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OWRL MRT Cup set to start right after christmas
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OWRL MRT Cup set to start right after christmas


It is that time of year again. Time to scramble into the MRT and have some fun with the smallest of all cars in LFS. Starting 27 December, the annual tradition in the Open Wheel Racing Leagues starts at South City Town using a special layout. The action continues three days later at AS Club rev and ends at the dawn of 2011 at Blackwood GP Rev. The layouts used are available from our downloads sections. Special thanks go to dekojester for letting us use his SO Town layout.

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 Xcite K. Egloff.


To signup, simply go to the upcoming events on the top hand right and register for the events you participate in. Make sure you drive a pb or upload a hotlap before signup deadline (3 hours before the race).

Calendar MRT Cup 2010/11:
Su 27 December - SO Town (layout by dekojester)
We 30 December - AS Club rev
Su 2 January - BL GP (layout)

More info:
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Round 1 report -XCite drivers get headstart in MRT Cup

First race of the 2010/11 MRT Cup occured as all drivers were just done with Christmas celebrations. However, all had to switch into "full concentration" mode, as they had to tame a very special combo: MRT on South City Town, with the infamous Dekojester chicane added in the last corner.

Quickly, v\James looked to be the man to beat. The real life 2010 British Junior TKM Kart Champion showed all his skills in the qualifying session, in order to take the pole by almost half a second on XCite C.Winkler and XCite Power. Peace would then convert this pole into an hat trick in the sprint race, after passing early leader XCite C.Winkler in lap 3. Meanwhile, OWRL beginner XCite Hansi managed to get 3rd place after an impressive scrap with SRT-Flip. Nevertheless, Things almost went badly for the XCite driver as he span in lap 5 and got collected by SRT car, but none of the vehicle was badly damaged. However poor Flip got distracted by the incident, went off a corner later, and came to a stop.



Top 8 reversed grid meant that a very surprising 1stBFA FOX would start the main race from pole. However FOX fell away with the pressure, and left fellow first row driver TEM/L.Chebbi alone in the lead. The Frenchman led a few laps, until XCite C.Winkler, XCite K.Egloff and XCite Hansi passed him one by one in the first third of the race. v\J.Peace was no longer a threat after being spun by Winkler on lap 4, and eventually crashing out for good two laps later. Everything was set for an XCite 1-2-3, and Winkler took the win in front of reigning champion Egloff(who climbed back from 12th after getting taken out in sprint race) and Hansi. Best non-XCite member was Chebbi, who finished 4th in front of MRT beast just.papax in 5th.

In pool 2, GoC/T.Parker took the pole and the sprint race. The English teenager had the opportunity to make it 2 out of 2 in the feature race, but he ended up with the nose facing the wall in the last corner, at 5 laps to go. This allowed pod.hama Krutch to take the win after a very clever and consistent drive.



With 1 round out of 3 completed, it looks like XCite has a clear edge on its rivals. Winkler, Hansi and reigning champion Egloff share the 3 first positions in the drivers' standings. In the teams' standings, the German team has a 49 points advantage on both TEM and eX.R, tieing for 2nd.

Last chance for the opposition to wake-up will be at round 2, on Aston Club reversed, on Friday, December, 30th.

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report by Y.Laprevotte
Round 2 report - C. Winkler extends championship lead

The OWRL was back last Thursday for more MRT action, this time on Aston Club Reversed, a track known to provide close racing and slip streaming passes.

Real life kart racer v\J.Peace took his second pole of the season very early in the qualifying session, showing that he was willing to fight back after a very troubled opening round. New entrant CoRe Feuerdrache was 2nd, in front of championship leader Xcite C.Winkler.



Top positions of sprint race were decided very early on. v\J.Peace got away cleanly, and no one could catch him before the chequered flag. Xcite C.Winkler and 5th place starter Xcite Chris did what they needed to do to get the remaining podium slots, after passing CoRe Feuerdrache at the beginning of lap 2. The race was getting even worse for the latter, when he got spun out by BLOBO a few hundred meters later; however he still managed to climb back to 8th.

This was a good opportunity for CoRe Feuerdrache to get into business. 8th place in sprint race meant pole position for main race, thanks to reversed grid. This allowed Feuerdrache clean run away in the early stages of the main race, while the front runners of the sprint race were struggling to make their way through the field. However the young German got caught by v\J.Peace with 5 laps to go. The two drivers then had a wonderful battle for the lead, swapping positions several times. Unfortunately, it had to end in a controversial way: the two contacted in the very last lap while exiting turn 1. This allowed Xcite C.Winkler to extend his championship lead with an opportunistic victory, while Feuerdrache and Peace would end up in 2nd and 3rd positions.



Meanwhile, in pool B, sprint race was taken by 6th|Sonsaku. Feature then saw an Extreme Racing 1-2, with sprint pole sitter eX.R Ascona b taking the victory in front of eX.R mathi24

With a 51 points advantage at one round to go, it looks like XCite C.Winkler has most of the job done. However, the battle for the runner-up spot looks a lot closer, with just.papax, B^mx devis, TEM/L.Chebbi, XCite K.Egloff and v\J.Peace, all grouped in 18 points. Teams' championship is still led by Xcite, 97 points in front of eX.R, and 117 points in front of TEM.

Results
Standings: Drivers | Team
Post-race discussion
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report by Y.Laprevotte

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