I'm winning every other special event and A-spec race, but I can't seem to get any higher than 9th in the bus race. I'm awful.
It is really tricky, and it took me many, many, many attempts to get gold at this event (I'm embarrassed to say how many), but its still much easier than the Lotus race! A few things I found were.....
-Just tap the brakes, and don't use them at all between the exit of the Hammerhead and Gambon.
-Minimise steering movements and drive clean lines.
-If you're not at least 7th by the end of Lap 1 then just restart.
-You can overtake one bus on the entry to Chicago on Lap 1, and one going through Chicago. Two more can be picked off round the outside of Hammerhead and another two on the short straight before Gambon, where all the AI brake too hard.
-Presuming you're in 7th or 6th place by Lap 2, all the AI buses in front (bar the leader) get in a big squabble which loses them a lot of time, you can slipstream past the lot before or through Hammerhead and the extra speed gained places you nicely on the leaders tail, setting you up nicely to slipstream him before or after the Follow-Through.
Believe me I nearly gave up on this, so many second places........
Edited by wepmob2000, 29 November 2010 - 06:50.