Today’s Tip – How Do You Get to the Acceleration Point As Fast As Possible?

Yesterday we looked at how you look at a corner in reverse (exit to apex to turn in, not through the back window…) to see where you can get on the gas to drive hard out of the corner. To be quick you need to get to this point as quickly as possible, but how?

The key is in trail braking. How much you can trail brake depends on the engine position (rear engine cars can take alot of brake as you turn, front engine cars less so) set up, tyres and track conditions but you should aim to finish decelerating just before the point you get back on the power. In essence you are picking the slowest point of the corner, decelerating to that point and accelerating out the other side.