I realize this game is old, but I still play it once in a while because I refuse to pay a new release price for the new Grid. But this has always driven me nuts. Regardless of how I throttle in the beginning of a race, and regardless of what vehicle I am in, the AI always get off the line faster than me. I catch them in second or third gear every time, but it gets frustrating for inferior cars to beat me to the first corner every single race. Am I missing something, or do Grid 2 AI just cheat?