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Old 02-09-2009, 05:01 PM   #1
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OHR tips

well in about a week and a half ill be out to OHR for the first time.
having never been there i would like to hear from you experienced riders about what i need to look for at this track.for what i hear some love it some hate it,why?the last thing i want is to come completely unprepared.lets hear.


ps...i dont mean track essentials i've been to plenty trackdays just not ON this track.i mean bumps,iffy asphalt, and stuff like that.
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:20 PM   #2
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:27 PM   #3
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its a love or hate with that track IMO.

in my situation, i LOVE it
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Old 02-09-2009, 05:40 PM   #4
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the surface LOOKS horrible and scary but it grips like no other track ive ridden!! this of course is MY opinion.

i like the track but i just can't seem to go fast there on my 636
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:07 PM   #5
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Little run off area, you'll get pelted with rocks if you are chasing someone down,(don't wear your new Arai!) surface IS bumpy and unloads the bike at inopportune times (Exit of T4 is highside heaven) Airfence in T7 is always a mind f*#k, and it is narrow compared to most other tracks. Reminds me of racing on a double wide driveway. But eleveation change is fun and the bilind rise out of T3 will keep you searcing for a good reference point. I love to ride there, not so much to race. Be smart and you'll have fun. To finish first, first you must finish..............Keep that in mind and that it is the season opener that brings out everyone with some rustsy skills.
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Old 02-09-2009, 07:15 PM   #6
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this track is extremely narrow. passing at race pace will pucker up your everytime.

turn 1, it's a double apex turn, conquer this turn as best as possible, being this is the fastest turn on the track, it is easiest to shave time off here first.

at the exit of turn 3, you do NOT want to drift out to the edge of the track, there is a rut in the asphalt that will highside you if you get caught in it on the gas hard.

turn 5, going downhill turning right....you can take this turn faster than you think....work on this turn also, since it is one of the faster turns and can help you make up time.

turn 6, very easy to tuck the front there, better choose a good line through there or you will be bumpin and grindin parts on your bike along with yourself.

turn 8, the final turn coming onto the straight......find a good line through here that will allow your bike to get upright to get on the gas asap.....it's a sharp turn (2nd gear if you are geared correctly, 1st gear if you are using stock gearing....but i don't like using 1st gear at any track) a good drive out of here can get you a pass on turn 1 if you are close enough coming into it. crash here, and you will probably end up getting ran over, or might roll onto the entrance of turn 6 and get ran over.

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thats what i was looking for,thanks guys...
if i could just find some on-board video...
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:21 PM   #8
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On this track, if you are good on your brakes and can trail brake deep...you'll do very well. To me it's easy to most of my passing on the brakes at OHR than any other track.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:36 PM   #9
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Brake really deep, and get on the gas really hard... that's really the quickest way around the Hill. You try and carry too much corner speed and that normally spells disaster. You have to take some VERY tight lines and use all of the track or your not going fast enough, and be wary of turn 4... it's not hard to highside there, trust me.
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A little more information here:

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As was mentioned, ride smoothly, don't try to win the race in the first corner, gradually come up to speed on Friday and re-visit what you learned during practices Saturday/ Sunday.
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Old 02-10-2009, 12:43 PM   #11
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Careful on some of the sealer spots. Once warmed up they grip so well it will rip your pucks off.
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