If you only want to play Offline and do not want the version 1.6 update, events can not be restarted. If you feel that you will not be able to win the event you can either race to the finish or just stop your car for about 5 seconds and the event will end automatically. Sometimes it might actually pay off finishing the event even though it feels like you will lose. The AI might crash or take a “wrong” turn and you could end up winning.
If you end up losing the event or decide to cancel the event there is lots of fun stuff to if you want to retry the event.
- Do another event. There is almost always another event going back to the same area that you started the original event.
- Do a Road Rage or Stunt Run and take it in the same direction as the start of the original event. Remember that you decide where to go!
- Do Road Rules when you are driving back to the event.
- Do a Show Time and take it in the same direction as the start of the original event.
The only time you really need to restart races is when you do Burning Routes and then you can use one of the techniques above. For any other event just choose another event close to where you are and have fun!
Remember that this is a totally open world and the game play is non-linear. You can do any event in any order you choose!