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Tonfanau Road Racing

Living in Aberdyfi for most of my life I had never attended a Tonfanau Road Racing Event, normally held 4 times a year. My first visit was last Sunday 30 June 23, and I was fortunate to be granted track access. The racing did not disappoint, just watching the event made the adrenaline flow and panning the camera smoothly for a decent shoot difficult (I normally take my images with the camera securely mounted on a tripod).

Tonfanau race circuit is one mile in length, with a width of 22' 6'' and is run in a clockwise direction. From the start line, there is a short straight followed by a very fast sweeping right-hander. This leads into a long, fast uphill section with a steady left into a very tight hairpin bend. From the hairpin exit, there is a slight left leading to 'farm straight' - the circuit's highest point. This leads into a continuous right that consists of three apexes, followed by a long downhill straight. This brings us to the last corner on the circuit 'paddock bend'. This slow 30 mph bend proves very popular with the spectators because of the elevated viewing area. After approximately 100 yards you are returned to the start line. I can highly recommend attending a meeting, calendar dates can be found at:

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