Then I realise you actually get points for taking other players down, so when you're waiting for the next event the only real thing to do is hit other players. Is it just me, or does this strike anyone else as a stupid idea?
Even better, they can take you down a second before the next race begins and you're then waiting to respawn while everyone else has driven off. Or better still when it's a challenge rather than a race, the game will spawn you two miles away from where you were, and by the time you get back to the original spot the challenge is over.
I find if you park off the street and turn off your engine while waiting for other players you don't usually get taken down as much. Best thing to do is just select one of the heavy trucks and just ram into everyone when they're doing a challenge, immediately eliminating them. Nothing like sweet revenge lol.