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MANUFACTURER SERIES
Excitement at the Top of the Table as Mercedes-Benz (Nik_Makozi) Claim the Title!
2019 Manufacturer Series - Stage 2 (Oceania Region)
09/09/2019

The second stage of the Manufacturer Series got underway on August 3rd. Jaguar (AE_Kenomos) were top of the pile heading into the stage, with Mercedes-Benz (Nik_Makozi) hot on their heels.
Mercedez-Benz (Nik_Makozi) had been unfortunate to miss out on the first stage title following network trouble in the "Superstars" round which saw the top 16 drivers going head-to-head. This time around they applied themselves to the races with a special determination, managing to score 2,642 points in Round 15.
Jaguar (AE_Kenomos) took part in Round 12 and Round 19, but were unable to add to their points total.

The second stage's final "Superstars" race took place on Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, and saw the top 16 drivers taking each other on in Gr. 3 cars.
Mercedez-Benz (Nik_Makozi) started in pole position, while Jaguar (AE_Kenomos) struggled during qualifying and had to start from the back of the grid, in 10th place.
A large-scale accident happened on the very first corner, immediately after the race had started, and Jaguar (AE_Kenomos) took advantage of the confusion to move straight up to fifth place. From that point on, the first five cars, led by Mercedez-Benz (Nik_Makozi), would be embroiled in a fierce tussle.
Most of the leading pack had opted for a one-pit strategy, but both Mercedez-Benz (Nik_Makozi) and Jaguar (AE_Kenomos) had decided not to take any pit stops. The gamble paid off for Mercedez-Benz (Nik_Makozi), as they were able to increase their lead over the rest of the field.

The strategy was also successful for Jaguar (AE_Kenomos), who were able to move up to second position. But on the final chicane of the final lap a momentary lapse in concentration allowed Subaru (CAR_Bass) to overtake, pushing Jaguar (AE_Kenomos) back down into third.

Mercedez-Benz (Nik_Makozi) had led from the start of the race, and had kept up a good pace throughout as they completed a victory that meant they sealed the 2019 Manufacturer Series.
It was a very close call, however. Had Jaguar (AE_Kenomos) not made that one mistake on the very last chicane, the title would have been theirs. Nik_Makozi may be king of Australia for now, following his wonderful results in the World Tour, but there is no doubt that he now has a formidable regional rival. Next season's Manufacturer Series promises to be truly gripping.

Rank Driver DR SR Rd. 1 Rd. 2 Rd. 3 Rd. 4 Rd. 5 Rd. 6 Rd. 7 Rd. 8 Rd. 9 Rd. 10 Rd. 11 Rd. 12 Rd. 13 Rd. 14 Rd. 15 Rd. 16 Rd. 17 Rd. 18 Rd. 19 Rd. 20 Total
1 Mercedes-Benz Nik_Makozi S S 2230 2596 2392 2663 2325 2490 2608 2607 2099 1968 2572 2436 2283 2357 2642 - 1994 1988 1904 3095 13615
2 Jaguar AE_Kenomos S S 2369 2307 2674 1822 2616 2195 2318 2027 2472 3053 - 1433 - - - - - - 1711 2749 13564
3 Ford Adam_2167 S S 2509 2451 2533 1541 2470 2066 1724 1882 2379 2542 2286 2307 1431 1974 2502 - 2237 2268 2139 1192 12556
4 Porsche MINT_GTR S S 1781 1973 - 2188 0 2325 - - - 2372 2429 - 2211 2680 2555 - 1920 - 2424 673 12460
5 Lexus TRL_holl01 S S 2137 2430 1433 - - 1550 1746 2317 - 2882 - - - 1248 432 - 1869 2142 2281 2403 12313
6 Toyota sidawg2 S S 1951 2163 2345 2059 2460 1808 289 1997 686 2712 2000 2179 2342 2080 2421 - 0 - 1140 2230 12280
7 Subaru CAR_Bass S S 2018 2046 - 2317 1821 - 1970 2172 - 2214 - 2019 2290 2397 1842 - - - - 2922 12140
8 Audi DoubleH S S - 2302 2214 - 2201 2351 1159 1989 2197 2091 2298 - 2577 2496 2152 - - - - 1019 12024
9 Ferrari Lion-Face S S 1543 1790 260 2522 1889 2075 2463 1198 2334 1861 1915 1794 1691 - 1076 1961 2369 - 1696 846 11763
10 Hyundai theconzio S S 1899 2174 651 1673 2330 1679 1643 1464 1785 1845 1602 1911 1922 1532 2286 - 124 1546 1692 2576 11288

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