Sport Rider Photos
4 / 6
This section of data from California Speedway shows two laps overlaid. In the first lap, with gray speed and light-red rpm traces, the rider hits the rev limiter on a straight before braking for a corner-note that both the speed and rpm traces are flat for a time. The next lap, with black speed and dark-red rpm traces, shows the rider upshifting then downshifting through the section. Segment times can determine which method is quicker in this particular case, or information from the entire lap can be used to make a gearing change.