I remember before S1 was out there was someone (Russian name) that would regularly wipe the floor with everyone in GTi.
Then someone else explained that Russian name translated as 'little girl' (or something similar)
Sure showed me up on the track!
Hmm, not sure.
I know that when you create a new player they start on 0 points (so you can swap between people on the same installation, saving preferences for each). Maybe you have created/used a different player instead of the usual one?
Someone was asking about changing the colour of the back plate from yellow, since not all countries have yellow like UK. Choosing your country could change the colour of your plates (front and back), and also a little national flag at the left end, which seems to be the trend on lots of new road cars.