We can say it: ?The Arenas? has not been a classic year ending race with the games already closed. It has been a real hard and engaging challenge between drivers who raced for fun and for the win!
And, as it?s obvious in these cases, the show has been great, and also the podium: I legitimate the title, conquered one month ago, winning ahead an awesome Duplode (first 2nd place for him in career for this specialty!) and a fantastic Bonzai Joe who is returning to a splendid condition after the long pause!
Really a wonderful race who appears even greater if we check the analysis. But before this, let?s talk about the results of other drivers!
Fourth is arrived Chulk, without improvements in last week, maybe not very motivated to find a faster replay in a race by now with many significances for him. But the final 2nd place in classification is really a great result, and if we check the final SDR Ranking, we can see that Chulk is the driver who caught the highest number of race points in the 2 seasons: chapeau.
And now we have to talk about the last three places. Usually the fifth position is a not very rewarding place, but this time it?s not so: succeeding to stay ahead Krys TOFF and SuperBrian (6th and 7th, without further improvements in last week) AbuRaf70 succeeds to catch a 5th place that vales gold for him!
In fact, the esteemed and loved argentinian driver succeeds to obtain a wonderful third place in the general classification, a result that has really a sweet taste, for him and maybe for his main opponent in the season too?
But let?s return to the podiumers? races! We have said ?awesome Duplode? and this is not exaggerate: best first, second and fourth section inflicting heavy gaps (above all in section 1 and 4) to his opponents!!!
Yes, at 1st intermediate the brazilian ace leads with 1?20 on Bonzai Joe (2nd) and 2?00 on me (only 4th behind Chulk) and the gaps rise to 1?35? for BJ (2nd) and 2?95 for me (still 4th behind Chulk) at intermediate 2!
And what about the section 4? Partial times say this: 1st Duplode with 13?55, 2nd BJ with 16?35 (+ 2?80) and 3rd me with 16?50 (+ 2?95). Total time of these 3 sections? Duplode 48?30, BJ 52?45, me 54?20.
Abyssal gaps for a really awesome Duplode!!
But, sure you ask, how does it possible he didn?t win, what did it happen in section 3??
And now we have to talk about the mysterious 3rd section? Since BJ sent is impressive 1?11?60, I thought that the Danish ace had cut the track correspondently to the access to the 2nd Arena. But it was wrong. BJ made a fantastic line, driving his car really at its limit, skimming the perfection (+ 3?75 on Duplode), but following a normal line, the same line of the brazilian driver. Anyway I didn?t know it and so I concentrated all my efforts on that cut. An impossible long jump, an impossible cut. And when I was almost sure to desist? the ?miracle? happened!
Yes, I cut the track jumping from the ramps situated at intermediate 3 to the access of 2nd Arena, keeping the Powergear: really incredible but real, watch my replay to believe it!!
And if you?ll watch that replay you?ll see that the jump has been preparated (with a big investment of time) since the middle of the two fast chicanes placed in the water. To arrive to the ramps with the right degrees and the right slide, I lunge the trajectory in the middle of the chicanes, reducing forced the speed (this explains better the gap of 1? from Duplode between 1st and 2nd intermediate?), but sliding as I wanted to approach the ramps to try to make the jump desired, availing the usual strange shake that ramps provide when you approach them on the border. And this is the standing at intermediate 3: 1st me with 53?20 (3rd section partial time: 15?50), 2nd a wonderful BJ with 54?65 (18?55 +3?05) and 3rd is Duplode with 57?05 (22?30 +6?80). But now sure you ask: how did Duplode succeed to rescue 3? on me and BJ in last section?
Well, I (evidently exultant for my ?magic? cut?) didn?t see the possibility to avail the loop completely to reach and keep the powergear so to pass on the grass near the up/down corkscrew. I cut anyway the corkscrew but flying on it, after availing only the first tract of the loop. Many seconds gain on drivers who chose to jump from the loop to the corkscrew, but sure not the best way possible. Instead BJ and Duplode made the best choice, but with a little but determinant difference: while the danish driver passes on the right of the final ramp of the elevated tract, the brazilian succeeds to pass on the left and this means? he succeeds to keep the powergear for all the final tract!! ?You sure are wrong?, you said, ?last sharp corner placed just before the finish can?t be done with powergear!? Do you think so? Well, you have only to see the replay to be sure that I have not said lies? Incredible and dazzling final for the great race of Duplode!
And sure incredible and dazzling final for this race and this great season!!
Thanks so much to all have take part, racing on SDR too, to the great show called Stunts world racing!
One more time we can say: Long live to Stunts! http://digilander.libero.it/stunts.SDR/index_SDR.htm