some advice re: downshifting in corner entry

Jo Rhett jorhett at
Tue May 17 11:02:26 PDT 2011

See my previous post on this.  I'm not trying to go faster, I'm trying to recover to the same speed I had before making a change Ken Hill advised.  I'm down to within 2 seconds of my previous times, and I am faster out of the corner, but I'm losing whole seconds on corner entry as compared to before.

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

Jo Rhett /  velociRaptor Racing
#553 WERA / AFM

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