Originally Posted by GTR2man
I'm interested in the off-line workaround if you have the time to explain it.
Don't worry mate, there's no problem
It's quite easy to explain and to do, but as I've said it's only a warkaround, so some compromises are inevitables. I've replicated this process on my install and it works, but as I've already explained I have the game patched to latest version (1.2.10), so I'm not completely sure if it's works for all versions or not.
First of all, go into your GameData\Locations\CasalmartinoHillclimb folder and backup this files:
Open CasalmartinoHillclimb.aiw with a text editor (i.e. WordPad) and add this lines(usually they are located after [TELEPORT] section and before [PITS] section):
Save and exit.
Now open CasalmartinoHillclimb.trk (also with a text editor), using "search in the document" find this lines:
MeshFile=wall71_s0.gmt CollTarget=True HATTarget=False ShadowReceiver=False
Comment out them (insert // before each line), or simply delete them. Leave the rest of the document untouched. Save and exit.
Launch the game and try Time Attack mode. You should start with the car floating a bit in the air (sorry for this), then you take the control immediatly before the starting line. Drive till the finish line, then brake to stop the car and esc to return to pit menu page, then you can start a new lap if you want to. There are no intermediate times.
If something it's not clear, or goes wrong, feel free to ask more; I'll try to help, if I'm able to.