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The racing line and high speed cornering techniques.

Discussion in 'Motorsports' started by obi_waynne, 7 January 2015.

  1. obi_waynne

    obi_waynne Administrator Staff Member Moderator

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    40,875
    From:
    Deal, Kent UK
    Car:
    A3 1.4 TFSI 150 COD
    When taking corners the aim is to keep the car balanced throughout the bend and you need the highest exit speed you can manage. We are talking balance between the front and rear of the car as the car will be likely to skid if weight is biased to the front or rear. When on the track all movements, acceleration, braking and steering should all be done steadily and progressively.

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  2. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,398
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Try to be as smooth as possible and not unsettle the car. There are a couple of ways to treat some corners as late braking combined with trail braking can make the straight a bit longer then getting the car turned and pointed at the apex will let you accelerate out sooner in some corners.
    DO NOT feed the wheel Hendon style thru your hands but keep hands @ 9&3 as recommended by the Stig |B
     
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  3. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    2,781
    I was told
    Brake once steer once accelerate oncce

    A bit simplistic but a very good simple guideline for those that need basic help.
     
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  4. stamford

    stamford Pro Tuner

    Messages:
    3,762
    From:
    Hampshire
    Car:
    MG ZS200
    Not as daft as it sounds that as it does work once you have learnt a track and the best/correct lines but changes when trying to get past someone or staying ahead of them if in front! If the car is well balanced the amount of effort put in should be comfortable and precise. The braking part soon shows any weak links in your set-up as I found out last year. If that isn't right the other two rules are wasted. I found the limits of the brakes and found the brake once rule was hurting my enjoyment. Can't wait to try the new set-up and see if those rules will work again!
     
  5. SLEEPER

    SLEEPER Pro Tuner

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    2,781
    Yes overtaking on corners/bends has to be completely different because rarely cant it be done by staying on the racing line.
     
  6. TCJBOLDIE

    TCJBOLDIE Torque King

    Messages:
    4,398
    From:
    Brisbane
    Car:
    JB Starion
    Brian I can recall we Jacky Stewart saying something similar to Captain Slow when he was coaching C S to improve his lap times .
     
  7. mk5gtibeast

    mk5gtibeast Newbie

    Messages:
    3
    From:
    surrey
    Car:
    golf mk5 gti
    i believe his quote was something along the lines of dont press the accelerator until you know you dont have to come off.
     
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  8. geraint13

    geraint13 Pro Tuner

    Messages:
    2,320
    From:
    Caerphilly, Wales
    Car:
    Insignia CDTI 160
    would love to get a racing lesson from sir Jackie, absolute LEGEND !!
     
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