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Tyler Cajigas - Training Plan No. 1

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Goal

Competitive league training and hot lap times.

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Conclusion

From your initial analysis, you are driving very well. Throttle control is generally good, along with trail braking most of the time. Corner strategy on fast flowing corner combinations needs to be addressed though.

Assigned Task

Take Segment 3 as an example, by having too much speed into the first part of the corner, means you gain a bit of time in the first part but have to lift a lot on the exit instead of being full gas. Practice concentrating on your corner exit speed, mid corner. Bring up the speed tab on the racing line and you'll see very quickly where your time is being lost.

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1st key mistake: 

Braking too late

Why it matters

The desire to brake late is often strong. However, there is much more time to be gained on corner exit especially when it leads onto a long fast section.

How much of a problem it is for you

50% of your mistakes are braking errors. 20% of these are braking too late.

See an example in your own sessions

An example can be found in segment 3. Braking later and for longer is costing you time in the chicane.

Learn to improve

Brake a little earlier than normal and check your deltas to see if the extra speed that you can gain on the corner exit is beneficial over the subsequent segments.

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2nd key mistake:

Braking too early

Why it matters

This is about absolutely nailing your braking points.

It goes without saying that braking later reduces your lap time (assuming you make the corner). Even corners where the reference lap approaches the braking phase at a higher speed, you sometimes brake earlier. Focus on keeping your steering wheel straight to be able to brake as late as possible.

How much of a problem it is for you

10% of your errors are involved with braking too early

See an example in your own sessions

Examine segment 9, braking just a little later and maintaining 100% a little longer would stabilise the car, so that your trail braking can be smoother and you wouldn't need to reapply the brakes briefly.

Learn to improve

Your braking is generally very good, but as this is your first plan, it is always good to refresh the basics with a video...


Braking late is not just a matter of putting your foot down at a later point on track. There are other secrets to it that are outlined in this video guide on braking later.

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3rd key mistake: 

Coming on and off the brakes inconsistently

Why it matters

Brake pressure is not just about deceleration but also about manipulating the car's balance. Tiny differences in how you come off the brakes can mean vastly different grip levels on the front. You sometimes get down to zero brake pressure a tiny bit too early and as the front of the car lacks grip, start understeering.

How much of a problem it is for you

Also 10% of your errors can be seen with this error.

See an example in your own sessions

A chicane can often highlight problems that regular corners don't.  Segment 7, forces you to lift on entry and costs a tenth.  Other laps bring out other errors on this chicane.  Highlighting that chicane practice is essential.

Learn to improve

Here is a tutorial for chicane technique that can be useful to understand.  Your technique is generally good in chicanes but there might be a couple of pointers for you.



Your predicted potential lap time improvement

0.2s - 0.4s

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