Super Mario Kart Time Trial World Records and Players' Site

Sami

CDM this week and Chris's in action

Sami @ Monday, August 22nd 11:56AM   [link]

Super Mario Kart World Championship 2016 this week

The Super Mario Kart World Championship 2016 happens this week and it will be one of the biggest turnouts yet with over 50 players attending from around the globe; it begins on Wednesday 24th August and closing with the ceremony on Sunday 28th August. This year it will be held at the Start to Play Event in Strasbourg, France and we are sure that it will be a fantastic event. The Management team of the FFSMK have once again put a lot of effort into preparations of the CDM, so special thanks to all of the team for making this annual event possible!

The Super Mario Kart World Championships are featured on Twitch TV channel once again between 24th - 28th August, so for those who are not attending but would like to watch you can check it out at : www.twitch.tv/ffsmk


New Members

Jayden Ly Australia (PAL 310th, PAL Australia 22nd, Warrior E)
Ryan Fitzgerald USA (NTSC 149th, USA 56th, Veteran D)
Leonardo Pereira Soares Brazil (NTSC 421st, Brazil 35th, Apprentice E)


New World Records

Guillaume Leviach sets the PAL World Record for Vanilla Lake 1 5-lap with 0'48"87.



Movement

PAL Activity:

PAL Time Trial World Champion, Guillaume Leviach made a grand return to SMK this week in preparation, setting a new World Record on Vanilla Lake 1! He also set a lap PR and has potential for the World Record there.

#6 Aron Langerak the 2nd fastest Dutch karter also returns this week, playing the same track Vanilla Lake 1. He is seeking out a sub 50 second PR there and will definitely reach it soon.

#10 Christian Wild, the 2nd fastest German karter on PAL set new NBT times on Mario Circuit 4 and Donut Plains 3 at a very sharp level and cuts some average finish down. He is getting closer to Manuel for the PAL German title.

#23 Matt Ballard, the US Time Trial Champion of PAL set a pair of Choco Island 2 times with a sub 1'07" course time, and maintains his current rank.

#31 David Moll, the 4th fastest Time Trial player in the UK returned to SMK also for some CDM preparations and returned to his strongest tracks. Choco Island 2 course time had a nice cut a little ahead of Ballard's time. He also improved on Choco Island 1 and is just ahead of UK rival Matthew McCarthy on the overall PAL ladder.

#37 Raphael Braun, the Swiss Time Trial Champion of SMK also set some Choco Island 2 PRs, which makes it a popular track this week. His times were not far behind Moll and Ballard and he also made a GV1 lap and KB1 course time. Raphael passes Richard Karlsson of Sweden this week.

#60 Sophie Jarmouni delivered a great week of PRs; these included sharp Non-NBT times for DP3 and KB2 and a wave of NBT times on 11 other boards! Her PRs have helped her gain enough ranks to pass Jean-Francois Schepers to become the new Time Trial Champion of Belgium, which is also fantastic as it has happened just in time for CDM!

#104 Samuel Gomez set new PRs on CI2 course and MC4 lap and maintains his current rank.

#120 Christopher Smith of the UK set 9 new PRs with a Mario Circuit 4 lap and then a main focus on Flower Cup. Bowser Castle 2 platform jumping is going well and he has potential for a sub 1'04" on Ghost Valley 2 soon. He gains a rank ahead of Leon Kuijf but is being approached by another rival.

#126 Paul Tanney of the UK had an incredible week; with a Top 50 time on Ghost Valley 2 lap with the platform jump and several other Non-NBT cuts he has improved very well on average finish. His Ghost Valley 3 5/5 platform jump time is also solid. With this pace the Top 100 will be his soon and the rivalry with Christopher will begin.

#279 Christian Moller of Germany set 10 new PRs this week with notable improvements on Mario Circuit 1 where he reaches 1'03" level and BC2 and MC3 where he also made some subs. He gained several ranks and is now 37th in Germany.



NTSC Activity:

#41 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion in USA set a long list of new times this week with good NBT cuts all round. Choco Island 2 continues to have another trim down but he also set some great marks on his lap records which open up new potential for bigger course times there. Eric is almost at the Top 40 of NTSC and is getting closer to reaching several more karters and some rivals in USA too.

#142 Christopher Smith of the UK played a little more on the NTSC side this week with 16 new PRs in total. He focused on some of the lap times for Star and Special cup but hit some solid course times like Ghost Valley 1 with platform jumping. He gains several ranks, passing the Top 150 of NTSC.

#274 Jordan Fetner of USA set a pair of Mario Circuit 4 times, breaking the sub 1'50" barrier there.
Sami

The comebacks again

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

New Members

Leone Castar USA (NTSC 351st, USA 149th, Contender B)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#11 Pierre Coste, France's 6th fastest Time Trial Player breaks ahead of Germany's Sebastian Stellmacher after a pair of Mario Circuit 4 NBT PRs, the lap of which was impressive and shows potential.

#23 Matt Ballard, the PAL USA Time Trial Champion improved on his Mario Circuit 2 longboosting and landed some solid records, but there is potential for more. His Bowser Castle 1 NBT PR is also sharp and approaching the sub 1'29" barrier. Matt passes Leyla Hasso and Frederic Duarte-Leite this week.

#64 Sophie Jarmouni of Belgium made another massive climb with a wave of new PRs this week. She has also integrated NBT into several of the tracks with successful times there. Sophie gained good average finish, dislodging Mathieu Jaspard on the way for the 2nd fastest rank in Belgium and she is within range to go for Jean-Francois Scheper's Belgian Time Trial title if she continues this pace.

#104 Samuel Gomez set a Non-NBT PR for Choco Island 2 and maintains his current rank. He has potential to go sub 1'15" here so we look forward to see him reach this benchmark.

#121 Christopher Smith, the West Yorkshire Champion of SMK improved well with 16 new PRs on PAL this week as he continues his journey towards the Top 100. Barrier breaking times on Koopa Beach 2 sub 1'08" and on Rainbow Road sub 1'30" are looking good as he passes Jonathan Wheatley for the UK 19th position.

#129 Fabrice Baro of Canada pushed his Rainbow Road time well into the sub 1'30" which is great and also worked on several Mushroom Cup times Non-NBT. These include DP1 and MC2 where both are seeking a sub 1'20" soon and Bowser Castle 1 where he is working on the sharpness combined with bumper jumps.

#137 Paul Tanney of the UK made a grand return to SMK Time Trials this week with several large Non-NBT cuts across the boards and huge potential for the Top 100. It could turn out to be a nice rivalry vs Fabrice and Christopher above as he PRs further. Paul is almost subbed 1'02" on Mario Circuit 1 and his highlight was a very nice Non-NBT platform jump on Ghost Valley 2 to land a lap PR at 53rd! Paul shoots up the ranks and also lands at 22nd in the UK.

#290 Christian Moller of Germany returned again to SMK and hit several times on Special Cup where he could make some bigger cuts. Rainbow Road and Ghost Valley 3 are coming along nicely, the latter of which he is experimenting with the platform jump as well. He has potential on Vanilla Lake 2 and also Mario Circuit 4 as he improved his PRs there and VL1 lap also. Christian passes the Top 300 on PAL and reaches 38th in Germany.

#318 Bill Smith, Staffordshire's SMK Champion set 14 PRs alongside to also have a great week along with Chris. Bowser Castles are having ongoing improvements and his laps are getting faster there. Rainbow Road consistency is doing well and he also set some solid times for Ghost Valley 2 and 3. Bill passes several players landing just ahead of Ireland's Ian Cairns.



NTSC Activity:

#153 Christopher Smith also made a big rise on NTSC after several improvements across the boards. He set a lot of new times on Flower Cup with nice barrier cuts on CI1, GV2 and DP2 which is heading to sub 1'30" soon. He made similar results on Star and Special cups landing solid times and a large average finish cut bringing him near to the Top 150 of NTSC.

#274 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA hit some nice records this week including a sharper Mario Circuit 1 time nearly breaking into the 1'01"s, a Ghost Valley 1 PR sub 1'08" and a pair of Mario Circuit 4 times where a sub 1'50" will happen soon.
Sami

The technical valley

Sami @ Monday, July 25th 05:11AM   [link]

Next Site Update

Just a note that due to brief travel the next update will be on Monday 15th August and will continue weekly as normal thereafter. Please do keep the PRs coming through during the next weeks as you will still be able to grab the Player of the Week awards in late July and early August.



New Members

No new members this week...



New World Records

Julien Holmiere ties the PAL World Record on Ghost Valley 2 lap with 0'11"78*.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#5 Julien Holmiere, France's 3rd fastest Time Trial player focused on Ghost Valley 2 with some very nice improvements; the 5-lap World Record by Guillaume was out of reach for the moment, but he managed to tie the lap World Record there.

#25 Matt Ballard, the PAL USA Time Trial Champion broke some barriers after landing a sharp Bowser Castle 1 NBT lap. Mario Circuit 3 reaching into the 1'29"s and Donut Plains 3 the sub 1'19" was really great; along with DP2 improvements he passed a few more karters to reach the Top 25 in the World on PAL. He has a great pace and can certainly reach the Top 20 soon.

#128 Christopher Smith, the West Yorkshire Champion of SMK improved his Mario Circuit 2 times to a solid level with some of the bumper jumps and is closing the gap more to Martin Pfeiffer. With further PRs on other tracks he will gain larger average finish.

#133 Fabrice Baro of Canada made a return to PAL Time Trials this week; following his recent Rainbow Road adventures he also ran some great PAL times there. Narrowly missing out on the sub 1'30" wasn't an issue as he delivered a great lap and the sub will happen soon. Fabrice also improved Mario Circuit 1 and gains a couple of ranks.

#305 Christian Moller of Germany re-worked on his timeset this week for Flower, Star and Special Cups where he had huge potential. He chopped off several seconds on all of the tracks and is fast approaching the Top 300. With continued pace he will climb very high soon. Christian ranks at 39th in Germany following his recent PRs.

#327 Bill Smith, Staffordshire's SMK Champion also gained several ranks despite being passed by rival, Moller this week. Bill made some good lap cuts to the Ghost Valley tracks and double times on 3rd Ghost Valley track. Bowser Castle 1, Mario Circuit 2 and Mario Circuit 3 also had improvement earning him a climb to 66th in the UK.



NTSC Activity:

#276 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA improved well on his Mario Circuit 3 times with a consistent run there. Mario Circuit 4 is also getting sharper with a high 21 second lap PR, and potential to work on the sub 1'50". This has landed him just behind Mike Covart.
Sami

But ice can be nice

Sami @ Monday, July 18th 05:05PM   [link]

New Members

No new members this week...



New World Records

Karel van Duijveboden broke the PAL World Record on Vanilla Lake 1 lap with 0'09"52*.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Champion of Super Mario Kart returned to the Vanilla Lakes with an awesome lap on the 2nd track using the extremely hard island jump strat. Vanilla Lake 1 however was where the main action was where he breaks the multi tie with a new World Record. Sub 9.5 seconds is possible there but tough.

#5 Julien Holmiere, France's 3rd fastest Time Trial player also played Vanilla Lake 2 lap with a great result, and a tie with the lap Karel made. He also improved a lap on Choco Island 2 and maintains his current rank.

#73 Sophie Jarmouni, the 3rd fastest Belgian karter and 3rd fastest female player in the World on PAL returns to Time Trial with various NBT PRs on the Donut Plains and Choco Island tracks. She also improves some Non-NBT on Mario Circuit 3 and Bowser Castle 3 and gains some more ranks on PAL.

#128 Christopher Smith, the West Yorkshire Champion of SMK slight improved Ghost Valley 3 and Mario Circuit 1 course times and a couple of laps including platform jump Ghost Valley 1. He is closing the gap more to Martin Pfeiffer.

#335 Bill Smith, Staffordshire's SMK Champion in the UK drove some good Mushroom Cup times, coming close to the sub 1'10" on Ghost Valley 1 and has potential on Donut Plains 1 and Bowser Castle 1. He can make some big cuts to DP3 and also improved the 2nd and 3rd Ghost Valley tracks with some consistent times there.

#358 Christian Moller of Germany worked on his Mushroom Cup PRs on this week but made some good cuts with Mario Circuit 1 ready to go well into the 1'03"s and Ghost Valley 3 at 1'09" level. He has also set some consistent PRs at DP1, BC1 and MC2 and will provide some competition for Bill.



NTSC Activity:

#41 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion in USA set a Bowser Castle 2 lap PR just under 20 seconds and a Vanilla Lake 1 lap nearly breaking 10 seconds. KB1 5-lap is getting faster but potential is there as per Rainbow Road where he lands a 1'26". Donut Plains 3 NBT is working very well with a pair of new times. Eric gains a couple of ranks and will work his way towards the Top 40 of NTSC.

#277 Jordan Fetner gains 3 more ranks this week with a Mario Circuit 2 PR and also a pair of bigger cuts to Mario Circuit 1 where he is nearly breaking the 1'02" barrier.
Sami

Water is the best sometimes

Sami @ Monday, July 11th 05:24AM   [link]

New Members

Christian Moller Germany (PAL 384th, Germany 45th, Contender F)
Naoto Hasegawa Japan (NTSC 329th, Japan 44th, Contender A)



New World Records

Julien Holmiere reached a PAL World Record tie for Mario Circuit 4 lap with 0'18"17*.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#5 Julien Holmiere, France's 3rd fastest Time Trial player has continued to be on fire with more record setting. Along with a Mario Circuit 1 lap PR he put focus on Mario Circuit 4 and using the extra boost strategy has managed to tie the lap World Record there and set a very sharp sub 1'33" course time. Julien passes Dutch #2 Aron Langerak to reach the Top 5 in the World on PAL Time Trials.

#28 Matt Ballard, the PAL USA Time Trial Champion delivers a pair of NBT times on Koopa Beach 2 and passes Michael Jongerius for another rank and is approaching Allen and Seb Holmiere.

#128 Christopher Smith, the West Yorkshire Champion of Super Mario Kart in the UK set eight new PRs this week as he tries to close an average finish gap to the next ranks. He made a small cut on Mario Circuit 1 so we will see more there soon and sharper barrier breaking results on Donut Plains 1 and Choco Island 1 are looking good.

#339 Bill Smith, Staffordshire's SMK Champion in the UK set a number of PRs, mainly on Flower Cup where he was working on Bowser Castle 2 to drive his times towards the 2 minute barrier. He also hit some nice times on Mario Circuit 2 and Donut Plains 3 as he gains a number of ranks from around the globe.



NTSC Activity:

#43 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion in USA gained another rank this week following new times for Mario Circuit 1, Ghost Valley 3 and a couple other lap records. His best efforts though went to his favourite Choco Island 2 where he has trimmed a bit more off his times and is still showing great potential.

#107 Fabrice Baro of Canada continued on Rainbow Road and reached the sub 1'28". With his lap record he has room for further and a 1'26" is not out of reach.

#245 Stephen Weber, Philadeliphia's Champion returned with a sub minute Koopa Beach 1 time and other improved course and lap times for Mario Circuit 3 and Donut Plains 3, the latter of which has potential and a Ghost Valley 2 5-lap PR.

#280 Jordan Fetner is not too far behind Weber with a strong set of times with Mushroom Cup focus, a near sub 1'08" on Ghost Valley 1 and a sub 1'37" BC1 happened. His potential is growing on Rainbow Road and he set a couple of more improvements on the longest courses MC3, MC4 and BC2.
Sami

Forgot the spinach today...

Sami @ Monday, July 4th 11:58AM   [link]

New Members

Brian Campbell USA (NTSC 286th, USA 118th, Warrior B)



New World Records

Julien Holmiere sets the PAL World Record for Bowser Castle 2 lap with 0'19"82.



Movement

PAL Activity:

#6 Julien Holmiere, France's 3rd fastest Time Trial player lands an incredible World Record (with a nod to someone's year of birth) on Bowser Castle 2 lap! It was a huge margin jump from his previous PR while aiming for a multiple World Record tie. He also landed sharp NBT laps on Bowser Castle 3 and Mario Circuit 4 and is very close to Aron on the PAL World Ranking.

#11 Pierre Coste, France's 6th fastest Time Trial player improves again on Mario Circuit 1 course time slighltly, edging out a few rivals there.

#29 Matt Ballard delivered some superb attempts on Bowser Castle 3 with a new course and best lap time there and also pushed Mario Circuit 4 NBT well, also landing a Ghost Valley 1 NBT lap. After a large average finish point cut Matt exceeds the Top 30 of PAL and passes Joe Bernier to become USA's Super Mario Kart Time Trial Champion of PAL. We look forward to his further climbs and future joining of the NTSC side!

#104 Samuel Gomez improves on his Vanilla Lake 2 lap on PAL and maintains his current rank.

#128 Christopher Smith, the West Yorkshire Champion of Super Mario Kart in the UK is reaching new heights following his great times on Mario Circuit 2 going sub 1'20" and consistent cuts for Choco Island 1. Mario Circuit 4 is coming along well so far and Koopa Beach 2 has potential for further. Christopher passes West Midlands Champion, Steve Bayliss for the 20th spot in the UK.

#344 Bill Smith, Staffordshire's SMK Champion of the UK worked on Rainbow Road and some of the Ghost Valley tracks this week with bigger cuts to his times. He also landed a sub 2 minutes time for Mario Circuit 4. With continued PRs on his longer tracks he will cut a lot of average finish and shoot towards the Top 300 fast.



NTSC Activity:

#44 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion in USA gained a rank this week following some nicer improvements on course times for Donut Plains 2, Bowser Castle 3 and a sub 1'28" Rainbow Road. He also chopped down his laps on Choco Island 1 and Koopa Beach 2.

#108 Fabrice Baro of Canada improved his time for Rainbow Road and is close to going sub 1'28" there.

#177 Christopher Smith of the UK had a little time to play NTSC this week as well and set a new lap PR for Ghost Valley 3.

#283 Jordan Fetner of USA is really extending his lead from the 300 ranks now with his latest PRs. Rainbow Road lap was certainly a highlight and opens up potential to take his course time to 1'35" and below soon. He also worked on Choco Island 1 and Ghost Valley 2 cutting his records down further along with some Mushroom Cup cuts.
Sami

Unwind with some kart

Sami @ Monday, June 27th 10:12AM   [link]

New Members

John Mathieson Canada (NTSC 185th, Canada 28th, Veteran F)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#6 Julien Holmiere, the 3rd fastest Time Trial player in France sent an impressive list of new times this week; this gained him a lot of average finish and he is closing in on the Top 5 on PAL. The majority were NBT lap times opening up great potential for course times to follow, but he also hit strong marks on Ghost Valley 2, Rainbow Road and Mario Circuit 3.

#10 Christian Wild, the 2nd fastest Time Trial player in Germany on PAL sent in 4 PRs he was working on a little while ago; some Bowser Castle 2 course time along with a cut to Choco Island 2 lap. He also went crazy gap jumping on both Ghost Valley 3 and Rainbow Road where he still has great potential.

#11 Pierre Coste, France's 6th fastest in France lands in direct competition with Sebastian Stellmacher after a successful week of Mario Circuit 1 NBT driving well into the sub 59 seconds mark.

#32 Matt Ballard of USA also played Mario Circuit 1 this week and is closing the gap to David Moll and Matthew McCarthy. He also set some PRs for Ghost Valley 2, including a platform jump lap. His course time will reach sub 1'03" very soon as well.

#104 Samuel Gomez of Spain returned to PAL Time Trials with more PRs; an NBT time on Mario Circuit 2 following by some Non-NBT cuts to Mario Circuit 3 and 4 along with a nice Non-NBT lap on Koopa Beach 2. With further PRs he can reach the Top 100 on PAL again soon.

#139 Christopher Smith of the UK sent in 10 new PRs and continues to work on the Bowser Castles and the gap jumping. He reached a sub 1'50" on Bowser Castle 2 but most of all some consistent platform jumping on Ghost Valley 3 earned him a sub 1'20" there. Christopher gains several ranks and reaches 22nd in the UK.

#348 Bill Smith of the UK also hit many new times and is hitting faster lap records; so the potential is there for bigger cuts on the course times to follow each week. The Bowser Castles are trimming down and he will hit the big barriers soon. Bill gains some ranks including passing the 350 mark, and lands at 74th in the UK.



NTSC Activity:

#45 Eric Olden the Louisiana State Champion continued to chip away at Choco Island 1 NBT and a couple of more tracks including the Donut Plains and Koopa Beach 1 courses. His Donut Plains 1 lap is approaching the 14 second barrier.

#108 Fabrice Baro, Canada's 16th fastest Time Trial player improved on Bowser Castle 3 lap this week and gains a rank overall.

#289 Jordan Fetner of USA set a lot of new times this week, with some bigger cuts on Bowser Castle 1 in particular and his first sub minute time which was on Koopa Beach 1. Jordan gains some ranks on the NTSC ladder, passing the Top 290.
Sami

The Snow, the Plains and the Rainbow..

Sami @ Monday, June 20th 05:07AM   [link]

New Members

No new members this week...


New World Records

Julien Holmiere sets a PAL World Record for Donut Plains 1 lap 0'13"64 and a PAL World Record tie on Donut Plains 2 Lap 0'16"79*.

Karel van Duijvenboden sets PAL World Record ties for Vanilla Lake 1 lap with 0'09"53* and Rainbow Road Course at 1'26"64*.


Movement

PAL Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Time Trial Champion worked mainly on Rainbow Road NBT this week and managed to push his 5-lap time to a World Record tie with Sami; and there is potential for 1'26"5x and even lower soon. In between he also drove Vanilla Lake 1 lap with a tied World record, and is seeking a sub 9.5 second lap.

#6 Julien Holmiere, the 3rd fastest Time Trial player in France was enjoying the Donut Plains tracks so much that he couldn't stop hitting World Record ties; after some 5-lap improvements on both, he landed the World Record tie on Donut Plains 2 and pulled out an awesome lap World Record for Donut Plains 1!

#12 Pierre Coste, France's 6th fastest Time Trial player slightly improved his Rainbow Road course time and maintains his current rank.

#32 Matt Ballard of USA set a good PR cut for SMK's longest track, Bowser Castle 2 and is nearing the sub 1'43". He passes Sweden's Time Trial Champion, Kalle Videkull and edges closer to the Top 30 on PAL and Joe Bernier.

#151 Christopher Smith of the UK gained five more ranks this week, almost reaching the Top 150 on PAL Worldwide. He is making progress on bumper jumping and bigger PRs will arrive soon. More of the medium length tracks are getting cut down and he is improving well on Koopa Beach 2 with potential for more there. Christopher also passes Paul Tanney for 23rd in the UK.

#354 Bill Smith, Christopher's father has been hitting several PRs in the last week. He has big potential on the Bowser Castle tracks; with focus on those he will make even bigger cuts overall. Bill's 20 PRs gained him some ranks and he passes Israel's Champion, David Berger.



NTSC Activity:

#109 Fabrice Baro, Canada's 16th fastest Time Trial player is closing the average finish gap to Zaiger with a couple of Non-NBT course times on Mario Circuit 1 and Koopa Beach 1.

#293 Jordan Fetner of USA improved 12 of his times this week including pushing DP2 and MC3 further below the 1'40" barriers and trimming Mario Circuit 4 again. Bowser Castle 1 is also getting sharper and his Donut Plains 3 consistency is good, so he will break into the 17s on the lap there soon. Jordan gains several ranks this week; with a similar cut he can close the average finish gap to the next group of karters above.