There are times in a race when you are challenging an opponent that might have a slightly faster car and/or might demonstrate a slightly better skill set with respect to racing. Do not throw in the towel... there just might be a way or a racing strategy that will help you to place ahead of this competitor. You might want to use a "Press and Pass" strategy.
This is a very simple strategy that can work very well for you during the race. The crux of this strategy is to put pressure on your opponent by hanging just behind them on the track (do not pass them just hang close) in hopes of forcing them to make a mistake. The mistake usually occurs in the corner or curves where they will go into the curve too fast, de-slot, and fly off the track. If you have backed off of your pressing just before the curve, they will fly off the track and you will navigate the curve safely and pass them by. By the time they have their car back on the track you have gained half a lap on them. By practicing this little strategy you will find out the best places or scenarios on the track to use it. Good luck and happy racing.