Originally Posted by JAJ
I did an entire year at my home track driving the track in 3rd gear. I wasn't a lot slower than anyone else, but I got to focus on lines, braking, transitions, and corner exits without worrying about shifting.
Simplifying the driving this way was a tactic I learned from a golf pro I learned from: he joined the students for a round at the end of the group's lessons with a 5 iron and a putter. He shot par.
This is a good strategy and one I use with my students especially if they have no heel toe experience. Always best to get the lines, braking points etc. down first and work on shifting after there is a comfort level.