Our first race revealed that, overall, the range of performances in the field is huge, but that the mid-field is also very large, with only cars at the extremities increasing this range. Grammin Wondersly took a very convincing 1st place for Howler, with 2nd and 3rd places going to the JET-Racing team and Buddy Fetus for Smooth, who were over 15 seconds behind.
Zavir, ErinSport, Baltazar and KSR ran a very close race, jostling for position on a number of occasions and finishing very closely indeed, and it was a similar story with Riordan and Makinen of JHW and Infinity, who came 8th and 9th respectively. New comers IDSport and Cornaldie gave an impressive performance against more established rivals and finished well, defending their positions from MSR's Sobong Yeong-ho for most of the race.
Past the half-way point, the field remains close, with GTL's Yasmin Rodrigues struggling to keep up with the Maesima but avoiding the drama between Merciel and KH, the former of whom caught up to Phillips and sat on his tail for the last 5 laps, making for a tense ending to their races. Bogliq and ZMD and Sachiuri remained close for much of the race, finishing at the rear of the midfield.
Behind them, cars were far more spaced out, with Colciago in the STF being stalked by Giordano in the Kimura for most of the race. Sabre had a quiet race while behind them, there was a whole load of action between the bulky, chiseled Contendiente Gladiator of Heckler Kraut and the smooth, rounded Solo Beaver of Aaron "Viper" Montanya. Both were neck and neck between laps 12 and 22, but some clever moves by Kraut outwitted Montanya and secured him 23rd. EcaMobile's Basim Nakeed brought up the rear, finishing last overall.
The championship standings after Race 1 are as follows.
Race 1 is done then! I'll be aiming to release results every other day, so next should be on Sunday 4th. If you want to do any RP/Lore stuff, or just discuss the results, now is the time!