“Pendulum turn?” Does “Scandinavian Flick” sound more familiar? If you’ve watched any amount of Rally racing or are a fan of WRX, you’ll have heard of this technique.
Rally drivers use this technique to get around tight turns without losing too much momentum. When done well, the result is spectacular. The goal is to create oversteer where you’d normally end up facing boring speed-robbing understeer.
With winter fast approaching, for those of us above the snowbelt, we thought this might be a fun little bit of driving knowledge… Team O’Neil Rally School has put a brief video together touching on the principal aspects behind stringing together the proper steps in order to get the car to complete the manoeuvre.
If you are going to practice the “flick”, you don’t need us to remind you to be smart about it…