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by Rob Dylan
30 Nov 2022, 07:47
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

MKDA Election of 2000 Welcome one and all (although specifically referring to the voters) to the fourth running of the Mario Kart Drivers' Association election! What started as a well-meaning and respectful tribute to Donkey Kong Jr., this position is supposed to be a middle-man driver representati...
by Rob Dylan
29 Nov 2022, 12:40
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

In happy news, Donkey Kong Jr. has announced that there is to be a charity tennis tournament held this summer in the royal courts of Princess Peach's Castle. In it will be participating all the celebrities and big names of the Mushroom Kingdom, the Koopa Kingdom, Donkey Kong Country, and Yoshi's Val...
by Rob Dylan
29 Nov 2022, 11:05
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Reject of the Year Awards
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: 2022 Reject of the Year Awards

With his resignation now announced, I would have to add as an honourable mention: Mattia Binotto . Ferrari had their best year since 2018, and their first chance at a title since that time. They got more wins than the last three seasons combined, had a solid line-up of drivers, took near-enough maxi...
by Rob Dylan
28 Nov 2022, 08:18
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Formula Manager 2000
Replies: 60
Views: 1671

Re: Formula Manager 2000

F2rrari (Astromega) would like to sign their young drivers Sebastien Bourdais and Justin Wilson for the upcoming F2 season. Luca Badoer remains our reserve driver as per the agreement with Red Bull Sauber (I guess that makes Badoer our third young driver?). However, I am also not restricting Bourdai...
by Rob Dylan
28 Nov 2022, 08:11
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Rounds 1 and 2 Luigi Raceway brought drama from the first day of the season proper. The drama surrounding the Williams team escalated when they showed up in the paddock with two drivers, two karts, but apparently no functioning engine. They drew the ire of the MIA for arriving unprepared to the ope...
by Rob Dylan
27 Nov 2022, 20:47
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Formula Manager 2000
Replies: 60
Views: 1671

Re: Formula Manager 2000

Ferrari and Red Bull Sauber have reached an agreement together regarding Luca Badoer and engines. Red Bull Sauber agree to run Luca Badoer as one of their drivers for this season. Badoer will remain reserve driver to Ferrari in case one of our drivers get sick or die or something. Red Bull Sauber in...
by Rob Dylan
26 Nov 2022, 15:49
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Unusual F1 Stats
Replies: 1349
Views: 364088

Re: Unusual F1 Stats

I did a check for about two minutes of my life by jumping into the mid-70s. The earliest race I have found so far is the 1974 British Grand Prix, with Emerson Fittipaldi, Jody Scheckter and Jacky Ickx. Someone else can start from 1973 backwards :P I came here to say that Sebastian Vettel's podium at...
by Rob Dylan
25 Nov 2022, 17:14
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

SBA and SSL: A New Partnership We were the magazine that broke the story, and now you can read the whole drama here in our double-page spread. [Article continues...] Having what is possibly the slowest kart in testing with a perfectly decent chassis is not to Funky Kong's liking. After a dreadful p...
by Rob Dylan
25 Nov 2022, 11:31
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Pre-Season Testing - Mario Raceway The pre-season test this season was actually quite light and low on controversy. There were very few mistakes and crashes aside from a few rather risky laps by newcomers Pipsy Astromouse and Wa Luigi. The result meant that perhaps we as the audience got a better i...
by Rob Dylan
24 Nov 2022, 20:37
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: Biggest drop-offs in performance over a season
Replies: 87
Views: 10677

Re: Biggest drop-offs in performance over a season

Such is the way with Haas. They haven't quite caught on to the fact that in-season development is a thing. I swear they turn up with the same identical car in Abu Dhabi as they do in Melbourne :P
by Rob Dylan
24 Nov 2022, 10:09
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Formula Manager 2000
Replies: 60
Views: 1671

Re: Formula Manager 2000

I may have misunderstood something said on Discord a day or two back (so ignore this if it's irrelevant), but Ferrari would like to announce that its chief test and reserve driver will be Luca Badoer. We would also like to get Flavio Briatore's grubby hands off of Sebastien Bourdais and put him as o...
by Rob Dylan
24 Nov 2022, 10:00
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Reject of the Year Awards
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: 2022 Reject of the Year Awards

Daniel Ricciardo obviously comes first to my mind. His bad season from last year was apparently repeated this time around, except without any of the highlights that saved him from ROTY last year. He cost his team fourth and they had to buy him out of his championship just to get rid of him. As some...
by Rob Dylan
23 Nov 2022, 20:41
Forum: The Jean-Denis Deletraz Memorial Forum
Topic: Complete list of Driver Unrejectifications
Replies: 83
Views: 43304

Re: Complete list of Driver Unrejectifications

So Duck rightly corrected me: we began the 2022 season with four rejects on the grid: Nicholas Latifi, Zhou Guanyu, Mick Schumacher, and Nikita Mazepin. One of those four obviously didn't even make it to the first race, so there we go. Our only other reject to make an appearance was the magical Nyck...
by Rob Dylan
23 Nov 2022, 20:31
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: Biggest drop-offs in performance over a season
Replies: 87
Views: 10677

Re: Biggest drop-offs in performance over a season

2012 has the Rosberg and Perez examples of course, but it seems like we've had a couple of very long stretches of pointlessness this season, be it Mick Schumacher, Yuki Tsunoda or the Alfa Romeos. Admittedly it's compounded by invincible frontrunners always taking up the top six and Alpine almost al...
by Rob Dylan
23 Nov 2022, 20:28
Forum: The Eric van de Poele Memorial Forum
Topic: Livery vs. Chassis
Replies: 32
Views: 10127

Re: Livery vs. Chassis

I do love those Martini Williams liveries. It's a crying shame that none ever won a race, because I think they may be the most beautiful cars of that era. Plus, with a rejuvenated Massa on pole for Austria, it at least saw some semblance of success from time to time :vergne: There's also something b...
by Rob Dylan
23 Nov 2022, 20:23
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Reject of the Year Awards
Replies: 10
Views: 453

2022 Reject of the Year Awards

Thank you for starting this Rachel. I am indeed going to hijack this thread and turn it into the official Reject of the Year voting place. Firstly, we should go through our nominations for the year, and this is where you forumites come in! I want to see all your best suggestions and why below :dance...
by Rob Dylan
23 Nov 2022, 20:18
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Abby Dabby 2022
Replies: 16
Views: 512

Re: Reject of the Race - Abby Dabby 2022

The poll is up for the final race of the year. Get your votes in at the top of this thread in the next 48 hours :dance:
by Rob Dylan
23 Nov 2022, 20:18
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Abby Dabby 2022
Replies: 20
Views: 418

Re: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Abby Dabby 2022

The poll is up for the final race of the year. Get your votes in at the top of this thread in the next 48 hours :dance:
by Rob Dylan
22 Nov 2022, 11:32
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

KAMEKLAREN IN TROUBLE? Rumours are spilling out from the Kameklaren team that they may be in some kind of "financial difficulty" after finishing in last place in last year's Mario Kart season. Team principal Kamek sat down for an interview with the Koopa Khronicle, where he detailed that ...
by Rob Dylan
22 Nov 2022, 08:45
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

After the embarrassing race he faced at Donut Plains, Mario has immediately announced that he is cancelling any future races at the track from this moment onwards. This has been mistakenly seen by the boycotting drivers as a "win" for them, and they have agreed to continue racing in Diddy ...
by Rob Dylan
21 Nov 2022, 19:57
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

Diddy Kong Racing Round 1 - Donut Plains In the end, Donkey Kong III won the opening event of 2000. Ten drivers showed up, Baby Mario didn't qualify, and out of badness Mario made it all double points. He himself fluffed up his qualifying lap and finished the race last of the runners, which put him...
by Rob Dylan
21 Nov 2022, 11:21
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

And saying that, Williams announce their second (first) driver for 2000, and that is Conker T. Squirrel. The outgoing SBA driver has been handed a lifeline at this crucial point in his career, so we will see what he can do with the new and budding backmarkers. However, the noise coming out of the ne...
by Rob Dylan
20 Nov 2022, 09:49
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

The final slots are being filled. Firstly, BMW announces that it is applying the extension to Para Troopa's contract to give the Koopa a full-time drive for 2000. He will be the team's first driver this time, and it will be fascinating to see whether he can exert himself over the incoming Toad Toads...
by Rob Dylan
19 Nov 2022, 09:39
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 16
Views: 337

Re: 2022 Brazilian Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

The end of the season is so close now, and all of a sudden everyone is throwing out their double points option to get some extra points on the table. This round wasn't as predictable as Mexico - a Merc 1-2 was at least not predicted by anyone - but the usual suspects were all in the top ten and gran...
by Rob Dylan
18 Nov 2022, 21:37
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

BIRDO RETAINED AT MITSUYOSHI, WITH ASTROMOUSE JOINING THE BIG LEAGUES As the news of Toad's BMW signing hit the papers recently, it was only naturally for more announcements to take place. At Mitsuyoshi there has been a double signing: Birdo is to remain at the team for 75% of the upcoming season. ...
by Rob Dylan
18 Nov 2022, 21:10
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

TOADSTOOL TO BMW That's right, you heard it here first. After his statement in early 1998 that he was going to be a builder for the up and coming Peachific team, Toad has now turned his back on his former master's team by signing a multi-million coin deal to drive for BMW. It has long been known th...
by Rob Dylan
18 Nov 2022, 19:44
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

In other, unrelated news, Mario Mario's ex-wife Pauline Williams confirms rumours that the Williams debut chassis the PW01 has failed its first crash tests that are required by the MIA each year for every team. She however says that this is just a simple setback that affects all new teams. This is j...
by Rob Dylan
18 Nov 2022, 19:37
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

The threatened boycott of Donut Plains seems to be coming to fruition. In spite of late-season promises by Donkey Kong III and Mario Mario, there appears to have been no actionable change taken to improve the safety of Diddy Kong Racing's karts leading up to the third annual running of Donut Plains....
by Rob Dylan
18 Nov 2022, 16:01
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Mexican Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 17
Views: 346

Re: 2022 Mexican Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

Some people would say that the Mexican Grand Prix this year was quite a predictable and dull affair. Those people would be right. Those people who in their precognition decided to activate double points for the occasion were therefore well-rewarded. The result is quite a big twist! The winner by a c...
by Rob Dylan
17 Nov 2022, 20:41
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Unusual F1 Stats
Replies: 1349
Views: 364088

Re: Unusual F1 Stats

Haas have actually equalled Manor's lifespan, and I don't know how I feel about that
by Rob Dylan
17 Nov 2022, 20:34
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 2nited States Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 19
Views: 416

Re: 2022 2nited States Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

Two count-ups in a row! This time it is the returning meatwad who takes a massive 32 points (with double activated) to take victory at Austin! A welcome return - perhaps next year they can make it a full-time thing? Mario takes yet another second place in a long run of amazing finishes that stretche...
by Rob Dylan
17 Nov 2022, 09:50
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

BREAKING: DIXIE KONG RE-SIGNS FOR MITSUYOSHI IN 2000 It will be a surprise to no-one that this has happened, but it at least confirms that Mitsuyoshi will have the #1 and #2 karts this year. The gutter press are also reporting during the silly season about some possible holidaying in the Winter bre...
by Rob Dylan
16 Nov 2022, 18:04
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Japanese Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 17
Views: 437

Re: 2022 Japanese Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

It's been a productive day on GPRejects. If only just for this, I have finally started catching up again on our Predicament Predictions scores! At Suzuka, we had the interesting scenario where basically all the points handed out for the whole weekend were just for the top three on the podium. The bo...
by Rob Dylan
16 Nov 2022, 15:10
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Formula Manager 2000
Replies: 60
Views: 1671

Re: Formula Manager 2000 - pick your teams

Ferrari Driver Bids in order of Preference Seat #1: 1. Michael Schumacher (¤750k, three years and guaranteed number one status at all times) 2. Mika Häkkinen (600k, as many years as he wants and guaranteed number one status at all times) 3. Ralf Schumacher (¤500k, three years) Seat #2: 1. David Coul...
by Rob Dylan
16 Nov 2022, 13:30
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Reject of the Race - Brazil 2022
Replies: 26
Views: 824

Re: Reject of the Race - Brazil 2022

Four classic candidates in the reject repertoire for all you voters out there. They can be voted on in the poll at the top of the thread, and you have 48 hours to do so! :dance:
by Rob Dylan
16 Nov 2022, 13:27
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Brazil 2022
Replies: 24
Views: 578

Re: Infinite Improbability Drive of the Race - Brazil 2022

Pretty simple three-horse race going into this one in terms of what is positively improbable! The poll as always is at the top of this thread. It lasts 48 hours, so get voting :dance:
by Rob Dylan
16 Nov 2022, 13:14
Forum: The Paul Stoddart Memorial Forum
Topic: 2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!
Replies: 15
Views: 218

2022 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix - Predicament Predictions!

Come and join us for the last waltz. After 21 rounds we are finally at the final, the 22nd, the grand finale of this year's F1 season but more importantly Predicament Predictions season. We are at the end-point of what promises to be a very close finish judging by the current scores counted up from ...
by Rob Dylan
16 Nov 2022, 12:31
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!
Replies: 19
Views: 463

Alt-Mario Kart 2000: Dixie Kong's Double Trouble!

https://media.tenor.com/R87l-X5B3dsAAAAC/dixie-dixie-kong.gif The new millennium arrives! Mario Kart fans around the world were treated to a belter of a season last year, as three teams and about five drivers all had decent shots at taking the title. After five years of BMW dominance, it was a fant...
by Rob Dylan
14 Nov 2022, 19:53
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1999: Mario Comes Home
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1999: Mario Comes Home

Somewhere, a goomba sits at home drinking beer watching the Mario Kart highlights, lamenting at the state of sports discourse in the Mushroom Kingdom.
by Rob Dylan
14 Nov 2022, 17:00
Forum: The 18-Metre Debut Memorial Forum
Topic: Alt-Mario Kart 1999: Mario Comes Home
Replies: 19
Views: 412

Re: Alt-Mario Kart 1999: Mario Comes Home

Wario Jumpman to take Sabbatical in 2000 Star reporter Goom B. Anderson had a sit-down interview with the outgoing world champion on Sunday afternoon. Jumpman had famously announced in the summer of 1998 that the first season didn't win would be his last. Not content even with second, he has kept b...