Super Mario Kart Time Trial World Records and Players' Site

Sami

No stopping

Sami @ Monday, April 24th 10:01AM   [link]

New Members

Dennis Colvin USA (NTSC 386th, USA 170th, Contender C)
Sebastiano Giordano Italy (PAL 215th, Italy 4th, Knight C)



New World Records

Julien Holmiere set a PAL Shortcut World Record on Choco Island 1 lap with 0'10"14.



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PAL Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Champion of Super Mario Kart PAL returned here from his NTSC adventures. He already set a nice PR on Mario Circuit 1 lap to start his journey towards the PAL title which is very close!

#4 Julien Holmiere, the 2nd fastest player in France set a shortcut World Record lap on Choco Island 1 PAL this week.

#36 Jerome Coiffard of France battles his way past Clement Papon for France's 14th rank with several new PAL PRs; notable hits on Choco Island 1, and the Mario Circuits along with Ghost Valley 3 where he is picking up the sharpness on the Non-NBT front.

#51 Franck Adam also played Ghost Valley 3 lap and is getting sharper along with trimming down Rainbow Road and Vanilla Lake 2, both of which have potential for more. Franck is almost at the Top 50 of PAL but reaches the Top 20 in France.

#98 Richard Lefint of France reaches a great goal this week after a wave of new PAL PRs. Donut Plains 1 NBT took off very well and he performed brilliantly on Non-NBT Flower Cup tracks with good cuts there. Rainbow Road should definitely go sub 1'30" very soon. Richard reaches the Top 100 on PAL and can definitely climb many more ranks soon.

#145 Thibault Terrasson of France set 10 new PRs this week, with a lot of Bowser Castle bumper jumping and sharper laps coming along. He also landed a platform jump on Ghost Valley 1. Mario Circuit 2 also saw a bit of NBT along with Mario Circuit 3 as he shoots past the Top 150 Worldwide and beyond the Top 50 in France.

#313 Guillaume Da Silva Jesus of France worked on Bowser Castle 2 and Mario Circuit 3 this week with some nice PR cuts as he climbs a few more ranks. Bowser Castle 3 is also a work in progress and he should make some PRs there soon.



NTSC Activity:

#17 Matt Ballard, the 3rd fastest karter of USA, and Louisiana State Champion delivered well on Donut Plains 1 NBT and can definitely sub the 1'10" there. His Bowser Castles are solid and the 3rd track has sub 1'28" potential. Mario Circuit 4 is tough but his lap is not far from a sub 18 as well. Matt has passes Japan's 2nd fastest karter, Ha Nyan and is within range to go for the US 2nd place spot, held by Joe Bernier.

#23 Eric Olden, the 5th fastest karter of USA set several new PRs; the strongest of which was his Choco Island 2 lap, but he also lowered many course times further as well. Ghost Valley 3 has a lot of Non-NBT potential and he is starting to take more risks on the corner jumps. Eric passes Florian Chollet and lands in direct competition with Canada's 2nd fastest karter, Martin Morissette.

#61 Daniel Nealey, the Washington State Champion of SMK figured out the technique on Koopa Beach 1 this week and cut several seconds down there and also delivered a lot of new times on other courses. NBT is working very well on the Donut Plains and Mario Circuit 2 tracks and he is cutting down the Vanilla Lakes very well. Daniel passes Oregon State Champion, Karl Ludwigsen and several other karters.

#86 Richard Lefint of France keeps gaining more NTSC ranks as he improves his Non-NBT Ghost Valley 2 times but also great cuts for NBT on Donut Plains 1.

#218 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA closed an average finish gap to the next karter with further cuts to Bowser Castle 1 and 2; where he is definitely getting faster with the bumper jumps, which will make some big course time cuts soon. He also successfully broke the 1 minute barrier on Vanilla Lake 2.

#275 Sam Smith of USA played Mushroom Cup this week with new times for Mario Circuit 1, Donut Plains 1 and Mario Circuit 2. He passes a number of karters including Mexico's Champion, Erick Hernandez.
Sami

When the dust clears

Sami @ Monday, April 17th 11:21AM   [link]

New Members

No new members this week...



New World Records

No World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#4 Julien Holmiere, the 2nd fastest player in France continued to work on Rainbow Road, while consistency is difficult he managed to go sub 1'27" this week and also a superb BC3 lap with a missed NBT, so there is potential for more there.

#37 Jerome Coiffard of France improved his Koopa Beach 2 lap on PAL this week and maintains his current rank.

#102 Richard Lefint of France is making a further attempt at the Top 100 of PAL and is getting close. With PRs on Mario Circuit 2 and 4 along with Ghost Valley 2 he cut some good points and gained a couple more ranks.

#217 Bill Smith of the UK landed a pair of Donut Plains 1 times, the lap of which is nearly subbing 16 seconds. He also continued key track Bowser Castle 3 where the lap continues to show big potential for the course time. Bill now reached 42nd in the UK after passing Wolverhampton's John Western.

#317 Guillaume Da Silva Jesus of France set 10 new PRs with some excellent times on Rainbow Road. His Flower Cup times have potential, especially Choco Island 1 and he is progressing well on Vanilla Lake 2. He will reach the Top 300 soon with continued PRs.

#347 Julien Thomas of France returned to Mario Circuit 1 with a slight cut to his course time and passes Matthew Ord on the PAL Rankings.



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Time Trial World Champion Karel van Duijvenboden improved his Mario Circuit 1 PR with a great lap finish following reaching the NTSC World title last week and would like to revisit PAL Time Trials next.

#49 Jerome Coiffard of France made a great return to NTSC Time Trials with a fully re-done timeset and a large average finish cut made. He has Non-NBT potential on many tracks still such as Rainbow Road, however for now he has reached the Top 50 in the World on NTSC and we look forward to see his next PRs.

#63 Daniel Nealey, the Washington State Champion from USA improved well on Choco Island 1 and Koopa Beach 2 NBT. He has big potential on Koopa Beach 1 and will make significant cuts once he joins up the NBT boosts between the islands.

#90 Richard Lefint of France continues to fly on NTSC since he joined the Top 100, and this week he makes the Top 90. It was primarily on the Mario Circuits but he also drove well on Rainbow Road where he can sub 1'28".

#218 Jordan Fetner of USA gains a number of ranks this week with progress on Bowser Castle 1 as he strengthens his platform jumping. Donut Plains 1 and Vanilla Lake 2 are approaching subs and Donut Plains 3 lap has been trimmed further. Jordan climbs to 89th in USA with his latest PRs.

#282 Sam Smith of USA returns to SMK this week with 24 new times, and big cuts that propel him beyond the Top 300 of NTSC. He did some particularly good times on the water and ice tracks and has potential to shoot towards the Top 200 fast as he improves.
Sami

Karel reaches the NTSC Time Trial World Title Again!

Sami @ Monday, April 10th 10:08AM   [link]

New Members

Brad Smith USA (NTSC 220th, USA 90th, Knight C)



New World Records

Karel van Duijvenboden set NTSC World Records on Vanilla Lake 2 5-lap with 0'45"99 and 1-lap at 0'08"45.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#4 Julien Holmiere, the 2nd fastest player in France made a very strong NBT lap on Rainbow Road this week and also a course time which was close to the 1'27"00 barrier.

#37 Jerome Coiffard of France set a number of NBT improvements this week, including sub 50 seconds on Koopa Beach 1 and a great 5/5 platform jump time for Ghost Valley 1. His Ghost Valley 2 PR is also about to enter the 1'02"s soon.

#104 Richard Lefint of France improved well on Mario Circuit 1 and is within range to go for the sub 1'02" Non-NBT. His Ghost Valley 1 has also subbed 1'08" and Bowser Castle 1 consistency is looking good. Richard passes Joel Chatelet for another rank in France. With a similar average finish cut next week he can reach the Top 100 level on PAL.

#225 Stefan Glosby of the UK returned to SMK with a pair of Mario Circuit 1 PRs; this gained him a couple of ranks on the PAL average finish.

#348 Julien Thomas of France continued to focus on Donut Plains 1 with a solid mid 14s lap PR and a couirse time in the 1'16"s. Once he maxes out his current level here he should be able to land at sub 1'15".



NTSC Activity:

NTSC Time Trial World Champion Karel van Duijvenboden has done it again, successfully reaching the Top of the NTSC ladder! It was completed in a stylish way as he returned to one of his favorites, Vanilla Lake 2. With an added jolt of NBT on the opener laps and promising lap splits, he first tied the World Record held by Guillaume Leviach and Ha Nyan, reaching the title. Seeing the big barrier just up ahead he continued to kart, breaking the 46 second barrier with an amazing 45.99 second time! This didn't stop there as he played the fastlap afterwards, and with the added NBT he hit an amazing World Record at 8.45 seconds! Congratulations to Karel for his fantastic results!

#18 Matt Ballard, the 3rd fastest karter of USA took on the 3rd fastest karter of Japan this week, Tohgo Ariake. He managed to pass him after some great improvements to Mario Circuit 2 with longboosting and a sharp Ghost Valley 3 NBT lap PR.

#25 Eric Olden, the 5th fastest karter of USA had a strong result on BC3 last week, so he is pushing the first and second Bowser Castle tracks more, with a sub 1'40 on the horizon for BC2 soon. DP3 lap subbed 15 seconds and Ghost Valley 1 had a further trim as he reaches the Top 25 in the World on NTSC.

#66 Daniel Nealey, the Washington State Champion of SMK improved Koopa Beach 2 with a sub minute PR and also Mario Circuit 3 with some good NBT and potential for more. He gained a few more ranks and passed Colombian Champion, Juan Arevalo.

#93 Richard Lefint of France hit 3 PRs on NTSC with a further cut to Bowser Castle 1 and also Choco Island 2 5-lap this week.

#226 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA set five new PRs this week, with a DP1 lap that opens the sub 1'20" potential, some Choco Island laps and PRs on Ghost Valley 2 and Donut Plains 3 where he has potential.

#435 Max Driessen of USA returns to SMK with 20 new PRs and some very nice cuts. He has potential on the longer tougher courses so we look forward to see further times there soon and he will shoot towards the Top 400 quickly.
Sami

Close again to NTSC #1

Sami @ Monday, April 3rd 05:25AM   [link]

New Members

Simon Tong UK (PAL 194th, UK 37th, Knight A)
Daniel Nealey USA (NTSC 69th, USA 19th, Star A)
Mason Jones Canada (NTSC 240th, Canada 42nd, Knight C)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#4 Julien Holmiere set a strong pair of Mario Circuit 1 NBT PRs and also a superb lap on Ghost Valley 1 that was just 0.01 short of Guillaume Leviach's World Record. Julien has now passed Alicia L'Hoest to become the 2nd fastest PAL Time Trial Player in France, also reaching 4th in the World on PAL!

#37 Jerome Coiffard of France set two new PRs this week; a sub 52 second time for Koopa Beach 1 5-lap and a new lap time for Choco Island 2.

#64 Euan Johnston, the Champion of Scotland made consistent work of Ghost Valley 3 this week, there is potential on the lap including his new lap times on Bowser Castle 3 and Vanilla Lake 2, the latter of which he subbed 11 seconds and has passed Salim Araissia on the PAL World Rankings.

#105 Richard Lefint of France is working well on his mission for the Top 100 PAL, with latest new times on Ghost Valley 1 and Rainbow Road where he has potential to go sub 1'08" and sub 1'30" soon. He also set a couple of Flower Cup lap times on CI1 and BC2, landing at 36th in France on PAL.



NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Champion of Super Mario Kart is now just short of the NTSC Time Trial Title again, with his latest PR which was a great time on Vanilla Lake 2. The World Record is within reach here and this could be the track that helps him reach the NTSC Crown.

#26 Eric Olden, the 5th fastest karter of USA and 2nd fastest karter of Louisiana set six new PRs with some small cuts to Donut Plains 1, Ghost Valley 1, and Koopa Beach 1 being so close to the barrier, along with DP3's sub 15 lap which was also near. Eric did however set a new USA Record for Bowser Castle 3 Course.

#96 Richard Lefint of France improved Choco Island 1 on the NTSC side this week and maintains his current rank.

#226 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA continued the Choco Island track going sub 1'03" on CI1 and further under the 1'15" mark on Choco Island 2. He also shaved a bit of time from his Donut Plains 1 times, and can start looking for a sub 1'20" there following some more lap improvements.
Sami

Hunting for food and PRs

Sami @ Monday, March 27th 07:03PM   [link]

New Members

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New World Records

No new World Records this week...



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PAL Activity:

#37 Jerome Coiffard of France set a couple of Koopa Beach 1 PRs this week and maintains his current rank.

#52 Franck Adam of France improved his Bowser Castle 2 lap this week.

#65 Euan Johnston, Scotland's Super Mario Kart Champion returned to Time Trials this week with four new PRs. This includes a sub 1'30" on Donut Plains 2 and a great lap cut alongside. He also improved Mario Circuit 3 and Bowser Castle 3 very well and passes Andreas Rudmarker from Sweden.

#74 Christopher Smith of the UK worked well on the Bowser Castles with further cuts to the 2nd and 3rd tracks; subbing 1'35" and slightly edging out Johnston's time. Christopher also pursued Vanilla Lake 2 and almost broke the sub minute barrier. He has now climbed to 12th in the UK.

#83 Stefan Thal of Germany also made a comeback to SMK this week with a pair of new PRs; Donut Plains 1 NBT and Choco Island 1 NBT. Stefan passes Edwin Peeters and John Kenny in the process.

#106 Richard Lefint of France improved Donut Plains 1 NBT and has potential on the course time; he also set some nice PRs for Koopa Beach 1 and Bowser Castle 3 with room for improvement on the course times. If Richard keeps up the pace he will reach the Top 100 on PAL soon.

#168 Thibault Terrasson of France delivered more NBT PRs this week and greatly improved his ranks on Mario Circuit 1, Donut Plains 2 and Koopa Beach 2. He also worked on Rainbow Road Non-NBT and has good potential there.

#219 Bill Smith of the UK improved Mario Circuit 2 lap with a nice sub 16 second mark and also set new times for Choco Island 1 and Bowser Castle 3. He has a lot of potential on the course times for both and can win a lot of points there. Bill gains a couple of ranks including passing Luxembourg's Champion, Frank Krack.



NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Champion of Super Mario Kart edges closer to the NTSC World Title with a Ghost Valley 3 lap PR, just short of the World Record there.

#19 Matt Ballard, the 3rd fastest karter of USA fought back stronger this week with a pair of solid longboost times on Mario Circuit 2; but also Choco Island 1 and Choco Island 2 were a success as he cut a lot of points to pass Anderson. He is closing the gap to Tohgo Ariake of Japan.

#26 Eric Olden, USA's 5th fastest karter also had a great week with an extensive list of cuts; these included improvements to his Choco Island 2 times where he is nearing the Top 10 there. Bowser Castle 3 also slipped into the sub 1'28" and Koopa Beach 1 almost went sub 50 seconds. Eric passes Sebastien Holmiere this week.

#96 Richard Lefint of France played Donut Plains 1 NBT and Choco Island 1 on NTSC this week with some good results there, passing Canada's Fabrice Baro this week.

#227 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA subbed Donut Plains 1 lap and drove a nice pair of Choco Island 1 times; where he has potential on the course. Donut Plains 2 is also progressing well and he can sharpen that one to the lower 1'30"s soon.
Sami

Everyone got tired of MC2 already?

Sami @ Monday, March 20th 11:13AM   [link]

New Members

No new members this week...



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#5 Julien Holmiere, the 3rd fastest player in France breaks the Ghost Valley 3 1'15" barrier with his latest PR there this week and maintains his current rank.

#37 Jerome Coiffard of France also worked on the Ghost Valley tracks with new lap PRs on the first two followed by Course time PRs on Ghost Valley 3 and Rainbow Road where he has potential to cut a lot of ranks. With further Non-NBT focus he can gain more ranks. Jerome passes Swiss Time Trial Champion, Raphael Braun this week.

#52 Franck Adam of France sets an NBT PR on Bowser Castle 1 lap which helped him to pass Archibald Lefevre. He is getting closer to the Top 20 of France and Top 50 Worldwide on PAL.

#77 Christopher Smith of the UK sets a new Vanilla Lake 2 course PR and maintains his current rank. He is approaching the sub minute there soon.

#107 Richard Lefint of France set an NBT lap on Donut Plains 1, and has potential there for the course time; along with a Bowser Castle 2 course PR.

#167 Pierrick Gautier of France improved the Vanilla Lakes well this week and also set a pair of new records on Bowser Castle 1. His aim there now is for the bumper jumps to lower his best lap further and this will enable him to cut several more seconds down from his times.

#222 Bill Smith of the UK set 7 new PRs; with potential still there on Donut Plains 2 and Mario Circuit 2 lap. He put some good time into the Choco Island tracks where CI1 can hunt for a sub 1'05" very quickly and his Choco Island 2 lap is looking solid. Bill gained several ranks this week and if he keeps up the pace will reach the Top 200 soon.

#321 Guillaume Da Silva Jesus of France continued to kart and is working well on the water and ice tracks. Bowser Castle 1 is looking solid and he has potential on Mario Circuit 1.

#337 Stephen De Winter of Australia set new PRs on Mario Circuit 1 and narrowly missed the sub 1'03" barrier, he will definitely reach it very soon. Stephen cut several ranks with this track already and can hunt for the Top 300 once he works on some more tracks.



NTSC Activity:

#9 Aron Langerak, the 2nd fastest Dutch karter of SMK plays some more NTSC and is pushing Ghost Valley 1 course time very far where he is now ranked 3rd there. Aron is closing in on Lecoanet on the NTSC Average Finish.

#96 Fabrice Baro of Canada improved his Koopa Beach 2 course time again this week, and is approached by a rival.

#97 Richard Lefint of France drives through to the Top 100 on NTSC! He set some NBT PRs on Donut Plains 1 and also very good marks on both Vanilla Lakes, Bowser Castle 2 and Ghost Valley 3. We await him to reach the Top 100 on the PAL side soon.

#198 Stephen Weber, the Philadelphia City Champion of SMK returned to Time Trials and jumped back into the Top 200 with four new PRs, on Bowser Castle 2 course and lap, Mario Circuit 4 lap and Rainbow Road course.

#231 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA lowered his Ghost Valley 1 times some more and can work his way towards the 1'05"s once sharper. He also improved Mario Circuit 2, Choco Island 1 and a little more off DP2 lap which helped him gain a few more ranks on the NTSC World Ranking.
Sami

More and More MC2! 1'04" and sub 12 soon?

Sami @ Monday, March 13th 11:05AM   [link]

New Members

Kevin Spalding USA (NTSC 129th, USA 44th, Veteran B)
Jesse Mehrbach USA (NTSC 249th, USA 106th, Knight D)



New World Records

Julien Holmiere set further PAL World Records on Mario Circuit 2 5-lap with 1'05"63 and 0'12"02.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#5 Julien Holmiere, the 3rd fastest player in France has been superpowered on Mario Circuit 2 with another great week, not only hitting 1'06" but lowering the course World Record to an amazing 1'05" level time with the improved longboost techniques! 1'04" potential is even there so we look forward to see if he will try for this. Just as great was his new lap World Record which almost broke the 12 second barrier, definitely something that he should shoot for soon too! He also landed a Ghost Valley 3 lap PR 0.01 from the World Record.

#25 Martin van Haasteren, the 4th fastest Dutch karter of Super Mario Kart worked on a lot of his NBT times since he last played and delivered a long list of new PRs. He made great NBT cuts in particular on BC1, MC3, CI2 and VL1, with a lot of potential on more. He also gave a few of the trick / glitch tracks a go with some PRs on GV1 and CI1. Martin passes Harold Christensen and Fredy to reach the Top 25 in the World on PAL.

#38 Jerome Coiffard of France improved his Bowser Castle 1 and Bowser Castle 3 NBT times along with a nice lap for Vanilla Lake 1 and is approaching Swiss Time Trial Champion, Raphael Braun.

#53 Franck Adam of France continues his fight through the average finish gap and is now within range to go for Lefevre's rank on PAL then aim for the Top 50. His latest NBT PRs on Mario Circuit 3 were great and also a consistent Ghost Valley 2 PR.

#64 Salim Araissia had not improved his Time Trial records for some time as he focused more on GP and racing, but there was a lot of room for improvement there. He has driven a long list of new records including NBT on a number of tracks. This has propelled him up to well beyond the Top 70 of PAL with potential for more on both course and lap records.

#107 Richard Lefint of France leaned his focus into the PAL version this week with new PRs on the Donut Plains tracks Non-NBT, there is potential for subbing 1'30" on Donut Plains 2 soon and further on Donut Plains 3 plus a sub 1'08" Ghost Valley 1. He has 7 ranks to go to reach the Top 100 on PAL, we look forward to seeing his next PRs.

#168 Pierrick Gautier of France set a pair of new Vanilla Lake 1 times passing Vincent Zee of the Netherlands.

#231 Bill Smith of the UK improved his Mario Circuit 1 times further and should definitely stick to this track to win more ranks and aim for 1'02". Donut Plains 1 has potential too and he has hit some good Donut Plains 2 times. Vanilla Lake 2 is also improving well as he gains several more PAL ranks this week.

#331 Guillaume Da Silva Jesus of France returned to SMK Time Trials also after a long time and made some new PRs on Mushroom Cup with potential on Mario Circuit 1 in particular, gaining several PAL ranks.

#343 Stephen De Winter of Australia also returned to SMK again and set a pair of Mario Circuit 1 times, passing 8 players on the PAL rankings.



NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Champion of SMK improved Mario Circuit 1 lap and after persevering he reached the 2nd fastest spot there. Karel is now just a few average finish points short of reaching the NTSC Time Trial World Title again!

#20 Matt Ballard, the 3rd fastest karter of USA and Louisiana State Champion improved Donut Plains 2 very well to his potential level, cutting solid average finish. With some other courses he can cut more and reach the next ranks beyond the Top 20 of NTSC.

#96 Fabrice Baro of Canada improved his Koopa Beach 2 course time this week and maintains his current overall rank.

#106 Richard Lefint of France still played NTSC this week too, focusing just on the Donut Plains tracks with some good cuts there and not too many ranks left till he reaches the NTSC Top 100!

#233 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA set some very nice improvements on Ghost Valley 1 this week with a sub 1'07" course time, and also improved Choco Island 2 plus a couple of more lap cuts to Bowser Castle 3 and Donut Plains 3.
Sami

How low will MC2 go?

Sami @ Monday, March 6th 07:15AM   [link]

New Members

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New World Records

Julien Holmiere set a new PAL World Record on Mario Circuit 2 1-lap with 0'12"26



Movement

PAL Activity:

#5 Julien Holmiere, the 3rd fastest player in France didn't leave Mario Circuit 2 yet on PAL as he revised the trajectory with a new strategy similar to the NTSC route. This enabled him to pull out an even faster longboost lap World Record for Mario Circuit 2 on PAL thus widening the potential on this track even further! The lap looks crazy as it is but Julien reckons there is more on the way.

#39 Jerome Coiffard of France is really pushing Bowser Castle 2 well with excellent openers and a great course time nearly subbing 1'44". Mario Circuit 3 NBT is also doing good and a pair of Vanilla Lake 1 Non-NBT times. He is closing the gap to Sweden's 2nd fastest player, Richard Karlsson.

#53 Franck Adam of France delivered 9 new PRs this week as he works through the big average finish gap towards Lefevre. Choco Island 2 nearly subbed 1'10" and he is NBT'ing well on DP1, MC2 and KB1. On the Non-NBT front, Vanilla Lake 2 sub minute should be there soon and he is chipping away at Rainbow Road with potential for a sub 1'29".

#76 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of SMK sets an NBT lap PR for Donut Plains 1. He should be able to push this into the 14s soon and reach a faster course time. His Rainbow Road Non-NBT lap is also looking solid as he passes Australia's 3rd fastest player, Eric Scott.

#112 Richard Lefint of France made steady improvements again on PAL with a pair of new times on Bowser Castle 3 where he has huge potential on the course time. Koopa Beach 2 is also looking very good as he gains a couple of ranks and is close to reaching Switzerland's Alex Hantson.

#169 Pierrick Gautier of France focused on the latter half of the tracks this week with Vanilla Lake 1 PRs, including a sub 12 second lap so good potential is there for the course time. The same goes for Bowser Castle 3, where the obstacles are holding back the 5-lap. Nevertheless, along with KB2 and Rainbow Road he gains several ranks to reach beyond the 170th spot.

#240 Bill Smith, the Staffordshire Champion, in the UK had a great week gaining ranks over European rivals. Mario Circuit 1 is a key track where he has more potential and should aim for 1'02"s soon. Mario Circuit 3 is also going very well and sub 1'40" is about to happen. His Bowser Castle laps are getting sharper and he set some consistent times on KB2 and Rainbow Road.



NTSC Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Champion of SMK played Mario Circuit 1 lap this week and pushed past the 10.9 second minibarrier.

#11 Alencar Faria, the 3rd fastest Brazilian SMK Player improved again slightly on his Ghost Valley 1 NBT course time and maintains his current overall rank.

#20 Matt Ballard, the 3rd fastest karter of USA and Louisiana State Champion, Matt Ballard returned this week to Time Trials and is working through the path to the next set of karters . Anderson is a bit further on the average finish gap but Matt's records on Bowser Castle 1 and Donut Plains 2 are solid with a nice lap and more potential on Donut Plains 1.

#110 Richard Lefint of France continued a larger weighting of his time on the NTSC side again with 12 new PRs this week. The Bowser Castles are going well with great laps there and also the Koopa Beach tracks where he is water sliding well. He has potential on Donut Plains 3 and Rainbow Road for more, and 10 ranks to go to reach the Top 100 here.

#114 Samuel Gomez performed a platform jump on Ghost Valley 2 NTSC with a nice lap cut that almost subbed 12 seconds. He also slightly improved Donut Plains 1 course and cuts some good average finish score.

#234 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA had a good week with a number of lap times on the Bowser Castle tracks and improved course times for Mario Circuit 4 and Ghost Valley 3. Rainbow Road however is going great and he is targetting the sub 1'30" mark. Jordan passes three more karters on the NTSC World Ranking this week and is now ranked 96th in USA.

#376 Stef Kischak of Canada returned to SMK Time Trials this week with some Flower Cup PRs; Choco Island 1 which is progressing well and Ghost Valley 2 where she has potential for well below sub 1'10" and a new lap. Ghost Valley 3 and Rainbow Road laps were driven also and this gained Stef some more ranks including a climb to 70th in Canada.