Probably old news....I didn't know that server assist settings overruled the assists in the realism options menu. For the ones reading this and being just as confused as i was, here an example. If in the option menu assists are off, and the server has the setting TC and ABS factory defaults or forced on, the assists are turned on despite the settings in the option menu. The realism options menu has only effect on the SP part of the game. The assits of the MP part are ruled by the server. If you want to race without assits, you must turn them off. I didnt know that, which means i raced races with assists on. I didn't understand why i was so fast during races....now i know.