some advice re: downshifting in corner entry

Jo Rhett jorhett at fastlizardracing.com
Thu May 12 02:43:34 PDT 2011


Hm.  I find it notable that in this video Jason does his downshifts like I do now -- very early in the corner.   I'm sure the slipper clutch helps, but this is notable.

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.
> 
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rOax2ftgbNU
> 
> +1 on the 3500rpm idle... has helped me a fair bit IMHO.
> 
> 
> On Wed, May 11, 2011 at 3:37 PM,  <pattonme at yahoo.com> 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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