The grand prix circuit closed in 1964 but racing carries on there to this day on the 1.5 mile club circuit, which still uses part of the famous old track, featuring four right hand bends of varying radius and complexity, and one left hander, so must pose a real test for tyres and riders with the left hand side being cold for much of the lap.
This weekend, Alan is taking the Honda to Aintree, racing in the Formula 400 and the open 500cc classes. This is his first time at the circuit, so will be a learning experience as well as a chance to race against new opposition on a circuit that looks simple on paper. However, experience has invariably shown that circuits which look simple on paper invariably have a few surprises up their sleeve with technical sections over which, local knowledge can be worth a lot of time.
As always, Alan will be doing his utmost to meet the challenge head on and we are looking forward to a new trophy or two adorning the office cabinets next week. Watch this space for more information.
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