Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Explanation request answered

I got asked from a reader to explain this: "°". I mean degrees as in angle degrees.
As far as I can tell Loeb's corners follow this logic:


He also has slower corners like hairpins, etc. but I omitted all that to keep it simple.

In practical terms this is how it applies:



From top to bottom: left 130 short onto right 130 half-long
left 144 tightens 130 short. green color is racing line.
If you assume this is a blind corner, the "left 144 tightens 130 short" example shows a very basic example of how handy his notes are. He knows the severity of the entry corner, how much space he has to brake, the severity of the tighter corner and its exact racing line.



7 comments:

  1. Very good and clear example! More pacenote info, please! :)

    That "left 144 tightens 130 short" could also be like "easy left minus tightens medium short" ?

    I don't know no one here in Finland who would use angles in pacenotes, mostly they use same kind of pn like Burns did. Angles are mostly French way to do it, right? :)

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    1. perhaps, yes. You still need that 40m (length of corner) somewhere.

      I'd say mostly french and maybe even latin in general.

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  2. "perhaps, yes. You still need that 40m (length of corner) somewhere." Aaah, no I get the idea, thanks! Very clever pacenotes indeed.

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  3. If i understand right the 144 is two things.140 (the angle of the corner )and 40 (the interval of the corner)and for simplicity he says 144 instead of saying 140 and 40 right???

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    1. correct, the interval (as in the duration) of the corner, not to be confused with the distance (of a small straight) between two corners. he has another way of noting straight distances between combination corners.

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  4. Please given is more details about Loebs notes. Have always wondered how they are. Thanks. :-)

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  5. Interesting... how about hairpins and slower corners? More info and drawings please :)

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