It's possible I'm just weird, but hopefully others have noticed this as well and are as stumped as me. When driving a general car and I take a general turn, the car seems to handle better (ie hold the turn better, tighter) when in the lower numbered gear, while at the same speed. I'll use the Dunlop turn at Suzuka as an example. If I'm taking the turn at 95 MPH in whatever car (be it FWD, RWD or AWD, it doesn't seem to matter), if I'm in third gear, the car will hold better than if I'm in 4th gear. In 4th gear, there is a gentle push away from the apex. Can anyone explain this to me using terms that someone who doesn't watch racing might understand?