- you don't want to be hampered by it
- all your mates switch theirs off
- it would be "gay" not to
The DSC on the RX8 isn't there to spoil your fun*, it's not a nanny, unlike many German cars.
It's not intrusive, so don't think of it like training wheels on a bike, it's much more like a safety net for a tightrope walker.
You can still run the tightrope of power, braking and tyre adhesion but if (when) you push it too far then it might just stop you breaking your neck.
Having the DSC light blink occasionally as you go round the track is confirmation that you've got the car on the limit, any more than a blink and you're "over-driving" the road and not getting the best from it. The fast drivers wouldn't have that light coming on at all.
Some of your mates might switch off their DSC, for the reasons above, but what cars are they driving?
If you think that switching it off would make people doubt your manhood, just wait for the reaction when you spin off into the barriers.
* actually, the DSC will prevent you from drifting around the corners with armfulls of opposite lock but try this on a trackday and you'll be black flagged for the session and, in most cases, not invited back on track.
There are times when it's appropriate to switch off the DSC
- Car Handling days, where you explore and deliberately exceed the limits of adhesion on an airfield with masses of run-off.
- Playing donuts in a private carpark
- On the dyno, otherwise you get false results because the front wheels aren't turning.