"A sign of brilliance is being able to take a complex subject and make it simple. And while driving the car on the edge of the friction circle is not easy, Donohue made the concept simple to understand."
"When you grasp the steering wheel, be conscious of your fingertips as the first contact and explore the minimal inputs required to change direction. Plant your heel on the floor to index your foot's position and actively use your toes first for braking and throttle."
As multiple world champ Jackie Stewart once noted: “The key thing is not so much when you get ON the brake pedal, but when you get off of it.”
Alan Wilson designs the tracks and he has pointers for us on how to prepare to drive em....
"It’s a heck of a lot of fun to witness a first time, inexperienced student who has never driven on a track before, smiling ear-to-ear by the end of the day. That’s why I do it."
Jerry Austin uses AIM and Motec data acquisition hardware to assist drivers. He has given us permission to reprint this example of data analysis.
Use karting to fill that track day itch between events and to hone your driving skills....
"Set goals and work on turns, one corner at a time, during each session. Otherwise you are just repeating bad habits."