I downshift because I like to have my engine spooled up a bit before entering a turn. I let the clutch out between each shift so I can judge whether I am in the right gear or not, one gear too many could over rev the engine or possibly cause the rear end to step out.
I've never taken any race training, but I like to have the motor wound up in a curve so that I can get some good engine braking if needed and get some good acceleration on my way out. I think that when the motor is spooled you have to stay on the throttle to keep speed, and that keeps driveline lash to a minimum.
Originally Posted by dogjaw
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