I broke out my 3DO and started up some Road Rash. Years ago, I never bothered to do anything else in the game but race. Today, I noticed that inside the Der Panzer Klub, using the "Schmooze" option allows you to talk to the other characters in the game. The description for the "Schmooze" options states:
Let a fellow rider bend your ear a bit. Find out who's your friend and who hates your guts.
After talking with some other bikers, one of them said that they plan to hit me so hard, that "they'll be scrubbing the pavement out of you" (you meaning me).
This leads me to believe that depending on how I treat the other bikers during races (punching or kicking them) can alter how they feel towards me. Is this true in this game or are some bikers just more prone to hating you while others couldn't care less?