Hehe cheers, yeah unfortunately for me they went with the "safe" option I think in the end. I guess to go with me would have been too risky - although I felt like I was more than capable! Was pretty gutted at the time to miss out on the final race with the other regions but it's their competition at the end of the day and it was an awesome week to say the least. :P
The seasonals are really bad no question about it. It is pretty amazing how bad job pd has managed to do with them lately. Especially because in the latest seasonals pd for some reason has forced driver aids which you can not even turn off. So the seasonal races are pointless "catch the rabbit" chases most of the time and not even worth playing.
Personally I just play the good ones and imho the bmw z4 m3 time trial is fun.
On the last 5 seasonal races or so srf is forced on and you can not turn it off. SRF basically artificially adds grip to a tire when it is sliding. So it is not just a driving aid but it also changes the physics.
No your confused with it being not allowed, i know the difference between it being on and off and its definitely off the last sector on the Weider is like driving on ice which wouldn't be the case if it was on.
Yes, in the latest overtaking challenges it is not allowed but in the last 4 or 5 seasonal races before the newest overtaking challenges it was forced on and you could not turn it off.
Here is the list of recent seasonal races:
650PP NASCAR Challenge - SRF forced on and can not be turned off
750PP Real Circuit Tour - SRF forced on and can not be turned off
PP590 German Touring Car Championship - SRF forced on and can not be turned off
380PP NR-A Roadster Cup - SRF forced on and can not be turned off
400PP World Compact Car Race - SRF forced on and can not be turned off
600PP Super GT - SRF wasn't forced on I think
Personally I just think it is insanely stupid move from pd to force srf on. Just insanely stupid.