Thank you very much for this! Your help allowed me to get the game running in the first place. However the game would still crash often when loading a new stage. What worked for me was that I right clicked the rally.exe icon, then properties ---> shortcut icon ---> run and set that option to "minimized". Nothing visible changed in the way that the game runs, but the crashing stopped and I have now managed to complete ten stages in a row without the game crashing.