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Mark L. Rivers

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RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« on: October 29, 2007, 07:44:36 PM »

Here it is the last RH track of the season, ARENAS! It will be (so I hope!) a mix of fun, pleasure to drive and wish to win thanks to known Indy?s features and a track full of dazzling, engaging and (as usual! ;)) original tracts! Seeing the track from the sky, we can see soon that there are two big elevated and blinded arenas (?Would you say that is it the reason of the name?!? :D) placed in a large sea and linked only by two tight stripes of asphalt. But let?s start for a usual virtual patrol-lap! Set free the ?horses? of your Indy but only for a short tract of the first ?link? that lead at the first arena: you have to approach at your best a tight chicane so to exit with the possible maximum speed. The reason? You have to enter in the porthole of the first arena almost in 4th gear if you want to avoid to land far on the track losing too much speed?. After the first two curves, the first arena is characterized to the necessity to reach and keep a high enough speed so to exit by the egress in a particular way? Which? Well, you?ll know it! (I can only say that tract will be the most difficult of the entire track? ;)). And then we are on the tight road that connects the two arenas! Water on the left, water on the right, and two fast chicanes to approach while the speed is over 210 Mph? But before to reach to porthole of the 2nd arena, we have to approach a strange and dazzling jump: Powergear is absolutely needed but? only partially?(?!)? You?ll see!  ;)  And now the 2nd arena: strong brake just after the entrance, but then we find a crucial tract where the ability to keep high the speed between different kinds of curves will be essential for a top performance. Weird and dazzling jump from a Loop to an Up/Down Corkscrew (really original and funny!) and then we?ll be launched towards the exit and the last tract of the track! What will we find outside the 2nd and last arena? Water, obviously, but a very fast tract too (Powergear? Let?s see?), where we will have to manage our Indy carefully until the finish line? That?s all! Come on Stunts drivers, let?s make a great show on this final track and, above all, enjoy with it!  :)

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #1 on: October 31, 2007, 09:19:42 PM »

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #2 on: November 01, 2007, 12:09:24 AM »
Not really a chance to fight for the title, so it's about winning another track and climbing on SWR.
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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #3 on: November 02, 2007, 08:44:08 PM »
My final time for CP1:

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #4 on: November 03, 2007, 03:19:19 PM »
I am really impressed with your trackdesigning, Mark. ARENAS is great fun, not too easy and not too hard, and somehow unusual...
But we can't be quite sure.


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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #5 on: November 03, 2007, 11:03:06 PM »
I am really impressed with your trackdesigning, Mark. ARENAS is great fun, not too easy and not too hard, and somehow unusual...

Your compliments make me really glad, BJ...  :)
You are a great driver with a big experience, and your consideration is really pleasant for me. Thanks!
What I always research, it's to realize tracks that arouse emotions and special sensations for who drive on them. I also always try to insert special tracts so it's necessary to make unusual passages from a element to another one. And sometimes I succeed to reach my goal... ;)
Effectively, I like very much designing a track, usually only a bit less than race on it, but sometimes a bit more...  ;)

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2007, 03:46:59 PM »

1st Checkpoint!

Duplode leads the provisional rank at CP1 with an absolutely fantastic time! The brazilian driver seems to have reached soon a very good feeling with the track realizing a striking 1'23"35!  :o :o    He inflicts almost 2" to me (2nd) and almost 5" to Chulk (3rd)!  :o   Maybe it would be enough to size his great performance, but if we take a look to the other drivers, the wonder increases: Krys TOFF (last winner in the season, 4th) at 10", AbuRaf70 (5th) at 15" and SuperBrian (6th) at over 16"...  :o   Really a great race for Duplode who, getting a whole bonus point, seems strongly intentioned to catch the 5th final place overtaking in last race his main opponent, SuperBrian (who has only a thin vantage, 2,5 points in classification)! Looking the scoreborad, it seems that drivers are racing really in two different arenas with the first three encased in about 5" and the second three enclosed in about 5" too but with a larger gap. Anyway, the track has some critical points where a not correct approach risks to cause a large loss of speed increasing a lot the final time. And the short period from Start to CP1 maybe has not permitted to any drivers to make many trials. This could be the cause of the divide on the scoreboard.  ::)  Meanwhile, not succeeding to get bonus points, Chulk delivers officially the title to me  :): 18 points the maximum score by now reachable by the argentinian, 19 points the gap in general classification. It has been a fair and estimable challenge, and only 2 bad results for Chulk ("Tetris" in last May and "Funny" in last month) have impeded to have still a pulsant dispute! But now we have to see what will happen in this dazzling and surprising race! Next Sunday we'll know if more drivers will be able to find the right approach to pass from Arena 1 to Arena 2! ;)

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #7 on: November 06, 2007, 05:33:56 AM »
There is so much to do in this track one hardly believes it can be finished under 90 seconds... a perfect design to round off the season Mark! 8)

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #8 on: November 06, 2007, 11:01:08 PM »
There is so much to do in this track one hardly believes it can be finished under 90 seconds... a perfect design to round off the season Mark! 8)

Thanks Duplode!  :)   
About final time, you sure wanted to say 80 seconds (your time is already 83"35)... but really in this moment I wouldn't know how I can go under that limit... 

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #9 on: November 06, 2007, 11:24:04 PM »
About final time, you sure wanted to say 80 seconds (your time is already 83"35)... but really in this moment I wouldn't know how I can go under that limit...
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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2007, 01:59:56 AM »
About final time, you sure wanted to say 80 seconds (your time is already 83"35)... but really in this moment I wouldn't know how I can go under that limit...
I know how to, but I just can't do it!

Well, I was not refering to final times in my post; but anyway I sort of agree with Chulk on this one...

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2007, 07:53:45 AM »
About final time, you sure wanted to say 80 seconds (your time is already 83"35)...

Well, I was not refering to final times in my post

OK, now I think to have understood what you wanted to say, something near to this thought: to make a time under 90 seconds it's necessary to believe ("hardly") that it's possible, working then a lot... Right?  ;)

80 seconds... really in this moment I wouldn't know how I can go under that limit...
I know how to, but I just can't do it!

I sort of agree with Chulk on this one...

Well, I realized yesterday my second attempt for CP2 (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/replay/AREMARK3.zip). I think to have made the fastest first half of race I'm able to do (maybe I can rescue 0"50 in first 20 seconds, but I'm not sure...). In the 2nd half of the track, in this moment I think that maybe I can lower furtherly my time for 1" or a bit more, but this wouldn't be enough to go under 80"... And really I don't know in this moment where I can find the centiseconds I need...  ???

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2007, 10:09:06 AM »
OK, now I think to have understood what you wanted to say, something near to this thought: to make a time under 90 seconds it's necessary to believe ("hardly") that it's possible, working then a lot... Right?  ;)

Not quite... I just meant Arenas is very complex without being very long  ;)

Well, I realized yesterday my second attempt for CP2 (http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/replay/AREMARK3.zip). I think to have made the fastest first half of race I'm able to do (maybe I can rescue 0"50 in first 20 seconds, but I'm not sure...). In the 2nd half of the track, in this moment I think that maybe I can lower furtherly my time for 1" or a bit more, but this wouldn't be enough to go under 80"... And really I don't know in this moment where I can find the centiseconds I need...  ???

My intuition tells there should be room to break 80'', and someone will eventually do it. Finding the correct racing lines will be far from trivial, however...

(I still have not gone for CP2, so this is merely speculation, for now  ;))

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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2007, 10:49:59 PM »
About final time, you sure wanted to say 80 seconds (your time is already 83"35)... but really in this moment I wouldn't know how I can go under that limit...
I know how to, but I just can't do it!
I'VE DONE IT!!! No, I'm just kidding, I haven't even raced for CP2 yet, I will probably race tonight.
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Re: RH - R10/2007 - "THE ARENAS"
« Reply #14 on: November 11, 2007, 03:43:37 PM »

2nd Checkpoint!

Again Duplode!!!  :)  The brazilian driver results again 1st at CP2 lowering his time over 3%, catching so other 2 bonus points in add to the one got at CP1!!  I (2nd) also lowered over 3% his time (0,5 bonus point for me), but not enough to be ahead Duplode that doesn't seem by now only intentioned to overtake SuperBrian (good improvement but still 6th): he strongly wants to catch his first official victory in a standard RH race!  8)  Let's see what will happen, while next Sunday, we'll know if Duplode (18 points his provisional score) will catch other 3 bonus points (as AbuRaf70 in Geometry) trying to get a marvelous en-plein! While Chulk didn't improve (anyway still 3rd), it's turning on the fight for the final 3rd place: AbuRaf70 (4th) overtakes Krys TOFF (5th) defending the thin gap (1,5 point) in general classification! If no one of them will catch other bonus points, the argentinian and the french can't arrive pair. Krys have to get at least 2 points more than AbuRaf70, and this means, for example, Krys 4th and AbuRaf70 5th. Will be the argentinian able to defend his position at CP3 too and, above all, at the Finish?  ???  Really stunning and surprising this final of season!  8)    And... are we sure that there won't be other pleasing surprises like outsiders not even on the track....? Let's see!  :)

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