Originally posted by bmwm5lover
No. the way i do it, is like this....
im driving in say 4th. i see the turn coming up, i clutch in, put it in 3rd/2nd depending on turn, and i start braking, half way through the turn i start accelerating and i always match gears/speed perfectly, so RPM is never too high/or too low..
OR, i downshit while im in the turn
So you mean you clutch out while in the middle of turn? That's going to upset the balance of the car. Even if you let the clutch out smoothly while into the turn it's kind of weird.
It's better to get the braking and gear changing done right before the corner. That way you're all set for the turn in and exit point from the corner.