Round 5 Results
One of the competitors cornering hard, as they make their way through the dry valley of the Maryaskaya Triangle course.
The three track segments that made up each of the three “legs” of the Maryaskaya Triangle were very different from any of the previous tracks in the Crossover Play Challenge; Legs 1 and 3 emphasised top speed, good driveability and good high-speed cornering characteristics. Leg 2 was still quite fast, but was more medium-high speed cornering. All three tracks had very high surface roughness, which brutally penalised cars with very high sportiness, in relation to their driveability, as evidenced by poor @karhgath in this round.
@Killrob took the top spot, pretty predictably on account of his car being so powerful (and so exploit-y ), with @AndiD surprisingly close behind in second place. @LS_Swapped_Rx-7 had their best finish of the entire tour, finishing a very respectable third place, just a second ahead of Roadkill in fourth and @Riley in fifth place. luddiogo surprised the field in sixth place, their car dealing with the rough, uneven pavement of the course with ease.
Special Round 2 - Average Fuel Economy
Where’s the red, you might ask? Right at the bottom! As Killrob said, “with great power, comes great inefficiency…” and that’s where he ended up! @Armi1P took top honours with Mememaster420 for fuel economy, putting up an impressive 6.2L/100km for their entries. @Ludvig took third place at 6.8 and @Texaslav fourth with 7.6, both of those two cars likely having the very best performance to efficiency ratio of the entire field.
The Cyclist Results
A group of riders flying down a quiet road in rural Archana.
The Maryaskaya Trials was maybe one of the most challenging and demanding of all the races in this challenge, requiring contestants to very carefully balance attacking right now, versus holding back and saving something for the final stages. It proves too, that even the most experienced players can make bad decisions and pay dearly for them. @Xepy took the top honours with a frankly ridiculously good time, finishing almost a full turn ahead of second-place @Ludvig, and soundly beating even the mighty Killrob! Despite their struggles on the Triangle, karhgath finished right behind Killrob, barely half a turn out, with @Texaslav and AndiD in hot pursuit. @Shtoorminator had an excellent showing in this round, as did sharcc and gloden.jordan, both contestants matching or beating their best results of the challenge so far, well done to them!
Speaking of @Shtoorminator, a big congratulations to them for winning the random draw for the $25 USD Steam Digital Wallet Code for this round!
Overall Cyclist Standings
@AndiD leads the contestant field in the Cyclist as well as overall, with a 350-point lead over @Riley in third place. @Xepy, @Der_Bayer and @LS_Swapped_Rx-7 are both hot on Riley’s heels, with only 60 points separating third place from seventh place. @Karhgath sits somewhat comfortablt in seventh place, 60 points ahead of @jooliv , but the race for the final three spots of the top 10 remains close as ever, with a spread of 160 points covering eight through fourteenth place.
@Der_Bayer has tumbled down the rankings in The Cyclist standings, with @karhgath swooping in and snatching second place away. With only one round left, only 19 points separates @AndiD from karhgath, with Der Bayer only six points behind in third place. @Xepy is very close behind too; with another stage victory, they could completely upend the final results!
The Cyclist Event #5 times are due in just over 5 hours from now!