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System for learning a new track?

Do any of you have a particular system, or series of things you do in order to learn a new track quickly? What things do you find work well to help you remember a new track and learn it fast?

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I like to do a session out there to get a feel for it, then I do the "two gears, no brakes" drill on the track the next session to get a better idea of the flow of the track, braking zones, etc, and if I'm still not feeling it I'll ask an instructor or control rider to give me a tow and show me the line. Usually takes me half a day to get comfortable on a new track.
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I always print out a couple of track maps and take notes after every practice session/race. I mark things like braking markers, gear, points of reference etc. it has always helped me when racing new tracks and its great to have when you go back next year. Its also good to keep track of gearing and suspension setups as well.
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Review track maps before going out, learn the general layout of the track.

Look over the track at the start of the day to identify elevation changes, on or off camber turns.

Start riding mid track and working your turn in and exit from there. Once you learn it better then you can adjust your turn in and exit outward for more speed.

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Do any of you have a particular system, or series of things you do in order to learn a new track quickly? What things do you find work well to help you remember a new track and learn it fast?

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get a tow from someone who knows the track. they can show you all the ins and outs of an unfamiliar track.

fortunately (or unfortunately, however you see it) i've never been fast enough to have problems learning my way around a new track. take a couple warm-ups, find my braking zones and potential problem areas, then i'm off. of course, the last time i was at an unfamiliar track, i didn't have tire warmers and HAD to take it easy the first few laps.

also, i think maybe autocross helped me a little. you sorta have to memorize the tracks in that game...


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I like to get a tow for a few laps just to learn the line then I focus on 1 turn or section at a time. Then work on stringing them together.

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For those who are getting tows.... be sure to ask someone that 1. knows the line 2. isn't going WAY past your pace 3. knows you're following them
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I was being towed by an instructor (I guess, that, I found out later, apparently has a horrible line.

I figured it out eventually, but it helps to have someone who knows right off the bat.

Did have some really useful advise for me though, so that helped a lot


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I try to get tows from control riders. once you got the track down I like them to go a lil faster than I do. Kinda shows me how much more speed I can carry into a turn.

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