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Post 07 Oct 2020, 1:27 pm

The start grid.

Next deadline: turn 1 due Friday, October 9 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 09 Oct 2020, 1:30 pm

9 drivers push, 8 pass

Turn 1 summary:
Peeples comes off the line at 120 and starts the green line.
Bauska is satisfied with his 100 start, grabbing Peeples' wing.
Schulz also does not push, lining up behind the gray machine.
Kennington is the other driver that does not handle the dice. At 60 he loses two lengths to Schulz.

Kennard holds position at 40.
Baker misses the opening shift and fails to move.
Haskell keeps to the inside at 40.
Burnett remains to the outside of the red race car at 40.

Blizzard's 80 start moves him up three positions.
Brandt maintains his position inside the stalled car of Baker.
Miller avoids said motionless vehicle at 80 and brings up an early three wide.
Brown is at the tail end of the field at 40.

Next deadline: turn 2 due Monday, October 12 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 12 Oct 2020, 1:08 pm

Quite a bit of jostling mid-pack

Turn 2 summary:
Peeples rounds the green line and sets up in the middle for the next corner.
Bauska is through the inner red line for one wear, taking the bonus he opts for the outside instead of the lead.
Schulz follows the gray machine through the corner but even with the slip he loses a car length.
Kennington is also conservative through Nordkurve, taking the inner line at 120 for free.

Blizzard runs hard into the corner at 140 on the green racing line.
Kennard's acceleration brings him to 100 and onto the green line, eventually losing four positions.
Miller can reach 140 with no dice, setting up on the inside he advances his position by three.
Haskell does 120 and starts the red line inside Kennard.

Burnett pushes his engine. His engineer can only shake his head as he watches the telemetry from the car.
(Note: he is not on either racing line)
Brandt gets a slip from the red race car, he runs to the outside and picks up the green line.
Baker gets moving at 20 starting towards the inside.
Brown slides past Baker on the inside at 100.

NOTE: There are 13 drivers in C1, and one driver dropped out of C3. In order to get back to 12 drivers per circuit, there will be 5 relegations from C1 and C2 at the end of the season. (Note the Points chart)

Next deadline: turn 3 due Wednesday, October 14 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 14 Oct 2020, 1:20 pm

A three car break at the front

Turn 3 summary:
Peeples sheds two wear through the 80s at 120 to maintain P1.
Bauska does not fight Peeples, instead dropping one wear in the 80s and falling in behind.
Schulz leaves two wear in the 80s at 120 and tucks in behind the gray machine.
Kennington keeps pace for now with at 120 move into the 80s for two wear.

Blizzard slows to 120 and approaches the corner in the middle lane.
Miller cedes one wear to the 100 space at 120.
Burnett takes the more conservative move of 100 on the inside of the corner, eventually costing him two positions.
Kennard improves his position by two around the green line at 140 for free.

Haskell is down two spots into P10 running the inner red line at speed.
Brandt is up two spots at 140 through the green racing line and the slip.
Brown takes the green line for free.
Baker uses his full acceleration to reach 120 and follow Brown, using the slip to keep up.

Next deadline: turn 4 due Friday, October 16 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 16 Oct 2020, 2:00 pm

Quite a battle for P5-P10

Turn 4 summary:
Peeples hits his top speed of 160 down the back straight.
Bauska follows up with a 160, using the slip to pull even with the leader.
Schulz uses his top speed and a slip to keep pace.
Kennington maintains 120 to finish the 80s.

Blizzard drops one wear in the 80s at 100.
Kennard sheds two wear doing 120 through the 80s.
Brandt also is two wear lighter after taking the 80s at 120 as well.
Miller anticipates the wall in front of him, using the 60 and 80 at 80 for one wear.

Haskell leaves two wear in the 80s at 120 and keeps up with the pack.
The 60/80 combination costs Burnett two wear and allows him to fill the gap beside Haskell.
Brown hits the 60 at 100 making him the fifth driver to spend two wear this turn.
Baker is ready for the corner in the middle lane.

Next deadline: turn 5 due Monday, October 19 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 19 Oct 2020, 1:37 pm

The leaders are 3-wide into the hairpin with a group of 7 approaching right behind them

Turn 5 summary:
Peeples maintains speed and position at 160
Bauska stays right with the leader also at 160.
Schulz gets the bonus at 160 to pull even.
Kennington pushes his top speed to 180 successfully.

Kennard fires down the straight at 180 to the inside.
Brandt remains to the outside of the green race car.
Blizzard maxes his engine at 160.
Haskell does 180 and gets the double slip from Kennard to move up 4 positions from 9th to 5th.

Burnett is the recipient of a double slip as well, taking up position on the outside.
Miller's acceleration is good for 140, the slip keeping him on Blizzard's tail.
Brown can accelerate to 120, wear already paid.
Baker drops one wear in the 80s at 100.

Next deadline: turn 6 due Wednesday, October 21 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 19 Oct 2020, 1:52 pm

No surprise the front three are also the fastest
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Post 21 Oct 2020, 1:09 pm

For the first time this season Peeples is not leading the race

Turn 6 summary:
Peeples sheds two wear around the 80s all the way, jumping onto the racing line at the exit.
Bauska starts the 80s then moves to the racing line dropping two wear and moving into P1.
Schulz also surrenders two wear around the 80s at 120 to maintain the 3-wide.
Kennington finally has company as he approaches the hairpin on the line.

Haskell does 160 and chooses the outside lane.
Kennard holds the pedal at 180 and has to keep inside.
Brandt tries to keep at 180 but the wall in front of him forces him to lean on the brakes.
Burnett slows slightly to 140, the bonus allowing him to keep up.

Blizzard keeps at his top speed of 160 to keep the group intact.
Miller's 160 plus the slip puts him even with Blizzard.
Brown opens up to 180 down the straight.
Baker maxes at 160.

Next deadline: turn 7 due Friday, October 23 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 23 Oct 2020, 1:42 pm

Brake damage up front and a jumble through the hairpin

Turn 7 summary:
Bauska starts at 160 then tries a naked late brake. A sudden grab and release and he knows they're almost gone.
Schulz follows with a 160 move of his own, babying his late brake with one wear.
Peeples holds a steady 120 and falls in behind Schulz.
Kennington hits the hairpin 80s at 120 shedding two wear but retaking P4.

Kennard leans on his brakes and they respond. He runs the middle onto the second line for two wear.
Haskell starts the 80s at 100 then shifts to the second racing line dropping one wear.
Burnett has the initiative at 100 running the 60s and leaving two wear behind.
Brandt is at 100 also, ceding one wear through the 80s and onto the second racing line.

Miller clears the hairpin through the 80s at 120 scrubbing off two wear.
Blizzard plots 100 and has no choice, it's one wear through the 80s but he doesn't clear.
Brown approaches the hairpin on the line at 120.
Baker maintains 160, making up two car lengths on Brown.

Note: including Brad's penalty there were 13 wear points and 2 skill points used this turn.

Next deadline: turn 8 due Monday, October 26 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 26 Oct 2020, 1:01 pm

The drivers in the mid-pack must feel like they have magnets attached to their racecars

Turn 8 summary:

Bauska gets some temporary relief as he takes the line at 120 for two wear.
Schulz slows to 80 and rounds the 60 dropping one wear.
Peeples also slows to 80 taking the racing line for free.
Kennington plots 140 then late brakes to start the line.

Kennard at 120 moves outside of Kennington.
Haskell has inside position at 120 sliding inside at corner entrance to pick up P4.
Burnett also approaches at 120, no room for the bonus.
Brandt comes off the hairpin at 140 and is again a part of the pack.

Miller completes the group at 140.
Blizzard is locked at 100 to finish the hairpin.
Brown uses all his brakes to get down to 60 running the racing line with no strain.
Baker clears the hairpin through the 60s at 100 shedding two wear.

Next deadline: turn 9 due Wednesday, October 28 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 28 Oct 2020, 1:16 pm

The double 3-wides negotiate the corner with no dice and no hard braking

Turn 9 summary:
Bauska clears Sachs on the line at 120 knocking off two wear.
Schulz approaches on the racing line.
Peeples takes up a position inside the light blue machine.
Kennington is back into P4 with a small cushion after running the racing line at 120 for two wear.

Kennard moves up a spot at 100 around the 80s shedding one wear.
Haskell uses all his brakes to get to 60 around the inside of the corner for free.
Burnett takes the line at 80 and pulls even with Haskell.
Brandt runs the 80s at speed.

Miller does the same keeping pace with Brandt.
Blizzard is one wear lighter on the line in return for clearing the corner.
Brown can only reach 120 leaving him one space short of the corner.
Baker plots 140 looking for a slip but there is none to be had.

Next deadline: turn 10 due Friday, October 30 at 4pm EDT/8pm UTC
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Post 30 Oct 2020, 2:24 pm

Bauska is poised to stretch his lead

Turn 10 summary:
Bauska is around Sudkurve and onto the main straight after losing two wear in the 80.
Schulz sheds two wear on the Sachs line and two more into the Sudkurve 80 at 120.
Peeples is down to 80 around the racing line for free.
Kennington gives up two wear for the Sachs line at 120.

Kennard takes Mobil 1 on the inside at 100 for free.
Haskell through the same corner on the line at 120.
Burnett plots 120 but the only way to make the move is to stay outside in Mobil 1.
Brandt uses his inside advantage and a 120 plot on the line to move up a position.

Miller's 120 runs him outside behind the orange race car.
Blizzard accelerates slightly to 120 into Mobil 1 at no cost.
Baker trades one wear for a position, running the line at 100.
Brown is satisfied to do 80 and tuck in behind Baker.

(Note: Anyone using the UTC time, note it is one hour later for the switch from daylight time to standard time)

Next deadline: turn 11 due Monday, November 2 at 4pm EDT/9pm UTC
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Post 02 Nov 2020, 3:04 pm

A lot of braking in Sachs

Turn 11 summary:
Bauska hits his top speed and begins lap 2.
Schulz accelerates to 140 with wear paid, finishing through the 100 space.
Peeples drops one wear through the 100s at 120.
Kennington scrubs off two wear through the 80/100 to catch the purple machine.

Kennard taps the brakes to 80 around the Sachs line at speed.
Haskell matches his 80 move scrubbing off one wear around the inside.
Brandt wants 100 but has to slow to 80 with nowhere to exit the corner at that speed.
Burnett also is forced to slow from 100 to 80, moving to the outside of the corner.

Miller is the third driver to anticipate a 100 move through Sachs and must also brake before the corner.
Blizzard is happy to do 80 but he's forced outside at a cost of one wear.
Baker is through the Mobil 1 racing line at speed and starts the Sachs line.
Brown follows Baker at 120 and uses the bonus to drop to the inside.

Next deadline: turn 12 due Wednesday, November 4 at 4pm EDT/9pm UTC
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Post 02 Nov 2020, 3:13 pm

No surprise Bauska's "rabbit run" is the fastest through sector 2
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Post 04 Nov 2020, 2:47 pm

A big breakaway for the front four

Turn 12 summary:
Bauska is through Nordkurve on the green line at 140.
Schulz follows the leader on the green line also for free.
Peeples at his top speed sets up to follow the two leaders through the corner.
Kennington uses the bonus to finish to the inside of the purple machine.

Haskell clears Sudkurve at 120 through the 100s shedding one wear.
Kennard is also clear to hit the gas at a cost of one wear through the 100s as well.
Brandt gives up two wear to gain two positions around the 100/80 at 120.
Burnett follows Brandt through the 100/80 also at 120 dropping two wear and taking P6.

Miller continues the racing line at 80 and stays to the inside.
Blizzard, too, is locked at 80 with wear already paid to keep pace with Miller.
Brown is around the inside of Sachs at 80 knocking off one wear.
Baker's 80 around the line is wear free.

Next deadline: turn 13 due Friday, November 6 at 4pm EST/9pm UTC
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