Lime Rock Park is located in Lakeville, Connecticut, and is one of the oldest continually operating road racing venues in the United States.
It has 4 layouts and specific tips for racing on the different layouts can be found by expanding the buttons below.
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Turns 1 & 2 Right: Big Bend
These turns are actually two tightly linked right-handers. The first one is at the terminus of the long front straight and is deceptively fast. It’s a key place to practice late braking, and you should decelerate all the way until the apex. Then, add a bit of throttle and hold the car against the curbing as much as possible. Don’t track out all the way, because Turn Two, also called the Hook, is best entered from the middle of the track. Just breathe the engine a bit on entry and drive a late apex, as this turn leads to the Lefthander.
Turn 3: Lefthander
The only left turn on the circuit, it bends well over 100 degrees and also requires a late apex. Fortunately, you don’t need to be all the way on the right for the entry. Drag the brakes as you bend into the turn, using the release of the brakes to rotate the car toward the apex. Stay close to the left side of the track on exit to set up for the critical Turn Four that follows.
Turn 4: Righthander
This corner is a fast bend leading onto the No-Name Straight, so a good line and a hard exit are critical. A proper execution of Lefthander sets you up for an easy entry into Four from the left edge of the track. Get all the way into the apex, as the track’s camber will provide additional grip. Unlock the wheel and add power as soon as you can for a blast up the straight.
Turn 5 Right: Uphill
This turn has a pronounced rise and peak, so point the car in early and the compression just after the apex will provide extra grip to keep you on line. No braking is required here, but the key is to finish turning before the crest of the hill. You want your steering wheel to be straight when the tires unload. There’s a guardrail close by on the outside, ready to bite you if you screw it up.
Turn 6 Right: West Bend
Lift or brake just slightly in a straight line and turn with a bit of throttle. Take a classic line through this fast corner and kiss the inside curbing. But be careful because the curbing radius doesn’t match the corner’s. The camber goes negative at the track-out point, so last-minute steering inputs won’t keep the car on track.
There is a dangerous pothole on the left just exiting the corner, ending up there is deadly even if your car is perfectly straight. Stay well away from it and the grass.
Turn 7 Right: Downhill
This is the fastest turn on the circuit. The entrance is downhill, but just past the turn-in the hill bottoms out. Take advantage of the extra grip afforded by the compression and tighten your steering momentarily or you’ll run out of track at the exit. And you can’t afford to lift there, as Downhill exits onto the front straight—the longest on the track—and any loss of speed will plague you for the next 600 meters.