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by Rob Dylan
28 Sep 2022, 20:12
Forum: The Andrea Sassetti Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-WSBK 1991: Nobody rides for free
Replies: 5
Views: 152

Re: Alt-WSBK 1991: Nobody rides for free

Rob Muzzy is back and ready for the championship. 1. What Country shall replace the Round of Hungary this year? Well, why not the USA? 2. Which Track in Italy shall host the round of Italy (bar imola due to safety issues) ? Mugello 3. Shall we stay in Portugal for round 10, or shall we go to another...
by Rob Dylan
26 Sep 2022, 15:01
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness

Diddy Kong Racing - Rounds 10 to 11 The final two rounds - two because the DKR organisers decided to truncate the series end to preserve some machinery - went by with many hitches. Severe flooding caused the track to be narrowed heavily, which sent Mario into a major crash at the first corner. When...
by Rob Dylan
26 Sep 2022, 14:57
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness

Mario Kart - Star Cup The team-joint penalty for races hit Mitsuyoshi first. At home, Wario finally undid his curse and won at home convincingly. Para Troopa was very close while Hammerton crashed out of a good position. At Sherbet Land the BMWs had a disaster, qualifying at the back and both havin...
by Rob Dylan
26 Sep 2022, 14:51
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness

SKR Summer - Rounds 6-9 If the death of Bumper Badger had brought a dampener on proceedings at the end of the spring rounds, then the following race was even worse. In a lap 1 suspension crash, Tip Tup was piled into by a variety of competitors and broke all of his tiny arms and legs. It was a very...
by Rob Dylan
26 Sep 2022, 14:45
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Singapore Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 15
Views: 173

2022 Singapore Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

It's back baby, because it never leaves! It's Predicament Predictions, and we're here at super sunny night-time Singapore Circuit in Singapore. You know the rules, so get in your predictions before the end of FP3 on Saturday. Your blank slate is below: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Pole: Fastest la...
by Rob Dylan
25 Sep 2022, 19:19
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness

DKR - Rounds 2 to 5 Who knows what mushrooms Mario was eating before the season proper began, but they seemed to work. Happening concurrently with the Flower Cup, albeit on the other side of the world, the next four round cycle saw Mario Mario dominate from pole at every race. Although the on-track...
by Rob Dylan
20 Sep 2022, 18:09
Forum: The HWNSNBM Memorial Forum
Topic: Teammate Collision - Episode #7: Un-Reject-ious Basterds
Replies: 0
Views: 150

Teammate Collision - Episode #7: Un-Reject-ious Basterds

Klon and I are back to talk all things current in F1, except when we talk about drivers from 20+ years ago. In this sensibly-lengthed episode we talk the most recent three races as well as one pick each of our favourite Lucky Bastards - those drivers who were almost rejects, but just missed the cut ...
by Rob Dylan
19 Sep 2022, 17:18
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Dutch Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 20
Views: 360

Re: 2022 Dutch Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

So at Zandvoort, Takagi just turns up and immediately wins. Good stuff! Mario takes another impressive result to put him into an effective championship lead. Scary stuff! Race Results 1. takagi_for_the_win 21 2. mario 20 3. Batty 20 4. Hermann95 19 5. Londoner 18 6. dr-baker 18 7. Aerond 18 8. pi314...
by Rob Dylan
14 Sep 2022, 16:27
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness

Flower Cup The second Cup of 1998 had some interesting consequences. The added weight penalty to Wario allowed Lewis Hammerton an easy win at Toad's Turnpike. Hammerton's subsequent penalty led to a disaster race at Frappe Snowland that saw him crash into the base of Yoshi's statue. Wario won that ...
by Rob Dylan
14 Sep 2022, 15:24
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Italy 2022
Replies: 33
Views: 815

Re: Reject of the Race - Italy 2022

I have decided in my ultimate and totally arbitrary wisdom not to add Race Control to the options today. There are three very solid options here to choose from - as always, the poll lasts 48 hours and it's at the top of this thread. Get voting! :dance:
by Rob Dylan
14 Sep 2022, 15:23
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Italy 2022
Replies: 19
Views: 459

Re: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Italy 2022

This is going to be a tough one for all of you out there to decide between these two solid candidates :deletraz: well at least there were some real feelgood results from this race! The poll is at the top of this thread and it lasts 48 hours :dance:
by Rob Dylan
13 Sep 2022, 20:12
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Belgian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 15
Views: 307

Re: 2022 Belgian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

The Belgian Grand Prix was dominated by Mario, who takes his second win in a row to get ever closer to what looks like a very spirited championship win come season end. I'm only jinxing it now so that we'll have at the very least an exciting end to it all! Results 1. mario 24 2. Batty 16 - IceG 16 4...
by Rob Dylan
13 Sep 2022, 19:29
Forum: The Jean-Denis Deletraz Memorial Forum
Topic: What things do you miss from older F1 races?
Replies: 80
Views: 34040

Re: What things do you miss from older F1 races?

I remember watching Imola 1998 or 1999, the one where Häkkinen famously bumped it into the wall on the start straight. The reason I remember it is because of how shocked I was that the car remained there for the rest of the race, always on the TV screen when they would show that start-finish straight.
by Rob Dylan
13 Sep 2022, 19:28
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Italy 2022
Replies: 33
Views: 815

Re: Reject of the Race - Italy 2022

I've also been brewing some thoughts on this subject, and seeing as the discussion is here I might as well post here. Much of the discourse that we're engaging with has been and was started by the commentators on Sky. It was they who throughout the final laps were discussing about how the rules coul...
by Rob Dylan
11 Sep 2022, 15:08
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Italy 2022
Replies: 19
Views: 459

Re: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Italy 2022

I'm going to make a wild choice and suggest Nyck de Vries :P
by Rob Dylan
11 Sep 2022, 15:07
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Italy 2022
Replies: 33
Views: 815

Re: Reject of the Race - Italy 2022

Complaints about Race Control (not limited to here) Unlike Abu Dhabi, they implemented the rules correctly today. I will also nominate this. For once the racing stewards, against all the odds, chose the safe and sensible option that didn't break all the rules of common sense and actual sportsmanshi...
by Rob Dylan
08 Sep 2022, 05:50
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness

After a meeting with the MIA, Para announced his main goal was to artificially create parity between the drivers by adding weight to the previous race winner. This decision has come into force with immediate effect - we'll see if it prevents Wario from doing his best at Toad's Turnpike very soon.
by Rob Dylan
07 Sep 2022, 18:20
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness

Welcome one and all, to the 1998 MKDA election. The Mario Kart Drivers' Association was set up to represent each and every driver in the Marioverse's most prestigious racing series: to assure safety, fairness, and act as a bulwark against any organisational tyranny. The outgoing representative Luig...
by Rob Dylan
07 Sep 2022, 15:01
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Holland 2022
Replies: 25
Views: 706

Re: Reject of the Race - Holland 2022

It's a hotly-contested vote this time around! You have 48 hours to vote for your Reject of the Race from Zandvoort at the top of this thread. Don't ever say that GP Rejects isn't democratic :deletraz:
by Rob Dylan
07 Sep 2022, 15:00
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Holland 2022
Replies: 13
Views: 368

Re: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Holland 2022

The poll is up at the top of this thread. Only a few candidates from Zandvoort that immediately come to mind, so you can get your vote in quick during the next 48 hours :dance:
by Rob Dylan
07 Sep 2022, 08:14
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Who will be the next NEW F1 world champion?
Replies: 215
Views: 61176

Re: Who will be the next NEW F1 world champion?

So who now? Leclerc is clearly the stronger Ferrari driver in spite of the occasional good performance from Sainz. However, at this point I still predict a Russell championship before either of them. Ferrari have improved pace but clearly not temperament. I'm still not ruling out a Merc victory or t...
by Rob Dylan
05 Sep 2022, 19:09
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Galactic Podracing Series - 3242(LY) Season
Replies: 22
Views: 560

Re: Galactic Podracing Series - 3242(LY) Season

Bullseye Navoir shall copy Gasgano's method. We will enter the amateur championship and participate at all races. From there we will also take part in a one-off at the Boonta Eve Classic. What's the worst that could happen?
by Rob Dylan
05 Sep 2022, 19:01
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Italian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 17
Views: 311

2022 Italian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

We're back at magical Monza for Round 37 of the 2022 Formula 1 World Championship Predicament Predictions Extravaganza Bonanza Competition Series. Not much to say other than that this is the third part of a magical triple header. I'm sure you all know the rules, but if you don't, buzz me or check th...
by Rob Dylan
03 Sep 2022, 14:45
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Belgium 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 787

Re: Reject of the Race - Belgium 2022

48 hours to vote for your Reject of the Race in Spa! Get your votes in before the upcoming race makes you forget last week's most rejectful moment. Poll at the top of this thread :dance:
by Rob Dylan
03 Sep 2022, 14:43
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Belgium 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 486

Re: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Belgium 2022

A few days late, but let's get voting before the Dutch GP clouds our memory of the previous race! You have 48 hours to vote for your Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race at Spa. Poll at the top of the thread - you have 48 hours :dance:
by Rob Dylan
29 Aug 2022, 17:37
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Dutch Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 20
Views: 360

2022 Dutch Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

We're back just as soon as we're gone! The Dutch Grand Prix, as I'm sure you all know, is in the middle of a super wonderful triple header race. That means super wonderful triple header super happy Predicament Predictions rounds! I'm sure anyone participating knows the rules by now. If not, DM me or...
by Rob Dylan
28 Aug 2022, 08:43
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Galactic Podracing Series - 3242(LY) Season
Replies: 22
Views: 560

Re: Galactic Podracing Series - 3242(LY) Season

Ody Mandrell not yet being available, I'll take Bullseye Navoir, which is the racer I won every race with by a mile in the original game :deletraz: For extra darkness, and if anyone wants to make everything double depressing, please remember that the planet Oovo IV is a prison colony, so anyone born...
by Rob Dylan
24 Aug 2022, 15:44
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness

Mario Kart Round 4 - Kalimari Desert Quali : Para Troopa was fastest in the first session, while Lewis made a crucial error at the train stop and wasn't fast enough to have his time recorded. No big surprises considering the present order. Second quali: Bobomb dumped his kart in the sand while on t...
by Rob Dylan
24 Aug 2022, 15:42
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness

Mario Kart Round 3 - Koopa Troopa Beach https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/661875978036969473/1011650229440888975/unknown.png Alas, the Koopa Kingdom has had some great heroes recently retired. But the latest win by Para Troopa has got them stirred up again! That is most fortuitous. Last-minute...
by Rob Dylan
24 Aug 2022, 15:37
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness

Mario Kart Round 2 - Moo Moo Farm https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/661875978036969473/1011638153678958743/unknown.png As was said yesterday, this track, the only oval in the current calendar, has very low top speeds and won't reward the fastest karts, but the fastest drivers. While Luigi Race...
by Rob Dylan
24 Aug 2022, 15:32
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness

Mario Kart Round 1 - Luigi Raceway Welcome one and all, to the opening race of the 1998 Mario Kart season! As is tradition, we begin our season at Luigi Raceway, built in honour of the guy who came last in the standings last year 1992 Mario Kart World Champion. https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachment...
by Rob Dylan
23 Aug 2022, 14:04
Forum: The HWNSNBM Memorial Forum
Topic: Teammate Collision - Episode #6: Vettel & the New Teams
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Re: Teammate Collision - Episode #6: Vettel & the New Teams

And now Part 2 is out as well! In it, Klon and I go through every single driver who raced for the "New" teams 2010-2016, from worst to best, throwing accolades and judgements along the way. Check it out here!
by Rob Dylan
22 Aug 2022, 17:58
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness

Mario Kart Pre-Season Testing https://cdn.discordapp.com/attachments/661875978036969473/1010881521080610848/unknown.png We're here at Mario Raceway for the first (and probably only) test of the year! There are 14 karts now going after those four coveted points positions. It's a super sunny day at M...
by Rob Dylan
22 Aug 2022, 17:56
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness

Diddy Kong Racing Round 1 - Donut Plains Welcome one and all, to the opening round of this year's Diddy Kong Racing championship. Choosing to forego the non-championship run of races as was seen in 1997, Mario Mario has decided to host the opening round as an exhibition piece, far away in the calen...
by Rob Dylan
22 Aug 2022, 17:50
Forum: The HWNSNBM Memorial Forum
Topic: Teammate Collision - Episode #6: Vettel & the New Teams
Replies: 1
Views: 149

Teammate Collision - Episode #6: Vettel & the New Teams

After a few silent months, Klon and I have returned for another edition of the Teammate Collision podcast! Part 1 of the new episode has just been released, and you can check it out here . In it, we briefly discuss the main candidates for Reject of the Mid-Season this year, before going a little fur...
by Rob Dylan
22 Aug 2022, 17:41
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Belgian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 15
Views: 307

2022 Belgian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

It was oh so brief a summer, but F1 truly never sleeps. There are only 48 races still remaining this season between now and Christmas, so without further ado let's get back to predicting! In just a few rounds we will be approaching dropped score territory, and that's when things get really exciting!...
by Rob Dylan
22 Aug 2022, 12:20
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Scrub-Era F1: 1990 - A new decade begins
Replies: 208
Views: 16491

Re: Scrub-Era F1: 1990 - A new decade begins

dr-baker wrote: 21 Aug 2022, 19:49 Giovanna Amati is a free agent to anybody who wants to borrow her from First Life if anybody wants to give her a Second Life in the sport.

For a nominal fee to First Life of course.
How much do I have to pay to get Life back on the grid for the next round?
by Rob Dylan
21 Aug 2022, 11:51
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Scrub-Era F1: 1990 - A new decade begins
Replies: 208
Views: 16491

Re: Scrub-Era F1: 1990 - A new decade begins

Williams will hire Michael Schumacher for the remainder of the 1990 season while we grieve for the loss of Nannini, a great racer, who will hopefully recover quickly and lead a normal life, in spite of this tragic accident. Frank Williams will also be on the phone to Williams' insurance company to g...
by Rob Dylan
19 Aug 2022, 21:58
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness
Replies: 25
Views: 584

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1998: The Marioverse of Madness

Further news: Larry Koopaling, after his showing in the opening round of Diddy Kong Racing's 1998 season, has been seized by Koopra Sport as the team's other driver for the new season. He will therefore miss the rest of the DKR season and will be replaced in due time. Koopra Sport have also got thei...