The fifth race of 2016 was held at Klimduin Schoorl and was won by Marbly McMarbleface.

Race

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Straight out of the gates, the racers entered a split. Coming into the split, Tarantula took an early lead, but had to fend off a challenge from Pollo Loco. While the two were battling, Dragon's Egg was able to pass to the right of them. Coming out of the split, Tarantula lost second to Pollo Loco, and shortly lost third to Silver Bolt. Through a sharp turn that followed, Ghost Plasma and Big Pearl were able to pass Tarantula, dropping him down to sixth. In a second set of sharp turns, Silver Bolt was able to pass Dragon's Egg for first. Through the same turns,Ghost Plasma was able to pass both Big Pearl and Pollo Loco, settling him briefly into third. the However, Glassy had gotten a good run through the turns, and had started to challenge for third. Glassy overtook both Ghost Plasma and Dragon's Egg in one turn, and at the next turn, he was able to overtake Silver Bolt.

After a few more turns, Ghost Plasma was able to pass Dragon's Egg for third. after the slaloms, the racers came onto a jump. Glassy kept his lead over Silver Bolt, and it looked like Ghost Plasma would keep third as well. However, Tarantula, who had a good run off of the jump, was able to pass Ghost Plasma coming out of the jump. At this same jump, Snake's Tub went flying off the course to DNF. The racers entered another set of slalom turns. In these turns, Ghost Plasma lost many spots, dropping back to around tenth, and Fantasy and Super Turtle went off the track. Through another turn, Silver Bolt was able to take the lead from Glassy. Tarantula kept third, and Pollo Loco secured fourth, but facing a challenge from Marbly McMarbleface.

The racers entered a set of sharp, hairpin turns, which cause a large pack of marbles to come to a stop. Marbly McMarbleface tried to battle Pollo Loco for fourth, but Big Pearl took advantage of this and passed both of them, coming into fourth. After a few turns, Marbly McMarbleface was able to pass Pollo Loco. Big Pearl attempted to get past Tarantula for third, but was unable to. Then, when Tarantula started to try to pass Glassy, Big Pearl swooped past him and took third. The racers entered a straightaway before a set of helices. Here Glassy overtook Silver Bolt for a moment, but went too high on one of the sides of the helices, allowing Silver Bolt to pass him. Additionally, Big Pearl carried too much speed coming into the helices, and she went off the course as a result.

When the lanes of the helices converged, Tarantula held a small lead over Marbly McMarbleface in second and Glassy in third. At the first turn, Marbly McMarbleface was able to pass Tarantula and take the lead. Silver Bolt managed to come back into fourth, having lost a few spots through the helices. The racers entered a set of small turns, but the top four kept their positions. The racers entered a teardrop, where Marbly McMarbleface got caught up on the lane divider for a moment. When the lanes converged, Silver Bolt led the race over Tarantula in second and Glassy in third. Marbly McMarbleface had dropped back to fourth.

Exiting the teardrop, the racers entered a set of slalom curves. Silver Bolt went too high on the side of a turn, and was passed by Tarantula and Glassy. Rastafarian was able to take second from Glassy coming out of a large pack of marbles including Silver Bolt and Marbly McMarbleface(who each settled in fourth and fifth, respectively). Through a turn, Silver Bolt was able to pass Glassy, making up a spot. The racers entered a split, where Tarantula, Glassy, and Marbly McMarbleface took the faster low line, while Rastafarian and Silver Bolt took the slower high line. This mistake dropped them out of the top five. Dragon's Egg took up the mantle of fourth place through the split.

Marbly McMarbleface was able to draft by Glassy as the racers came onto a straightaway, securing second. Glassy briefly took it back on a turn, but was quickly passed again. The racers entered a high turn, where Dragon's Egg was able to take third from Glassy. Tarantula led over Marbly McMarbleface in second as they came through some gradual turns. As they entered the final stretch, the top two were separated by just a few lengths. Marbly tried to pass on the left of Tarantula, but saw that Tarantula was moving to block. In a last minute move, Marbly McMarbleface faked to the right of Tarantula, and when Tarantula was far enough to the right, Marbly McMarbleface put on a burst of speed to take the lead right at the finish line.

This eleventh-hour lunge was enough to get Marbly McMarbleface the victory, just 0.13 seconds ahead of Tarantula. Dragon's Egg finished in third, after his late pass of Glassy on the high turn. Just before Glassy, however, came Mocha Madness, a racer who had not done much the entire race, was able to take fourth, leaving Glassy fifth place. Coming across in sixth was Starman, his second top ten finish in a row. In seventh came Blazing Fireball, with his first top ten finish this season. Blue Smoke, the winner of the qualifying round for the first race, finished eighth. In ninth place came H2 Blue, narrowly ahead of Rastafarian, who had dropped all the way from second to tenth by taking the wrong lane of the split. This race was brutal for many racers, having the most DNFs of the season so far. Big Pearl, Black Knight, Cobra, Comet, Crazy Cat's Eye, Deep Ocean, El Capitan, Fantasy, Reflektor, Snake's Tub, Super Turtle, and White Widow made up this race's twelve DNFs.

Classification

Pos. Marble Time Starting
Pos.
Points
1st Marbly McMarbleface 2:21.47 P18 30p
2nd Tarantula 2:21.60 P2 25p
3rd Dragon's Egg 2:22.95 P7 21p
4th Mocha Madness 2:23.63 P24 18p
5th Glassy 2:24.28 P9 16p
6th Starman 2:24.82 P4 15p
7th Blazing Fireball 2:24.92 P32 14p
8th Blue Smoke 2:25.16 P26 13p
9th H2 Blue 2:25.42 P20 12p
10th Rastafarian 2:25.63 P11 11p
11th Quicksilver 2:25.74 P14 10p
12th Summer Sky 2:26.05 P19 9p
13th Silver Bolt 2:27.29 P3 8p
14th Oddball 2:28.06 P31 7p
15th Ghost Plasma 2:28.81 P1 6p
16th Slimer 2:28.96 P23 5p
17th The Flash 2:29.04 P21 4p
18th Olympia 2:29.16 P33 3p
19th Wisp of Darkness 2:29.98 P29 2p
19th Pollo Loco 2:29.98 P5 2p
21st Blue Moon 2:30.83 P25
DNF Big Pearl Did not finish P6
DNF Black Knight Did not finish P27
DNF Cobra Did not finish P16
DNF Comet Did not finish P22
DNF Crazy Cat's Eye Did not finish P13
DNF Deep Ocean Did not finish P15
DNF El Capitan Did not finish P17
DNF Fantasy Did not finish P10
DNF Reflektor Did not finish P8
DNF Snake's Tub Did not finish P30
DNF Super Turtle Did not finish P12
DNF White Widow Did not finish P28
  • Note:
    • P1–P7 is on the front row
    • P8–P13 is on the second row
    • P14–P20 is on the third row
    • P21–P26 is on the fourth row
    • P27–P33 is on the back row

Championship standings after the race

Pos. Marble Points
Skrattarblue.jpg 1st Ghost Plasma 104pGold medal.jpgSilver medal.jpgSilver medal.jpg
Skrattarblue.jpg 2nd Dragon's Egg 102pGold medal.jpg
Skrattarblue.jpg 3rd Pollo Loco  74p Gold medal.jpgBronze medal.jpg
Greenarrowup.png 6 4th Marbly McMarbleface  69p Gold medal.jpg
Greenarrowup.png 2 5th Tarantula  69p Silver medal.jpgSilver medal.jpg
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