From nK Manual (nk folder\manual page 60):
I highly suggest you to read that manual. It's really well written and contains a lot of useful informations.
netKar PRO has two online racing modes: FullMode On, and FullMode Off (Normal Mode).
Normal Mode is the basic online racing mode for netKar PRO, and is suited for online pickup racing.
FullMode is a highly realistic feature which allows drivers to simulate the time needed in case of setup changes, car repairs, as well as the time needed to bring the car back to the pits when the driver has abandoned it out on the circuit somewhere. FullMode is perfect for online league racing and brings simulated racing to a new level of realism.
Car tow-back time (10 minutes)
You can press the ‘ESC key’ and decide to go back to your
pits (pitlane) or box (pitbox), but in FullMode this will result in a ‘Tow-back to the pit’
time. This simulates the time needed to recover your car and bring it back to the
So always go back to your pit with an in lap, because if you press ESC>GO TO PIT you will be penalized.
Not possible to load setup: Load your setup before the race.
The manual says, but I'm not sure if this still works:
In FullMode, you can only load setups during the waiting time for a session. As soon
as session (practice, qualifying, or race) start in FullMode, you can no longer load a
different setup. This is done because car changes take time in FullMode.
the topbar is not visible in FullMode sessions. This is done again to
enhance realism and immersion. In real racing, especially in lower categories, drivers
do not always know their position and the positions of everyone else. Therefore, the
topbar (which displays this information) is not activated in FullMode, reducing the
information for the driver, therefore making it harder to judge the situation.
Small bug and it's workaround
sometimes if you press fill fuel and then you do some more action while the counter is on, it might happen that the counter of the waiting time goes to a very high number.
In this case just press + or - fuel and your timer will be fixed