@Ry I did think about the lobby situation. It's difficult in a way to do anything different.
We have the elites - the nobles, pims, rally dudes. Typically killing it
Then we have a HUEG spread of those who can absolutely win races... or come in 9th depending on circumstances.
Then we have a few who are maybe little less experienced / improving, soon to be in the middle group.
I don't think it's possible to have a clear distinction - fast lobby, almost as fast lobby. And I don't think we should.
I would say its true that you get faster going up ag