Dirt was how I learned and Dakar 18 taught me road books. No harm thereWe've used rally style notes for years. They really can help. This last race was my 14 yo son's first race, he co-drove with me. He's played Dirt4 enough that he knew rally notes going in. Keep in mind we're in a class 9 car. But right out of the gate he called every turn perfect using the 1-6 method (opposite of El Gantnor above--1 tight, 6 very slight). We were in the dust, couldn't see anything, he's reading the gps calling 5's and 6's then left 3 in two--one--and I turned, made the pass. It was good stuff. Especially when it's with your kid.