Try the arcade mode. Simultaneous starts; same venues, but different tracks. And just do it over and over. When I started with Rally Trophy I stuck with the Saab (personal history) and just ran the arcade races over and over until I got some perfect runs on my part coinciding with major boners by the Stratos driver. Yeah, you can beat him with the Saab in arcade if you are very determined. The actual rallies are much harder.