Honda World Superbike Corners, Episode 4
The fourth edition of Honda World Superbike’s “Classic Corners” takes viewers to the UK, home of the very first World Superbike race at Donington Park back in 1988.
One of the most famed corners at Donington Park is Craner Curves – a downhill swoop following the first turn at Redgate. Craner Curves takes riders right then left before the Old Hairpin.
Honda World SBK says: “It’s the left that loads the front end of the bike and can lead to some spectacular dismounts if the rider hasn’t got Craner Curves absolutely right.”
In the clip above, Honda World Superbike’s Jonathan Rea discusses the corner, and historical reference is offered by Eurosport commentator Jack Burnicle and former GP rider Ron “Rocket” Haslam, who has “probably done more laps around Donington Park than any other human.”
The SBK Classic Corners series shows footage and provides commentary on some of the most iconic corners in World Superbike, all of them currently on the WSBK calendar: Turn 12 at Phillip Island, Acque Minerali at Imola, Gert Timmer at Assen, the Parabolica at Monza and Craner Curves at Donington.