There's the difference between guys like you and casual racers like me Mr C. I will practice during the actual practice period and that is it. I don't have the time to do anything else. Family, work and other things come first I'm afraid. That's just the way it is for me. Don't get me wrong though, I wouldn't have it any other way. Sim racing is purely a side hobby for me to have a go at when I have nothing better to do. To be honest, it's like choosing 150% AI skill level racing against you guys. No chance.