In B-Spec, instead of driving you'll be taking the role of a coach, leading other racers to glory. You can manage a whole team of drivers, each with strengths and weaknesses. They will make use of your owned cars, but will pass along the credits to your pool of money. While you can only higher one racer at first, you'll gain more slots as you level.
Hiring a Driver
Racers are randomly generated, including having random names and outfits. They also have various stats that help them on during a long race. Some of these abilities are their basic driving skills, such as Braking, Accuracy, and Accuracy. These three scores all factor into the driver's overall Speed. The Strength determines how well they can physically withstand during a grueling high impact race. Mental Strength how well they can keep it together when a race goes badly. Finally, Personality determines what type of driver they are. Those that are closer to Cool driver slower, but are less likely to make mistakes. Hot drivers are the inverse, opting for speed at the risk of making bad choices. Ideally, drivers near the center will get a good mix of the two elements.
On the Track
While racing, there are a few different commands you can give your driver. Lowering Pace will make them go slow, but will keep them from making mistakes. Increasing Pace will make them go faster, but it could push their emotions to make mistakes. Maintain Pace allows their bar to freeze and keep their speed for a short time. Finally, overtake will help them to bass nearby cars, but will do very little if the enemy is too far ahead. You also want to keep track of their Strength and Mental Strength, which will go down as they undergo strenuous tasks and fall behind in places. As your drover reaches higher emotions in the Hot range, tell them to slow down, while when they enter a Cool state tell them to move faster. When their emotions reach the center, concentrate on maintaining speed. Keep in mind that B-Spec Races are often twice the length of their A-Spec counterparts, so Strengths are more likely to drop with so many laps. Additionally, if you give your B-Spec racer a car that is way over match for the enemy, they will be able to breeze by regardless of their emotions or current endurance.