LOR Trackguide Nuerburgring Hohe-Acht
First Corner (Right hander)
- Entrance speed: approximately 90 mph [145 kph]
- Speed through the corner: approximately 70 mph [113 kph]
- Arrival time at the corner: 5 minutes 19.49 seconds
- Time to negotiate the corner: 4.41 seconds
- Exit time of the corner: 5 minutes 23.90 seconds
Hohe-Acht starts the last real section of the track. From here all the way to the long straight you are almost constantly turning and there is a real rhythm to it. This is a section where you can make up a lot of time on other people if you get your car into this rhythm. You don't need to brake much for the turns, and a lot of steering is done with the power or the help of the track. So practice on this part of the circuit will definitely pay off with quicker lap times.
This right hander is not that difficult as long as you are setup at the correct speed before the hill starts to drop away. You'll be in second gear as you leave the previous turn. Line up on the left side of the track and try to get back to full power. You should be able to do this before backing off for the turn. Using the uphill approach to slow the car is critical. If you wait until you crest the hill you'll be oversteering like crazy. So just before reaching the top of the hill back off the power. You may need to brush the brakes for a moment as well. Then as you go over the hill get back on the power and maintain a balanced throttle. Turn into the corner gently, aiming for a late apex. Keep using the power to maintain your speed as you slowly bring the car into the apex. Gently start to add power right when you come into the apex, brining it smoothly, and fairly quickly, back to full power. Don't let the car drift too far to the left as you exit the turn or you'll be on the wrong line for the following left hand bend. Instead, aim for just left of the middle of the track.