On the track I use e-shift. I want the car already in its power band and not have it downshift when I am comming out of a corner accelerating. I do the downshifting when braking before the corner and while the wheel is straight prior to turn in. Hope that helps. Also, the e-shift is less cumbersome on the track than you might think. You should not have to move your hands from the 10&2 possitions at any time. I have taken some very tight hairpins and was taught that it could be done. It take some getting used to, but once you do it helps you control your car better. Have fun. What is the other car?