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Sim Racing Coaching

It is time to
up your game

Since the day I started racing I have had a teacher by my side telling me what I should and should not do. It’s been a critical part of my development as a racing driver and a big reason why I was able to make a competitive return to motorsport after a 6 year break.

Now I want to pass on what I have learned over the last 15 years to aspiring racing drivers, competitive sim racers and casual drivers who are looking to gain an edge over their competition.

I want to help you up your game.

By signing up the Coach Dave Academy you will be coached by real racing drivers who are not just professionals on track but excellent sim racers too.

We coach drivers of all skill levels in Assetto Corsa Competizione, iRacing and Gran Turismo Sport. 

After just one session you will be able to unlock a new level of performance as we improve your driving fundamentals, your qualifying speed and your race craft, so you can outsmart your competition.

David Perel - Founder of the Coach Dave Academy

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Get Coached by Professional Racing and Sim Drivers

David Perel 🇿🇦

A Professional racing driver, three times Blancpain GT class Champion, 2 time Spa 24 class Winner and currently competes in multiple GT3 and GTE Championships for Ferrari customer racing teams.

Perel is also an official Thrustmaster driver, provides technical feedback to Assetto Corsa Competizione and presents and competes in Gran Turismo FIA races.

Jordan Pepper 🇿🇦

A factory driver for Bentley motorsport in their GT3 Race Programme. He has won races at the highest level of GT racing, including the Blancpain Paul Ricard 6 Hour and 2020 Bathurst 12 Hour.

Pepper specialises in iRacing, racing against the best in the business in events such as the Racers Never Quit Redline Team series and other popular iRacing events.

Nick Foster 🇦🇺

An Australian F3 and Porsche Cup race winner and Champion. Nick races GT3 and LMP2 cars around the world, having won at the highest level in Endurance Racing, his credentials are brilliant.

Nick specialises in iRacing but also has extensive experience in Assetto Corsa Competizione.

Kelvin van der Linde 🇿🇦

A factory driver for Audi in not only GT3 but also Formula E. Kelvin is a Nurburgring 24 winner, Suzuka 8 hour winner, 2x GT Masters Champion, Spa 24 podium finisher… the list goes on.

Kelvin specialises in iRacing, not only beating sim racing Aliens but also taking it to the likes of Max Verstappen and Lando Norris. Top of his game.

Book your 1-on-1 Session now

Receive world class coaching by professional racing drivers, and lift your sim racing game significantly. Improve your lap times and your race craft after just one hour of coaching.

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The Fundamentals

Let us help you identify areas of your driving that you can improve on. Learn how to self evaluate by going back to the basics. This is by far our most popular and most important class.

  • 80 Minute Session
  • Building blocks of driving
  • Our most popular class
$150
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Overtaking Masterclass

Tired of getting rammed? Want to learn the overtaking tricks from some of the best drivers in the world? Then this is your class. Learn all the secrets and never get rammed again.

  • 60 Minute Session
  • Learn how to attack AND defend
  • Never get rammed again
$120
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Track Guide Masterclass

Got a big race coming up and want to learn the secrets of the track? This masterclass is perfect for learning a track in the finest detail by the Pro’s who’ve got lap records and race wins.

  • 60 Minute Session
  • Learn a track to perfection
  • Never miss an apex again
$120
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3x Session Bundle

By booking a 3x session bundle you will save a massive chunk of money and get the best all-round experience from all of our unique coaching lessons. Highly recommended for serious sim racers.

  • 3x 60 Minute Sessions
  • Choose any 3 classes
  • Book now and save up to $70
$320
Driver feedback

More consistent. Fastest laps. Race Wins.

"The knowledge I gained after my first Coach Dave session has been priceless.”

Dion Phillips

“Our coaching session had an immediate effect on my driving in GT Sport.”

Shane Reetz

"I’ve never been this consistent before. Thank you.”

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"David provided unique insight from his career and gave me an analytical narrative of the 'what and why' of driving technique in digestible fragments. I'd absolutely recommend Coach Dave Academy to anyone looking to both improve their racing."

Thomas Sparksman​

"What a great experience! As close as you can get to having a private track day with a pro driver. Dave helped me to understand where I needed improvement, and his communication and methods for teaching are excellent. It is so interesting to get the real-world examples and experiences mixed in.”

Chris C

"From my very first session with Coach Dave, I've scored my first fastest lap, a win, and a podium finish in my first FIA race."

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"The Academy's process and insights were top-notch. I would recommend them to anyone, regardless of skill level."

Martin Berry

“After just two sessions with the Academy I attained podiums in my first three races of the GT Sport FIA Championships.”

ERT_Raskal

“Since my session with the Academy, my overtaking has improved significantly, pulling off two big moves in my daily races. Thanks so much for the help!”

Nate Arendas

"Totally worth the investment of his time and expertise. I am going to focus ingraining these rules and will definitely come back for another session."

Ruan v.d. W.

"The approach is very 'hands-on' so you learn and discuss as you drive. At the beginning of the lesson I lapped 1:40.1, while he was lapping 1:36.7, after 80 mins of coaching I started lapping 1:38.4, my best ever time. David knew what I was doing helped me gain more time and consistency."

Antonio T.

"The Academy provided me with the skills to analyse my own driving and it paid dividends immediately. I am much more comfortable and faster!"

Pedro Costa

How The Introductory Session Works

The introductory session is 80 minutes long and comprises of the following format:

  • 3 Warm Up Laps to get the blood flowing and calm any potential nerves.
  • 2 Instructor Laps where you follow me slowly around the track as I discuss the fundamentals of driving and going faster.
  • 2 Spectator Laps where I go into more detail about the specific track we use for training.
  • The remainder of the session you will drive on your own in 5 lap runs. After each run we discuss areas where I believe you can improve.

Coaching Style

Our coaching style is very much focused on the fundamentals of driving. For example we will not tell you to brake at a specific pixel on the screen but instead explain why you should be braking at certain points. The theory of driving is a huge passion of mine and we want to share that with as many people as possible.

All Coach Dave sessions are private 1 on 1 classes, please make sure you have a headset with a mic so that we can chat to each other. If you have a PC we will chat via Discord and if you have a Playstation I will call you via the Playstation Network.

Session Notes

  1. Introductory session is 80 minutes long.
  2. Each session thereafter is 60 minutes long.
  3. Sessions are done remotely, using your favourite Sim Racing game: Gran Turismo, Assetto Corsa Competizione or iRacing.
  4. What you need: PC or a Playstation, an internet connection, some headphones and a steering wheel and pedal setup.
  5. The date and time of each session will be discussed via email before we get going.
  6. Sessions can be rescheduled or cancelled up to 24 hours before our scheduled date.
  7. Prices are quoted in USD and payable via PayPal
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