i just entered the 1000 mile series races in the european events and the first race is only 25 laps, but it's on that one track that tacks at least 12 minutes for a lap. if you race it as a-spec it kind of sucks after a while. when i went to pit i found out that you can change to b-spec(it's like a coaching mode). all you have to do is pick how aggresive you want the computer to drive your car, and you have to chose when he's gonna pit. i'm actually on lap five right now and i'm gonna go riding for a while and hopefully he'll be done by then. i'm glad they put that in the game. laters.