Set the game to "Wet Races" and the other riders cannot
live with you.
Stick with the outside chase view until you have
memorized every square inch of the track you're running
on. In addition to offering a much better view of the
road ahead, it also warns you of bike attitude problems
(such as the rear wheel coming off the ground under
braking) before they have a chance to send you
If you find yourself struggling to keep up on certain
tracks, try to follow one of the AI bikes for a lap or two.
If that's still too difficult, then run a quick race and
save the replay. This way you can watch their technique
from a number of different camera positions and pick up
some valuable pointers. Just remember that the AI bikes
sometimes follow a different set of physical laws, so you
won't be able to match their speed in every section of the
Graduate to the manual transmission as quickly as your
learning curve will allow. You can squeeze out a noticeable
amount of extra speed when you do your own shifting.
Although you can crack off a few hot laps during
qualifying rounds with the softer tires, the key to success
in longer races involves choosing and managing the harder,
more durable tire compounds. This is especially true when
the track temperature is quite hot. Keep the tire wear display turned on (F8 key) to constantly monitor the condition of your rubber.