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Transmission and Clutch

Model: 911 Carerra, Year:1988, Mileage:140000, Type of use:Both Street & Track
While autocrossing, downshifting to 1st for a tight turn, began to let out the clutch, sensed that I was way off matching engine speed to first gear (perhaps sloppy heel/toeing) so depressed clutch, blipped throttle and fished for first again with same response so shifted to second and went on. However, observers said they saw back-up lights come on as I approached that turn indicating that I had found reverse in the heat of the moment. There was no gear grinding noise. Can a G-50 go into reverse while traveling forward? Or does this indicate a problem with transmission or linkage, or simply high adrenalin. Now, when stationary with engine running or while street driving, the second to first shift feels fine with no tendency to go toward reverse. Have I damaged something? BTW, I had replaced the worn linkage items at the base of the shifter prior to this incident.

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