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Post 15 Feb 2021, 3:33 pm

Turn 1 Summary

A short sprint up Boulevard Albert Ier, to the tight Sainte-Dévote corner, named after a small church just beyond the barriers. This is a nearly 90-degree right-hand bend usually taken in first or second gear.[6] This corner has seen many first lap accidents, although these are less common since the removal of the mini roundabout on the apex of the corner before the 2003 event, making the entrance to the corner wider.

Mike:
Race leader Lindo jumps off the pole at 60 and grabs the racing line into Sainte-Devote. Michael (in the Pace Car?) sets the pace!

Chris:
Bernie burns up the short straight at 60 also and chooses to end in the Middle lane. This enables Chris to still grab the corner racing line next turn.

Brad:
Brad decides he's not going to be a BA quite yet and stays with the group 60 mph SS racing plan…. He ends in the Inside lane.

Steve:
Steve’s Monster truck, I mean car…. has an Achilles heel – argh that 20 SS…. Rather than test SS – he opts to save his smaller pile of Wear and Skill for later – and goes a sedate 20mph. He moves toward the inside finishing in the middle lane. Slipstream however left the door open for Ed….

Ed:
Ed won’t be spyin Steve’s bumper no more next turn… Ed provides a bit of excitement at the start by successfully testing his SS to 80. He races past Steve on the inside and moves into 4th place. This is gonna really help Ed next turn as he’ll be able to now move before Steve.

Tip - Remember racers, at the same speed AND in the same row side by side (no racer is more forward on the track), the more inside racer gets to move first!
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Post 17 Feb 2021, 1:27 pm

Turn 2 Summary

The cars then head uphill along Avenue d'Ostende, before changing down for the long left-hander at Massenet. The maximum gradient in this part of the circuit is around 12%.

Race leader gets Bold!

Mike
Race leader Lindo gets bold indeed! He barely keeps the car on the track as he careens through the tight Sainte-Dévote corner at 120mph (wow!) and ends inside. This move required an Acceleration Test first to get to 120mph and then 2 Wear and a Chance roll (120 in a 60mph space – corner racing line 40).

He 1st successfully tested his Acel (40 to 60mph) using 1Skill-final modified roll 2. Ah no problem it’s a red Ferrari!
He then passed his Chance roll-final modified roll of 6 (great use of that 3Skill chip).
He waves arrivederci to the pack…

Chris
Watching Mike fade in to the distance, Chris plots 80mph and drops a Wear driving a more sensible (and safe…) speed through Sainte-Dévote. He remains in 2nd in front of the chase pack.

Brad
Brad likes what he sees Chris doing and plots the same. BA swings wide to pick up and use the Sainte-Devote racing line also. He efficiently runs the corner and plops a Wear into the devotion basket – his reward in heaven should be great….. He remains behaved in 3rd.

Ed
Looks like Ed will soon be spyin Brad’s black Mercedes bumper. Ed continues his drive to catch up to those front 3 with a 100mph and 2 Wear plot. He deftly clears Sainte-Dévote corner and can accelerate down the straight next turn. Maybe his Monte Carlo race simulation is working?

Steve
Steve’s got the horses and proves it moving this turn! With that 80 Acel he races down the straight with a 100mph plot and eats up the gap (what gap he says?). He sets up the Sainte-Dévote racing line for next turn.
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Post 19 Feb 2021, 2:10 pm

Turn 3 Summary

Here comes the long left-hander Massenet !

Mike
Lindo slows the red Ferrari to 80mph and relaxes through the Massenet corner on the racing line for no/nada/zippo Wear. Of course he takes the time to wave, check out the casino and charm up the spectators.

Can’t do 2 Wear and Chance plots every turn… Ah still in 1st….

Chris
Burnout Bernie correctly anticipates Michael ending on the Massenet racing line exit 60mph space. He upshifts and gets the ponies to 120mph. Then he swings inside to grab the racing line and cruises up to the corner ending Inside. No wear needed. This rookie driver is learning – remains in 2nd.

Brad
Brad apparently is saving his gigantic pot of Wear and Skill for later use… once again he copies Chris and plots the same - 120mph. BA swings wide to pick up and use the Massenet racing line. He foregoes the slip and stays/ends on the line. BA is behaved in 3rd.

FYI on Slip - Brad was immediately behind Chris at the turn start. Chris went 120mph and was not in a corner space. Brad went the same or less speed as Chris. Brad could have taken a slip (always optional) – a 1 space (driver in front goes 120-160mph) forward move - at the end of Brad’s plotted 120mph/6 space movement. The only space available for Brad to take the Slip would have taken him off the racing line, but would have put him in the same row as Chris on the Outside lane.

Ed
Ed plots 120mph, grabs the racing line and yep spy’s the black Mercedes bumper. He remains in 4th caught right up to the front 3 headed into Massenet.

Steve
Steve couldn’t clear the Sainte-Dévote last turn and so with this plot he slides the yellow Renault through the Sainte-Dévote corner at 80mph on the pay a Wear plan. There is a 2 car length gap up to the orange McLaren – but a complex of slow corners looms up ahead.
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Post 22 Feb 2021, 1:19 pm

Turn 4 Summary

Out of Massenet, the cars drive past the famous Casino before quickly reaching the aptly named Casino Square. This leads to the tight Mirabeau corner, which is followed by a short downhill burst to the even tighter Fairmont Hairpin (was known as the Station Hairpin before the hotel was opened on the site in 1973; the hairpin's name changed depending on the name on the hotel).[7] It is a corner which has been used for many overtaking maneuvers. It is so tight that many Formula 1 teams must redesign their steering and suspension specifically to negotiate this corner.

Mike
Race leader Lindo keeps the pressure on and gaps the chase pack with an 80mph and 2 Wear move through Mirabeau. He ends on the line for the Fairmont Hairpin.

Chris
Bernie uses that well balanced engine to slow to 60mph. The rookie sets up Mirabeau in the Inside lane. Chris remains in 2nd because he’s inside Brad on the same row.

Brad
Brad gets a little BA on as he slides up next to Chris in the Middle lane with an 80mph no Wear plot. He sets up a challenge for next turn - who will go first, Chris or Brad?

Ed
Ed fishes the Massenet line and is sticky on the black Mercedes bumper. He remains in 4th with an 80mph and no Wear plot.

Steve
Steve maintains the 2 car length gap to the orange McLaren with a 100mph and no Wear plot. He puts his Renault on the Massenet line and ends right before the corner. He’s a corner back but closing the Wear gap with the other racers.
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Post 24 Feb 2021, 5:52 pm

Turn 5 Summary

The tight Mirabeau corner is followed by a short downhill burst to the even tighter Fairmont Hairpin (was known as the Station Hairpin before the hotel was opened on the site in 1973; the hairpin's name changed depending on the name on the hotel).[7] It is a corner which has been used for many overtaking maneuvers. It is so tight that many Formula 1 teams must redesign their steering and suspension specifically to negotiate this corner.

After the hairpin, the cars head downhill again to a double right-hander called Portier, named after region of Monaco, before heading into the famous tunnel straight, a unique feature of a Formula One circuit.

Whoa – 2 racers spent Wear this turn!
And Brad and Ed move up the leader board.

And Then There Was Rob
A Driver change! Lindo hits the ejector seat button for Casino Royale and Rob Rund parachutes in. After landing into the driver seat of the red Ferrari… Rob keeps up a race leader pace with an 80mph and 4 Wear move! Wow - his tires took a serious beatn, but the Fairmont Hairpin and Portier corners are now both in the rear view.

Brad
BA mixes it up with Chris and moves the Mercedes 1st with an 80mph plot (though side by side and Chris was Inside – Brad plotted a higher speed). At 80mph he clips a tire (1 Wear) through the Mirabeau 60s and then scrubs off 2 more tires clearing the Fairmont hairpin on the racing line. BA moves into 2nd.

Chris
Chris plotted 60mph and because Brad is now in the way (2 cars cannot occupy the same space) of his 1st choice end spot – he puts the green w/envy Lotus onto his Plan B, moving through the Mirabeau 60s wide for free and ending on the Fairmont Hairpin line. This plot saved him 2 Wear for later, but cost him 2 positions. Chris is now in 4th.

Ed
At 60mph, Ed cuts his McClaren inside through the Mirabeau 40 for a tire and wanted to end on the hairpin line but…. nope Chris is already there. He ends inside in the same row as Chris – so is now in 3rd (but cannot use the hairpin line next turn). What no bumper in front of me?

Steve
Steve in the monster Renault continues his leisure but efficient drive at 60mph. He moves through Massenet for no Wear and puts the yellow machine on the Mirabeau inside corner entrance. Apparently he wants the ponies well rested for the tunnel straight?
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Post 27 Feb 2021, 8:39 am

Turn 6 Summary

The tight Mirabeau corner is followed by a short downhill burst to the even tighter Fairmont Hairpin (was known as the Station Hairpin before the hotel was opened on the site in 1973; the hairpin's name changed depending on the name on the hotel).[7] It is a corner which has been used for many overtaking maneuvers. It is so tight that many Formula 1 teams must redesign their steering and suspension specifically to negotiate this corner.

After the hairpin, the cars head downhill again to a double right-hander called Portier, named after region of Monaco, before heading into the famous tunnel straight, a unique feature of a Formula One circuit.

Rob
Rob drops the hammer and Runds down the Tunnel Straight at his 140mph top speed! To do this he 1st had to test and pass an Acel test, from 40 to 60. His modified roll was a 3 (passed – needed 9 or less) – no prblemo. Rob is our race leader.

Brad
BA decides he wants MORE speed coming out of Portier – and so plots a 100mph. He takes the corner wide through the 60s lane and scrapes off 2 tires clearing the corner. He’s now ready to go 140 next turn down the straight. Or will he test his Acel to get to his 160mph Top Speed? BA is in 2nd.

Chris
Chris gets the cat n mouse jump on Ed as he plotted 60mph. He flings the Lotus through the Fairmont corner leaving a Wear of rubber on the line for his trouble. Chris is back up to 3rd.

Ed
In a cautious mood, Ed cuts his McClaren at 40mph inside through the Fairmont Hairpin off the line (he could not use the line as Chris ended on it last turn) and pays 1 Wear. He defensively ends outside covering the end of the Hairpin line (prevents Steve from fully using the line). Ed is in 4th. And Ed is again spyin a bumper…

Steve
Steve plots another 60mph move, knocking down 2 corners in the process. He moves through Mirabeau and the Hairpin scrubbing off a tire in each corner. 1 more corner before the monster Renault hits the Tunnel Straight….
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Post 03 Mar 2021, 8:03 am

Turn 7 Summary

Tearin it up, down the Tunnel!

Rob
Rob continues racing down the Tunnel Straight at 140mph top speed! Racer Rund is in 1st. It’s a Ferrari…..

Brad
BA is now in hot pursuit of Rund U Over... After successfully testing his Acel to get to his 160mph Top Speed, brother Brad bombs down the Tunnel with the lights off (show off…). BA is in 2nd. Das auto b rollin now…

Chris
Chris points the Lotus through Portier w/a 60mph plot. He promptly plops 1 Wear down and finishes Inside on the straight. Chris in 3rd is also ready the let his engine breath free.

“Wait a min… wtf is that orange McClaren doing beside me again?”

Ed
Bumpa boy tossed caution out the passenger door this turn and pushes through the Portier corner at 80mph on the inside. He scrapes off 2 tires. As Chris is already in the Inside lane space, Ed takes the Middle lane and sets up yet another challenge with Chris. Ed is in 4th.

Steve
Steve plots another (3 for you counting home gamers…) 60mph efficient move, clearing Portier on the inside for 1 Wear. The MONSTER Renault finally makes the Tunnel Straight…. Flying banana next turn???
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Post 03 Mar 2021, 9:48 am

Turn 8 Summary

3 pack of drivers mix it up in The Tunnel!
Dice gods remain kind.

Rob
The Monte Carlo Chicane does it’s job slowing down (a bit) even the race leader... Rob whips the red machine through the Chicane at 100mph and wears down the treads by 1. Race leader Rob is well, still the race leader….

Brad
Brad is working to close the gap and plots a 120mph. He moves and then parks the Mercedes on the last Inside lane space right before the Chicane. BA puts the lights back on (Safety 1st) going through the Tunnel and is in 2nd.

Chris
Chris stomps on the gas and races down The Tunnel straight at 120mph. He’s been racing the green Lotus hard (side by side and back n forth) with the McClaren most of Lap 1 (the 2 cars are set up similar)… Lotus vs McClaren - this time M…. Chris slips to 4th.

Ed
Ed mashes his go pedal and slides the orange machine past the Lotus doing 140mph ending Inside. That higher speed he carried out of Portier on the last turn helped (hint to new racers…). Ed moves up a notch to 3rd.

Steve
“Smithers – RELEASE THE HOUNDS!” ... Steve launches his Renault down the Tunnel Straight at 160mph after successfully testing his Acel to 100 (used 2Skill – modified 4)! He sets up a 2-wide with his brothers Chris. I suspect brotherly love is headed out the passenger door next turn…
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