Game crashing when loading race (windows)


I have recently fixed an launch issue, and now i have a new issue to fix:

The game crashes when loading a career race.

It worked for about 30min, then it just decided to not work.


Intel Core i7 - 1165G7 (about 40% use when it was working)
Intel Iris XE graphics (about 60 - 80% use when working)
12GB DDR4 3200 (used all the memory it could get)

Average FPS: 30.1

Running game off of an external USB SSD, (Samsung 970 Evo V - Nand SSD, 500GB).

shouldnt be crashing, right?