As I see It...
The first part of racing Is all about beating the timer and knowing the track you´re racing which both aspects go hand In hand. The better you know the track, the better timing you do. The second part has to do with technique, corner entry/exit, apex point, trail breaking/breaking zones, foot play etc. Then comes the actual race were you go against other drivers and what strategy you use. Probably the most difficult part (for me) Is the car set-up, which also plays a big part In the over all picture.
But yes, It´s a repetitive process of learning the track and proper technique over and over again to beat you´re own time trials, and later on other drivers time trials. It´s like playing solos on the guitar, If you want to be agile and have good technique you have to practice every day and play the same scales every day till you can do It with you´re eyes closed! 😁
I guess It´s not for everyone.
Although I find that joining RaceRoom Experience and climbing the latter (tier) as a beginner to gain access to newer races against others makes you want to get better, but the process mentioned above Is the same, It´s just that you have a reason to do It.