trail braking

trail braking
A driving technique in which the driver begins to brake before entering a turn and then continues to brake as he eases into the corner. As cornering forces build, the driver gradually feathers off the brakes -- trading braking power for cornering grip. By increasing the vertical loading -- and thus the traction -- at the front tires, trail-braking can improve a car's turn-in.

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