some advice re: downshifting in corner entry

Chris Burgess chris at
Thu May 12 11:47:19 PDT 2011

I am in this same boat.  But sometimes its hard to ignore the entry into the
corner if you boutch it bad enough that you aren't in the right RPM range to
get a drive out of the corner or worst yet, your mind is still thinking
about how you screwed up the entry into the corner.  It is all linked
together so if this is something he thinks he needs to put behind him
(getting into corners smoother...not about braking harder) then this is what
he needs to resolve.


On Thu, May 12, 2011 at 11:44 AM, vik anderson <eeeeek at> wrote:

> Here's the deal:
> You're looking ot go faster, right? You have a lot more to be gained by
> going faster in the fast parts. You're not going fast enough that hard
> braking is going to be paying you the biggest dividends. You need to worry
> a
> lot more about your drive out of the corners.
> It sounds to me like you are making a classic mistake, which is trying to
> make up time in hard braking zones. It's a lot of effort for not a lot of
> return. Once you get down to 47's, then you will need to find a tenth of a
> second here and another tenth there; but, when you are looking to drop
> eight
> seconds, look for places where you can make up one or two seconds.
> You don't need a slipper clutch. You need to get on the throttle sooner
> and power out of the corners. You need to hold that throttle absolutley
> pinned pretty much everywhere you're not on the brakes.
> --
> Vik

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