As far i know, starforce is on french, spanish and german version of this game.
And there you get usually a message to type starforce key. Do you get it too? Is there any menu with starforce logo, if you start this game?
English version is not protected by starforce. But there is again a difference, English-US is not protected as far i know, English-Uk, may be, i don’t know it.
To create an image set the speed of dpm measurment to max 4x. If you want just to burn it without emulation, than you don’t need to create topology. Alcohol (or even BlindWrite with Plex) can not burn starforce physically as protection anyway, whatever you do.
Choose different CD-Rs, may be you will have luck to get physically identical CD-R disc.
To all another, to ask about burner model by starforce protected games is useless, even if you own plex premium. Every thing else are just rumors.