I need help at GVS as well. The tip I was given was use 2nd gear to get the optimum speed at the slow corners. You'll only need it for a split second but when I started using it, it allowed me to set the front of the car before powering out of the corner in 3rd gear. I was hoping I could sell that car and never ever have to use it again but unfortunately it's still around. This game should have a car crusher, when you're done with a car an animation appears with the car you hate in it and you get to watch it get crushed. I'd get more enjoyment out of that than having to race it one more Sunday.