Sorry for the delay folks. I had a busy morning and also had to make some corrections. An intrepid driver, who I shall refer to from now on as "The Watcher," has been double-checking the RM and found him a tad sloppy.
I've made the following corrections prior to running turn 19:
1) Giovanni used a wear to go 100 through Istanbul in Turn 15 but it was not accounted for. Pre-Turn 19, he should have had 9 wear, not 10.
2) Also in Turn 15, Ken used 2 skill on a dice roll. Like the above, this was noted in the narrative but not in the skill total, so pre-turn 19 his skill total is 4 1-skill chips, not 6.
3) Jim used a wear in Turn 9 on a late brake, but I did not account for that. He should have 10 wear pre-turn 19, not 11.
Additionally, after conferring with Mike, I made an adjudication error in Turn 18 with Simone's plot as it relates to the emergency braking.
Simone did not place conditions for emergency braking in his plot. Specifically, if a driver wants to brake before the corner, it needs to be specified in the plot, otherwise the driver enters the corner at the plotted speed. His plot should have taken him into the corner for 2 wear with a late brake for another wear. I braked him before the corner for 2 total wear in error. This doesn't change his position, only his wear total, pre-turn 19 should be 14. [Note that when braking in a corner, additional payment is lost beyond finishing speed. Simone entered at +40, but can continue at +20.]
My apologies to Simone in particular, but to the other drivers noted above as well. This is a lot and some of it reaches back, so I'm going to ask that any errors be noted to me from now on within 2 turns prior to the current turn, or they will stand.
Your Race Moderator is only human, so thanks for your understanding. :-)
Anyway, on with the Race!Next Deadline: Turn 20 plots are due Monday, July 13 at 9am EDT/1pm UTC
(hard deadline).Turn 19 Summary
Marshall exits Izmir at 140 and takes the Bursa racing line for a wear. Giovanni continues at 120 and starts the Bursa line for free. Jim and Turyko both go 80 and take the Izmir line for free. Josh goes 120 and starts the RL. Chris and Meng both plot 140 and keep pace with each other - Chris inside, Meng lining up behind Josh.
Simone accelerates to 100 through the 80 space by virtue of the increasing speed limit and heads inside. Ken can increase to 80 on the line and settles in behind Simone. Dave goes 80 on the line for a wear. Doug also plots 80, but takes the 60s for a wear and blocks the racing line. Grant plots 80 as well, but with the line blocked he instead takes the 60s for a wear and finishes in the 80 space.