For the best gameplay experience, here are some tips you will also find in the available map intros:
Turn off Bloom. - (Bloom can make the road completely blind for you.)
Turn on 'PostProcess FXs' in the advanced configure menu of your ManiaPlanet Launcher. - (This will solidify the road some more and improve the HUD visibility.)
Select the 'SOLIDCAR' skin from the profile menu. - (The skin doesn't transfer over to other titlepacks however. So switch back when you're done.)
Ghost medals have been driven, but it's advised to keep them invisible. They can hinder your field of view a little.
Hope this guide helps you out. Have fun playing!