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The 7th race of the 2018 Sand Marble Rally was hosted in Klimduin Brechtdorp. The conditions of the weather were partially cloudy, with the temperature around 10 degrees Celsius and the sand was slightly wet. Black Knight achieved the first win of his career in this race, followed up by main title contenders Superball and Red Number 3.

Race Edit

Report Edit

The beginning of the race was a strong start for Superball. Edging out Ducktape in the first few corners, Superball managed an good jumping cut that threw him over a chicane and ahead of other competitors by a significant margin. Black Knight emerged as his rival, overtaking Big Pearl, Ducktape and Crazy Cat's Eye early on to attain 2nd place. Big Pearl followed fast on a straight and retook 2nd from Black Knight before moving on Superball's now almost non-existent lead. However, a slow hairpin turn made her lose out on the opportunity, being overtaken by Black Knight once again.

Meanwhile, Red Number 3's blistering pace allowed him to get to the podium positions and pass Marbly Mcmarbleface on his way to the top. Quicksilver also managed to get in the top 5, but the main battle of the race was Superball and Black Knight's duel. As they entered into a slalom section, Superball lost the lead to Black Knight.

To pile on the pressure, Superball collided again with Black Knight, this time losing a lot of momentum in the process as Red Number 3 passed him in a tight corner. This squabble let Black Knight increase his lead heavily, with Red Number 3 having to catch up to him. Eventually, Superball was able to retake 2nd from Red Number 3 in a fast corner after the latter lost momentum. They would continue to jostle around. Superball won the battle for second and closed the gap in the championship on Red Number 3 who finished third, as Black Knight retained his first place to achieve his first career win. A good 4 seconds behind them Marbly McMarbleface finished fourth and Quicksilver rounded out the top 5.

ClassificationEdit

Pos. Marble Time Starting
Pos.
Points
1st Black Knight 2:05.80 P6 25p
2nd Superball 2:06.16 P3 18p
3rd Red Number 3 2:06.76 P9 15p
4th Marble McMarbleface 2:10.22 P19 12p
5th Quicksilver 2:11.37 P13 11p
6th Grasshopper 2:11.41 P15 10p
7th Phoenix 2:11.51 P2 9p
8th Slimer 2:13.48 P10 8p
9th Big Pearl 2:13.62 P20 7p
10th Crazy Cat's Eye 2:13.71 P17 6p
11th Summer Sky 2:13.90 P1 5p
12th Nemo 2:14.06 P11 4p
13th Dragon's Egg 2:14.21 P5 3p
14th Comet 2:14.86 P16 2p
15th Ducktape 2:15.86 P4 1p
16th Deep Ocean 2:15.97 P14 1p
17th Rastafarian 2:16.28 P8 1p
18th Blue Moon 2:16.65 P12 1p
19th Lollipop 2:17.18 P7 1p
20th Ghost Plasma 2:19.64 P18 1p
  • Note:
    • P1–P10 is on the front row
    • P11–P20 is on the back row

Championship standings after the raceEdit

Marbles in Bold have a chance to win the championship.

Pos. Marble Points
Skrattarblue 1st Red Number 3 89p Gold medalSilver medalSilver medalBronze medal
Skrattarblue 2nd Superball 81p Gold medalSilver medal
Greenarrowup 1 3rd Black Knight 75p Gold medalSilver medalSilver medal
Redarrowdown 1 4th Phoenix 60p Bronze medalBronze medal
Skrattarblue 5th Crazy Cat's Eye 54p
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