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  1. I'm interested to know how many people use a left foot braking technique as i understand it is fairly uncommon. I would assume it is the faster way to race as there would be no time lost from moving your right foot off the accelerator onto the brake. I understand if you drive a manual transmission car which i'm sure 90% do. In terms of mid corner braking to help bring the car in closer to the apex or to slow it down in a quick direction change. perhaps just lightly dabbing the throttle while braking to keep revs up? When it comes to karting we don't have a choice because you have a steering column in the way but the brakes on a kart are either hard or really hard so its not the same. But it doesn't feel unnatural does it? The reason why i say it is uncommon because most of us drive manual and cant come to grips with using the left foot as we are used to pressing hard on a clutch with it. Plus some of the greatest race car drivers in the world don't left foot brake so i cant come to terms with this subject to be quite honest. Now my 180sx is manual of course and i have never really taken it on track to actually try. But my little daily driver is auto and i thought i would teach myself what i would think a beneficial technique (i know, why would i try something on a little shit beater car?). At first i nearly smashed my head into the steering wheel because my left foot was so heavy, but after a while i just got used to it. Now my left foot can brake just as good as my right and when i try and hammer my little daily i definitely feel a big difference in terms of speed (even though its slow). Is there anyone else here who uses it and benefits from it? To bring you into terms of how it could be advantageous here is a video from Colin McRae.
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