Super Mario Kart Time Trial World Records and Players' Site

Sami

Back from AGDQ 2017!

Sami @ Monday, January 16th 06:45PM   [link]

New Members

Saul Rand USA (NTSC 291st, USA 126th, Warrior B)
Andrew Gardikis USA (NTSC 393rd, USA 171st, Contender D)
Stef Kischak Canada (NTSC 405th, Canada 76th, Contender E)
Adam Roberts USA (NTSC 442nd, USA 189th, Apprentice F)



New World Records

Karel van Duijvenboden reached NTSC World Records for Bowser Castle 1 5-lap with 1'25"35 and Rainbow Road 5-lap with 1'23"71.

Christian Wild hits the PAL World Record for Mario Circuit 4 5-lap with 1'32"35.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#9 Christian Wild, of Germany played his strong track Mario Circuit 4 and following his powerful lap at CDM 2016, he is now the World Record holder for the course time. Christian Wild is now in a tie with Manual Babjar for the PAL German title. However this could change or Babjar could return to defend with a small PR. We will await some more PAL PRs from Christian to help hold the PAL German title.

#48 Jerome Coiffard of France improved some more PAL records with Ghost Valley 2 cuts to gain more average finish and consistent efforts on Bowser Castle 2 along with a very nice lap. NBT PRs on Choco Island 2 and Koopa Beach 1 lap are looking great with potential on the course. He gains a couple of ranks to go beyond the Top 50 PAL and passing Gava to become "Champion de la Jeromes".

#75 Franck Adam of France has picked up a lot of skills this week from a meet but also showing some great progress on the NBT front. Now at the Top 75 of PAL and 29th in France, Franck made some superb cuts on Flower and Star Cup tracks, especially the Choco Islands and Vanilla Lake 1. Koopa Beach 2 on Special Cup is also progressing well and he is becoming more consistent at Bowser Castle 1 with some good subs there.

#81 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of SMK from the UK made several PRs on Mushroom Cup this week and also some good results for Mario Circuit 4 and Ghost Valley 3. He also cut down his lap times on several of the water and mud tracks plus Bowser Castle 3, passing Edwin Peeters and landing close to the Top 80 of PAL.

#127 Richard Lefint of France also worked on Ghost Valley 2 and subbed the 1'04" barrier along with some Mushroom Cup times that helped him gain 3 ranks.

#197 Pierrick Gautier of France returned back to SMK Time Trials with PRs on Ghost Valley 1 and 2 and a course time on Mario Circuit 3. This has helped him extend his lead from the Top 200.

#259 Bill Smith of the UK set 13 new PRs this week with some bigger cuts to his average finish. His Rainbow Road is more consistent and he is likely to improve the lap again, and the Vanilla Lakes are also getting faster. Along with a couple of PRs on Ghost Valley 2 and the Mario Circuit tracks, Bill has gained several ranks and is not far from the Top 250 on PAL.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Time Trial Champion set some great new times at the AGDQ event, most of all were NTSC World Records for Bowser Castle 1 and Rainbow Road which he worked hard on.

#3 Julien Holmiere of France improved his Vanilla Lake 1 NTSC PR and is not far from the 48 second barrier.

#7 Sami Cetin, the UK Time Trial Champion improves his NTSC Ghost Valley 1 lap PR following the course time from the previous week and also sets some new times for Choco Island 2 Course, Koopa Beach 2 lap and Rainbow Road course time.

#11 Tyler Worley, the USA Time Trial Champion returned to SMK Time Trials with Bowser Castle 3 PRs this week; making some strong cuts and a 1'27" potential.

#21 Matt Ballard, the Louisiana State Champion and 4th fastest karter of USA improves PRs on Koopa Beach 1 course and lap this week with a good average finish cut and maintains his overall rank.

#30 Eric Olden, the 7th fastest karter in USA is working through a large average finish gap with success so far. His lap times on the Ghost Valleys and Bowser Castle 1 and Mario Circuit 4 are getting sharper and he can certainly cut more off the course times there. Eric briefly held the USA title on Bowser Castle 3 lap, prior to Worley's improvement which is great, and we may see further competition there.

#51 Andrew Koltz of Mississippi, USA made a surprise return to Super Mario Kart Time Trials with a Non-NBT PR for Vanilla Lake 1. This cut helped him gain enough average finish points to pass Kansas State Champion, Craig Lubbers and is very close to the Top 50 NTSC.

#104 Fabrice Baro of Canada had a great week, following some Donut Plains 2 PRs he broke the minute barrier on Choco Island 1 and then trimmed his times down even further. He gained a couple of more ranks and approaches former USA Time Trial Champion from the late 1990s, Travis Nelson.

#244 Stephen Weber, the Philadelphia Champion of Super Mario Kart returned to Time Trials with a solid set of PRs. He had some great potential on the course times and closed the gaps well on several Mushroom and Flower Cup times plus a course time on Vanilla Lake 1 and a pair of PRs on Ghost Valley 3. However there is a close rival just below.

#245 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA improved on both Choco Island tracks this week and both records on Koopa Beach 2. Jordan gains some more NTSC ranks and is now ranked at 6th in Texas.
Sami

There wasn't supposed to be an update but...

Sami @ Monday, January 9th 12:11AM   [link]

...Greetings from Karel and I at AGDQ!

The AGDQ event has been on this week near Washington D.C. Karel and I have performed a live stream Time Trial speed run on NTSC so far and looking forward to do some more record setting and demonstrations for the rest of the week plus watch some other great speed runs on other games. So, on to the update for those that sent PRs on by this usual time.


New Members

No new members this week...



New World Records

Karel van Duijvenboden sets an NTSC World Record for Bowser Castle 2 1-lap with 0'19"19.

Julien Holmiere sets an NTSC World Record for Koopa Beach 1 1-lap with 0'08"77.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#10 Christian Wild, the 2nd fastest Time Trial player in Germany returns to PAL SMK Time Trials this week. This is very exciting as his potential is huge considering his successes on NTSC. Christian is closing the gap to Manuel Babjar fast with new records for Mario Circuit 4 course and Choco Island 1 lap.

#130 Richard Lefint of France drove 12 new PRs this week and made some very good Non-NBT hits on the Donut Plains tracks, nearly subbing 1'20" on DP1 course. He was also close to sub 1'50" Bowser Castle 2 but succeeded in sub 1'45" Mario Circuit 4. Richard climbs 4 ranks and reaching 41st in France this week.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Time Trial Champion took Julien's Bowser Castle 2 lap from last week and broke the mini barrier by 0.01 with an amazing new NTSC World Record there along with a PR cut for Choco Island 2 lap.

#3 Julien Holmiere of France did a similar crazy act this week; a new World Record lap for Koopa Beach 1 on NTSC and a solid course PR. Julien also made PRs on Choco Island 1 course and lap and Vanilla Lake 1 course time. He has now passed Christian Wild for the 3rd place rank in the World on NTSC!

#7 Sami Cetin, the UK Time Trial Champion improves his Ghost Valley 1 course time PR during AGDQ and maintains his current rank.

#21 Matt Ballard, the Louisiana State Champion and 4th fastest karter of USA improves his Vanilla Lake 1 course time PR this week and also maintains his current overall rank.

#114 Samuel Gomez continued on with the same tracks; with a further cut to Mario Circuit 1 course time and the lap approaching the sub 12 second barrier. Donut Plains 1 course time was also improved slightly.

#248 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA set new times for Choco Island 1 course and lap where he has sub 1'03" potential on the course time. His Ghost Valley 1 course time is approaching the 1'07"00 barrier and a new lap is likely to follow.
Sami

2017 already? Tell that to Kanjiklub!

Sami @ Monday, January 2nd 06:17PM   [link]

Next Update Monday 16th January

The next update of the site will be on Monday 16th January; due to the AGDQ event that Karel and I will be attending. The deadline for PRs will be as normal on Sunday 15th January, so please keep the PRs coming in as normal on both weeks for those who are interested in catching the first Player of the week awards of 2017.



Final Awards and end of 2016

Firstly a thank you to all of the players who have taken part this year to keep the site alive with new PRs and World Records. We have had a great year and towards the end some exciting new World Records and mini barriers broken. The final awards are up, but of course for the player of the year there can only be one.

Congratulations to Matt Ballard for earning Player of the Year 2016! A new player to the community who has learned very fast since the start of the year on both Non-NBT and NBT reaching well beyond the Top 20 on PAL already! He also had time to take on his home version of NTSC in the last month of the year where he is approaching a similar rank super fast! Since reaching the PAL result, we could have a new challenger for the USA Time Trial title on NTSC soon too. But many other players also deserve a mention!

Julien Holmiere and Karel van Duijvenboden were certainly forces to be reckoned with this year; although they weren't as regularly active as Matt and some other karters in Time Trial, they certainly delivered where World Records are concerned. Julien's recent Bowser Castle 2 NTSC lap is insanely strong, amongst others he landed such as Ghost Valley 2 NTSC lap. Karel has hit some great PAL marks on Donut Plains 2 with double World Records, Bowser Castle 1 lap for both PAL and NTSC and Rainbow Road lap for NTSC. Karel has potential for more and Julien is setting his sights on the Top ranks with the pace he is going at and a CDM title from 2016. Will the battle continue between these two and will Guillaume Leviach return to defend?

Sophie Jarmouni has also had an impressive year, participating in both PAL and NTSC sides with a great climb to beyond the Top 50 of PAL and Top 60 of NTSC, and taking the Belgium title on Time Trial in the process! Sophie has delivered fantastic times on both Non-NBT and NBT; but is being approached by a new rival. Jerome Coiffard of France joined us later in the year but has shocked the Top 100 ranks with his very strong improvements and learning of NBT. He has also reached the Top 50 of PAL and almost at the Top 60 of NTSC earning the well deserved final Quarter award. If there is one karter to watch in 2017 if he keeps up this crazy pace, it is Jerome Coiffard.

Many notable mentions also for Franck Adam who has trained with Jerome recently and makes a superb climb into the Top 100 with definite potential for more. Paul Tanney and Christopher Smith from the UK were also impressive, with Paul a returning contender who rose into the Top 100 quickly and Smith following close behind.

Keep up the great karting everyone and wishing you all a Happy New Year for 2017!



New Members

No new members this week...



New World Records

Julien Holmiere sets an NTSC World Record for Bowser Castle 2 5-lap with 0'19"20.

Karel van Duijvenboden sets an NTSC World Record for Rainbow Road 1-lap with 0'16"48.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#23 Leyla Hasso, the 2nd fastest PAL Time Trial player of the UK returned during the final week of the year and decided to hit Bowser Castle 1. After a lot of effort she cut her lap time further and continued improving the course until she subbed 1'29". She has passed the 3rd fastest Dutch karter, Gerard Roodhorst on the PAL World Rankings with her latest PRs.

#49 Sophie Jarmouni, the Belgian Champion of SMK improved Non-NBT PRs for Ghost Valley 2 with great results there and a pair of NBT times for Mario Circuit 1 and a lap on Koopa Beach 1. She has defended vs rival, Jerome Coiffard this week and is approaching Jerome Gava.

#50 Jerome Coiffard of France returned to PAL this week again to finish the year in style by reaching the Top 50 in the World on PAL! Jerome's latest impressive PR list included 14 new times, including some focus on the Non-NBT tracks as well such as Ghost Valley 2 and Rainbow Road but also making time for NBT heavy tracks such as the Koopa Beaches and some Mario Circuit 1 action to cut some time down. Jerome also reaches 19th in France on PAL!

#82 Stefan Thal, the 8th fastest karter in Germany returned to Time Trial during the Christmas week also with Mario Circuit 1 and Choco Island 2 NBT times. Stefan cut some good average finish and is closing the gap to Edwin Peeters, John Kenny and the Top 80 of PAL.

#84 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of the UK gains a couple of more PAL ranks this week with impressive Rainbow Road PRs where he subs 1'29" and a couple of PRs each for Flower and Star Cups. The best result however was his first 2/5 Non-NBT PR for Ghost Valley 1 as he closes in on Belgium's Peter Toch.

#88 Franck Adam of France was aiming for the Top 100 but got a lot more than he bargained for! Franck had a very successful Non-NBT run this week hitting key tracks of the Ghost Valleys, Vanilla Lake 2, Rainbow Road and Bowser Castle 3 where there is still huge potential left. He also drove many great NBT times on the Mushroom Cup tracks, Choco Island 2, Koopa Beach 2 and Donut Plains 3. Franck climbs to 32nd in France and lands beyond the Top 90 in the World on PAL.

#264 Thibault Terrasson of France returned to SMK Time Trials with a long list of new times he worked in recently. He PR'ed on most of the tracks though he focused on the lap records a little more with an NBT cut on Donut Plains 1 lap record. Thibault flies well past the Top 300 PAL and has potential to cross the next 100 ranks if he continues this pace. He is now ranked at 73rd in France.

#274 Bill Smith, the Staffordshire Champion of the UK improved further on some of the same tracks from last week such as Ghost Valley 1 and Bowser Castle 1, the latter of which he cut further seconds down. He is liking the Ghost Valley 2 and 3 tracks and Rainbow Road as he worked on those too with great results. Bill's UK rank rises to 55th as we reach the close of the year.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Time Trial Champion set a fantastic World Record lap for Rainbow Road on NTSC, breaking the 16.5 second mini barrier following a lap reached by Julien Holmiere. Karel also improved his CI2 course PR this week with potential there for more.

#4 Julien Holmiere of France set a blindingly fast Bowser Castle 2 lap World Record, along with a course time, and a pair of records for Rainbow Road. He held the lap World Record briefly on Rainbow Road lap before it was beaten shortly after by Karel. Along with a Vanilla Lake 2 course time PR, Julien is cutting his average finish down further and is approaching Germany NTSC Time Trial Champion, Christian Wild.

#11 Tyler Worley, the USA Time Trial Champion returned to SMK Time Trials with a PR on Koopa Beach 1 lap. He maintains his current rank.

#21 Matt Ballard, the Louisiana State Champion and 4th fastest karter of USA set four new PRs; he made an excellent pair of Vanilla Lake 1 times, subbing 50 seconds there in the process. He improved Ghost Valley 1 very well, almost reaching the sub minute barrier.

#30 Eric Olden, the 2nd fastest player in Louisiana hit the Bowser Castles with a pair of new times on the first track and a very nice lap for the 2nd. Bowser Castle 3 course also saw a slight improvement and a Donut Plains 3 lap where he has sub 15 seconds potential. Eric reaches the Top 30 on NTSC.

#62 Jerome Coiffard of France continued his NTSC work following the PAL PRs this week; he made some more big cuts to NBT tracks such as Koopa Beach 1 and Choco Island 2. But the majority of PRs were on Mushroom and Flower Cups where he holds big potential judging by the lap records. Mario Circuit 2 long boosting is looking good and he can reach sub 1'10" there soon.

#106 Fabrice Baro of Canada improved a pair of Donut Plains 2 course time PRs and passes Costa Rican Time Trial Champion, Juan Manuel Arteaga.

#111 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of the UK improved his NTSC PRs on all of the Ghost Valley laps, subbing 15 seconds on GV3 lap. He also worked on his lap on Koopa Beach 1 and a pair of new times on Koopa Beach 2.

#114 Samuel Gomez set 3 new PRs, with a pair of small cuts for Mario Circuit 1 and Donut Plains 1 course, all Non-NBT.

#248 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA improved his PRs for Donut Plains 1, where he almost subs 16 seconds on the lap and a course time PR for Koopa Beach 2.
Sami

Christmas Day update, have a great day!

Sami @ Sunday, December 25th 04:51AM   [link]

POW, POM, POQ, POY Awards finishing 2016

The next update as mentioned will be as usual on Monday 2nd January, with usual time submission deadline the night before. However the final awards also won't be ready until after the update is online, and this may be later in the evening on the Monday. Thank you for your patience everyone, the final Player of the Week, Month of December, Quarter 4 and Player of the Year 2016 will be revealed in one go then. Hope you all have a great new year!



New Members

No new members this week...



New World Records

Julien Holmiere sets an NTSC World Record for Ghost Valley 3 1-lap with 0'14"26.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#49 Sophie Jarmouni, the Belgian Champion of SMK set a solid pair of Donut Plains 2 NBT records and also some cuts for Koopa Beach 2 where she is approaching the sub minute barrier. Sophie also improved GV1 and CI1 laps, passing Anthony Pichard and Archibald Lefevre and going beyond the Top 50 PAL.

#52 Jerome Coiffard of France improves his Bowser Castle 3 course time on PAL this week and maintains his overall rank.

#86 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of the UK set PRs on Mario Circuit 1 course with NBT and a couple of PRs for MC2 and GV3. He managed to sub the minute barrier on Koopa Beach 1 passing some rivals in Germany and Belgium.

#103 Franck Adam of France is approaching the Top 100 fast! He has set more NBT PRs with success on MC1, KB1, CI1 and more. He still has big course time potential on the Non-NBT side, Donut Plains 3 in particular as he lands a great lap cut and can shave several seconds more off the course time. Franck reaches 34th in France this week.

#278 Bill Smith, the Staffordshire Champion of the UK improved Ghost Valley 1 and Ghost Valley 2 well this week and also cut down his Rainbow Road course time further. Bill passes 3 more karters this week.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#4 Julien Holmiere of France set a great new NTSC World Record for Ghost Valley 3 lap and an improved course PR. He also improved well on Rainbow Road course and lap times where he was 0.01 short of the World Record lap there. Julien passes Brazilian Champion, Oliver Segarra Gonzalez on the NTSC World Rankings.

#21 Matt Ballard, the Louisiana State Champion and 4th fastest karter of USA made some very nice improvements on Ghost Valley 2 with his first 5/5 platform time there and another US Record. He also focused on Bowser Castle 3 and Rainbow Road, landing higher ranks there and a couple of PRs on GV1 and VL2 laps. Matt passes more karters on the NTSC ladder and will now aim for the Top 20 where he has to cut an average finish gap.

#31 Eric Olden, the 2nd fastest player in Louisiana improved a little more on Bowser Castle 3 narrowly holding on to the State record there and improving Bowser Castle 2 lap. He is now very close to the Top 30 of NTSC.

#72 Jerome Coiffard of France focused on NTSC this week and has re-written his entire time set with huge cuts all round. He still has big potential left as per his great results on PAL recently and is close to the Top 70 on NTSC so far. His NTSC rank in France is now 13th.

#114 Samuel Gomez improves his Mario Circuit 1 lap slightly with D.K.Jr following his course time improvement recently.

#248 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA improved well on Vanilla Lake 1 getting closer to the sub minute barrier and Mario Circuit 4. He made some improvements for Ghost Valley 2 and Donut Plains 3 plus a second cut on MC2. Jordan passes the Top 250 on NTSC after gaining 3 ranks.
Sami

Everyone done their Christmas shopping early?

Sami @ Monday, December 19th 05:44AM   [link]

Christmas Day Update

Hope you are all enjoying the approach to the Holidays. Just to let you know that the following update will be uploaded a day earlier, on Christmas Day (Sunday 25th December), instead of the Monday. Therefore the deadline for time submissions will also be a day earlier, on Saturday 24th December. Please ensure that your PRs are in for then to be in the Christmas Day update. The following updates will resume on Mondays thereafter with the following one on Monday 2nd January 2017 (with time submissions due in by Sunday 1st January as normal).



New Members

Daniel McElroy UK (PAL 181st, UK 30th, Veteran F)
Jerome Coiffard (joining NTSC) France (NTSC 219th, France 17th, Knight B)
Kyle Randol USA (NTSC 333rd, USA 142nd, Louisiana 4th, Warrior F)
Roberto Cardenas Mexico (NTSC 351st, Mexico 2nd, Contender A)


New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#51 Sophie Jarmouni, the Belgian Champion of Super Mario Kart worked on Star Cup this week and improved her Mario Circuit 4 NBT PRs and also the same for Choco Island 2 where she subbed the 1'10" barrier. Koopa Beach 1 lap was also improved bringing her to 1.0 finish point from the Top 50. However a big rival is fast approaching.

#52 Jerome Coiffard of France is on fire once again with his latest NBT times showing great strengths on Choco Island 2 but also delivering well on Donut Plains 1, Mario Circuit 1 and the Koopa Beaches. He improves his Non-NBT tracks Ghost Valley 3 and Vanilla Lake 2, passing Camille Batier for 21st in France and approaching Belgian Champion, Sophie Jarmouni and the Top 50 PAL!

#116 Franck Adam of France gains another solid average finish cut with 14 new PRs, showing good NBT potential on the Choco Islands and Koopa Beaches. His Donut Plains 1 NBT is also picking up the pace and he has big Non-NBT potential still on the Bowser Castles. With PRs on some of these tracks it will help drive him towards the Top 100 which he is on pace to reach soon. Franck is now ranked 38th in France.

#134 Richard Lefint of France sets 12 new Non-NBT PRs with a further shave on Mario Circuit 1 and sharp cuts on Mario Circuit 3 and 4. His Ghost Valley 3 times are also looking sharper and he has 1'03" potential on the 2nd track along with sub 1'20" on the 3rd. Richard climbs to 43rd in France with his latest PRs.

#281 Bill Smith, the Staffordshire Champion of the UK worked on Star and Special Cups where he is making further progress on Ghost Valley 3 and Rainbow Road is approaching 1'40". He managed to sub 1'50" on Bowser Castle 3 though and cut down Koopa Beach 1 some more.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#24 Matt Ballard worked on Mario Circuit 4 with some excellent NBT cuts and potential for more. Special Cup however he improved very well all over, including approaching the 50 second barrier on Vanilla Lake 2, and landing his first USA National Record on Ghost Valley 3. Matt climbs to 4th in USA and now holds the Louisiana State Title and sets his sights towards the Top 20.

#32 Eric Olden, the 2nd fastest karter of Louisiana in USA also had a great week; focusing on key tracks such as Rainbow Road and Bowser Castle 3 where fast progress is happening. Eric also drove several lap PRs which are opening up more course time potential. He lands just ahead of Andy Lundeen for the 7th in USA.

#106 Fabrice Baro of Canada hopped over to Donut Plains 2 this time with a pair of new PRs on NTSC there. He gains a rank ahead of Guillaume Sylvain for 15th in Canada and a step closer towards the Top 100.

#113 Samuel Gomez improves his Donut Plains 1 Non-NBT lap this week on NTSC.

#252 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA improves his Mario Circuit 1 to a mid 1'01" level and sets a pair of times on Mario Circuit 3, with the lap closing in on the 19 second barrier.
Sami

Felt like driving a car with one eye

Sami @ Monday, December 12th 10:00AM   [link]

New Members

Richard Lefint France (PAL 140th, France 45th, Veteran C)
Michael Clarke USA (NTSC 193rd, USA 78th, Knight A)



New World Records

Karel van Duijvenboden set 2 NTSC World Records; for Bowser Castle 1 1-lap 0'16"89 and Bowser Castle 2 1-lap with 0'19"24.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#51 Sophie Jarmouni, the Belgian Champion of Super Mario Kart SNES made a return to PAL with NBT PRs on Donut Plains 1 and 2, and also NBT improvements for Koopa Beach 1 both and Koopa Beach 2 lap. She cut some good average finish, closing the gap a little more to Pichard and the Top 50 PAL.

#55 Jerome Coiffard of France is catching up fast however to rival Sophie soon. He once again improved a lot of records, really showing his strengths on NBT tracks and potential on the more Non-NBT heavy courses. With improvements there he will also reach towards the Top 50 quickly. Jerome is now ranked at 22nd in France!

#90 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of the UK improved his Mario Circuit 2 lap NBT and has a lot of potential there when he starts to learn the longboost. He also delivered some nice Non-NBT cuts as he lands at the Top 90 of PAL.

#127 Franck Adam of France continued his training with Coiffard and it is helping him drive further towards the Top 100 this week. Franck made 14 PRs in total, and worked more on Non-NBT cornering where he is getting sharper in particular on Bowser Castles and Ghost Valleys. Ghost Valley 1 is working very nicely with the platform jump and he will sub 1'20" soon on Ghost Valley 3. Franck now ranks at 40th in France.

#283 Bill Smith, the Staffordshire Champion of the UK broke the 1'04" barrier on Mario Circuit 1, but has room for further; however he cut well off Mario Circuit 4 and Koopa Beach 1 this week, along with Ghost Valley 3. Bowser Castle 1 sub 1'40" is looking great and he improved some of his lap times on Special Cup as well.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Champion of Super Mario Kart SNES returned to NTSC Time Trials for some more action on the Bowser Castle laps; and he breaks the sub 16.90 mini barrier of Bowser Castle 1 for a superb World Record there; replicating his recent work on PAL. He also set a new World Record lap into the lower quartile of Bowser Castle 2!

#5 Julien Holmiere, the 3rd fastest player in France on NTSC improved Bowser Castle 3 lap slightly and maintains his current overall rank.

#44 Matt Ballard, the 2nd fastest karter of Louisiana made a huge climb this week as he starts to unleash his potential. With a long list of PRs on NTSC he has hit some great marks all round. His laps show that he can go a lot further, and Eric may have a battle on his hands for the Louisiana title soon. Matt now ranks at 11th in USA!

#107 Fabrice Baro of Canada worked further on Donut Plains 1 delivering some sharper times, and a lap that went sub 15 seconds. We will see him reach the 1'15" level soon.

#112 Christopher Smith of the UK put a lot more energy this week into NTSC and is driving his rank there towards the Top 100 soon as well. He subbed 1 minute on Mario Circuit 1 with NBT and also tried NBT on a couple of other boards; otherwise he revamped a lot of Flower, Star and Special Cup Non-NBT cutting a lot of average finish.

#113 Samuel Gomez lost a rank to rival, Smith but he drove a sub 1'01" time for Mario Circuit 1 and a pair of Donut Plains 1 PRs as well all Non-NBT.

#252 Jordan Fetner of USA set a pair of records on Bowser Castle 1, subbing 1'35" there and also a Mario Circuit 4 lap nearly sub 21 seconds.
Sami

Time Trial in the Garden, sort of..

Sami @ Monday, December 5th 05:32AM   [link]

New Members

No new members this week...



New World Records

Julien Holmiere set an NTSC World Record for Ghost Valley 2 1-lap with 0'11"33.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#51 Sophie Jarmouni, the Belgian Champion of Super Mario Kart had a few unsent PRs from a while ago on Donut Plains 3 with a solid Non-NBT course time and NBT lap there.

#68 Jerome Coiffard of France wrapped up November in a great way with constant improvements all round; his Non-NBT is getting sharper and consistent with notable hits on the Bowser Castles and Ghost Valley 2 and platform jumping on Ghost Valley 1. He is getting strong on the Choco Island track NBTs and Mario Circuit 1 lap has potential for well under 12 seconds. Jerome is approaching his local rival, Alexandre Burel and now ranks at 26th in France.

#91 Christopher Smith, the Champion of Yorkshire in the UK continues to climb with a good pace; his Bowser Castle 2 improvements are good as he is getting more consistent with the bumper jumps, and his lap will sub 21 seconds soon. He also made a couple of Star Cup PRs including CI2 NBT. Christopher passes several karters including Buckinghamshire's Champion, Jonathan Steel, for 13th in the UK.

#145 Franck Adam of France met up with Coiffard for some training and this helped him up his level a lot more. Franck worked on a lot of his weaker times for large cuts on Flower, Star and Special Cups with NBT PRs to help on KB1 and CI2. His Non-NBT is also looking great with BC2 and Rainbow Road. He has potential for a 1'04" on GV2 so we should see him improve there soon. Franck is now 46th in France and surpasses the Top 150 Worldwide on PAL.




NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#5 Julien Holmiere, the 2nd fastest player in France on NTSC worked hard on Ghost Valley 2 with an impressive 5-lap PR ranked 2nd, but most of all was an awesome World Record on the lap time topping Christian Wild's former World Record by 0.04 seconds. Julien is approaching Brazilian Champion, Oliver Segarra Gonzalez.

#33 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion of Super Mario Kart gains a rank ahead of Matthias Boucher with 4 new PRs; he cuts his Donut Plains 1 lap time down and sets an improvement to Donut Plains 3 course. Key records on Rainbow Road are also helping and he has sub 1'26" potential there, along with the ability to go sub 17 on the lap soon.

#104 Matt Ballard, the 2nd fastest player of Louisiana, USA makes a few improvements on NTSC; he focused mainly on Mario Circuit 1 with some big cuts there and a low 57 second course and a low 11 lap. Donut Plains 1 also saw some PRs as he approaches the Top 100 on NTSC and reaches 34th in USA.

#108 Fabrice Baro of Canada continues to shave down his Donut Plains 1 time; after being stuck at low 1'17"s he made a breakthrough to the mid 1'16"s. He can cut more there but with further PRs on other tracks he can also drive himself towards the Top 100.

#252 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA improved his Mario Circuit 1 times; with further cuts there he can gain a lot of average finish. Bowser Castle 1 will go well below sub 1'35" soon and he also improved Bowser Castle 3 course and lap times.
Sami

Which road to take at the fork

Sami @ Monday, November 28th 12:46PM   [link]

New Members

Matt Ballard (joining NTSC) USA (NTSC 118th, USA 40th, Veteran A)
Rory Mahood Canada (NTSC 237th, Canada 43rd, Knight D)
Matthew Cavanagh Ireland (PAL 155th, Ireland 1st, Veteran D)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#60 Paul Tanney of the UK improves his Koopa Beach 1 PRs and Vanilla Lake 2 lap this week, passing Chris Clark for the 9th Place position in the UK and Top 60 in the World on PAL.

#72 Jerome Coiffard of France set 22 new PRs this week with further movements of NBT and potential on a number of course times such as Koopa Beach 1, Choco Island 2 and Mario Circuit 2. His Bowser Castles, Ghost Valley 3 and Vanilla Lake 2 are also sharpening well Non-NBT as he climbs several ranks to reach 28th in France.

#97 Christopher Smith of the UK improved his Vanilla Lake 1 times well and has potential there and gave NBT on Mario Circuit 3 a go with some new PRs. Along with some Donut Plains 3 PRs he gained a couple of ranks and passes Richard O'Neill for 14th in the UK.

#170 Franck Adam of France improves his Ghost Valley 2 PRs well and is closing in on Bertrand du Bois of Belgium.

#287 Bill Smith of the UK gains some more ranks this week with his latest improvements; a lot of PRs were on Mushroom Cup with good improvements on GV1, BC1 and MC2. His Mario Circuit 1 time can go well into 1'03"s soon and some of the longer tracks on Flower and Special Cups are also taking shape.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Activity:

#5 Julien Holmiere continues to shave his NTSC PRs down each week and delivers a sub 1'26" Bowser Castle 1 time, a sub 1'03" Choco Island 2 along with a lap PR and a very nice Vanilla Lake 1 lap. Julien passes Alicia L'Hoest to become the 2nd fastest NTSC Time Trial player in France.

#34 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion of Super Mario Kart cuts just under the mid 1'03" mark on Choco Island 2 and also worked on Special Cup's Mario Circuit 4 where he has 1'32" - 1'33" potential. Vanilla Lake 2 is also a good track to focus on and helping improve some average finish. Eric passes Minnesota State Champion, Bryan Bosshardt.

#107 Fabrice Baro of Canada makes some PRs on Donut Plains 1 and improves the lap a little nearer to the 15 second barrier opening potential for a faster course time.

#253 Jordan Fetner of USA focused on Star Cup this week with pairs of new records on Choco Island 2, then Vanilla Lake 1 where a sub minute is possible soon. His best lap on Mario Circuit 4 is sharpening and the 18 second barrier is very close on Donut Plains 3 and Rainbow Road laps.