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Michael Kaminski - Training Plan No. 1

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Goal

Get up to speed for league races in the future.

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Conclusion

The initial assessment is in. We have some common mistakes and plenty that we can work with. Firstly, consistency is very important and your corner strategy changes often. Try to remember reference points so that you achieve the same action every lap.

Assigned Task

It is important to start your training, in a steady methodical manner. Choose your favourite track, drive 3-5 laps then study the braking point of the reference lap compared to yours. 5 sessions of 5 laps. Speed isn't too important yet, aim to have your lap times with 3 seconds of each other - no crashes!

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1st key mistake: 

Coming on and off the brakes

Why it matters

Braking as late as possible requires you to apply the brakes consistently and thoughtfully. Coming on and off the brakes does not just increase your braking distance; it also negatively affects the car's balance and makes it more likely to under- or oversteer.

How much of a problem it is for you

With 27% of all of your mistakes being this one, it is still a relatively common mistake and easily fixed with more practice.

See an example in your own sessions

Segment 5 is a perfect example of how the reference lap brakes much later and more consistently. As a result, you lose more than nine tenths in this segment alone.   Smoothness is key.

Learn to improve

We have a few good resources on braking on our website.

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2nd key mistake:

Missed apex

Why it matters

Hitting your apexes will allow you to make the most of the grip available and carry more speed through the corner. More traction will give better exit choices for your next corners setup.

How much of a problem it is for you

14% of all of your mistakes are missed apex

See an example in your own sessions

Segment 2 is an example of missing your apex.  On this tight  corner you can afford to 'flatten' the apex more.

Learn to improve

If there is no consistency in hitting your apexes then you'll always be adjusting your corner strategy.  Great in race conditions, but for hotlapping and qualifying, nailing it each time is important.

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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 maximise your lap time potential.

How much of a problem it is for you

A bit more than 6% of your mistakes are related to this so it's worth paying a lot of attention to.

See an example in your own sessions

For example, in segment 6, the braking point is much later.  Check back a few of your other laps and your see that you are consistently braking too early here. 

Learn to improve

It's not just about getting on the brake pedal later, it's also about technique. Check out our guide on how to brake later easily.



Your predicted potential lap time improvement

1.8s - 2.5s

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