It seems Krys was expecting with a big apprension the result...
I had updated SDR site 3 minutes ago! Finish!
It was clear that it would be finally arrived and in fact it?s arrived: first great victory for Krys TOFF on SDR!!
The French ace shakes off all his recent dull performances triumphing on ?Funny? with one of his favorite car, and contest manager is really happy to count him in the restricted pool of winner of SDR races!
But about this race, we have to say a lot, so? let?s go inside it!
Krys makes a great performance leaving the 2nd, me, almost at 2?, while the 3rd, Duplode, arrived almost 4? later the winner!
Just behind SuperBrian (4th) and a bit more distance the couple of argentinian drivers, with AbuRaf70 (5th) for the 2nd time in the season ahead his teammate Chulk (6th). With this result, Chulk can by now say ?Goodbye? to the title, because his gap from the leader is now 19 points. Minding that a winner can get a maximum score of 21 points (as AbuRaf70 got in ?Geometry track?), only a missed participation of the current leader (but maybe neither that) could impede him to conquer the title. Anyway, mathematically there are still possibilities, so we must postpone any proclamation after the finish of the last race. Instead, there are 2 other challenges really open! Krys TOFF reduced a lot his gap from AbuRaf70 for the 3rd place (only 1,5 points the new gap!) while Duplode has approached a bit SuperBrian (who has overtook CTG) for the 5th place (2,5 points the new gap!): this will make very interesting the last race!
But let?s talk more deeply about this race now!
Amazing, really amazing this penultimate race of the season! It could seem only a funny race, a nice interval before the last appointment, but it became week after week a really amazing and involving race! Above all, because weird bugs have characterized it! Which? Difficult to know how it could be happened, but three drivers (Krys TOFF, SuperBrian and Duplode) have cut (in two different ways) an abnormal tract of the track (after last intermediate) not taking any penalty time!
I checked their replays re-driving with replay handling last 2 seconds of the races, and? effectively final time will be reported in Stunts evaluation page without penalty! It seems that Stunts internal check system had a temporary failure while their cars cut the track in that points? Anyway, their replays (and their times) have to be considered valid in order to the specific SDR rules. Since Gutix succeeded, thanks to a Stunts bug, to finish a race after 9? (?Choices? ? May 2006 ? you can read the related News in Archive page) I introduced the following rule: ?Tricks and shortcuts are allowed, but replays will be accepted if car will have transited in correspondence of the intermediates indicated on the map (yellow, violet and red lines). Penalty time will be added at race time.
? Having the three drivers? cars transited on all intermediates, and not having Stunts internal system attributed to their race any penalty time, even if they he have cut an abnormal tract of the race their time has to be considered valid.
But if we take a look at the replays and the analysis, we could find some interesting consideration to do!
AbuRaf70 transits with the best time at 1st and 2nd intermediates: great race for the more and more skilled argentinian driver!
He reaches an impressive speed, making a wonderful serial of jump around the loop! But the fastest 2nd section is for the winner!
Only 5th at 1st intermediate (with a quite high gap, 0?65) Krys TOFF makes a fantastic tract rescuing a lot on AbuRaf70 (only 0?15 the new gap). Meanwhile the gaps of other drivers continuing to rise: 0?40 for me (3rd), 0?75 for Chulk (4th), 1?25 for Duplode (5th, the only that didn?t jump from the loop) and 1?65 for SuperBrian (6th). At the hairpin just before the 2nd intermediate, all drivers choose to follow the tract passing through the tunnel, except for me who cut the track just skimming the highest part of the hill. A good choice seeing the results at 3rd intermediate reached by the drivers through various lines as the track permitted them: I?m 1st with 0?40 on Krys TOFF, 0?70 on AbuRaf70, 0?85 on Chulk, 2?75 on Duplode and 3?70 on SuperBrian.
And we now arrive at the last section, that we could define ?the black hole? of Stunts internal check system.
SuperBrian opens a door between the last two hills cutting immediately toward the finish element, followed from Krys TOFF, who asked me to report, in case of victory, his public thanks to his teammate for his good teamwork!
The result is absolutely weird: 10 consecutive Stunts elements skipped and no penalty time! About Duplode, he opens a 2nd door correspondently at the last tunnel: he flies on it cutting immediately on the right, sliding out of control until the finish line. The result? Three consecutive Stunts elements skipped and no penalty time! Thanks to these phenomenal bugs (but someone had to try them to could avail them and this is part of a race) the three drivers gain a lot (above all the duo of Damage Inc.) on the others (AbuRaf70, Chulk and me), and only a guessed final slide on the last hill permits me to limit my gap arriving 2nd even if at almost 2? from the winner.
Wow, really an amazing race! But now, with the title almost assigned, we can enjoy without many calculations with the last track of this season: The Arenas! Check the correspondent topic and try it: beginning from the 1st of November, it will be a last stunning event of this contest! http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/index_SDR.htm