I use the same controller and notice the same thing. Like Kroblanx said, joysticks work better for driving type games. I don't have a good one, so for SBK I usually do lot of tapping back and forth to keep the thing on the track. I hate it in the corners, because it's either full lean or nothing. There's no in between.
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What sucks is in the instructions they use the Gamepad Pro as the default controller and it plays like shit with it, i can't stay on the bike. An analog controller is probably what we need here and i really don't feel like buying one just for this game, the Gamepad Pro works great in other games.
Well, i ate my words and went out and bought a Gravis Eliminator Gamepad Pro and it rocks for $29, it has a 360 degree D-pad and it's perfect for this game and NFS. No more problems with centering the steering.