Do Rally Drivers use handbrake?

Just to clear up some misconceptions folks may have, yes, rally drivers do indeed use handbrakes. However, it's not for the reasons you might think - stopping or slowing down. Rather, they use the handbrake to execute a technique called a handbrake turn to navigate tight corners at high speed. It's a skill that requires precision and practice, as the driver must gauge the right moment to pull the handbrake and steer the car into the skid. So, it's not just for emergencies, but an essential tool in a rally driver's arsenal.

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