Today’s Tip – Keep Cool

Well, not you: the brakes.

Stopping effectively is the key to good lap times and the ability to stop effectively for long periods is the key to good race pace.

Glowing and smoking disks look cool but they are overheating the system, reducing the friction of the pad, making you use more pedal pressure to overcome the friction loss which leads to more heat, more loss of friction and a spiral into no brakes.

Make sure your brakes are sufficiently cooled and your technique isn’t going to kill the brakes before the race is over.