Originally Posted by Car54
Not if you get your braking done before trying to downshift...which you should be doing. Then the more you slow the car, the easier it will be to downshift, unless you're slowing it down to the top of 2nd gear...then it's a little tricky.
Most turns are slowing into the middle of 3rd gear if a down shift is required.
As for releasing the clutch, if you can rev and time properly...you can side step the thing and it won't matter.
Actually, you need to do both at the same time. if you get all your braking done first, then why worry about working on your technique to make sure you keep brake pedal pressure constant?
I'd beg to differ on the clutch release. You obviously know more than I do though, so carry on.
Here's a video of me in my S2000 though. 4 seconds under the class record, 1.5 seconds under the next class, and only .5 seconds off the class record two classes up from me. Heel toeing all the way