What would be the best way to properly use a slipper clutch (OEM) at the track while maintaining adequate traction?
I am used to blipping and I have attempted to change gears one at a time while releasing the clutch lever but it just seems to take the same amount of time.
Would performing multiple downshifts and then releasing the clutch lever work in corner entry? Any transmission damage with that?.
I've searched but can't find much information on this topic.
Example of what I am referring to ( 5 > 4 > 3 > 2)
vs ( 5 4 3 > 2) several qick downshifts all at once
Any techniques and recommendations would be very helpful.
------------------------------------------------------- 04/28/17 Track day test results:
Finally! The first track day of the year was today and was focused on clutch use/ improving technique all around.
I still prefer the throttle, albeit out of habit, but I also like my newfound stability provided by using clutch slip.
So I tried both methods of shifting gears/ slipper clutch use. 1) Changing 1 gear at a time while pulling the lever in a fast successive manner:
Worked quite nicely. I was able to brake later while maintaining a consistent and increased brake pressure going into corners which helped provide predictable corner entry stability. Absolutely no problems with the back end waving or loosing traction. 2) Downshifting multiple gears and dumping the clutch:
A bit sloppy with some fishtailing if not done with finesse primarily due to an extended clutch hold and drop in rpm's. It doesn't really work well with the OEM clutch unless you are able to make very fast downshifts, but probably missing a gear in the process. Maybe an aftermarket slipper would make it a smoother transition.