I've done about 30-40 online races now and been watching some youtube and reading here, trying to come to grips with DR. It's clear that if you drop positions you probably drop in rating as well as the opposite in general. Negative effects are stronger if you drop positions against lower rated players and vice versa. What I wonder is what exacly gives or takes rating? - Does gaining positions increase rating or is it only your final position that decides your rating for a race? - Does starting position and qualifying affect rating? - If gaining positions increases DR, and starting position doesn't what is the point of qualifying? (assuming that is the case). I find my self matched against Dr D and Sr S when I do daily races which is the same as my rating. Last few days I've qualified pretty good and starting between 3-8 which is a step up for me. Unfortunately I've had accidents in the races where I get tapped and then crash out. Then I climb back to a similar position as where I started, and in the end I lost a few Dr points. I'm just trying to understand how it works and how I could gain more, since I find my self stuck between 1000-1500 points. Yes, more experience will definitly help me advance, but I'd like to understand what motivates the scoring.