Quicksilver has had some very strong comebacks through the field. He can also make very fast and strong starts. Quicksilver best performances are on sprint courses, where he can utilize his great speed. His recent performances, though, have been declining, having his second worst season in 2019 by finishing 11th overall.
Sand Marble Rally career Edit
2016 Sand Marble RallyEdit
In the first five races Quicksilver always finished in the top 20 and scored points, but he never finished in the top 10. Quicksilver was in the 18th before the elimination, but a DNF in the elimination race saw him drop back out of the top 20 to 24th with 27 points, which meant he was eliminated.
2017 Sand Marble RallyEdit
Quicksilver qualified by finishing second in his group, just behind Red Number 3. Quicksilver had a decent start to the season with a 12th and 7th place finish. These occurred in in races 1 and 2 respectively, putting Quicksilver in 10th with 13 points after the opening 2 rounds.
Quicksilver achieved his first ever victory in race 3 where he started on the front row. This win got Quicksilver into second place in the championship standings, one point behind Dragon's Egg. The next race saw Quicksilver start on the back row and he made his way through the field to finish 12th. Quicksilver dropped to fifth in the standings.
For Race 5 Quicksilver started on the middle row and would win the race after a chaotic final where he jumped from fifth to first to take the win, only 0.01 seconds ahead of Nemo in second. After the race Quicksilver jumped into the top spot of the standings. Race 6 had the same lay-out as Race 5 and Quicksilver started on the front row this time. After a mediocre start Quicksilver finished in a strong third position, behind Pollo Loco and Red Number 3, both of whom led from the start. This extended his championship lead going into the MarbleLympics break.
Race 7 was a mediocre race for Quicksilver, as he finished 12th. Quicksilver lost the championship lead to Dragon's Egg, who was three points clear. Quicksilver put in a very strong performance in the next race to finish second despite starting on the back row. Championship rival Red Number 3 won the race from the front row. Quicksilver retook the championship lead, two points ahead of Red Number 3.
Quicksilver got a slow start in Race 9, but he put in another good performance and he finished third, his fifth podium finish of the season. Quicksilver extended his lead over rival Red Number 3 who suffered a DNF. After 2 very strong performances, Quicksilver suffered a bad tenth race. He started dead last on the back row and finished only seventeenth, which earned him zero points. Quicksilver escaped without too much damage as championship rival Red Number 3 got stuck while leading.
In Race 11 Quicksilver finished second. He narrowly lost out on the win to Slimer after losing the lead on the final boulevard of the race. Quicksilver's sixth podium finish brought Quicksilver 25 points ahead of rival Red Number 3 . The penultimate race of the season was a mediocre race for Quicksilver; he finished only fourteenth, while Red Number 3 finished third. Going into the final race, which would have double points on offer Quicksilver led, with Red Number 3 13 points back in second, Slimer in third and Dragon's Egg in fourth.
In the final race of 2017 Quicksilver started on the back row. With double points on offer his 13 point lead on Red Number 3 wasn't very big. After a mediocre start, Quicksilver saw his title hopes fall when he got stuck somewhere at the beginning of the final race along with Summer Sky. Dragon's Egg finished second and won the championship with 135 points. Due to the double points, Quicksilver fell to fourth in the standings following his DNF, with 1125 points despite having the most podium finishes in 2017. Without double points, Quicksilver would have won the championship by two points.
2018 Sand Marble RallyEdit
After finishing fourth in 2017, Quicksilver automatically qualified for the Sand Marble Rally 2018. He finished seventh in the season opener after starting on the back row (which is the second row now). A second place finish followed in the next race behind reigning champion Dragon's Egg followed in race two. Quicksilver was in second place in the standings after two races with 27 points.
Race 3 was not as good of a race for Quicksilver. He started on the back row and finished thirteenth. Despite finishing only thirteenth, he took the lead of the championship; He was one point ahead of previous leader Summer Sky , who had Did Not Finish that race. The following race Quicksilver started on the front row, but he finished poorly for the second time in a row, this time placing fourteenth. This saw him drop to seventh in the standings with 32 points, 18 points behind new leader Superball.
In Races 5 and 6, Quicksilver had results similar to previous two races. He would again finish at the back of the field. This time in fifteenth and eleventh respectively. Quicksilver dropped to eleventh in the standings after scoring a mere 10 points from races 3 to 6. Quicksilver at this point was 36 points behind leader Red Number 3.
In Race 7, which was the penultimate round of the 2018 Sand Marble Rally, Quicksilver had a good result. He started on the back row and finished fifth. Which earned him 11 points, more points than he had scored from races 3 to 6, this elevated Quicksilver into seventh overall. In the final race of 2018, Quicksilver had a strong start leading the way from the front row, but he slowly fall back through the field to finish in seventh place. This elevated Quicksilver up to sixth in the championship standings, one point behind Summer Sky in fifth and 3 points ahead of Dragon's Egg in seventh. This sixth place in the championship ensured him a spot in the main tournament for 2019.
2019 Sand Marble RallyEdit
After placing in the top 8 in 2018, Quicksilver was already prequalified for the 2019 season. He participated in the practice race together with the other prequalified marbles, after running towards the front for most of the race, Quicksilver got stuck on the course and became the only DNF in the whole preseason rounds.
Quicksilver started his 2019 campaign with a podium finish. Ninth and sixth place finishes followed in the next 2 races. In race 4, Quicksilver got stuck. A second DNF followed in race 5, where he was running in the top 5 in the final stages before he came to a stop by a block from Ghost Plasma.
Quicksilver scored to lower point finishes in the next 2 races. He ended the season with a fourth place finish. He placed 11th with 50 points.
Racing analysis and profile Edit
Quicksilver, like his rival Red Number 3, is known for his signature surges through the field, alongside great speed on the sprints. Unlike RN3, he is made of glass, which enables him to also retain control on tight corners such as cones, unrimmed curves and slaloms. During his peak season in 2017, his showcase of both pure speed and track control gained the admiration of plenty, becoming an incredible racer to watch when having his best day. However, he was inconsistent, which lead to his demise in 2017's final round where he lost it all due to both a DNF and the double point rule. Since then, his form has declined, not achieving a win in two years. He was mainly plagued by lack of endurance and bad luck in 2019, running in the top ten in nearly every race but only really capitalizing on it in the first and last races that season. Mid-season, he was also hurt by Ghost Plasma's blocking games in the final moments of two consecutive races while running in very good positions.
Sand Marble Rally results Edit
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‡ - Double points
- Quicksilver and Red Number 3 have a major rivalry. This started during the 2017 Sand Marble Rally.
- Quicksilver holds the record of most medals achieved in one Sand Marble Rally season with 6 medals (2017).
- Both of Quicksilver's wins were won with a winning margin smaller than 0.10 seconds.
- One of those victories had a winning margin of only 0.01 seconds. This is a Sand Marble Rally record.
|Competing Marbles in the 2019 Sand Marble Rally|
·Crazy Cat's Eye
·Red Number 3