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Taylor’s Tour…..

Henry Taylor’s day job is running a mortgage broking business in Eastbourne on the south coast of England, when not taking part in the Seat Cupra Championship

This coming weekend sees the SEAT Cupra Championship visit one of the most historic and prestigious circuits in the world, SilverstoneSilverstone has hosted Grand Prix over many years, seeing wins for the likes of Graham Hill, and Stirling Moss. It has fast, flowing corners and a technical section towards the end of the lap. Silverstone is flat and smooth which means you have to set the car up for maximum grip.

As you start the lap you enter Copse corner, one of the fastest on the circuit. It is taken in fifth and it is essential that you carry as much speed as possible through it as it exits onto a long straight.

You then are hard on the brakes to turn right at Becketts corner. It’s important to get a good exit here as there is a long straight after this corner as well.

This is a Grand Prix circuit with its enormous run offs and a wide track so you don’t get a great feeling of speed. As you exit the last corner on to the start and finish straight it feels as if you are not really moving fast at all. It’s like when you leave the motorway and come onto a slip road. You don’t feel as if you are going at any speed until you notice things rushing past your window.

Silverstone means a lot to me as it was the scene of my first ever pole position and win.



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