Hire me isn’t as bad as it seems at first. Try to avoid racing the developer’s ghosts. Watch their route and see where you can take a faster one. They’ve rarely taken the fastest route through the track and tend to switch depending on their vehicle. Champion is simply perseverance. Again, try to avoid simply racing the AI. Find the bends and short cuts where you gain ground and maximise them. Something I noticed when playing the later races was that if I was in second place, first took off like a missile and even if I raced a perfect race I could never catch up. However, if I hung around fourth place, the three ahead of me tended to bunch up and drive at a far more reasonable speed. That theory isn’t proven but look out for it. Legend is a nightmare and I’m still gouging away at it.