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      10-20-2018, 04:09 PM   #12
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Originally Posted by dre99gsx View Post
And to add... I will admit I got complacent at that spot. I wasn't even thinking about countersteering because I assumed the car wouldn't go sideways, ever.

It makes me feel that I need to be aware at all times of losing traction and focus on steering control, NOT just steering in and out of corners. I remember looking far ahead at the apex. When it happened, I shut down and just went for the ride until the car turned 90deg, when I snapped to it and countersteered.

Lesson learned. In retrospect, if I had countered much sooner in anticipation, and kept on the gas, I could have powered through it. I guess....
The old adage is "in a spin, both feet in", meaning get on the clutch and brake and use the brake to control your direction as much as you can. You particularly want the clutch in because you don't want to spin the engine backwards if you're coming around and the rear tires get some traction.
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