Main topic was the Hayabusa scoresheet, which has been looking cleaner than ever at the World Challenge 2013 - at least until Round 7. There was only one single mark by the judges in Round 1.
It was bad timing since a few more marks brought down the score of Round 8. However, Evolution had to deal with the same damage, and nothing changed between the two top teams. Hayabusa has still the highscores for each of the eight rounds. The Belgians have been working on cleaning up their performance. Dennis Praet said that he still has not really digested the missed grip in the last second of Round 10 at the Mondial Dubai 2012. He had it in his mind when Block 2 came up in Round 6 this morning.
World Challenge 2013 Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Round 8 Total Avg Rank AAA Class O,E,J,K,3 M,Q,A,14 4,6,16 8,18,N H,19,12 2,7,13 11,C,P,9 15,D,10 Total Avg 9 Qatar Tigers (QA) 27 29 19 19 22 17 26 19 178 22.3 10 Dubai Asaar Black (AE) 21 30 19 20 20 21 26 20 177 22.2 10 a.team4way (RU) 30 27 18 20 18 18 26 19 176 22.1
NSL Talk: NMP-PCH Hayabusa
Aerokart Deep Blue extended the lead in the female category to ten points and are now performing in their own league. The 22-pointer in Round 8 would tie the 5th best score in the Open Class, and the French team would be in 9th place.
The last two rounds are first a fast one followed by a 3-block sequence. Hayabusa is standing at a 30.6 average at the moment, which would be a new highscore for the World Challenge 2013.