I just listened to the podcast and the truth is, commenting on the fact that the download failed initially I think it was totally unnecessary.
I thought you would ask me for the keys to test the game thoroughly and talk about it, but I have seen that it is not like that.
It has nothing to do with Art Of Rally with textures or anything like that,
and far from it is something more "standard", to choose a car and a circuit and to run.
On the contrary, it is possibly the most content isometric racing game with a career mode elaborated like a Gran Turismo.
In short, you have not said anything about the game.
So I conclude that you have not played it, and it saddens me.