Based on the fact that the Express Pass is on Leg 2, Leg 1 must have some sort of an incentive pass-like stuff.
Which made me think, no Salvage, Hazard pass... how about a Non-Elimination Pass, that they can use on themselves or ANY ONE TEAM that they choose to save on ANY LEG up till Leg 8 (any of the elimination legs).
WRP doesn't have to replan the Speedbump for the next leg. As long as the NEL Pass has been used on the team and the team is in last place, the next leg they will have to serve a Speedbump still OR, a 30 minutes penalty if they do not come in first place. I'm likely to think the latter would work better so that they do not have to plan new tasks for the Speedbump, and they have used the 30 minutes penalty before for two seasons as well.
And let's be frank, when has WRP ever put much emphasis in a Speedbump. Running across fireworks, doing yoga, performing dance... and dance... and more dance. The worst of all, serving a bowl of noodles and untying a ball of knots. It really isn't that hard to come up with a Speedbump, IMO.
Besides increasing the prize money to more than 1 million, awarding a team who has come in top 3 for all the legs a prize money... nothing can motivate a team more than a NEL Pass.
Of course, they could also come up with something like a Priority U-TURN Pass. It could work in a way they are allowed to skip the U-TURN if they have been U-TURNed, or that they U-TURN pass can overwrite any U-TURN decision that has been made before them. For example, if they or another team have been U-TURNed, they can U-TURN another team and overwrite the decision OR, just simply choose not to U-TURN. A priority U-TURN pass doesn't sound as good as the Express Pass.. BUT, it could be a game changer if used wisely. We know of some teams that have fallen just few minutes behind due to having to complete the other side of the U-TURN. Had they not been U-TURNed, they might have survived the leg. (Kisha and Jen in China, Carol and Brandy in Singapore, Amanda and Kris in TAR 14 are just some examples)
Of course, another really wild idea is that the winner of each leg will get to CAST A VOTE on who will receive a U-TURN on Leg 9, which maybe WRP will reveal to them that it is A DEFINITE ELIMINATION LEG or what... and this will force teams to really really race hard to avoid being voted for or get to cast their votes. And as viewers, we won't get to find out who did the winner of each leg cast their vote for until Leg 9 as well.. so it's sort of like a survivor votes reveal as well!