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Jerez - track information
Recent modifications to the Paddock and pit box areas of the circuit have turned it into one of the best equipped circuits in the World Championship.
Regarding the track, the new asphalt laid down in 2003 has solved the problem of the famous bumps. The only bumps remaining now are on the two fastest corners of the circuit, the Alex Criville corner and the Enzo Ferrari corner. These two corners are taken in fourth gear at more than 150 Km/h and with significant lean on the bike.
Jerez is a circuit where normally relatively hard settings are used in both the front and rear suspension. The riders come into the two hairpin bends on the circuit, the Dry Sack and the final bend leading onto the start/finish straight at great speed because they are preceded by two straights so the front suspension must be fitted with hard springs to stop it bottoming out. In the rear, due to the fact that there are many rapid corners, the suspension must be fitted with hard springs to keep the suspension rigid and to avoid the bike dipping too much.
Gear ratios are usually very short and with the increased power of the four-strokes teams now experience an added problem of the bike’s front lifting under acceleration. At this track it is not uncommon to see wheelies in higher gears, even in fourth and fifth!
Tyres are not normally a critical problem unless, as has happened on previous occasions, the temperatures reach higher than normal levels as this can produce problems in tyre performance.
Из аэропорта Хереса по шоссе N-1V мимо Хереса, через 2 км после свернуть в сторону Севильи, очень скоро будут указатели ‘circuito’ и шоссе N382. Из Севильи по шоссе N382 следовать по указателям ‘circuito’.
Circuit Permanente de Jerez
Ctra. De Arcos, km10
Apdo de Correos 1709
Tel: +34 956 15 1100
Fax: +34 956 15 1105