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<blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by BoNd:
<strong> <blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:<hr /><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by Mel Bonkers:
Maybe I got scared and THINK the car roles more than it did previously. But apart from the 'low' tyre pressure which could have caused the back end of the car to slide, what else could be a logical explanation? I almost know for 100% that it couldn't have been the speed I was carrying through the bend.</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Maybe it's something wrong with your rear suspension. Only a visit to the dealer will tell you that.
However what happened to you isn't too strange. Maybe the road was slightly inclined to the wrong direction. Here in Greece it's very common. I know a turn, that no matter how slow or fast you take it, the car will oversteer. Actually it's kind of fun when you know it.
Of course the tyre pressure is very important to change the oversteering/understeering behavior of the car, but I don't thing that 0,2 bar, as in your case, is the problem.
And finally, after all the handbrakes problems, that have been reported, maybe this has caused the rear wheels to brake slightly?</strong><hr /></blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">BoNd,
Thanx for your answer. You could be right on the road inclination. I'll check that when I'm at that particular bend again.
As I've never been in this situation before, my senses only 'told' me to keep steering and gently applying gas. I just remembered that I didn't COMPLETELY let go of the gas, but my foot just rested on the gas pedal at the same angle as when I entered the corner (sorry, but it was a strange situation and I was worried for my wife than myself you know.....).
However I heard from a lot of people not to brake when losing control, just gently apply gas and keep on steering, because otherwise you'll lose the car in oversteer. But then again I'm no racing driver (no track days experience) and maybe I should've applied MORE gas, but at the moment it just didn't feel right.