I began wondering this after a race I did. There were three of us: Me with my Adder, second guy with Entity XF and third with Zentorno.
Right when the race started, my friend came for a visit and I missed first 25 seconds of the race. I still decided to start the race even though I was 25 seconds behind but as the race kept going I noticed that I am catching these dudes within every checkpoint. I managed to catch them up even though I was 25 seconds behind.
I think it is crazy or atleast not fair even if catch-up is on.
What are your thoughts on this?