No need to get hostile guys
- There's no hacks to make the bike faster
- There's still an old version of bike 11 but I doubt that's the reason why you get behind (and it's only faster if you wheely the whole track and never have to brake)
- Getting a good start needs loads of practice, as you need to get a correct weight distribution to get the rear wheel into the dirt, not looping out, and not get nerfed for just leaning to much.
Watching the players at the WC play made me realize how damn good they are. I never thought they could pull off the scrubs and jumps with such a low fail rate as they did in the tournament.
Btw, try to play the replays on the world championship division in career. I can assure you that there's no cheating or hacks involved there as I did unpack their devices, install the game, hand it over to them, watched them play, recorded their runs, and put their replays into the game myself.