At the start of the week I agreed with the sentiment. However, it *just* about works on tracks which people know and with people who have similar abilities. Brands was good yesterday for the most part and it didn't stop the "racing" - I spent one race behind a guy from the UK called Trevisio. I was faster but he was was driving well enough not to give any opportunities away and I could not get past the entire race. While I was frustrated, I was throwing the kitchen sink at him from 1 foot away and it was an enjoyable battle. Had the penalty system been as before, it wouldnt have changed the outcome for me personally as there was no safe or certain route past. On balance though, I saw some utter carnage with overly aggressive people making silly moves bashing eachother about, inevitably getting penalties... The system falls over when drivers of different abilities are put together - different braking points and lines will always result in taps here and there, these are the things which should be toned down in terms of penalties.