I used to downshift into first gear for very tight corners at races. After asking my fast friends, they said they never get down into first gear, except maybe in the dirt. I thought, if I use second gear, I will be bogging the motor through the turn. My friend told me to feather the clutch to help take up the bog as I power out of the turn. This actually did get me some faster laps and made me happy. When I told my other non-tard friend about this, he laughed at me, saying "you should never slip your clutch, you are wrong to do this". Seems wierd to me, isnt the clutch there for this purpose? Does this mean my gearing is off? When I used to downshift into first gear, my motor would rev like mad because I really was too fast for first, yet too slow for second with no clutch. Just wondering how others use the gearing and clutch while cornering.