Time entered is that displayed at the completion of the track. Any shortcuts are permissible within the game confines.As all vehicles skins do not change the mechanics of the game, player may choose an alternative skin where they have the facility.NB: the manufacturers designed one game and released two. TrackMania United Forever is the full commercial game with all tracks available. TrackMania Nations Forever is the free release which caters for only the Nations area of the United version. For TrackMania Nations Forever submissions, you are playing in the Nations area only.