Drivatar seems waaaaay to fast?

So I played and owned all the Forza’s, except FM5. So, I am new to Drivatars.

In my Career mode, there is this one particular Drivatar, and in every race, he gets out front, and then walks away from me. Whether I set their aggression on or off, whether I set their experience to New Racer, or Pro (have not tried Unbeatbale yet), it is the same thing. I get past all of the field, only to find this Drivatar is lapping 8-16 seconds quicker than I can lap.

I am trying to improve, and I have found a lot of speed, but I simply cannot get anywhere close to this drivatar. It finishes its race sometimes more than half a lap ahead. I like a good race, not a blow out. I don’t mind coming in second in a good race, but this guy just blows me away. While I am not exactly on the leaderboards, I am far from a noob.

Other than find a whole lot of extra speed, like top 100 levels of speed, is there anything else to be done?

Or, do I just have to settle for second place from here on out in career mode?

READ ME thread stickied at the top of the forum, second post, “Drivatars: lead drivatar unbelievably fast”