It's not online at all. It's to get the achievement unlocked. The top 3 is just pilots in the story. When you do the training, they boast to going back through to beat your trainer. Hell, increasing pilot speed would do the same thing if making a timer seems pointless I guess.
I might be stupid. But..
I have delete the trainer, rebooted and downloaded a new one.
Clear chase? In browser?
We also need a clear explanation of what combinations of options you are trying to use and what we need to do to replicate it with this save.
attach a savegame with EXACTLY what we have to do to make it crash every time.