Look. The fact is, we just did a teststint with Isaac, Dom and Seb.
If there is a pole, everybody somehow hits it now or later, the car after it then of course takes the shortest like (which is a cut, because he'd have hit the pole). After half of the stint, everybody was cutting because they got used to it. And even though you might want to get it right and just clip the pole, it still resets and will be invisible for long enough time to keep the following cars cutting.