Originally Posted by HokieCodeMonkey View Post
For those novice gear heads, what are the RPM matched downshifts?
Ideally when downshifting you would want to bring the rpms up by a quick rev before the actual downshift. This is a learned practice and is often referred to as "heel & toe". In practice its really more the outside of your right shoe that revs the accelerator pedal while at the same time apply brakes if slowing down or entering a corner. If you do this correctly the lower gear change will feel very smooth with little, if any weight transfer on the car. Being in the correct gear while racing is of paramount importance so that power is always available.. Hope this answers your question.