In rallying, a handbrake turn is extremely useful for getting your car to rotate around a tight corner and keep momentum. By locking up the rear wheels, the driver can slow the car, slide the rear end out, and get the car pointed in the right direction without having to brake excessively and lose valuable speed. This video is here to show you how to pull off the maneuver yourself.
Wyatt Knox of the in New Hampshire put together a clip laying out the basics of performing an emergency brake turn. Using a Ford Fiesta ST equipped with gravel tires, he demonstrates the method in a slow-speed bend, showing us sideline and in-car views of the maneuver.
Knox makes it clear that even though it's an "emergency" brake, the handbrake actually acts a lot like the normal foot pedal, with consistent travel that increases braking pressure as you pull harder. Depending on the corner, a full tug on the lever might not even be necessary to get the car pointed around.
But that's only the tip of the iceberg. Let Knox explain the ins and outs of handbrake turns right here.