A complete reference and learning tool for people taking to the circuit in their cars, either for the first time or as a seasoned campaigner. This book is designed to take the reader on a journey of discovery as you unlock the secrets of speed, from the basic principles through to advanced techniques and individual circuit tricks. Designed with learning in mind, the book shows not only what to do to go faster, but also why these techniques work.
Exiting the corner the car dances on the edge of adhesion as it brushes up against the dirt on the edge of the kerb. You are hard on the throttle and accelerating up the straight, there is no way you could have made that corner any fasterâ¦or is there?
Inside Race & Trackday Driving Techniques you will find all the secrets, skills and methods that will see your lap times tumble. The book covers everything from the fundamental principles through to individual techniques for specific corners, whilst also helping you analyse what you can do off the track to improve your performance when you are on it. You will also discover why techniques work, to give you a greater understanding of the process of driving faster - from why the 'Traction Circle' is only really relevant to the chassis engineer rather than the driver, through to why trail braking works on one corner and not another, amongst many other principles. Also features a corner-by-corner guide to some of the UK's best circuits, and a 'Further skills' section to expand your performance driving repertoire with skills such as drifting and J-turns.
About the author
David Hornsey is an experienced racing driver and instructor, having competed in many racing series. An MSA qualified instructor of motorsport since 1999, he has worked with many racing schools and manufacturers, including Porsche GB and Ferrari Maserati (UK) Ltd., and is currently one of the small number of handpicked instructors working for Aston Martin on its world-wide driving events team. He has also instructed track day and race drivers from club level through to Formula One.