Speed Secret: If a change in setup doesn’t work the 1st time, re-think & try again; your technique may need to adapt to the faster speed.

race-car-engineeringI often see race drivers try a setup change to their car, and give up on it too soon. Some changes require a slightly different approach in driving style to make it work. The same applies to a change in driving technique – just because it didn’t work the first time, don’t give up on it completely. Work at it a little before deciding if it does or doesn’t work. As a driver coach, I often have to convince my drivers to keep at a particular change… and when it works, they’re ecstatic! Adapting your driving style is critical to being consistently fast. To paraphrase the old saying, “If at first you don’t succeed, adapt.”


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