A cool trick often used by rally drivers to maintain momentum through a tight corner is the pendulum turn, also known as a Scandinavian flick. It's not the easiest of maneuvers to pull off, but if you can get it right, it can save you tons of time on stage.
If you've watched rally videos on the internet before, you've probably seen the pendulum turn done. Basically, it's about using the car's weight to shift towards the direction of a corner. On corner-entry, drivers actually turn the opposite direction first, then quickly flick back into the edge of the apex. This uses the car's suspension to effectively throw its weight into the corner, breaking the rear end loose. That means more rotation and greater momentum. Wyatt Knox from the Team O'Neil Rally school explains it well in his latest video.
As Knox explains, you aren't going to get it on the first try. This is a move for experienced drivers who know how their car is going to react, and where the limit lies. If you're thinking about trying it out yourself, make sure it's in a closed-off, safe environment where you can't hurt anyone (or yourself). Or, if you really want to learn, just .
Henry Catchpole of also put together a neat video breaking down the Scandinavian flick. The difference here is, he's using a mid-engine Alpine A110, and performing the maneuver on ice. It's a little different from Team O'Neil's video and provides good perspective on how the move can be used on a variety of surfaces—not just gravel. Check it out here: