Originally Posted by cellige
To clarify the only differences I was describing between option 1 and 2 were:
letting the clutch out for each gear in option 1, and not in option 2.
cracking the throttle on just after lean completion in option 1, versus letting clutch out just after lean completion in option 2. Both being at the same spot on the track.
To be smooth, you need to go down to the correct gear and letting the clutch out BEFORE the apex. Then "cruise" trough the curve on steady gas and smoothly ad throttle once trough the apex.
Do not go trough the corner with your clutch pulled in, and letting it out only after apex.