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Post 08 Jun 2018, 3:47 pm

The green flag flies in France as all drivers push with 2 skill except Brandt who throws his 3-skill chip in on the first turn.

Turn 1 summary:
Ling and Brandt keep row 1 intact as both move 120. Rae follows also at 120 on the inside.

Polcen, the first of the 80mph cars, holds down the inside. Tatum at 120 is able to duck in front of the black machine to move up to P4. Ales, the other 80mph racecar, completes the queue.

Next due date: turn 2 due Monday, Jun 11 at 6pm EDT/10pm UTC
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Post 11 Jun 2018, 4:07 pm

The pack stays intact with no position changes.

Turn 2 summary:
Ling reaches 160 shedding two wear in the 120s. Brandt at 140 also loses two wear through the 100s to stay even with the leader.

Rae and Tatum both plot 140, Rae dropping two wear in the 100s and Tatum only spending one wear in the 120s. He does get a slip which gets him one more space.

Polcen and Ales complete the pack also at 140, with Polcen taking his slip into the 100 knocking off two wear while Ales uses his slip to move into the 120s scrubbing off one wear.

Next deadline: turn 3 due Wednesday, Jun 13 at 6pm EDT/10pm UTC
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Post 13 Jun 2018, 3:53 pm

Still no breathing room for anyone.

Turn 3 summary:
Ling and Brandt both plot 120, Ling taking the inside lane for one wear and Brandt staying in the outside lane for free.

Rae plots 140 but there's no room for that move. He spends one wear to late brake and hits the 120 for free. Tatum maintains 140 into the 100s scrubbing off two wear and gets a tenuous hold on P3.

Polcen and Ales both continue at 140; Polcen shedding two wear in the 100s and Ales sitting just short of the corner.

Next deadline: turn 4 due Friday, Jun 15 at 6pm EDT/10pm UTC
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Post 15 Jun 2018, 4:05 am

Some staggering finally appears as only two cars remain side-by-side

Turn 4 summary:
Ling runs up to Nouveau Monde at 140 on the inside. Brandt is locked at 120 and he keeps to the inside.

Tatum continues at 140, keeping on Ling's tail and moving into P2. Rae must plot 120 and runs in Brandt's tire tracks.

Polcen exits the corner at 140, passing Rae and finishing even with Brandt. Ales slows to 100 and takes the inside lane for free.

Next deadline: turn 5 due Monday, Jun 18 at 6pm EDT/10pm UTC
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Post 16 Jun 2018, 5:37 am

Good job on getting turns in. We can make up one of the two we lost at the beginning.

A spin in Nouveau Monde and the front three prepare to breakaway.

Turn 5 summary:
Ling careens around the inside of Nouveau Monde at 80 and jumps outside to break the draft. But Tatum is wise to the move as he also hangs 80 through the corner and moves to the middle making Ling's position moot.

Brandt plots 100 then downshifts late with two skill (modified 5) and also leaves rubber in the inside lane. Polcen wanted the same move but with the inside now blocked he's determined to clear the corner on this turn. He throws two wear and his big 3-skill chip at a chance roll at 100 through the middle 40s. His tires fail to grip and around he goes, looking at the infield instead of the pavement.

Rae decides to save a little wear since he can't clear the corner, so he goes outside at 80 shedding one wear. Ales approaches the corner at 100 in the middle lane to keep his options open for next turn.

Next deadline: turn 6 due Monday, Jun 18 at 6pm EDT/10pm UTC
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Post 16 Jun 2018, 11:50 am

Another great job on the moves! We are now even with the regular circuit. Thanks guys.

As anticipated, the field breaks into two 3-car packs.

Turn 6 summary:
Ling fires down the straightaway at 140, reaching D132. Tatum is able to pull even thanks to a 140 move and a slip.

Brandt comes off Monde and pushes his acceleration to 160 (naked 4) to keep up with the leaders. Polcen recovers from his spin at 40. (He could not do 60 as you can't exceed the corner speed after a spin)

Rae finishes Monde at 80 for paid wear. Ales picks off two cars at once with a two-wear 80 move through the inner 40s.

Next deadline: turn 7 due Monday, Jun 18 at 6pm EDT/10pm UTC
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Post 18 Jun 2018, 2:57 pm

A new leader!

Turn 7 summary:
Ling and Tatum both run the inside of the corner at 80 using no wear and staying side-by-side.

Brandt slows to 120 and sheds two wear in the inside lane, picking off both Ling and Tatum in one move. Ales drives the entire straightaway at 140 and prepares for the corner.

Rae also accelerates to 140 and gets a slip from Ales to pull even with him. Polcen asks for a little extra acceleration as he recovers from his spin (naked 9) and is able to keep the cars ahead of him in sight.

Next deadline: turn 8 due Wednesday, Jun 20 at 6pm EDT/10pm UTC
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