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It's all good- lots of really great advice in here- thanks all!
Admittedly, I'm crap at Sim driving- 30 years of feeling a car definitely makes the experience frustrating. Maybe VR will help, but it's probably also a good lesson in using my eyes more and consistently picking my points. But the Evora models were just so much more difficult to control than any other ME like a Cayman or 488, that I started to become really concerned. In either case, track day insurance might not be the worst idea while I adjust ;-)
I'm of the same experience with sims. There's a lot of variability with some of them.

Two suggestions:
Track day insurance such as Hagerty is a great idea. An error from most anyone is possible and of course, it's not your fault, it's not his fault, it's the asphalt....
Taking a commercial racing school is expensive but less worrisome because you are not risking your own car as a novice. There are some excellent ones around. The alternative would be hiring a driving coach for a day.

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Dan
 

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At most HPDE schools like SCDA, you WILL spend the entire day with your "coach" who has a very personal desire for you to do well.....his a$$ is in the passenger seat....btw part of the cost of your day!!! His free tack day is payment for instruction.
 

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Had my first track day in the Evora this weekend and wanted to follow up and say thanks for all the advice. The Evora was 2 seconds faster than my previous best, and I could stay consistently in that range. what a machine. I was amazed how quickly corners disappeared and I could go back to throttle. It told me I could take a completely different (shorter) racing line, and I had to keep reminding myself to brake later. Really impressed- thanks for the confidence building....
 

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Had my first track day in the Evora this weekend and wanted to follow up and say thanks for all the advice. The Evora was 2 seconds faster than my previous best, and I could stay consistently in that range. what a machine. I was amazed how quickly corners disappeared and I could go back to throttle. It told me I could take a completely different (shorter) racing line, and I had to keep reminding myself to brake later. Really impressed- thanks for the confidence building....
Where are you lucky enough to have a track open? Many states still have 'em locked down... like grocery stores are safer???
 

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Washington State- we've justed started Phase1 of opening things up, and the racing schools lobbied to be included. There were "compliance enforcers" in the paddock to ensure everyone wore a mask at all times and kept their distance.
 

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Assetto Corsa and MY17, not even close. Doesn't feel like my car, doesn't steer like it. I'm using Oculus and Assetto Corsa with Logitek G27 and it does a great job of Motion Sickness. 30 sec. and I was done.
 

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Washington State- we've justed started Phase1 of opening things up, and the racing schools lobbied to be included. There were "compliance enforcers" in the paddock to ensure everyone wore a mask at all times and kept their distance.
They were all at that pool party over the weekend right///???:mad:
 
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