Drive like a pro

Take your track skills to a new level. Learn from a diehard driver who's constantly out there mastering the art.

Speed out of a skid in front wheel drive

In front wheel drive cars, speed up when you're fishtailing. It's counter-intuitive, but the momentum will pull you out of the skid and let you regain control. Also try turning in the opposite direction of the skid.

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Have the foresight

 

Keep your eyes ahead, looking far down the road so your movements are always natural and prepared for oncoming conditions.

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Brake hard with ABS

 

ABS systems help prevent brake lock-up, but they're best when you brake hard, unlike non-ABS systems.

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Speed out of a skid in front wheel drive

 

In front wheel drive cars, speed up when you're fishtailing. It's counter-intuitive, but the momentum will pull you out of the skid and let you regain control. Also try turning in the opposite direction of the skid.

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Turn out of a skid in rear wheel drive

 

In rear wheel drive cars, don't speed out of skids. Lock the wheel in the opposite direction of the turn. Once you're straightened out, turn the wheel back.

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Turn with the skid in all-wheel drive

 

In all-wheel drive cars, turn in direction of the skid. Once you're straightened out, turn the wheel back.

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Quick accelerations

 

Use the clutch and accelerator to keep your motor in the right rev range. You want to get the most power without compromising traction. When you feel the tug of the motor, release the clutch evenly while feeding the throttle.

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Traction control

 

When you're going too fast and losing grip on the road electronic stability control can't help you. Stay in the speed range your tires can handle for whatever road condition you're on - whether wet, dry, snowy or otherwise.

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Good brakes and tires are everything

 

Good brakes and tires keep you out of trouble. Keep them in good shape to avoid a lot of trouble.

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Knowledge is power

 

Know the circuit. Learn every turn and stretch to unleash the power of your car, for a tighter, more competitive performance.

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Respect the limits

 

Learn the limits of your car's grip on the track. As you advance you'll develop a sixth sense, knowing whether you're over- or under-steering by your body's cues. You'll see it, and feel it in your inner ears and forearms.

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Exploit the curves

 

Turn trajectory is huge. You want to take curves as wide as possible, easing left before right turns to find the sweet spot, or vice versa. The wider you berth, the faster you can blow through the curve.

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Steer to the sweet spot

 

Strike a balance in your turns. Under-steering is when your trajectory is larger than you want, so you can't turn hard enough. Over-steering is cutting it too tight and can cause fishtailing and spinouts. You'll feel it in your seat.

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Cool your breaks

 

Track racing introduces huge amounts of heat in your car's system - especially in the brake pads. Take a lap with minimal braking so the airflow can cool off the iron brake pads.

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Fluid matters

 

Get high temperature brake fluid and make sure it's not too old. Track racing is hard on fluids.

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Pressure is key

 

Every tire has an optimal pressure when hot. Be vigilant about tire pressure. When pressure is too high, you can over-steer from insufficient contact between the tires and the road. On the track, the optimal levels are different from standard recommendations. Most sport tires shouldn’t surpass 36 PSI when hot. But MICHELIN Sport Cup tires, for instance, should be at 32 PSI. Familiarize yourself with the best pressure for your tires.

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