Sticking to the plan, though, is the hard part. You have to stay focused, be disciplined, and only worry about you. As your buddy comes by urging you to chase him, don’t fall for it! Keep your focus on quality track time rather than spinning laps with no purpose, and work on various aspects of the fundamental technique. Gradually bring speed into the equation if you can, but keep to a pace that lets you concentrate on the task at hand while still hitting your marks; head into the pits when you get tired rather than lose focus or get distracted. Remember, it’s all about quality laps.