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Racing Lines - Perfect Cornering Techniques

Mastering the racing line is one of the first tasks I am doing to work on my lap times. Before I go to a racetrack, I will draw my line onto the map and prioritize the corners which I would like to work on first.

Draw your racing line

Choose one of the following outdoor tracks and draw your racing line for your next race.

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How to draw your racing line

I am focusing on the fastest corners first and then looking at the corners leading to a straightaway.

  1. The geometrical line is usually the best for fast corners connecting straightaways
  2. Late turn in and late apex for corners leading to a straightaway
  3. In a set of curves focus on the last corner leading to a straightaway. My goal is to be as early as possible on the throttle, apex late and maximize my corner exit speed

I think that satellite images of outdoor tracks are a great way to analyse the track and draw racing lines. 🏁