If you had to describe rotation: what is it and how it’s done?
I am having trouble trying to articulate rotation. It’s a hugely important aspect of many of the corners in TT. I order to discuss how to take a corner, I think it’s important to be able to explain.
My attempt to describe it is as follows:
Rotation is where you re-orient the nose of the kart either entering or at apex. It is not a slide, it is a directional change that occurs while you are in slip angle. You have the ability to rotate several degrees without losing rear traction.
This is accomplished by having the kart loaded up, entering a turn, for example. As you brake the front end receives the majority of the weight. Under braking, if you push against the Lateral tire grip resistance… literally feeling the resistance of the tires gripping the track, you can lean slightly into the resistance in the steering column and push. This, if done too much, will result in a slide, a little results in rotation. Bake until done and golden brown.
Anyone want to take a crack at describing this? I can do this, but for the life of me draw a blank when trying to articulate. I am pretty sure everyone accidentally rotates to a certain degree, it’s built in to the geometry. So, presumably folks have some experience with it as it happens naturally, to a point. So maybe there’s some key to this that I am missing that is a potential “Aha!, I get it.”