some advice re: downshifting in corner entry

Jo Rhett jorhett at
Thu May 12 02:45:51 PDT 2011

On 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. 

Hm.  I've never thought of that.  I've already grabbed the clutch before the brake.  Thanks for the thought.

You're the second person to tell me to raise the idle high.  I'm happy to, as long as there's no downside to it...

Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
#553 WERA / AFM

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