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.
Edit: I guess I understood where you were going and I assumed you meant "get almost all
your braking done before trying to downshift"...