There’s not just easy as clutch in, then clutch out or left foot on, then left foot out as veteran manual car drivers might assume. Today, let’s check out the recommended way to release your clutch pedal as you shift by Vip Isada, a legendary car racer.
As gears have been changed, disengage your clutch pedal by simply anchor your foot on the floor just like shifting between the throttle and the brake
1. As you’re about to press your clutch pedal, you should lift your foot, then push a force from your knee to press down.
2. As gears have been changed, disengage your clutch pedal by simply anchor your foot on the floor (just like when you anchor your right foot to shift between the throttle and the brake) and flex your ankle backwards.
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Vip Isada has an explanation for this tip. He says it takes more energy when you lift your leg and flex your knew than just anchoring the heel and flexing back. This simple strategy will save your energy by leaps and bounds. It will come really handy when you have to spend hours traveling.
Bear in mind that to get the best out of it, you also have to sit in a proper position, that is, set your leg at a slight angle under any circumstance. Here we go! Have a go as you’ll handle a manual next time. Good luck!