Same here. I loved the first game but I think it was a bit of a beautiful aberration. I don't think Codemasters generally make good driving games and going backwards with no VR support is unacceptable.
It's a vocal minority thing for Codemasters though. One of my online friends is a Dutch videogames journalist so he's spoken to them directly about this. It's a purely business decision, as they think the time and resources they'd have to spend getting VR working are better used elsewhere. I see where they're coming from but as gamers we can only vote with our wallets. I definitely won't buy the game unless they add VR at a later date, which I doubt they will.