The first round of Formula ET's 8th season was driven Sunday 27.10. This year the teams will compete on 3 servers, about 10 on each, as there are 31 teams registered.
On coast the server 1 had a clear top 2: mimich (LAW) as the winner and Sandder (UH) as second just four seconds behind. Elco (rev) was third, finishing just before Xaorn (CC). Mimich also set the best time here, with 58.99. Titi (rev) secured a good result to his team with his 5th place.
Mimich continued his streak on rally, but now it was a lot harder. MGM (Dunno2) gave him a real challenge and finished only about 0.3 seconds behind mimich gaining the second slot. Mimich's team mate Garfield was fourth just one second behind Oxyde (CC who gained the third slot. Sandder was driving with keyboard and finished 9th, but he will get a joystick soon.
Stadium was a real show by Sandder. He drove with an average lap time of 49.5 and won the race with massive 30 seconds before B1ts (Dunno2), who beated the third finisher Jabuz (SAAB) with 5 seconds. Sandder's best lap was 48.54, which is faster time than anyone has driven on the map.
Lukas (BBoD) managed to win the coast map finishing some seconds before Zooz (URMOM). However, the best lap 59.38 was driven by Seven Up (NB) who was third, a couple of seconds in front of Lukas's teammate JaketheCake. Between places 5-7 the race was really tight, as three drivers Cibermix (37), his teammate Lolomax and Darkhawk (URMOM) finished in less than 3 seconds.
Rally was full dominated by Lolomax (37). Another multiple Giant Cup champion Zooz (URMOM) was second and the coast winner Lukas finished as third. The fourth player, Emixx (NB) was already a minute behind Lolomax, but after him the differences between players were smaller: for example Rude (Grr) was only half a second behind Emixx.
Zooz was the number one on stadium. JaketheCake claimed the second place, losing to Zooz with 10 seconds. Seven Up was third a little before Cibermix who was fourth. Behind the top the race was quite tight, but overall the times were slower than in the other servers.
Server 3 - VOD
The coast was really exciting race. On the first lap we saw such a surprise when wormi (pls) was in the lead on his own map till the last corner, where Marius 89 (dunno) overtook him. A couple of other players overtook him soon also. Cl_ment (tarD-re) drove the fastest lap of the race with 58.96 quite early and had the second place for long, until he lost his regu and finished 4th behind Marius, Yannovsky (Ghost) and Tibo (Dunno) who lost his 2nd place to Yannovsky at the very last corner.
On rally it was team Ghost with Yannovsky and Red Shreder who dominated the track. Behind those two we had both Dunno players, Marius 89 and pranksta. Lolita (pls) crashed twice during the first lap and was +15 seconds to leader, but started a massive comeback and finally ended up as 5th, just one corner behind pranksta. The race behind was also really tight, and drivers on places 6-9 come to finish quite close to each other.
There were a lot good stadium players on server 3, which made stadium actually a lot tighter than it usually is in TMU comepetitions: The time to get 10th on this server would have been around places 5-7 on the other servers. After first lap fight with Sepe27 (pls) Marius 89 dominated the map, having Harley Quinn (MCM) who is better known as RKO90 behind him and Passi (tarD-re) as third. Sepe's crashes costed a lot and also L94 (zero) with Red Shreder and Zepset (Ghost) overtook him.
Current top 10 after the first round are
See full standings here.
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