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      11-07-2012, 10:16 AM   #372
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Originally Posted by CanAutM3 View Post
I have also started using a new tighter line at the exit of Namerow where I downshift into 2nd. I previously used to do the wider/longer/faster line in 3rd gear (like in the video above). I now take a tighter/shorter/slower line. 2nd gear allows me to accelerate faster back to speed. I have not yet figured out which of the 2 lines yields the fastest sector time, I need to get my buddy to lend me his data logger to figure it out .
Interesting...I would like to hear the results. I don't have what I consider a really accurate data logger to figure out which one is I'll look to you for some info

I usually take the shorter line in tight 180s but its REALLY hard to tell if the wider/faster line is better. What happens is I catch the car under braking and then I have to really slow the car well under its max cornering capabilites to keep from running them off track. Then that kills my exit speed, I'm bogged down in 2nd and then the car that I caught takes off. But the real question is am I faster on exit? I can't really tell.
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