The downshift then slam on the gas technique works....if you have power.
Thats a non weight shift drifing technique, properly termed "power-over".
I don't have any power; therefore I cannot drift with power over technique. Thats why I use braking to control the back end.
The cool thing about the weight shift techniques like braking and lift off is that they can be adapted so you can either grip drive very quickly or drift and show off.
I will sometimes just use a lift off technique. The weight shift is crutial to being able to get this right and it takes lots of practice.
On the touge that I normally drive, there is only one turn that I will attempt this on...and only very late at night (1:30 or later). Its a full 180° corner, but very large radius
Its slightly downhill coming into the turn, I come out of the previous corner in third and I'm full throttle leading into the turn. I'm usually at about 50 or 55 when I start my tuck in. [ I could be in second, but the rpms would be feathering on redline, and since its downhill second gear is not needed. ]
Just a split second after you first initiate the turn in you completely get off the throttle...but just for an instant...you will feel front tuck in very hard and the back start to come out. you NEED to get back on the gas quickly to control angle of the car. But as always, don't mash the throttle. quickly get back into it. Since the turn is so long and I am low on power I am pretty much full throttle the rest of the turn; however, I am continuously adjusting to stay on that fine edge of starting to loose grip, and actually loosing control.
My car has excellent ballance, and I have the weight shift down really well so I am able to use extremely small steering inputs after the tuck in point. I actually have pretty close to a zero countersteer angle, which is how you get the best speed from the turn. (you can let the back hang out more for more show, but this takes more power than I have to keep sliding at such an angle the entire time)
Its pretty scary to attempt, no matter how many times you have done it. Hearing all four tires screaming the entire way through a turn really makes your hearbeat, but you feel so great when you get it right,
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