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      06-13-2012, 07:58 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by OC3 View Post
I witness that type of turning in many other corners (BW & other tracks) too. And, my question is, to execute that kind of sharp turn, don't you have to bleed off a lot of speed? And, if you do bleed off speed, you're starting the next straightaway at lower speed.
No. And here's the reason why.

What you're seeing, is that the INITIAL turn-in of those faster cars happen earlier, but at a slower pace. So the weight is allowed to transfer gradually and smoothly to the outside wheels, thus giving the outside FRONT wheel far more grip than say, were you to turn in quickly and sharply. The end result is they can make a much "sharper" turn, or a turn that requires more steering input, while maintaining a superior entry speed as opposed to not using all of your front end's available grip while using up more than you've got in the rear.
The hell I don't! LISTEN, KID! I've been hearing that crap ever since I was at UCLA. I'm out there busting my buns every night! Tell your old man to drag Walton and Lanier up and down the court for 48 minutes!

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