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 Post subject: Re: improving RT
 Post Posted: June 4th, 2016, 2:47 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: improving RT
 Post Posted: June 4th, 2016, 3:25 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: improving RT
 Post Posted: June 7th, 2016, 7:45 pm 
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When I use to race my Victor which was manual, I used the heel n toe method.

Right foot heel on the brake with your toe giving it gas then you can side step the clutch with your left foot.

Feels really weird to start with but once mastered the r/t will improve.

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 Post subject: Re: improving RT
 Post Posted: June 8th, 2016, 7:35 am 
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c5blo wrote:
Handbrake? Biting point? It's not a hill start, do a really good burnout get to the staging lights first get staged stop. It's level you won't roll. Hold the revs about 3500 clutch right down . Don't sidestep the clutch let it up reasonably quick but smooth 1 fluid motion not too quick you need to slip it a bit. Trust the tyres to grip and go. Also don't grip the gearstick you will miss gears hook your fingers on the top and pull. Then engage 3rd using the heel of your hand have fun. If the car starts to bounce drop the clutch once it bounces you have lost the race if you keep the power in you will break something and lose the race. If you bounce do a bigger burnout.


thanks for the advice. (I use the handbrake a little because i have rolled through the staging lights a few times without it, and its completely embarrassing having to reverse and stage again. if i start to roll i have to go back to the brake pedal and murphy's law thats when they start the lights and its game over (for RT). id rather get in a routine by using the handbrake a little and perfect it and not worry about rolling, than winging it each time. i try to get the clutch closer to biting point since my clutch travels at least 30 cm from top to bottom with the bite point nearer the top. its all about saving time. I'm on street tires so no 3500 launches for me - I'm not going to win anything based on 60 foot or ET so its all about RT.)

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 Post subject: Re: improving RT
 Post Posted: June 8th, 2016, 10:36 am 
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When staging you have more room than you think. When you get into stage there is 11" before you activate the timeing beam. Also whilst the beams are pencil thin your tire presents a 4" long min area once you hit one of the beams. So if you hit the full stage beam and stop immediately, you have ample room to roll before hitting the timeing beam. You then have to add the time your car reacts plus your reaction into the equation. Best of British...


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 Post subject: Re: improving RT
 Post Posted: June 9th, 2016, 8:41 pm 
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2010gt where in Somerset are you?


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 Post subject: Re: improving RT
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 Post subject: Re: improving RT
 Post Posted: June 10th, 2016, 3:40 pm 
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c5blo wrote:
2010gt where in Somerset are you?


Clevedon, North Somerset. You nearby?

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 Post Posted: June 12th, 2016, 5:05 pm 
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Taunton (proper) Somerset, ignore the crazy old guy above.


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