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Bob Felice - Training Plan No. 2

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Goal

Generally improve

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Conclusion

Lap times in the Z4 GT3 around Imola similar to those before. Much better throttle application leads us to looking further into braking technique.

Assigned Task

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1st key mistake: 

Not trailbraking

Why it matters

Trailbraking is all about using the brakes to your advantage beyond the main braking phase. Rather than just coming on and off the brakes, you trail off the brakes gently as you start to turn in.

This enables you to brake later but more importantly, it keeps more weight of the car on the front wheels which gives them more grip.

How much of a problem it is for you

This mistake happens a lot; in fact more than 33% of your mistakes can be attributed to this.

See an example in your own sessions

A good example can be found in segment 3. You use the brake pedal like a switch when ideally, you would smoothly manipulate the pressure like the reference lap.

Learn to improve

Here is a video guide we prepared that solely focusses on this semi-advanced driving technique. Check it out to see it in action.

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2nd key mistake:

Too much steering angle

Why it matters

The more you turn in, the more the car turns, right? Correct up to some point; but if you overdo it, you actually overheat the front tyres and start understeering which is why you often struggle on corner exits.

How much of a problem it is for you

With 17% of all of your mistakes being this one, this is still a common mistake of yours. As a rule of thumb, you only need 180 degrees of steering lock in tight hairpins and usually much less then than around a track.

See an example in your own sessions

For instance, see how much more you turn in through segment 4 compared to the reference lap. As a result, you understeer a lot as the red racing line indicates.

Learn to improve

The good news: We have our very own Track Titan guide showing you exactly how to make the most of turning in less.

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3rd key mistake: 

Braking too early

Why it matters

A good mistake to make since it's so easy to fix! You simply need to find a slightly later braking point to maximize your lap time potentiel.

How much of a problem it is for you

A bit more than 11% of your mistakes are related to this so it's worth paying a lot of attention to.

See an example in your own sessions

Check out how you brake too early and too much through segment 6.

Learn to improve

Braking late is not just a matter of putting your foot down at a later point on track. There are other secrets to it and we otline the main one in our video guide on braking later.

Your predicted potential lap time improvement

1.10s - 1.20s

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