I’d like to better understand wheel lift. It’s hard to observe as there’s likely degrees of lift that are not visible to the eye (meaning the weight isn’t on the wheel but it looks down).
So let’s imagine a fast straight ending into a big radius bog standard 180, same exit as entry.
When you brake hard at the end of straight, generally this is where I see the wheel lift completely. As we turn in, I am unclear what happens next.
I am guessing that as we turn in the wheel starts coming down and then as you feed in gas it settles completely.
What confuses me is momentum in context of wheel drop. Let’s say I wanted to hypothetically straight line brake and then carry the corner only with momentum (no touching the gas). I am guessing the wheel would come down slowly as I release brake and turn. I suspect the wheel would be completely planted as the kart naturally finishes rotation at the apex.
But, unless I am mistaken, there’s almost zero scenarios where you’d coast like that with no throttle or brake input. For me it’s usually brake, turn, start adding throttle prior to apex (if possible).
So, how does this work? I suspect that adding in throttle drops wheel. There’s gotta be a way to run round momentum type lines without worrying about wheel drop? What am I not understanding?