Xcite C. Winkler drives it home to win the MRT Cup 2012/13!
The OWRL MRT Cup 2012/13 has been taken by Xcite C. Winkler. With 6 podium finishes, C.Winkler took the cup using both consistency and speed in a season that remained close until the final round. The Xcite driver took the lead in the second event, after early leader SRT Flip retired from the main race at Aston South after an spectacular crash. Flip had taken an impressive win in the main race at South City Town, starting from 7th on the grid to take the victory with more than 7 seconds to spare after 24 laps in the nimble MRT5.
Going into the final round, contested at Fern Bay Classic, two drivers were on the tail of C.Winkler in the standings. Iron|J.Vähäkuopus was only 11 points behind after his main race victory at round two, whilst CG R.Costa followed closely in third place. The sprint race in FE Classic was used for redemption by SRT Flip. It did no do much for the standings. R.Costa however was not letting his chance for the overall victory go without a fight in the main race. He quickly set off to take the lead and kept a solid gap for the rest of the field. Was it enough to overtake C.Winkler in the standings? No, all the German had to do was to finish on the podium and he did exactly that.
Further joy for Xcite Racing as C.Winkler and K.Egloff grabbed the team championship. With that, the champions of this season are exactly the same as the edition 2 years ago. Congratulations to Xcite C. Winkler and the Xcite team for taking the Cup once more!
What starts right after Christmas and promises action packed events right into the new year? It is the MRT Cup of course. Beginning 27 December, the annual tradition in the Open Wheel Racing Leagues starts at South City Town using a layout adding a chicane in the final corner. From then one it is on to the open layouts. The second round 29 December takes the drivers to the the short Aston South track before the season finishes the first Saturday in 2013 on Fern Bay Classic, incorporating the mini oval in the FE Green layout. The layouts used are available from our downloads sections.
The OWRL started in 2004 as a MRT only league. Since S2 it has expanded to use all formula cars available in LFS, but the end of year competition remains reserved for the MRT5. Last season the MRT Cup was won by RAPTOR Paddi.
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1stBFA takes team championship by a huge margin at Blackwood GP
The dust has settled on the final championship standings. After the final FO8 round at Blackwood GP, already crowned champion GenR Feuerdrache finishes the season 96 points ahead of the second placed TEM/Y.Laprevotte, who managed to do just enough to stay ahead or rsg077 and1stBFA Wings. The three drivers finished ultra close in the standings, just 7 points separating fourth from second. Not so small margins in the team standings. 1stBFA took the team title by extending their lead to 346 points over GenR, with TEM wrapping up third place.
Wings took pole but drew the short end of the stick in the opening laps of the sprint race, eventually finishing just off the podium. rsg077 converted his second place into a first position and never looked back to take his second win of the season. He was joined on the podium by Y.Laprevotte and spdoFiredUp. Wings turned out to get better results from not starting on pole as his early pit stop strategy in the main race gave him plenty of clear track. Wings won the main race six seconds ahead of rsg077. With a third position Y.Laprevotte did what he needed to do to keep second place in the standings, despite dropping to back of the grid in a first corner incident.
With S2 Season 21 finished the OWRL admins have started planning the next MRT Cup. The first race will be on 27 December. More details will be announced soon.
Feuerdrache awarded both wins and title in Aston Grand North
GenR Feuerdrache claimed the OWRL S2 Season 21 title and he did so in style. Feurdrache scored his third perfect event this season after taking pole, winning the sprint race and also being awarded the main race victory, despite crossing the line behind rgs077. rgs077 was demoted to third by the marshals after he turned out to have not changed the tyres under his Formula V8 at the mandatory pit stop.
Even if Feuerdrache misses the last round, the points for his worst event makes sure he can not be overtaken. The battle in the drivers championship at Blackwood GP is for second. TEM Y.Laprevotte kept his position but rgs077 is climbing the standings fast and even after the penalty, he is only 12 points away. 1stBFA drivers Wings and Jati are also within striking distance. They will also keep an eye on their team result as in the team championship, GenR has a mathematical chance to overhaul 1stBFA in the final event of the season.
J.Peace and Feuerdrache share the spoils at Kyoto North
v\J.Peace earned the pole position in the sprint race and used it to full advantage, keeping the horde away at the start and then building a comfortable gap. GenR.Feuerdrache at first looked like losing a couple of position in the first lap before carving his way past other cars, including an outside pass on rgs077, to get to second position. The only further change for a podium position was the overtake by v\Matiass on rgs077 for third. In the main race an incident in the first corner involved the top two, dropping both J.Peace and Feuerdrache down the field. Up front spdoFiredUp took the lead ahead of TEM|Y.Laprevotte. Fortunes reversed however in the second half of the race. First Y,Laprevotte started losing positions with suspension damage, then FiredUp had to concede the lead. To who? The charging Feuerdrache of course! The German needed 27 laps to get from 11th back to the front. Once he got there, LLM TCLF was the only one able to stay close and finished directly behind the now 5-times race winner this season. Third went to 1stBFA Jati.
In the standings, including the worst result dropped rule, Feuerdrache has a 69 point advantage over Y.Laprevotte, who is closely followed by Steelbeen, Jati, Wings, bLb and rgs077. Any of these followers are still within a chance of the championship if they can gain significant ground on Feuerdrache starting at the next round, Aston Grand North.
Feuerdrache extends championship lead with double victory
GenR Feuerdrache has marked himself as the clear favorite to win the S2 Season 21 title by scoring his third and fourth win of the season at Westhill International rev. In the Formula XR, the German driver took pole and only really had to overcome resistance in the main race.
In the sprint race, the main battles happened to be around [SR] bLb. After qualifying in second, bLb kept his position but loss of momentum halfway through the lap eventually allowed both M™ Steelbeen and 1stBFA Jati to pass him. After that, the Sonicrealms driver found himself in a long battle with OWRL F1 champion rgs077, eventually getting ahead after a small mistake by rgs077. No chance to get back on the podium though, as this was filled by Feuerdrache, Steelbeen and Jati.
Finishing off the podium, rgs077 and [SR] bLb took advantage of the top 8 reversed grid start to quickly get to the front in the 28 lap main race. Their battle from the sprint race then continued. GenR Feuerdrache was helped by this after he needed a couple more laps to get through the field, doing so in great racing. Feuerdrache may have need some time to get to the leaders, once he was there on lap 8, he disposed of both drivers in two laps time and never looked back to take another perfect score. Close racing continued for the other podium positions in the final 5 laps of the race. Steelbeen and Jati both were able to slipstream past bLb giving us the same podium in the sprint and main race.
The next round is the next open layout event of this season, this time bringing Formula XR to Kyoto North. You can sign up for the event by registering on this site and then say you take part for the upcoming event. Don't forget to set a time on our training server for this event.
We're on to round three in S2 Season 21 and it is the first time we use the Formula XR this season. The event is set to take place at Westhill International rev and the participating drivers can now find the Server info in our forum.
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