The Staff of Motorsport Marketing
The Staff of Motorsport Marketing Writer
12/13/21 8:46 a.m.

Story by E. Paul Dickinson

If I were to ask, “What is the most important turn on the course?” everyone would have an answer. And, for the most part, we might be able to come to an agreement. Many would answer, “It’s the turn preceding the longest straight.” 

However, a reliable argument could be made that the most important turn …

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ShinnyGroove (Forum Supporter)
ShinnyGroove (Forum Supporter) HalfDork
12/13/21 5:01 p.m.

This is a good article.  For me the practical part of applying these principles is coming down to three critical things:

- coaching

- data/video review

- seat time

Any one of these things in isolation can lead to improvement, but the three of them together leads to a quantum leap in performance.

AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter)
AnthonyGS (Forum Supporter) GRM+ Memberand SuperDork
12/13/21 8:55 p.m.

I totally agree with the overdriving your car sentiment.  I do it constantly in my Subaru on dirt.....  it's so much fun.  Ultimately, though I could go much quicker.  

Tom1200
Tom1200 UltraDork
12/13/21 9:13 p.m.
ShinnyGroove (Forum Supporter) said:

This is a good article.  For me the practical part of applying these principles is coming down to three critical things:

- coaching

- data/video review

- seat time

Any one of these things in isolation can lead to improvement, but the three of them together leads to a quantum leap in performance.

Yup, and expanding on that is how to adjust the car to work best for you as an individual driver in conjunction with the things you mentioned. Naturally this presupposes that the driver has the fundamentals down. 

Durty
Durty Reader
12/14/21 3:45 p.m.

I would say this advice is true of everything. 

 

The key to becoming the expert is to make all the mistakes. You could learn from your own mistakes or save some time and pain and learn from the mistakes of others. 

 

Great article and I'm glad it was resurrected. 

Thanks again GRM

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