By   May 27, 2015

Fort Lauderdale Track Layout

Fort Lauderdale Track Layout

This weekend (May 30th and 31st) is the opening round of the Red Bull Global Rallycross season. It all begins in Fort Lauderdale and details about the challenging track have just been released.

For the first time since the 2012 X Games Los Angeles a road course will be used. The choice of the track should give contenders Scott Speed and Nelson Piquet Jr. an advantage as they have been competing on street courses in Formula E.

Click past the jump (or scroll down if you came directly to the full article) for more details about the track layout.

The course is .420 miles long and is 75% pavement and just 25% dirt. It features the racing series signature 70 foot jump which is placed right after the first two corners.

The circuit has six corners which should challenge drivers that often like to drift. With this layout driving a good clean line will give a huge advantage. The drivers will start in a two by two grid, so a bit of contact at the start of the race is highly likely.

After taking the green flag, competitors will dive into the wide but sharp first and second corners. From there, they’ll tackle the 70-foot jump before bearing right for turn three and heading into the challenging fourth turn. After a lengthy straightaway, the field will attack the turn five hairpin, dive into a wide final straightaway, and attack the sixth and final turn.

Should a driver get a huge lead they may be able to take a very short moment to look at the water that is right next to the track. But, with it being fairly short and having plenty of turns all drivers had better not let the scenery distract them for too long.