some advice re: downshifting in corner entry

Randy Grein randygrein at
Thu May 12 00:00:07 PDT 2011

'Be really slow on letting the clutch out on the last downshift'= keep  
the clutch in. (grin)

Oh, and the high idle is also a good help - reduces engine braking.

Randy Grein

On May 11, 2011, at 3:43 PM, Aaron Turner wrote:

> Interesting... I know a number of people (Jason Pridmore for example)
> who say "get your down shifts done as early as possible".  Key thing
> was to be really slow on letting out the clutch on the last downshift.
> +1 on the 3500rpm idle... has helped me a fair bit IMHO.
> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM,  <pattonme at> wrote:
>> Brake first, shift later. I'm halfway thru braking before I even  
>> pull the clutch and by then rpms are down around 6k. Do the down  
>> shifts and then feed the motor in. It helps if your idle is set to  
>> say 3500rpm and you've practiced throttle control such that when  
>> you are shifting the gas is left cracked. That way the rpm isn't  
>> far off.
>> Basically the keith code method.
>> Sent via BlackBerry from T-Mobile
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