some advice re: downshifting in corner entry

vik anderson eeeeek at gmail.com
Wed May 11 13:41:53 PDT 2011


I know the difference between track days and racing, thank you. ;)

I'm talking races, for licensed racers only and they were absolutley
advertized. There were good turnouts, mainly of AFM, WSMC and WERA racers.
Elena Meyers won the race in 2009 and if I remember correctly, Jeremy Toye
won in 2010.
On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:21 PM, Chris Burgess <chris at chrisburgess.com>wrote:

> At Laguna? Really?  They were never advertised.
>
> OH or are you saying track days == racing?
>
> -Chris
>
> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 1:09 PM, vik anderson <eeeeek at gmail.com> wrote:
>
> > <snip>But unless you are in MotoGP or AMA you ain't racing there.</snip>
> >
> > Not true. For at least the last two years, there have been multiple club
> > racing events there for bikes. Heck, they were even sound restriction
> free
> > days.
> >
> > On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 12:58 PM, Chris Burgess <chris at chrisburgess.com
> > >wrote:
> >
> > > I've been to Thunderhill and Laguna.  Neither meet the term of extreme
> > > braking...although Laguna's is getting closer.  But unless you are in
> > > MotoGP
> > > or AMA you ain't racing there.
> > >
> > > And I added the caveat so you'd understand what I meant by the term.
> > >
> > > -Chris
> > >
> > >
> > > On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 12:51 PM, vik anderson <eeeeek at gmail.com>
> wrote:
> > >
> > > > I like the extra caveat "like Road Atlanta turn 10". You simply said
> > > > extreme
> > > > braking, which would bring in:
> > > >
> > > > Thunderhill, turn 14
> > > > Infineon, turn 9
> > > > Laguna Seca, turn 11
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 11:53 AM, Chris Burgess <
> > chris at chrisburgess.com
> > > > >wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > It doesn't.  Name me one that is remotely like turn 10 at Road
> > Atlanta
> > > > > which
> > > > > is what turn 3 at Pacific Raceways is like (although not quite as
> > hard)
> > > > >
> > > > > -Chris
> > > > >
> > > > > On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 11:51 AM, vik anderson <eeeeek at gmail.com>
> > > wrote:
> > > > >
> > > > > > California has no extreme braking situations? Huh?
> > > > > >
> > > > > > On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 12:02 PM, Chris Burgess <
> > > > chris at chrisburgess.com
> > > > > > >wrote:
> > > > > >
> > > > > > > Frankly a slipper isn't needed....it is nice sometimes to not
> > have
> > > to
> > > > > > think
> > > > > > > about controlling the clutch during extreme braking situations
> > > (which
> > > > > > > California has none) but not needed.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > But yeah...what's the issue.
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > -Chris
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > On Tue, May 10, 2011 at 11:50 AM, Steve Robertson
> > > > > > > <srobertson at ssimicro.com>wrote:
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > > Well to start with, what problems are you having?
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >  Anyone on this list willing to spend a few minutes talking
> to
> > me
> > > > > about
> > > > > > > >> downshifting?  Not street, just race corner entry
> > downshifting.
> > > >  I'm
> > > > > > > really
> > > > > > > >> struggling with this on my z-built superbike.  Obviously a
> > > slipper
> > > > > > > clutch is
> > > > > > > >> probably a good answer, but I'd like to learn how to do this
> > > > better
> > > > > > > without
> > > > > > > >> the technology assist.
> > > > > > > >>
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > --
> > > > > > > WERA #104
> > > > > > > OMRRA #104
> > > > > > > WMRRA #104
> > > > > > > http://www.burgiracing.com
> > > > > > >
> > > > > > > 2011 Sponsors
> > > > > > > KFG Racing - http://www.kfgracing.com
> > > > > > > Vortex Racing - http://www.vortexracing.com
> > > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > >
> > > > > > --
> > > > > > Vik
> > > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > >
> > > > > --
> > > > >  WERA #104
> > > > > OMRRA #104
> > > > > WMRRA #104
> > > > > http://www.burgiracing.com
> > > > >
> > > > > 2011 Sponsors
> > > > > KFG Racing - http://www.kfgracing.com
> > > > > Vortex Racing - http://www.vortexracing.com
> > > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > >
> > > > --
> > > > Vik
> > > >
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > > --
> > >  WERA #104
> > > OMRRA #104
> > > WMRRA #104
> > > http://www.burgiracing.com
> > >
> > > 2011 Sponsors
> > > KFG Racing - http://www.kfgracing.com
> > > Vortex Racing - http://www.vortexracing.com
> > >
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Vik
> >
>
>
>
> --
>  WERA #104
> OMRRA #104
> WMRRA #104
> http://www.burgiracing.com
>
> 2011 Sponsors
> KFG Racing - http://www.kfgracing.com
> Vortex Racing - http://www.vortexracing.com
>



-- 
Vik


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