Hello gentlemen. I have been playing a lot of Dirt 2 lately. It's a fun game. While playing it, I couldn't help but wonder if the cars in this game are more difficult to control than the ones in a full on road/circuit racing sim such as iRacing? The more I play Dirt 2, the more I have an appreciation for real Rally drivers. Seriously these cars are a ***** to drive! The Ford Escort MkII and the Ford RS200 in particular are extremely difficult to push hard around the track. I'm getting a little better at driving them but can't help but think that if I can drive these cars I can drive *ANYTHING*. Which brings us to iRacing. Lots of people have said iRacing is the pinnacle of sims and driving its cars are among the most challenging in any sim/game ever. I have read this claim numerous times. I am subscribed to iRacing, but have only driven the Mazda MX5 so I can't really validate this claim. But let's take the higher license class cars for example. The Williams F1, the Ford Mustang, the Corvette and the Lotus '79 have been said to be cars that are very difficult to drive fast. Honestly though, are those cars REALLY harder to drive than the rally cars found in Dirt 2? In fact, can any car in iRacing match the Ford Escort MkII in Dirt 2 in terms of difficulty and instability? I honestly cannot see any iRacing car being as tail happy as that car. It is extremely prone to spinning out. If you so much as graze an object or barely collide with another vehicle, you will be facing the opposite direction before you can say "Oh s***!!". The other challenge with rallying is obviously racing on dirt as opposed to pavement. This difference changes the dynamic of driving in such a significant way. Not to mention the narrowness of the tracks in rally games and the many trackside objects that lay along the side of the road. If I never see another palm tree or boulder in my life it will be too soon lol. Because of the dirt aspect of rallying, counter-steering extremely quickly is a MUST! Is there any car in iRacing that requires counter-steering the way a rally car does? I wonder. Rally racing games are such a different animal to road racing sims. I like both but when I stepped into the world of Dirt 2, it was instantly apparent to me just how more challenging it feels to drive rally cars than road circuit ones. I would like to get your opinions on this matter. Does anyone else here agree or disagree? Anyone here play both Dirt 2 and iRacing, and can offer a thorough comparison between the two in terms of sheer challenge and difficulty? Which kind of car do you feel is harder to maintain control with? Which kind of car requires most of the utmost precision and care in both steering and throttle control? And which do you personally find more rewarding and fun to drive?