I found that there is not much manually driven TORCS footage on the web, so I ran 40 Laps on Corkscrew and captured videos of them.
Setting up the steering wheel and 5 laps practice.
Quickrace, 10 laps against 11 AI opponents, first try.
Quickrace, 10 laps against 11 AI opponents, second try.
Setting up the gamepad and 5 laps practice.
Attempt for 10 clean laps in a row with the gamepad.
I used vanilla TORCS 1.3.4-test1 with no custom car setup whatsoever, so I run the same thing you got from the shelf.