Sim Racing Coaching: The Why, When, and Where

Sim Racing Coaching is a great way to find some pace, and at Coach Dave Academy, we have some professional racing drivers to help you out. However, knowing why and when to use it is important, so let’s get into it.

There comes a point for many sim racers where they want to take serious steps to improve their driving, but oftentimes they aren’t sure where to start. Maybe you’re 2-3 seconds off the pace in your league, but you don’t know why. Maybe it looks like you’re taking the same lines as the professionals but you don’t know where the time is actually going that makes them so much faster. This is where coaching can come in, particularly at Coach Dave Academy

By having a professional analyze your driving, you can know exactly where and how you’re losing time. Whether you’re a complete beginner or someone who’s looking to close the gap between themselves and the professionals, sim racing coaching has something to offer for anyone who’s looking to improve their game.

The Why

There are many reasons why one may seek coaching, and whatever needs you may have will likely be suited to one style of coaching. For instance, if you’re a beginner, you may want to seek out coaching that focuses on teaching the fundamentals for beginners. If you’re already a relatively fast driver and you’re looking to find those precious extra tenths, you may want to look for coaching that focuses on advanced topics with telemetry analysis.

When learning any skill, it’s important to remember that plateaus in your rate of learning are common. Most drivers have several points on their journey in which they don’t know where they can improve. It looks to them like they’re taking the right lines, getting on the brakes at the correct places, and hitting the apex, however they’re still several seconds off the best times in the world.

This is where coaching can come in. By having a professional analyze your driving, you don’t have to feel like you’re guessing what you’re getting wrong. Instead, you get immediate feedback on everything you’re doing wrong that’s killing your lap time. 

The When

Anyone at almost any point in their sim racing journey can get a ton of value out of coaching sessions. However, there are some situations where coaching can be especially valuable for accelerating your growth.

  • You’re brand new to sim racing.
  • You’re at an intermediate level, however, you feel like you’re stuck and don’t know to improve.
  • You’ve taken a long hiatus from sim racing and are looking to re-introduce yourself to Sim Racing quickly.
  • You want to learn how to improve your racecraft and be more comfortable around other cars.

These are just some of the big reasons to consider sim racing coaching. Regardless of the circumstance, there will almost always be value in coaching from professionals.

The Where

At Coach Dave Academy, we have professional coaches such as David Perel, Nick Foster, and Jordan Pepper, all real-world racing drivers at the top level of GT racing that will analyze your driving and help you find where you can improve. 

With coaching options ranging from a $40 data/video analysis session to a $100 1-on-1 one hour private coaching session, you can find out exactly what you need to do to improve your game and accelerate your way up the learning curve.


Whether you’re brand new to sim racing and want to maximize your start, or you’re experienced and you feel like you’ve plateaued and want to know where you can still improve, or even if you’re a very experienced professional driver looking to understand a new discipline, sim racing coaching is useful across all levels of competition.

At Coach Dave Academy, we accommodate sim racers of all levels with coaching from real-world professional drivers that compete at the highest level of GT racing and can help you up your game and grow as a driver.

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