I learnt the skill years ago when I used to Rally Datto 16's. It was the best place to learn, as you are out there for hours. It helped me once, as I had stalling issues at idle... so as I was coming up to a tight bend, I could keep the engine buzzing....
A question which got all this started...
What is the best way to set up the pedals for heel and toe?
A. Toe on the brake pedal and "blip" the throttle with your heel?
B. Or heel on brake pedal and "blip" the throttle with your toe?
At the moment my pedals make it easier with the first option but it is awkward.
Answer - Option A.
Yep its awkward.. you have to practice it...it only really works when you are hard on the brakes... practicing is hard on normal road driving and as you dont push the brake pedal hard enough to get your heel across to blip the throttle.
next time you watch rally/V8 racing etc and they show you footage of the feet watch that... another thing we do prior to braking is "tap" the brake pedal with the left foot to make sure we have a hard pedal.. and to close up any pad knock off that you may have... so yep your feet are dancin
I have heard Niel Crompton say before that racing is a hand and feet skill!!
Found a perfect video... V8 supercar... sounds ace to... as I said, notice he taps the brake pedal with his left foot as I mentioned... enjoy!
Of course because it is a V8 Supercar, he doesnt use the clutch sometimes to "up shift".. he just flat shifts it... not recommended with a normal type gearbox.
here is another good site... with explanation and short vid.
one good thing that site ^ mentions is correct foot wear... heel and toe braking is very hard with big work boots... race boots make it a lot easier. Another thing I make sure of is I tie the shoe laces and fold away any loops... as it is possible to catch your foot behind a pedal with a lace. Also a foot rest for your left foot is a good idea, It gives you better balance (brace) through high G turns and it puts your left foot at the same level as the clutch pedal, it saves your foot getting caught under the pedal as you lift it off the floor, to place it on the clutch.
Can mods sticky this please.
Edited by LXChev366, 08 December 2007 - 10:40 AM.