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Definition

Brake-turning-- (a.k.a. trail-brake, trailing-brake) continuing to use braking to slow the vehicle down after the turn-in for a corner has occured. Conventional theory says all braking should be done before the car begins to turn for a corner. However, recent race driving strategy has recognized a benefit to balancing the use of the available traction, and to use the initial turn-in phase to continue to slow the vehicle down with braking.

Glossary of Terms

Below is a list of automotive and road racing terms. Click on any of the letters to go to the start of that section, click on the term to open a window with the definition.

Terms J - R

J K L M N O P Q R

J

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K

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L

loose (handling)

M

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N

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O

oversteer

P

psi and psig
push (handling)

Q

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R

reference points

Terms S - Z

S T U V W X Y Z

S

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T

tactile feedback
tight (handling)
trail braking
toe
turn-in point

U

understeer

V

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W

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X

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Y

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Z

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