The tenth race of the 2016 Sand Marble Rally was raced in het Doornse Gat.

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Out of the gate, the racers entered a hard right turn. Summer Sky took an early lead, but was soon passed by The Flash. However, due to some wild movements by The Flash, Summer Sky and Slimer were able to pass him and take first and second, respectively. A bump against the wall for Slimer allowed The Flash to make it back to second place. Slimer's bad luck continued when he bumped against a stick in the track, letting Silver Bolt pass him for third. The gaps between second and third, and third and fourth closed, leaving The Flash, Silver Bolt, and Slimer to fight it out while Summer Sky grew her lead.

As Silver Bolt hit the wall on a turn, Slimer regained third. The racers entered a split, where Summer Sky took the low line, and Silver Bolt and Slimer took the high line. The Flash rolled up onto the divider, where he would be stuck for some time. As the lanes merged, Silver Bolt and Rastafarian were able to overtake Slimer. After the split, the racers came upon a set of diverging paths, of which there were three to take. Summer Sky and Rastafarian took the middle lane, while Silver Bolt and Slimer took the high lane.

When the lanes merged, the positions were drastically changed. Silver Bolt took the lead, followed by Slimer in second. Out of nowhere, Super Turtle grabbed third, and the previous leader, Summer Sky, dropped to fourth. Through a set of slalom turns, Summer Sky was able to pass Super Turtle, and, moments later, Slimer. The racers entered a split, where Silver Bolt and Summer Sky took the high line, while Slimer and Super Turtle took the low line. Summer Sky, who had just been running in second, held too much speed coming into the split, and got beached on the large lane divider. When the lanes merged, Silver Bolt held a large lead, while Slimer and Super Turtle followed in second and third.

As the racers entered a set of wide turns, Tarantula was able to pass Super Turtle for third. A heavy block by Tarantula robbed Super Turtle of all his momentum, causing him to stop completely for a few moments, and holding up a few other racers who ran into him. Meanwhile, the gap between the top three had started to shrink, and as they came onto a bridge, Slimer held enough speed to pass Silver Bolt and take the lead. Soon after, Pollo Loco, who had been running in fifth, had too much speed, and went rolling off the course.

As the racers came onto a jump, Silver Bolt was able to pass Slimer and regain the lead. Silver Bolt held a small lead as they entered a set of helices, where he went too high on the wall of his lane, allowing Slimer to pass him yet again. Meanwhile, El Capitan was able to edge out Tarantula for third position. As the racers came onto the final straight Slimer only grew his lead, and he would not be able to be overtaken.

Slimer, earning his second win of the season, finished moments before Silver Bolt, who had been fighting with Slimer for the lead all race. El Capitan, with a late charge, took the last podium spot. Big Pearl netted another good set of points in fourth, bringing her up to second in the overall standings. Rastafarian, The Flash, and Starman came fifth, sixth, and seventh respectively, all of them having had relatively quiet races. Tarantula, who had been running in third at one point, dropped to eighth the end of the race. Ghost Plasma, the championship leader was able to salvage a ninth place finish, just before Fantasy rounded out the top ten. 3 racers DNF'd this race, who were Wisp of Darkness, Summer Sky, and Pollo Loco.

Classification

Pos. Marble Time Starting
Pos.
Points
1st Slimer 2:11.48 P5 30p
2nd Silver Bolt 2:12.12 P20 25p
3rd El Capitan 2:13.50 P14 21p
4th Big Pearl 2:14.09 P17 18p
5th Rastafarian 2:15.16 P4 16p
6th The Flash 2:15.87 P6 15p
7th Starman 2:16.33 P1 14p
8th Tarantula 2:16.52 P13 13p
9th Ghost Plasma 2:17.31 P13 12p
10th Fantasy 2:18.30 P18 11p
11th Marbly McMarbleface 2:18.37 P9 10p
12th Dragon's Egg 2:18.47 P12 9p
13th Glassy 2:18.59 P8 8p
14th Super Turtle 2:18.83 P10 7p
15th Blue Smoke 2:18.96 P3 6p
16th Comet 2:19.19 P2 5p
17th H2 Blue 2:19.50 P15 4p
DNF Pollo Loco Did not finish P19
DNF Summer Sky Did not finish P7
DNF Wisp of Darkness Did not finish P16
  • Note:
    • P1–P7 is on the front row
    • P8–P13 is on the second row
    • P14–P20 is on the third row

Championship standings after the race

Pos. Marble Points
Skrattarblue.jpg 1st Ghost Plasma 173p Gold medal.jpgSilver medal.jpgSilver medal.jpgSilver medal.jpg
Greenarrowup.png 2 2nd Big Pearl 149p Gold medal.jpgSilver medal.jpgBronze medal.jpg
Redarrowdown.png 1 3rd Dragon's Egg 148p Gold medal.jpgBronze medal.jpg
Redarrowdown.png 1 4th Pollo Loco 135p Gold medal.jpgSilver medal.jpgBronze medal.jpg
Greenarrowup.png 2 5th Slimer 129p Gold medal.jpgGold medal.jpgBronze medal.jpg
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