Quick turn by turn analysis of The Bend
Around The Bend with Wayne Maxwell. An interactive guide to The Bend Motorsport Complex ‘International Circuit’ with corners speeds and audio notes from Wayne Maxwell for each point of the The Bend International Circuit. Obviously the interactive map down below works best on a desktop computer or tablet, rather than on the small screen of your phone.
The Bend Motorsports park has been 14 months in the making and will host round three of the 2018 YMF ASBK Championship on the weekend of 19-22 of April. This week ASBK team and riders got to test at this brand new motorsport facility, their first chance to get to grips with the challenging layout.
The Bend Motorsports Park has multiple circuit configurations though ASBK riders have conducted their testing on the 4.95km International layout.
Day one saw Troy Herfoss top the time sheets with a 1m55.920. As riders got to grips with the vast 18-turn configuration of the wonderful new circuit and the teams started to dial in their suspension settings times dropped markedly.
After some hotly contested swapping of fastest laps in the final session it was eventually Wayne Maxwell that set the inaugural lap record of 1:54.020.
We had a quick chat with Wayne to produce this interactive guide to The Bend Motorsport Complex ‘International Circuit’. Hover over the glowing green dots to see corner speeds and click play to listen to Wayne’s comments about that part of the circuit.
You can access the audio by clicking on the green markers by T 1 prompts on the track map.
To help visualize Wayne Maxwell’s corner by corner analysis, the below attached video is a fast time set by Troy Herfoss who topped day one of testing.
Troy Herfoss lap at The Bend Motorsports Complex during ASBK testing.