Ah that's a shame
Hope you can get a new wheel setup soon.
Just tried drifting with a pad and it's laughable how easy it is. You just go in at max speed, tap the brake and yank that handbrake. You just modify your entry angle based on how tight the corner is. Don't even need to countersteer. If it's a long corner, a few taps of the throttle will maintain the drift all the way. So much simpler and intuitive than using a wheel lol. I smashed half of the DLC drift events in 1.5 hours. Unfortunately, the input lag still means I'm faster with a wheel during normal races.
I realise DC is an arcade game, but the FFB and driving during normal races is actually pretty good with a wheel. I'm not expecting Gran Turismo or Assetto Corsa levels of feedback and accuracy, but at least it's drivable and quite believable. In some aspects of road feel, it actually puts GT Sport to shame! I usually never use a wheel for arcade racers (because it's generally slower) but with DC I'm willing to make that exception since it's actually enjoyable. Except for drifting