Super Mario Kart Time Trial World Records and Players' Site

Sami

Double Donut Plains 2 World Records!

Sami @ Monday, September 26th 10:05AM   [link]

New Members

Lukas Bauer Austria (PAL 233rd, Austria 3rd, Knight D)
Breno Braga Brazil (NTSC 277th, Brazil 16th, Warrior A)



New World Records

Karel van Duijvenboden hits PAL World Records for Donut Plains 2 5-lap 1'24"97 and 1-lap with 0'16"77.



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PAL Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden, the Dutch Champion of Super Mario Kart made an amazing performance this week; after further improvements on Donut Plains 2 and a World Record, he eventually broke the sub 1'25" barrier there which also contained a new World Record lap in the same race! Setting a lap PR in the same race is rare even, but Karel delivered both as World Records which was also live streamed. Very well done!

#24 Leyla Hasso, the second fastest karter of the UK improved on Koopa Beach 1 NBT with several seconds cut on the course time and an improved lap, extending the lead from Fredy.

#28 Martin van Haasteren did a lot of improvements to the water and snow tracks with some fast NBT records on Koopa Beach 1 and 2. He also sharpened Ghost Valley 1 lap and Ghost Valley 2 course where he has potential. Martin passes Michael Jongerius to become the 4th fastest Dutch karter on SMK.

#53 Sophie Jarmouni, the Belgian Champion of SMK delivered a lot of NBT cuts across several courses including the Donut Plains and Choco Island tracks, with some improvements also to the Koopa Beaches. She also improved a Non-NBT lap on Vanilla Lake 2, passing several karters including Jey, Daniel Lopez, the Spanish Time Trial Champion and landing just in front of Jonathan (Lafungo).

#83 Paul Tanney of the UK has launched an NBT attack on a lot of his tracks after learning some techiques and has been already cutting a lot more time off his records. His best rank is on Ghost Valley 1 lap so far and he lands at 12th in the UK following his new times.

#108 Christopher Smith of the UK set a PR on Choco Island 1 lap this week, and maintains his current rank.

#130 Fabrice Baro of Canada set a further PR cut to his Ghost Valley 2 lap and also maintains his current rank.

#237 Jayden Ly of Australia sets eight new PRs on the Mushroom and Flower Cup tracks with a few sharp laps such as Donut Plains 2 that show potential. He is picking up the pace and will head towards the Top 200 soon.



NTSC Activity:

#273 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA improved on three course records this week, Bowser Castle 1, Ghost Valley 2 and Mario Circuit 2. He has further potential there and will gain some more ranks soon with PRs on some other long courses.

#414 Mark Vizza of Missouri, USA improves eight of his PRs and sets a new pair of improvements to Mario Circuit 4. He can eventually push his laps down to the 23s, opening up the sub 2 minutes potential. He also did a revamp of the Donut Plains tracks with good progress there and gained some more ranks on the NTSC ladder.
Sami

BC1 or KB1 week?

Sami @ Monday, September 19th 05:21AM   [link]

New Members

No new members this week...


New World Records

No new World Records this week...



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PAL Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden the Dutch Champion of SMK worked on Donut Plains 2 course time with consistent lap splits, and is just 0.04 short of the PAL World Record there.

#19 Matt Ballard, the PAL USA Time Trial Champion had a great week with two sub-barrier laps on Choco Island 2 and Ghost Valley 3 with NBT. He also set a solid Rainbow Road Course time which helped him to pass both Matthias Mann and William Jonas to go beyond the Top 20 on PAL Time Trials.

#59 Sophie Jarmouni, the Belgian Champion improved on Mario Circuit 2 course and lap with some NBT. She has also been learning some more NBT techniques for Choco Island 2 and Koopa Beach 2, with good progress there so far. Alongside, she set a pair of sharp Non-NBT PRs for Ghost Valley 2.

#60 Chris Clark, Hertfordshire's SMK Champion worked on Koopa Beach 1 this week and made some great cuts there. He was seeking a sub 55 second course time and will definitely reach it soon and has big potential to climb far on other tracks.

#94 Paul Tanney, Northumberland's Champion in the UK continued his pace of PRs with several more across Star and Special Cups; Vanilla Lake 1 and 2 are both sub minute now and as he learns water slides, Koopa Beach 1 will also break that barrier soon. He also pushed Choco Island 2 under the 1'15" barrier and various cuts to the Bowser Castles and Ghost Valley 3. Paul gains 5 worldwide ranks on PAL and climbs to 13th in the UK.

#106 Samuel Gomez sets a VL2 lap PR within the Top 100 this week. He could aim for the sub minute time soon using the sharper routes across the ice.

#108 Christopher Smith, the Yorkshire Champion of SMK improved nine of his PAL PRs including some more work on the Vanilla Lakes where he subs the minute barrier on the first track and sharpens his lap time close to Gomez's record. Donut Plains 1 and Mario Circuit 3 are also improving and Bowser Castle 1 lap which will deliver a stronger course time soon. Christopher reaches 16th in the UK and is now 8 ranks away from the Top 100 PAL.

#130 Fabrice Baro of Canada improved his Ghost Valley 2 PRs and passes Plug and Play Team's Martin Pfeiffer on the PAL rankings.

#245 Jayden Ly of Australia surpassed the Top 250 this week, overtaking Ireland's Champion, Robert Lee in the process and reaching 15th in Australia. He worked on 3 tracks; Donut Plains 1 where he has potential for lower 1'20"s soon, and Mario Circuit 4 where he almost subbed 1'50". Ghost Valley 3 platform jumping is progressing well and he can cut more seconds off as he jumps over some corners.

#312 Bill Smith, the Staffordshire Champion from the UK returned with a lot of great new times. The Bowser Castle progress continues and he is driving more consistent course times. His BC2 lap is pushing further into the 23s so a sub 2 minutes will happen there soon. Donut Plains 2 and 3 also have potential and he is working around the moles to hit those 5-laps. Bill is approaching closer to the Top 300 of PAL.



NTSC Activity:

#20 Jonathan Toole-Charignon, the Massachusetts State Champion from USA returned to the NTSC side of SMK Time Trials to continue his journey at the Top 20. He focused on Koopa Beach 1 course time making a very big cut with NBT slides and well timed corner jumps on the final corner getting very close to a sub 48 second time there.

#132 Christopher Smith of Yorkshire, in the UK also improved a selection of his NTSC times this week; gaining over ten ranks on the overall ladder there. Notable cuts were on Bowser Castle 1 and 2 where he is becoming more consistent and a sub 1'30" is near on the first BC. He also worked on the Vanilla Lakes and Rainbow Road.

#245 Stephen Weber, the Philadelphia Champion from USA also returned to SMK with some nice PRs on Bowser Castle 1 course and lap times. He also landed a Ghost Valley 1 course time and a lap PR for VL1. Stephen passes Jonathan Bennett this week.

#273 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA also drove Bowser Castle 1 with some times not far behind Weber and potential to go sub 1'35". Ghost Valley 2 and Bowser Castle 2 laps were also improved which helped him pass Canada's Richard Gallimore.

#419 Mark Vizza of Missouri, USA is picking up the speed more on some fastlaps such as Ghost Valley 1 where he has a lot of potential now for the course time using the heavyweight characters. Ghost Valley 2 and the Bowser Castles also improved well; he has subbed 2 minutes on BC3.
Sami

The BC2 Cheers!

Sami @ Monday, September 12th 04:45AM   [link]

New Members

David Hoffman USA (NTSC 265th, USA 112th, Knight F)



New World Records

Karel van Duijvenboden hits the PAL World Record for Bowser Castle 2 1-lap with 0'19"78.



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PAL Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden the Dutch Champion of Super Mario Kart sets an incredible Bowser Castle 2 1-lap World Record, subbing the 19.8 second mini barrier. This sets the bar even further for the 5-lap and a possible future sub 1'40"?

#21 Matt Ballard, the PAL USA Time Trial Champion hits Ghost Valley 2 high 1'02"s and a nice platform jump lap. He also PR'ed Bowser Castle 2 lap and worked on island jumping routes for Vanilla Lake 2 where he will sub 10 seconds soon. Matt passes Gerard Roodhorst and is in direct competition vs Australia's Time Trial Champion, Gene Tagliabue; the Top 20 of PAL is also just ahead.

#24 Leyla Hasso, the 2nd fastest Time Trial player in the UK on PAL made a surprise return this week with a pair of Koopa Beach 2 NBT PRs where she made some great cuts. Leyla passes Frederic Duarte-Leite on the PAL World Rankings.

#30 Martin van Haasteren, the 5th fastest Time Trial Player in Netherlands set several PRs including NBT cuts to Mario Circuit 1 and also 2 where he is learning the longboost. BC2 and 3 laps are getting sharper, with a nice sub 18 barrier on the latter. Donut Plains 2, 3, Mario Circuit 3 and 4 NBT are getting much more consistent as he lands higher ranks there. Lastly he sharpens up on the Vanilla Lake tracks where he also gained some ranks, landing him at the Top 30 of PAL and close to Jongerius for the 4th place in Netherlands.

#59 Chris Clark, Hertfordshire's SMK Champion from Watford and UK's 9th fastest player also made a return to SMK this week, firstly with a PR from CDM on Donut Plains 2 lap and a pair of nice NBT cuts to Koopa Beach 1 after acquiring a new CRT tv from David Moll. Chris has a lot of potential on many tracks and can rise to the Top 50 very quickly. We look forward to see more PRs soon.

#60 Sophie Jarmouni, the Belgian Champion of Super Mario Kart set some Non-NBT PRs this week with solid hits on Ghost Valley 3 and a sub 1'17" time. Bowser Castle 3 course also went sub 1'35" and she improved her lap for Donut Plains 2.

#99 Paul Tanney, Northumberland's Champion in the UK had a great week even though he played slightly less. He set excellent Vanilla Lake times, particularly the second track where he has subbed the minute barrier. His Donut Plains tracks are improving well as he sharpens all of them, with sub 1'20" on Donut Plains 1 and potential for more on Donut Plains 3. Along with PRs on Mario Circuit 2, Koopa Beach 2 and Mario Circuit 4 he has successfully reached the Top 100 in the World on PAL Time Trials.

#113 Christopher Smith the Yorkshire Champion of SMK in the UK gained another rank with new times for Rainbow Road which he lowered further following the sub 1'30" and also made some good cuts to Koopa Beach 2, edging rival Tanney on the course time but a little short on the lap though he also broke the 13 second barrier.

#257 Jayden Ly of Australia set 11 new PRs this week with a lot of work done to the Bowser Castle tracks as he sets some consistent times there, with a good course time on Bowser Castle 3. Mario Circuit 1 he has potential for a low 1'03" so he can gain some easy points there and Vanilla Lake 2 is progressing nicely along with Choco Island 2. Jayden climbs to 16th in Australia.



NTSC Activity:

#421 Mark Vizza of USA improved a number of his times working on 3 tracks per cup. He improved all of the Mario Circuits except the 4th, and the Bowser Castles where he lowered his course times more in line with the fast laps. The water / ice tracks also had good cuts but have big potential there and Rainbow Road is heading to the sub 2 minute mark. Mark passes six players and can greatly improve his times as he starts to use Bowser / D.K.Jr more for high top speeds.
Sami

And some more barriers

Sami @ Monday, September 5th 05:07AM   [link]

New Members

Torbjorn Nystrom Sweden (PAL 204th, Sweden 12th, Knight C)
Frederic Busque Canada (NTSC 175th, Canada 26th, Veteran F)



New World Records

No new World Records this week...



Movement

PAL Activity:

#2 Karel van Duijvenboden the Dutch Time Trial Champion improved his Donut Plains 2 5-lap during CDM landing between the French and UK records there.

#6 Aron Langerak the 2nd fastest Dutch Time Trial player improves 3 PRs this week; most notable being Vanilla Lake 1 where he reaches the sub 50 second mark and also a lap cut for Ghost Valley 2 and Donut Plains 3.

#23 Matt Ballard, the PAL USA Time Trial Champion improves several of his times, with sharp results on Donut Plains 1 and Ghost Valley 1 NBT laps. Choco Island 2 is also looking good in the mid 1'06"s and he made good progress on the Vanilla Lake tracks. Matt is just short of reaching Gerard Roodhorst.

#31 David Moll, the UK's 4th fastest Time Trial player improves his Mario Circuit 1 lap almost reaching a Top 10 time there.

#53 Jonathan Toole-Charignon of Massacusetts, USA returned to PAL during his visit to CDM and improved a lot of his times there with NBT to replicate his higher level on NTSC. He hit some great records across the boards including MC1, DP1, BC2 and KB2 plus several sharp laps; he has a lot of potential for more as he shoots to near the Top 50 on PAL.

#57 Jeremie Clement of France returns to Time Trials with a couple of PRs on Rainbow Road and Vanilla Lake 1 lap. He has huge potential on a number of his tracks and can reach within the Top 50 very quickly.

#103 Paul Tanney of the UK flies up the ranks and is on the trail to the Top 100 fast! He has potential on DP2 as he subs 18 seconds on the lap; and the Bowser Castles as he sharpens the corners combined with jumping all of the bumpers. CI1 and the Mario Circuits are consistent and he has also improved very well on the Vanilla Lakes with potential for more there. Paul is now ranked at 15th in the UK.

#106 Samuel Gomez hits two barrier breakers this week; Choco Island 2 sub 1'15" and Donut Plains 3 sub 1'25" both Non-NBT.

#114 Christopher Smith of the UK is also working towards the Top 100 as per Tanney. Bowser Castles are continually the ones to work on as he chips down BC1 again and DP2. Mario Circuit 4 is getting sharp now, in particular the lap time and Christopher closes in on the sub minute barrier for Vanilla Lake 1. He has reached 17th in the UK after passing Neil Rowntree.

#278 Jayden Ly of Australia set 14 new PRs this week; Rainbow Road was impressive and is one of Jayden's strong tracks. He is working on the water and ice tracks which have potential, and Mario Circuit 1 where he will reach 1'03" level soon. Ghost Valley 1 sub 1'10" was reached and Jayden climbs to 19th in Australia.

#314 Bill Smith of the UK set a lot of new times with a lot of work on Flower Cup. Bowser Castle 2 lap is getting sharper and it is opening up the potential for a sub 2 minute record there soon. He breaks a barrier on Donut Plains 2 and drives some consistent times on DP1, BC1 and the Ghost Valleys.



NTSC Activity:

#39 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion in USA improves on two PRs this week, his lap record for favourite Choco Island 2 and also a new lap for Donut Plains 3 where there is still big potential with NBT. He has gained another rank to go beyond the Top 40 on NTSC this week.

#273 Jordan Fetner of Texas, USA improves his Bowser Castle 3 lap PR.

#427 Mark Vizza of Missouri, USA sent in 9 new PRs with majority of improvements on Mushroom Cup. He is close to going sub 2 minutes on Bowser Castle 1 and the sub 1'40" on Mario Circuit 2. Mark also improved Bowser Castle 3 course and lap.
Sami

Julien Holmiere wins CDM 2016!

Sami @ Monday, August 29th 12:55PM   [link]

Super Mario Kart World Championship 2016 News

The Super Mario Kart World Championship 2016 has just finished and all of the competitors performed very well. A big thank you to FFSMK and Ludus Events for all of their work to make the event a success!

Julien Holmiere has won his first CDM after a long time of training, very well deserved and a close match vs Florent Lecoanet who came 2nd overall, followed by Geoffrey Label who placed 3rd. There were some intense matches (not just in the finals but also several other stages and a lot of these were captured on the live stream). A big shout out to Christian Wild also for achieving the best improved of the year, with a superb Semi-Final placement in the GP mode, despite also competing regularly in all of the Mario Kart games, and to Matt Ballard for best rookie of the year.


Just a quick run down on the Top 3 of each Mode:

Time Trial:
1st: Florent Lecoanet
2nd: Karel van Duijvenboden
3rd: Julien Holmiere

Match Race:
1st: Julien Holmiere
2nd: Harold Christensen
3rd: Florent Lecoanet

Battle Mode:
1st: Geoffrey Label
2nd: Julien Holmiere
3rd: Florent Lecoanet

GP 150cc:
1st: Florent Lecoanet
2nd: Julien Holiere
3rd: Sami Cetin



New Members

Drew Blumfield (joining PAL) USA (PAL 99th, USA 5th, Star E)
Thibault Terrason France (PAL 354th, France 92nd, Contender B)
Mark Vizza USA (NTSC 427th, USA 179th, Novice C)



New World Records

Christian Wild sets the PAL World Record for Mario Circuit 4 1-lap with 0'18"13.



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PAL Activity:

#10 Christian Wild the 2nd fastest German karter on PAL put in an incredible CDM performance, and extended that further by setting a Mario Circuit 4 lap World Record beating the previous one which was extremely strong. His Bowser Castle 3 PRs were also awesome and he is now very close to reaching the PAL German title. His potential is huge however and as we have all told him he can go very far in PAL if he continues with the other tracks.

#71 Conor Wood of the UK did a big revamp on a number of tracks to reach nearer to his potential during the CDM including some more NBT and still a lot of room left for more. He jumped several ranks and is now at 11th in the UK.

#118 Christopher Smith of the UK gained some more ranks with Ghost Valley 1 and 3 and some PRs on the Donut Plains tracks. He is also working on Vanilla Lake 2 lap for some higher speed times and improved a little more on Choco Island 1. He gained a couple of ranks, passing Jamie Stirzaker for 17th in the UK.

#122 Paul Tanney of the UK has been following close behind Christopher with a lot of new times on Flower, Star and Special cups. Most notable times on Ghost Valley 2 course and also Ghost Valley 3 and Rainbow Road where he is reaching new barriers. Paul is edging closer to the rivalry and is ranked at 20th in the UK.

#131 Fabrice Baro of Canada worked on Donut Plains 1 Non-NBT and managed to cut under the 1'20" barrier there and also delivered a new lap time. He maintains his current rank at this time.

#301 Jayden Ly of Australia has already been setting a lot of new PRs across the boards and has flown towards the Top 300 of the World on PAL. He will be surpassing this very soon and has big potential on some of the tracks including the Vanilla Lakes.



NTSC Activity:

#40 Eric Olden, the Louisiana State Champion in USA was supporting Matt Ballard who was at the CDM this week but also had some time for 3 great NBT PRs on Mario Circuit 1 and 4; and also Donut Plains 3. He passes Fredy for the Top 40 on NTSC this week.

#272 Jordan Fetner of USA set a new Vanilla Lake 1 course PR making a considerable cut there to help him gain two ranks on the NTSC ladder.
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.



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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.