- Val d'Orcia,Tuscany
- ACR HardVibes
Heel and toe has specific uses in actual racing.
With modern gear boxes and slipper clutches it is needed less and less. For rally dipping the clutch to stop the drive has benefits for sliding or making a more acute angle but on the road or track unless you are absolute balls to the wall in most stuff just good braking and lines is enough.
It has downsides which people don't talk about in that it complicates car control so if you get it wrong you end up in no man's land. It's a technique to us but only when you need to find the 1000s of a second or when shifting drive to one axel over the other with angle is really needed.
You'll notice in the video is the pedal control harmonises with the wheel control. Walter works both of them. The wheel getting most of the inputs but the pedals being the controlling factor.
Understanding car control and feel negates any trail braking or clutch or gear selection stuff. It's much more visceral than that.
Every time I watch this video I get scared. We all know the Yellowbird and what happens if you make one mistake on the Nordschleife. The dude isn't even wearing a helmet