HIGH PERFORMANCE DRIVING
Own the road
Bring your road driving skills up a notch. Learn from a true diehard driver to get the most out of your car and stay in control of your drive.
Meet the master
Haslin's days are spent on the track, pushing cars and tires as far as they'll go - all to discover any possible edge to improve tire technology. He's based in Clermont-Ferrand, France, but he's constantly travelling to the best tracks in the world, putting tires to any challenge he can find.
Jerome Haslin, Chief Tire Tester, with MICHELIN since 1992.
Have the foresight
Keep your eyes ahead, looking far down the road so your movements are always natural and prepared for oncoming conditions.
Brake hard with ABS
ABS systems help prevent brake lock-up, but they're best when you brake hard, unlike non-ABS systems.
Speed out of a skid in front wheel drive
In front wheel drive cars, speed up when you're fishtailing. It's counter-intuitive, but the momentum will pull you out of the skid and let you regain control. Also try turning in the opposite direction of the skid.
Turn out of a skid in rear wheel drive
In rear wheel drive cars, don't speed out of skids. Lock the wheel in the opposite direction of the turn. Once you're straightened out, turn the wheel back.
Turn with the skid in all-wheel drive
In all-wheel drive cars, turn in direction of the skid. Once you're straightened out, turn the wheel back.
Use the clutch and accelerator to keep your motor in the right rev range. You want to get the most power without compromising traction. When you feel the tug of the motor, release the clutch evenly while feeding the throttle.
When you're going too fast and losing grip on the road electronic stability control can't help you. Stay in the speed range your tires can handle for whatever road condition you're on - whether wet, dry, snowy or otherwise.
Good brakes and tires are everything
Good brakes and tires keep you out of trouble. Keep them in good shape to avoid a lot of trouble.