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Post 08 Nov 2017, 4:03 pm

Things string out a bit.

Turn 13 summary:
Mossman drops one wear in Virage du Pont at 100. Hancock gets the jump on Ling plotting 140 and taking the long way around Tour. Ling at 120 takes the short path and finishes outside Hancock. Kennington maintains 120 (wear already paid) and lines up right behind Ling.

Welage continues at 100 through the 80s for already paid wear and gives up one car length to the dark blue machine. Tatum finishes the outside lane of Bendor at 100 and tacks onto Welage. Bauska keeps steady at 100 around the 80s for already paid wear and keeps side by side with Tatum. Incorpora also maintains 100 and scrubs off one wear by shifting to the 80s, making it three wide with Tatum and Bauska.

Rando completes Bendor on the inside at 80. Blizzard keeps at 100 and stays on the outside for free. Miller slows to 80 and covers the 80s at no cost. Linneberg finishes Beausset at 100 around the 100s.

Next deadline: turn 14 due Friday, November 10 at 6pm EST/11pm UTC
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Post 11 Nov 2017, 5:47 am

And we're back. Mossman gets into another zip code.

Turn 14 summary:
Mossman asks his power plant for a little extra acceleration (naked 2) and starts lap two with a tremendous lead. Hancock sheds one wear in du Pont at 100 and clears Ling into P2. Ling around the 80s at speed drops in behind Hancock. Kennington shed one wear in the 80s to make it two wide for third.

Welage flies around du Pont at 120 through the 80s scrubbing off two wear and making it three wide. Tatum follows Welage through the virage also dropping two wear in the 80s. Bauska plots 120 then a puff of smoke from the front wheels as he late brakes to 100 (modified 10) takes a wear off the brakes and another in the corner at 100. Incorpora takes the inside around du Pont at 100 and a cost of two wear but a gain of two positions.

Rando plots 120 and wants the du Pont 80s but, with them blocked, he takes the long way around Tour. Blizzard gets off Bendor at 140 and also takes the long route to bleed off speed and finish even with Rando. Miller at 120 has no choice but to follow the parade around the outside of Tour. Linneberg finishes Bendor at 100, wear already paid, and makes plans for entering du Pont.

Next deadline: turn 15 due Monday, November 13 at 6pm EST/11pm UTC
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Post 13 Nov 2017, 4:34 pm

A couple of big moves and one bold one.

Turn 15 summary:
Mossman takes the Verriere line at 140 for free. Hancock grabs the start of the line at 160. Welage is first out of the three-wide at 180. He drops inside of Hancock picking up three positions. Ling uses one skill to coax a little extra acceleration from his engine (modified 5) and, at 160, hits the line behind Hancock.

Kennington also plots 160 and he slides inside grabbing onto Welage and pushing Ling down another spot. Incorpora winds up to 160 and, with a slip from Ling, the only place he fits makes it three wide approaching Verriere. Tatum wisely backs off, only going 140, and takes a slip from the blue machine. He chooses to finish in the middle in preparation for the corner. Bauska comes off of Virage du Pont at 160 and looks for a slip position, finding one behind Tatum.

Blizzard flies around the du Pont 80s at 140, scrubbing off two wear and using three skill. His tires barely hold him on the track (modified 6) to complete the big move. Rando drops one wear in the 80s at 100 finishing inside but not able to pick up the purple car's draft. Miller also sheds one wear at 100 in the 80s and holds onto Rando's wing. Linneberg chooses the 60 space of du Pont at 100. It's costs him two wear but he picks up Miller's draft.

Next deadline: turn 16 due Wednesday, November 15 at 6pm EST/11pm UTC
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Post 15 Nov 2017, 4:07 pm

Verriere takes a lot of rubber. One engine barely survives a push.

Turn 16 summary:
Mossman slows to 80 for the Chicane, taking the 80 and 60 for one wear. Hancock runs the Verriere racing line at 160, shedding one wear. Welage takes the 100s at 140 leaving two wear behind but keeps on Hancock's tail. Kennington's inside position gives him the initiative as he scrubs off one wear in the 120s at 140 and finishes in the middle lane.

Ling duplicates Kennington's move but with a slip from Hancock is able to pass the dark blue race car. Incorpora opts for the 100s at 120, giving up one wear and in return picking up P5. Tatum follows Incorpora's tire tracks through the corner and uses the slip from Ling to make it three wide. Bauska drops one wear in the 120s at 140 but clears the corner.

Blizzard holds it at 140 and goes into the corner on the racing line for free. Rando's engine is tasked with getting him to 160 and responds but barely (two skill, modified 9). Miller plays it safe at 140. With the slip he's able to keep pace with Rando. Linneberg plots 160 to complete the line of cars snaking through Verriere.

Next deadline: turn 17 due Friday, November 17 at 6pm EST/11pm UTC
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Post 15 Nov 2017, 4:17 pm

Mossman with the expected huge margin.
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Post 17 Nov 2017, 4:28 pm

A fairly quiet turn as the pack begins to snake through the Chicane for the second time.

Turn 17 summary:
Mossman drops one wear in the St. B. 80s, clearing the corner and preparing to get gone again. Hancock closes the gap slightly at 120 through the Chicane 80s, shedding two wear. Welage scrubs off one wear through the 80s at 100 using the slip to keep up with the silver car. Tatum comes out of the three wide first, plotting 140 then using one wear to late brake to 120. He knocks off two more wear in the Chicane 80s and picks up two spots in return.

Ling slows to 100 and takes the outside lane for free. Incorpora had the same idea but is now forced to the inside costing him one wear but allowing him to maintain P5, pushing Ling down another position. Kennington tests his fragile brakes to get down to 100 (modified 6) and finishes in the middle lane to keep his options open for next turn. Bauska plots 140, reaching the Chicane on the outside of Kennington.

Blizzard, Rando and Miller all plot 140 through the Verriere racing line for free; Miller getting a slip from Rando is able to pull even with him. Linneberg keeps the line intact with a 120 move and a slip from Miller.

Next deadline: turn 18 due Monday, November 20 at 6pm EST/11pm UTC

For advance planning, since next Thursday is Thanksgiving Day in the U.S., turn 19 will be due Wednesday as usual, turn 20 will have a soft deadline of Friday and a hard deadline of Monday.
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