­ting the car up to slide – that gives me a real kick. You put it side­ways, we go into it in fifth gear, and then we go to sixth gear straight away in the mid­dle.

Then cut the cor­ner to the left at the fin­ish line: take plenty of kerb through the chi­cane to the left and the right, it’s quite an ex­cit­ing cor­ner.

But you have to get the car straight and sorted out so you can at­tack it. Even in the wet the track gives good grip there, but the gravel sec­tions were start­ing to change a lit­tle bit when we drove there for the last time in 2017. It was still slip­pery and the car moved around lot, but it wasn’t so deep in the end.

PAD­DOCK PIT­LANE EXIT SAFETY BAR­RI­ERS GRAVEL TRAP GRAVEL SUR­FACE

Sol­berg rec­om­mends us­ing kerbs to straight­line the run to Pil­grims

Pad­dock Bend re­wards com­mit­ment on en­try

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