I also played the network Q rally games to death, they sure had tons of immersion, and having the real stages and all those cars of the british champ in that later one added a lot to the game, even if competition was fierce at that point, with the Colin Mcrae series, and the official WRC games.
I keep having to remind myself that Megadrive is the same as Sega Genesis. I guess an NES was an NES on both sides of the pond?
Yes it was, not sure of why Sega felt the need to rename it for the States.
Maybe a marketing team found that the name Genesis resonated with American evangelicals? LOL
In addition to the Sega Genesis, we also had a Sega Game Gear, which I believe was the first portable color video game system in the USA. We played racing games, football and Sonic the Hedgehog on this Williams Renault was sponsored by Sega at the time, and there were a lot of promo pics of Sonic with Prost and Hill.