some advice re: downshifting in corner entry

Jo Rhett jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
Thu May 12 01:59:13 PDT 2011


And turn 3 at California Speedway?  That's pretty intense.

On May 11, 2011, at 12:51 PM, vik anderson 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.
>>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>>> 
>>>> 
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>>> Vik
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>> 
>> 
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> 
> 
> 
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