Motorcycle Racing News SBK Classic Corners: Episode 4 (Video)

SBK Classic Corners: Episode 4 (Video)


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In the clip above, Honda World Superbike’s Jonathan Rea discusses the corner, and historical reference is offered by Eurosport commentator Jack Burnicle and former GP rider Ron “Rocket” Haslam, who has “probably done more laps around Donington Park than any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.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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