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      12-02-2015, 11:26 PM   #45
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I'll tell you why he crashed.
Looks as though he nailed it with the car not straight. And the gear lever looks to be in second gear - so he probably lost grip on the 1-2 gear change.
Some of the good driving handbooks use the example display (as your sitting behind the wheel) of running a string from the big-toe of your foot on the accelerator to the 6:00 point on the steering wheel. As you turn the wheel the string rises up and at the same time lifts your foot - reducing throttle - more you turn the wheel less throttle you use. Of course on a 4-cyl Honda Accord throttle application isn't too vital. But if you watch the movie LeMans, when driving out of turns in the rain you can hear the engine revs go higher as the driver unwinds the wheel.

Of course on the street factors like having one driven tire on oil or diesel fuel or poor road surface can cause one side of the car to lose traction as the others side of the car gains traction.

For this video the driver probably started to lose traction, lifted off the throttle lightened the rear and lost even more traction. He probably should have stayed hard on the throttle. But he looked like a poser and his steering correction was poor. And his clutch ( watching on phone but pretty sure it's a manual ) take off was probably too abrupt, he could have modulated power with the clutch to pull out of the burnout, but he panicked and made mistakes too early to straighten things out further down the road.

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