After having run two rounds of the opening championship in career mode (open?) my feeling is that its not enough stages taking place mid day. The typical format is 4 stages: 1 dusk, 1 dawn, 1 night and 1 mid day. Looking at real world world rallies a majority of stages take place in full daytime lightning conditions.
I do not recall that this was the case in DR1
The headlights are amongst the first parts to be damaged by rather small impacts and this affects the driving a lot, perhaps a design choice to reward careful driving from the start?
Does this theme continue in later career championships also (with 8-10 stage rallies)?