Driving on the limit of grip consistently for a race distance, adapting to tyre degradation while there are cars trying to overtake – and cars to be overtaken – is hard. You’ll need to figure how much grip your car has and what the best way to drive it is.
You’ll need to make sure your trail braking, vision, left foot braking and throttle application is perfect. You’ll worry if you’re pushing hard enough, or if you’re pushing too hard. You’ll question the setup of your car. You might not feel confident on the limit.
This is difficult. It takes work. But racing is lot of fun and if you can feel confident in your car and extract the most speed from it, there’s nothing better.
If there is one “secret”, it’s that you’ll need to approach your driving in bite size pieces and learn repeatable processes, like a pilot. Then, you can feel confident in your car and make it lap as quickly as possible.
Instead of trying to lap faster through pushing harder, you want to think of your driving in logical steps. These steps will build perfect fundamental technique, and enable you to identify blockages quickly for further refinement.
I’ve put hundreds of drivers through these systems, and I can help you do the same with your driving.