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Re: TORSEN CENTER - OPEN FRONT!!
From: Sargent Schutt <firstname.lastname@example.org>
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>Go hot into the corner, don't hit the brakes until you begin turn-in.
>This will set-up mild trail-braking oversteer. The rear wheels are now
>rotating less RPM's than the front. Reach apex, apply full-throttle.
Some of us are not graduates of Bob Bondurant's school of trailbraking...
I was taught (by experience and threats from instructors) to always get your
braking done before turn-in. This specifically applies to heavy,
pitchyawsquatdive-sensitive production sedan based cars. Slow in, fast out
applies here, and is, to my knowledge the best approach for fast consistent
laps, especially in cars such as ours.
Trailbraking followed by acceleration unsettles the car's balance much more
than a steady-state entry followed by progressively increasing throttle
application. There are different schools of thought here, but the only time
I will ever trailbrake is when I've obviously either missed my brake point
or I'm carrying WAY too much speed into the turn. This can be a lot more
hairy than meeting Boris if I'm behind the wheel of the Carrera. I wonder
why the p-fans list does not have a permanently on-going thread on the
treacherous, if not downright scary traits of the 911???
One man's virtue is another man's vice.