I find that some new players, to simulators in general, like the rotating map. It helps them know if the next corner is a right/left turn. It can be confusing in the 1 second you look up to determine if your going up one side of the track, or down the other, which in newbies heads, can flip a right to a left or visa versa, kind of like newbies with RC cars that turn the wrong way when the car is coming toward them.
The rotating map could be zoomed in to only show the current location of the car, and the next umpteen meters of track ahead, the ends could then ghost away or fade into invisibility to help it look better. Some sims have done this. This could save screen space. It could also be done in a semi 3D-ish way too. This would help when learning new tracks.