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    Results for this year's (2213) FX350 and FX400 results are up. Season reviews to come soon, so stay tuned!

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    There's so much I want to say...

    For one, love your take on EG-R and Xios International. This makes me want to work on more fan-art if I wasn't so exhausted over other stuff.

    That and in regards to the season results for the FX-350 and 400...while I'm aware it's a long way to go in some ways for the FX-350 and 400...being something of an Auricom fan art heart, I want to see Auricom win another championship sooner than later.

    That being said, it's nice to see Feisar get yet another Championship in the FX350. So that's what...4? Then again given the muscle of Qirex at one point, Auricom's determination, Piranha being Piranha among others, all things considered, if this was reality...

    I'd have to give FEISAR props for staying together for so long. Some racing teams at a premire racing league may not exist for so long if they keep failing. Of course there's likely reasons for that, I can't help but think FEISAR's AG research that might have trickled down to other products was an incentive to keep going among other reasons, but that's me rambling.

    Overall...again, very well done, and hope to see more.

    And I hope to get some fan art done but given what RL and fictional cars I'm trying to draw...it'll be a while.

    Till then.

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    Hi guys, here are my first entries for 2014. And, to catch up, I've got three stories for you guys: a list of world records, review on last years season and preview of this year.

    World Records:

    MOST TITLES:
    12; Kel Solaar (Russia)

    Kel Solaar won his first AGRC title in 2048 and followed it up in 2049. he would go on to win 10 more in 2053 to 2055 and 2060 to 2066 before retiring in 2068. Solaar also has the records for the most race wins with 52 over the course of his 20 year career.


    MOST TITLES BY A TEAM:
    40; Qirex

    Qirex holds the record for the most teams' championships, scoring 40 from 2048 to 2211. They also hold the record for most race wins by a team with 263 over the same period.


    MOST RACES WITHOUT A WIN:
    155; Carlos Beneto (Brazil)

    Carlos Beneto raced in 155 races with FEISAR and Piranha between 2140 and 2160 without recording a single victory. This is also the record fro the most AGRC races in a career.


    MOST POINTS SCORED BY A TEAM IN ONE SEASON:
    143; Piranha

    During the F7200 (2116-2155), the maximum score any team could've achieved in a season was 196. Piranha managed a score of 143 in 2148. The team's pilots competing that year were Javier Lopez (USA), Simo Lukic (Serbia) and Emilio Montero (Mexico). Lopez achieved 4 wins, 2 seconds and 2 thirds to win the championship. Lukic also achieved 3 wins, 4 seconds and a third, with Montero scoring a win.


    MOST RACE WINS IN A SEASON:
    11; Daniel Albrecht (USA)

    Daniel Albrecht managed to win 11 of the 12 races in the 2202 FX300 League whilst racing with Van-Über, therefore granting him his maiden pilot's championship.


    YOUNGEST RACE WINNER:
    Rachel Foxx (England); 18 years, 2 months

    Rachel Foxx was 18 years, 5 months when she won her first race at Outpost 7, Finland in March 2207. She would end up becoming champion of that season at just 19 years, 2 months, making her the youngest League champion.


    OLDEST CHAMPION:
    Kel Solaar (Russia); 54 years

    Kel Solaar was 54 years old when he took his final F3600 title in 2066. He would continue his career until 2068, which had made him both the oldest pilot and oldest race winner after winning the German round at Terramax.
    Last edited by keg_11; 8th March 2016 at 04:34 AM. Reason: Realised record holder for most points scored by a team in one season goes to Piranha 2148!

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    2213 Review

    The 2213 FX400 Anti-Gravity Racing League was the 135th running of the Anti-Gravity Racing Championships and the seventh running of the current FX400 formula. It was also the last season of the original FX400, with the crafts being replaced by the new “Fury” ships of the FX350, in line with the merger of both Leagues. This season saw one of the closest title battles in recent years between the current champion, Roman Kovalenko, and Icaras’ Jean Belmondo, and at times including Þora Haraldssen of AG Systems and Andrew Dekka of EG-X.

    Coming from their maiden FX400 title the previous year, Harimau International had been hard at work to carry over their 2212 success into the new season, as ever with their star pilot, Roman Kovalenko, at the helm. At that point, Kovalenko’s main competition came from the other top finishers of the previous season: EG-X and AG Systems. EG-X appeared to be prepared to take it against Harimau this year according to their (few) press reports, but there had been doubts over these claims in the midst of the new rule changes coming in next year and uncertainty over who will replace their ailing pilot, Andrew Dekka. AG Systems is seeing resurgence with the promotion of their FX350 pilot, Þora Haraldssen, to replace Rachel Foxx. The double FX350 champion fitting the mould of Foxx quite well in pre-season testing, managing the best times during the open sessions.
    A somewhat outside chance for the title were Icaras, led by Jean Belmondo. Despite having a dismal two seasons since his 2210 league title, Icaras has had quite an overhaul over the pre-season and whereas they are still behind the top teams, there is still potential for substantial improvement. Piranha as well have a potential chance at the title, but despite their good showing over the past two years, the age of both their craft design and their pilot, Tiago Castillo, are showing.

    ROUND 1 – OUTPOST 7

    Kovalenko, as expected, scored poler position in fashionable style. As equally as expected, second on the grid was taken by Dekka in the EG-X but third went to Italian Triakis pilot, Liana Morelli; Haraldssen would place fourth, followed by Belmondo.
    In the early stages of the race, the front runners remained quite close together and parried quite well with well-coordinated use of rockets and mines, but after a smart use of a turbo under the bridge, Kovalenko manages to pull away and hold onto the lead position for the remainder of the race. Dekka would start to drop back because of his EG-X’s inferior shield power compared to the Triakis tank, but would keep Belmondo and Haraldssen at bay to secure the last podium position.
    The only non-finisher was Sebak Abou-Gazia of Mirage, who was knocked into the wall as he was exiting the first tunnel by a Qirex.

    Standings
    1. R. KOVALENKO (RUS) – 8 pts.
    Harimau
    2. L. MORELLI (ITA) – 6 pts.
    Triakis
    3. A. DEKKA (USA) – 5 pts.
    EG-X
    4. T. HARALDSSEN (NOR) – 4 pts.
    AG Systems
    5. J. BELMONDO (FRA) – 3 pts.
    Icaras
    6. T. BYRON (USA) – 2 pts.
    Auricom

    ROUND 2 – VERTICA

    The second round started as eventual as the previous round, with Kovalenko pulling away well to hold a good lead with the remaining podium spots being fought over by Dekka, Haraldssen and Morelli. However, Morelli suffered power issues after an accurate rocket by Belmondo detonated in the exhaust of Morelli’s Triakis, damaging the engine. This moved Belmondo into fourth place, but dropped back after colliding with several mines.
    Further down, the stronger ships of Castillo and Byron suffered on this fast circuit, only just managing to stay ahead of Nadia Elenova’s Qirex to stay in the points. Overall, there were no retirements over the course of the weekend and Kovalenko managed to break the course record by half a second, breaking the previous record held by Elenova two years previously. Haraldssen would hold off Dekka to score second, but enough to move Dekka into second place in the standings.

    1. R. KOVALENKO (RUS) – 16 pts.
    Harimau
    2. A. DEKKA (USA) – 10 pts.
    EG-X
    3. T. HARALDSSEN (NOR) – 10 pts.
    AG Systems
    4. L. MORELLI (ITA) – 6 pts.
    Triakis
    5. J. BELMONDO (FRA) – 5 pts.
    Icaras
    6. T. CASTILLO (BRA) – 4 pts.
    Piranha

    ROUND 3 – PLATINUM RUSH

    The race for the title started to get interesting at Greenland, where Kovalenko struggled to comes to grips with his Harimau, where it had undergone several alterations for the tricky track that were to come. Having only qualified as high as 4th, this left a window of opportunity for those behind them to grasp. Haraldssen made good use of this, putting her AG-S on pole, followed by Dekka of EG-X.

    Whilst these two pilots got off to a good start, it was third place starter Belmondo who got the jump on the front running pilots to take the early lead. This was short lived for a little while as a well-placed rocket from Haraldssen moved Belmondo back well in field. However, Belmondo wasn’t out for long. After a number of excellent manoeuvres, including leeching Kovalenko forcing the Russian Rocket to back off to conserve shield energy, Belmondo managed to come up right behind the two front runners. However, Haraldssen and Dekka were not going to give up their positions so easily. After a number of laps of attrition, a mistake on part of Dekka, who had briefly caught the lead, cause both Haraldssen and Belmondo to pass, with Belmondo furthermore taking Haraldssen to take the lead. Dekka would eventually lose one more place to Abou-Gazia, who raced one of his best races of his career moving from 5th to 3rd with minimal weapons hits to his ship.

    Further down the order, Nadia Elenova scored Qirex its first points of the season rounding out the scoring positions. Liana Morelli struggled as well as her craft’s front end speed had hindered her efforts to gain more positions, eventually contributing to her retirement on the penultimate lap.

    1. R. KOVALENKO (RUS) – 19 pts.
    Harimau
    2. T. HARALDSSEN (NOR) – 16 pts.
    AG Systems
    3. A. DEKKA (USA) – 14 pts.
    EG-X
    4. J. BELMONDO (FRA) – 13 pts.
    Icaras
    5. S. ABOU-GAZIA (UAE) – 9 pts.
    Mirage
    6. L. MORELLI (ITA) – 6 pts.
    Triakis

    ROUND 4 – EDGEWINTER

    After the disappointing result at Platinum Rush, a lot of people expected that Kovalenko would bounce back to his best at Edgewinter, where he had so easily won the year before. They were badly wrong. Despite performing really well in practice and qualifying, but failed again to gain the speed he needed to hold off the pack and, including a barrage of weapon fire because of the narrow track, led to him relegated to the back of the field.

    Therefore, the lead was hotly contested by two other frontrunners: Haraldssen and Belmondo. However, the crowd was more interested in the battle for 3rd, between Tyrrell Byron of Auricom and Elenova for Qirex. Not just because of the legendary rivalry between the teams, but because both teams had been mid-range for the past few seasons. Initially Elenova got ahead, but the calmer Auricom pilot managed to get past his opponent just before at the vertical mag-strip section halfway around the track. Byron would manage to hold onto this position to gain 3rd, Auricom’s best position all year, considering their poor start to 2213.

    Haraldssen would hold off Dekka for the win, which puts her and AG Systems in the lead in the points for the first time since 2208. Kovalenko would manage to regain some ground to round out the point scoring positions.

    1. T. HARALDSSEN (NOR) – 24 pts.
    AG Systems
    2. R. KOVALENKO (RUS) – 20 pts.
    Harimau
    3. J. BELMONDO (FRA) – 19 pts.
    Icaras
    4. A. DEKKA (USA) – 17 pts.
    EG-X
    5. S. ABOU-GAZIA (UAE) – 9 pts.
    Mirage
    6. L. MORELLI (ITA) – 6 pts.
    Triakis

    ROUND 5 – GEMINI DAM

    Once again, this race provided a surprise result as Kovalenko continued to struggle in the field, this time getting knocked out early on in the race due to a blind bomb. But just as surprising was Dekka’s excellent from throughout the track and Morelli’s return to form which saw her fiercely contend with Belmondo for second place. However, the Frenchman held on to continue his consistent good positions to move him up to second in the standings. These excellent performances pushed out Haraldssen form the top three, but she still kept her position at the top of the points. Kovalenko, however, dropped two positions, pushing him out of the top three. By this point, serious doubts behind Kovalenko’s ability to defend his title started to arise.

    1. T. HARALDSSEN (NOR) – 28 pts.
    AG Systems
    2. J. BELMONDO (FRA) – 19 pts.
    Icaras
    3. A. DEKKA (USA) – 25 pts.
    EG-X
    4. R. KOVALENKO (RUS) – 20 pts.
    Harimau
    5. L. MORELLI (ITA) – 13 pts.
    Triakis
    6. S. ABOU-GAZIA (UAE) – 9 pts.
    Mirage

    ROUND 6 – THE AMPHISEUM

    This marquee event at The Amphiseum always brings glamour and drama to the season, and it sure didn’t disappoint. A key talking point coming into this round was the arrest of Andrew Dekka reportedly for being drunk and disorderly at an Amphiseum nightclub. As it turned out, he was the innocent party in an altercation with an intoxicated patron, so he was acquitted. However, this didn’t affect his track pace, easily qualifying first in front of Haraldssen and Kovalenko.

    The first lap saw both Dekka and Haraldssen battle it out fiercely for the lead, in which one reporter described “a deathly grudge match”. It was certainly deadly, as both opponents kept up a barrage of fire against each other, with neither of them considering their shield strength. Then, several laps later, both were eliminated after both ran into a line of mines dropped by a slower craft. This became the talking point of the entire race which also overshadowed the race result: Kovalenko would grasp this opportunity and eventually win the race by 5 seconds, followed by Jean Belmondo and Sebak Abou-Gazia. Haraldssen’s retirement saw Belmondo succeed her in leading the standings, with Kovalenko moving back from 4th to equal second with Haraldssen.

    Now at halfway through the season, Jean Belmondo leads by three points; a testimony to his consistent performance all season. Following him, drawn for second, are Haraldssen and Kovalenko who both had relatively strong showing earlier in the season, but had dropped off in the past few races. Andrew Dekka trails by 3 points, due to his less than impressive performances with some exceptions. If he is to try and attempt to become champion, he really needed to settle and get a rhythm in place soon. Following behind him are Liana Morelli (Triakis) – 16, Sebak Abou-Gazia (Mirage) – 16, Thiago Castillo (Piranha) – 13, Tyrrell Byron (Auricom) – 10, Nadia Elenova (Qirex) – 6 and Griffin Lang (FEISAR) – 1.

    1. J. BELMONDO (FRA) – 31 pts.
    Icaras
    2. T. HARALDSSEN (NOR) – 28 pts.
    AG Systems
    3. R. KOVALENKO (RUS) – 28 pts.
    Harimau
    4. A. DEKKA (USA) – 25 pts.
    EG-X
    5. L. MORELLI (ITA) – 16 pts.
    Triakis
    6. S. ABOU-GAZIA (UAE) – 16 pts.
    Mirage

    ROUND 7 – TECH DE RA

    Now into the second half of the season and there was optimism everywhere: Harimau believed that the issues behind their dismal first half had been sorted, and can effectively contest for the title; AG Systems and Þora Haraldssen both expressing confidence in their team that they can reclaim the title; Andrew Dekka commenting the changes he has made to his technique which should see him with more consistent results for the last part of the season.

    As the race turned out, it wasn’t just the front runners who had developed a long way over the mid-season. Qirex was the star of the weekend with Nadia Elenova achieving both fastest in practice and qualifying, comfortably placing the Qirex on pole for the race. She was joined by Kovalenko on the front row, with Belmondo and Morelli following behind on the second row. Qirex’s strong charged lasted for a little while, but after misjudging the first chicane saw Elenova grind the wall, giving the lead over to Belmondo, who had been holding off Kovalenko for second. Meanwhile, both Haraldssen and Dekka were overwhelmed by the increased pressure of the competition, which saw both of them swamped in midfield. Unfortunately, this is where they finished, dealing a huge blow to both of their League campaigns.

    Belmondo would hold on to win the race half a ship length in front of Kovalenko, putting him 5 points ahead of Kovalenko in the standings. Liana Morelli would take third which moves her ahead of Sebak Abou-Gazia, and a year best finish for FEISAR with Griffin Lang taking the team to fifth place. The only retirement was from Devin Moukila of Assegai.

    1. J. BELMONDO (FRA) – 39 pts.
    Icaras
    2. R. KOVALENKO (RUS) – 34 pts.
    Harimau
    3. T. HARALDSSEN (NOR) – 30 pts.
    AG Systems
    4. A. DEKKA (USA) – 26 pts.
    EG-X
    5. L. MORELLI (ITA) – 21 pts.
    Triakis
    6. S. ABOU-GAZIA (UAE) – 16 pts.
    Mirage

    ROUND 8 – DE KONSTRUCT

    Whereas the first half of the season kept us guessing who would take out the title, after this race it became a two horse race between Kovalenko of Harimau and Belmondo of Icaras, after their third one-two finish, with Kovalenko winning this round. Both pilots locked out the front row on the grid and both pulled an early lead over the rest of the grid. Eventually, Kovalenko managed to pull enough distance on the final lap to take the win over the favourite, Belmondo.

    In the race behind them, FEISAR’s Griffin Lang pulled of a magnificent 3rd place in what was one of the most explosive races of the season which saw Abou-Gazia eliminated earlier on in the race. This explosive combat also saw Andrew Dekka underperforming again bringing the EG-X home in 7th place, rounding out the points. However, the manoeuvrability of the AG-S ship helped Haraldssen take 4th to keep her league hopes alive, albeit quite unlikely.

    With his victory, Kovalenko now trails by 3 points behind Belmondo.

    1. J. BELMONDO (FRA) – 45 pts.
    Icaras
    2. R. KOVALENKO (RUS) – 42 pts.
    Harimau
    3. T. HARALDSSEN (NOR) – 34 pts.
    AG Systems
    4. A. DEKKA (USA) – 27 pts.
    EG-X
    5. L. MORELLI (ITA) – 24 pts.
    Triakis
    6. S. ABOU-GAZIA (UAE) – 16 pts.
    Mirage

    ROUND 9 – ORCUS

    For the second (and final time), the FX400 made its way to Orcus, the secret base under the tundras of Alaska that very rarely known by the rest of the world. It is also one of the most challenging ever raced on, with its first running in 2211 being quite eventful, with a surprise victory by Griffin Lang.

    It was the same here, with none of the top 3 pilots qualifying in the top three. Pole was taken by Abou-Gazia in his Mirage followed by Lang and Dekka. As soon as the race began, it was a mash-up of weapon fire and collisions as each of the crafts tried to consolidate their positions on this tight and technical circuit. Surprisingly, Belmondo AND Haraldssen were eliminated on the second lap, with Kovalenko and Dekka having to pull back due to critical shield levels. This gave the perfect opportunity for Lang to hang on to the lead in his FEISAR, which was far better suited to these conditions. Equally suited were the “tanks” of Triakis and Qirex, which rounded out the podium positions until Kovalenko recovered from his earlier issues to overtake his countryman, Elenova, to take third.

    Belmondo’s retirement saw Kovalenko overtake him in the standings and regain the lead in the title race. Lang’s performance saw him move from 10th to 7th in the standings.

    1. R. KOVALENKO (RUS) – 47 pts.
    Harimau
    2. J. BELMONDO (FRA) – 45 pts.
    Icaras
    3. T. HARALDSSEN (NOR) – 34 pts.
    AG Systems
    4. L. MORELLI (ITA) – 30 pts.
    Triakis
    5. A. DEKKA (USA) – 29 pts.
    EG-X
    6. S. ABOU-GAZIA (UAE) – 19 pts.
    Mirage

    ROUND 10 – METROPIA

    The Metropia round saw Griffin Lang continue his extraordinary battle with Kovalenko for the lead, to ultimately settle for second. Having qualified fourth fastest, Lang made good use of his start to get ahead of Belmondo and Haraldssen (who started second and third respectively) to be up against Kovalenko as they passed the Hallrun Estate. Behind them, Belmondo, Haraldssen and Dekka had a small battle going on before Dekka fell back due to engine trouble.

    Lang’s 3rd place moves him up into the top six for the first time, and has been the talking point of several teams wanting to pick him for next year. With a five point lead over Belmondo, Kovalenko needed to maintain this pace coming into the last two rounds to secure him his second league title.

    1. R. KOVALENKO (RUS) – 55 pts.
    Harimau
    2. J. BELMONDO (FRA) – 50 pts.
    Icaras
    3. T. HARALDSSEN (NOR) – 38 pts.
    AG Systems
    4. L. MORELLI (ITA) – 31 pts.
    Triakis
    5. A. DEKKA (USA) – 31 pts.
    EG-X
    6. G. LANG (GER) – 19 pts.
    FEISAR

    ROUND 11 – MOA THERMA

    Just as everyone thought that this season’s twists were at an end, there was one more in store on the famous Sicilian track. During practice, a leaking fluid valve from Kovalenko’s right air brake saw him glide to the outside of the hairpin right after the Serptel Overpass, damaging the craft. Although the Harimau team made it eligible to race, Kovalenko saw malfunctions with the AG generator made the craft unfit to race and withdrew himself from the race.

    With Kovalenko out, everyone knew that the result of this race would set the tone for the final race at Talon’s Junction. Belmondo naturally got pole for the race, followed by Haraldssen, Abou-Gazia and Dekka. During the race, Dekka capitalised the absence of Kovalenko the most by pulling ahead of the field earlier on. However, he started to fall behind later on, eventually being passed by Haraldssen, who would go on to win the race, and almost by Belmondo. Lang and Abou-Gazia battle on for a while, but a quake from Elenova, and a lucky shield, saw Abou-Gazia pass Lang to score 4th.

    With Belmondo’s third place, he was now equal with Kovalenko for the league title. Haraldssen was out of the running with a 9 point deficit from the two leaders.

    1. R. KOVALENKO (RUS) – 55 pts.
    Harimau
    2. J. BELMONDO (FRA) – 55 pts.
    Icaras
    3. T. HARALDSSEN (NOR) – 46 pts.
    AG Systems
    4. A. DEKKA (USA) – 37 pts.
    EG-X
    5. L. MORELLI (ITA) – 32 pts.
    Triakis
    6. G. LANG (GER) – 26 pts.
    FEISAR

    ROUND 12 – TALON’S JUNCTION

    The tension coming into the final round was the thickest anyone had seen for several years. Belmondo had experienced this against Vincent Stephenson for the 2210 season (which was a draw), but this was new to Kovalenko who had won his first title by a landslide. To a lot of people, it was a matter of who would beat the other, rather than who will win the race.

    Belmondo started in pole for the race, followed by Kovalenko, then Dekka. For the first two laps, the two leaders battle hard for the lead, with Dekka and Morelli joining in. However, several hits later and Belmondo fell back far into the grid, giving the race, and the title to Kovalenko. Kovalenko kept up a clean race to take it out by 3 seconds; somewhat anti-climactic, but still emotional for both Kovalenko and the Harimau team. Belmondo, in a sign of fair sportsmanship, congratulated Kovalenko before he stepped on the podium, a gesture that Kovalenko reciprocated. Following behind Kovalenko was Dekka in second, thus successful in his comeback to take 4th in the season, and a surprise finish for Piranha’s Thiago Castillo in third.

    FINAL RESULTS

    1. R. KOVALENKO (RUS) – 63 pts.
    Harimau
    2. J. BELMONDO (FRA) – 57 pts.
    Icaras
    3. T. HARALDSSEN (NOR) – 46 pts.
    AG Systems
    4. A. DEKKA (USA) – 43 pts.
    EG-X
    5. L. MORELLI (ITA) – 32 pts.
    Triakis
    6. S. ABOU-GAZIA (UAE) – 29 pts.
    Mirage
    7. G. LANG (GER) – 27 pts.
    FEISAR
    8. T. CASTILLO (BRA) – 21 pts.
    Piranha
    9. A. ELENOVA (RUS) – 20 pts.
    Qirex
    10. T. BYRON (USA) – 10 pts.
    Auricom
    11. D. MOUKILA (CGO) – 0 pts.
    Assegai
    11. T. FERRAI (HAW) – 0 pts.
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    2214 Pilots

    HARIMAU:

    ROMAN KOVALENKO
    League: FX400
    Number: 1
    Age: 25 (b. 2188 )
    Nationality: Russian
    Titles: 2 (2212, 2213)

    Coming off his second consecutive FX400 title, Roman Kovalenko is indeed the best pilot of recent years, with no plans of slowing down. Kovalenko was a core part of the development of their new Fury craft to debut this season, in which … would help him strongly for his campaign for a third title.

    ADELAIDE FERNANDES
    League: FX350
    Number: 8
    Age: 16 (b. 2197)
    Nationality: Brazilian
    Titles: 0

    Whereas new pilots into the FX350 have some sort of racing history, Fernandes has none of the sort. Having been raised in the less affluent areas of Rio de Janero, Fernandes was nurtured into the sport through local derby and small competitions. It’ll be interesting to see if this unorthodox talent will hold up.


    EG-X:

    JEAN BELMONDO
    League: FX400
    Number: 2
    Age: 42 (b. 2172)
    Nationality: French
    Titles: 1 (2210)

    The 2213 runner up see him running with EG-X for 2214, in a controversial move which involved him turning down a king’s offer from Qirex. His reason was to”…stay out of the rivalry between Qirex and Auricom, doesn’t matter how fierce it now is”. But with news that the Fury EG-X will be competitive, this decision may not be as bad as it may seems.

    HUANG MIN
    League: FX350
    Number: 2
    Age: 21 (b. 2192)
    Nationality: Chinese
    Titles: 0

    Having been flying for the team since 2212, Huang has remained a faithful pilot and test pilot for the Finnish-Chinese team, running a fundamentally Chinese craft. However, his tenure with the team has seen suspicious activity from the Chinese side, which could cause ripples to the most unlikely of partnerships.


    AG SYSTEMS:

    ÞORA HARALDSSEN
    League: FX400
    Number: 3
    Age: 25 (b. 2188 )
    Nationality: Norwegian
    Titles: 0

    Þora Haraldssen has had a magnificent transition into the FX400, managing 3rd place with 2 wins in her first season. Now with a season under her belt, we could see Haraldssen use her experience to good use this year, especially with AG Systems’ new Fury craft with increased manoeuvrability.

    ERIKO SHIMIZU
    League: FX350
    Number: 7
    Age: 19 (b. 2195)
    Nationality: Japanese
    Titles: 0

    While her debut season in AG racing wasn’t as successful as a lot of people hoped, Eriko Shimizu still shows promise, particularly now that Þora Haraldssen has taken her under her wing. Some would say she’s in with a shot, but the likes of Zolotov, Min and Sommer racing, there are doubts.


    ICARAS:

    JULIA O’CONNELL
    League: FX400
    Number: 4
    Age: 27 (b. 2186)
    Nationality: Irish
    Titles: 0

    Julia O’Connell is the second half of Icaras’ FX350 “dream team”, scoring 4 of Icaras’ 6 FX350 tiles along with Jean Belmondo. Now competing in her first season in the FX400, she is seen as a serious threat to Kovalenko’s title defence. However, there is a difference between racing in the FX350 and FX400 leagues.

    LIA PEREIRA
    League: FX350
    Number: 4
    Age: 29 (b. 2184)
    Nationality: Portuguese
    Titles: 0

    Formerly of Assegai, Lia Pereira make her return to top tier AG racing after being dropped from that team in 2212. At her peak, Pereira was competing for the overall FX400 title, so her presence on the team may continue the team’s recent dominance. If all fails, she is also closely associated with Icaras’ R&D team.


    TRIAKIS:

    LIANA MORELLI
    League: FX400
    Number: 5
    Age: 27 (b. 2186)
    Nationality: Italian
    Titles: 0

    After taking over from Vincent Stephenson in 2211, Liana Morelli has had a mixed career with probably as many non-scoring positions as scoring ones. Her 2213 campaign had been her most successful with four podiums, leading some to predict her improvement for this season. She is known to be an aggressive pilot, which could falter her championship campaign.

    JASON COLONOMOS
    League: FX350
    Number: 12
    Age: 18 (b. 2196)
    Nationality: Greek
    Titles: 0

    Whilst Liana Morelli had been successful in the FX400, Colonomos did not have as much luck in the fiercely competitive 2213 season. Now with several of the front runners graduating into the FX400, and the subsequent rookie pilots for this season, we could see Colonomos power back up to the front of the pack.


    MIRAGE:

    SEBAK ABOU-GAZIA
    League: FX400
    Number: 6
    Age: 41 (b. 2172)
    Nationality: Emirati
    Titles: 0

    This year would be Abou-Gazia’s 12th year as test/lead pilot of the Emirati team, but it doesn’t look like that’ll change soon. Abou-Gazia was a key part of the development of the Fury version of Mirage’s Manti craft, and has expressed the upmost confidence leading into this season.

    SERGEI ZOLOTOV
    League: FX350
    Number: 3
    Age: 17 (b. 2196)
    Nationality: Russian
    Titles: 0

    After his impressive finish in the 2213 FX350, Sergei Zolotov has already been tipped to be a future “Russian Rocket”. However, the 17 year old still feels he has a lot to learn before he can mix it with the big guns of the FX400. He’s in the best company for that, that’s for certain.


    FEISAR

    GRIFFIN LANG
    League: FX400
    Number: 7
    Age: 22 (b. 2191)
    Nationality: German
    Titles: 0

    Since his career best 4th placing in the 2211 season, Lang’s performance had waned a bit, despite taking a win at Orcus last year. Regardless, Lang still continues with FEISAR in his usual boyish behaviour that has made him a “people’s pilot” of such. A lot of people are counting on him to win this season.

    VALENTINO BERGAMISTO
    League: FX350
    Number: 6
    Age: 23 (b. 2190)
    Nationality: Italian
    Titles: 0

    Bergamisto has only been with FEISAR for two seasons, but has already well-nested himself as both FX350 pilot and test pilot for Griffin Lang. Bergamisto, like Lang, has had moderate success in the AGRC, but is more than eager to challenge for top spot and move up to the FX400 as an equal.


    PIRANHA:

    THIAGO CASTILLO
    League: FX400
    Number: 8
    Age: 29 (b. 2184)
    Nationality: Brazilian
    Titles: 0

    Like Abou-Gazia, Castillo has been a long time pilot for Piranha, now going into his 9th season with the team. The difference being is that Castillo has been more successful in the AGRC, over a variety of events, which continues today. It’s clear that Castillo and Piranha are a perfect match, but for how long?

    ANDRIS OZOLIŅŠ
    League: FX400
    Number: 10
    Age: 29 (b. 2184)
    Nationality: Latvian
    Titles: 0

    Another returning pilot, Andris Ozoliņš piloted with Qirex from 2209-2211 to moderate success before leaving the team after their relationship broke down. Now, Ozoliņš is back wiser and stronger in what he has been calling “the second (successful) coming”. If he return to the form he had with Qirex, he just maybe right.


    QIREX:

    NADIA ELENOVA
    League: FX400
    Number: 9
    Age: 30 (b. 2183)
    Nationality: Russian
    Titles: 1 (2211)

    There was massive surprise by the media when it was announced that Elenova would be lead pilot for Qirex where it was evident the 2213 would be her last. She is on a one year extension so that Qirex can secure a pilot to replace her after failing to secure one after Jean Belmondo’s public rejection.

    JAKOB SOMMER
    League: FX350
    Number: 5
    Age: 30 (b. 2183)
    Nationality: German
    Titles: 0

    One man very eager to replace Elenova is Jakob Sommer, having been racing for Qirex in the FX350 for two years now. If he’s successful, he would be the first time in living memory where Qirex sought out one of their own to replace a pilot. (This is of course not counting Elenova replacing Adam Reznikov at the start of the FX400)


    AURICOM:

    TYRRELL BYRON
    League: FX400
    Number: 10
    Age: 26 (b. 2187)
    Nationality: American
    Titles: 0

    Tyrrell Byron’s success in the FX400 has been predominantly hindered by the performance of Auricom’s FX400 craft. Although Auricom spent more time on this craft to make it more competitive, this wasn’t reflected on the track. Now, with their impressive Fury craft, we can very well see them contest for the top.

    ALEX SANGSTER
    League: FX350
    Number: 9
    Age: 24 (b. 2189)
    Nationality: Australian
    Titles: 0

    Although in a less competitive league, Sangster has had a good consistent performance in her three seasons in the FX350. Auricom’s new craft in the FX400 may provide Sangster with the knowledge to make her older craft become more competitive, so only time would tell.


    ASSEGAI:

    RYOICHI HONDA
    League: FX400
    Number: 11
    Age: 24 (b. 2190)
    Nationality: Japanese
    Titles: 0

    Honda’s promotion to the FX400 sees the return of a Japanese pilot in the top league of AG racing in over a decade. His time in the FX350 had been very valuable to him and has shown signs that he may finally bring a pilot’s title back to one of the AGRC most-loved countries.

    OBAID MEER
    League: FX350
    Number: 11
    Age: 24 (b. 2189)
    Nationality: Emirati
    Titles: 0

    Obaid Meer has been an unusual pilot from the UAE since the country had been more active in Ag racing. After disappointing results for Mirage which saw him replaced by Zolotov, he has signed to Assegai, but he’s still at the back of the pack. Is he persevering or stubborn?


    GOTEKI 45:

    COLIN EMERY
    League: FX400
    Number: 12
    Age: 25 (b. 2188 )
    Nationality: British
    Titles: 0

    Since returning to the AGRC, Goteki 45 hasn’t had very much success and are normally the back-runners. However, Emery is helping to buck that trend after convincingly taking the 2213 FX350 League, and news of a nimble-yet-durable Fury craft just could see them power through the pack.

    TOBIN MORRIS
    League: FX350
    Number: 1
    Age: 20 (b. 2193)
    Nationality: New Zealander
    Titles: 0

    Being only the second New Zealander ever to race in the top League, Tobin Morris does have a lot to do to uphold the pride of his nation. He has shown a lot of promise in the regional championships, so he does have talent. We would see later on to see if he has got what it takes.
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    I gotta say, I love reading these, and seeing few of my pilots in them and referenced. Now I know your stuff is seperate or alternate from mine, but is the AGRC actually seperate from the FX league? While hundreds of pilots race in the regular events of the league or some other division, these 24 chosen pilots race in the actual league and the Season Championships. At least connecting my written stuff with yours, especially since iv'e also referenced some of your stuff to mine.

    What I'm saying is: If Griffin's squadmates, Mariana and Clara do exist in your fanmade WipEout universe, racing in another division in the league away from the Season Chapionships where Griffin is racing in.
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    Both interesting questions.

    Because of the different formulas of AG racing (FX400, FX300, F9000 etc) and, particularly with the FX400 and FX350 running in parallel, I've just used the AGRC name to collectively reference the whole thing rather than just say AG racing as that is even more broad.

    I've used some of your pilot names in my fanfics to make it more a "a fanfic made by everyone" and use my ideas as a base, but I did not want to take large chunks of work from other people and use them for my own purpose (plagiarism). However, if you like, I can make some changes to include more of your pilot bios if you want (maybe change Bergamisto to Mariana?).

    Also, I've only focused on the tournament aspect of the sport, as that is the main aspect of the series in my opinion (as opposed to eliminator or zone events which are derived from this).

    P.S: Where abouts in your bios have you referenced my work? I had a quick look a while ago and could find any.

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    Well All I referenced was that my pilots you put here had competed in the Championships, thats all, I didn't mention the other pilots on here (I guess I'll remove that quote in my bios if you say you don't see any). You don't have to replace Bergamisto with Mariana or any of mine, I'm just saying if theirs another division in the league that has regular pilots competing in, seperate from the elite pilots competing in the Chapionships. I didn't mean to interfere with your stuff.

    While I do Love the Beautiful, Mariana Sinclair from my work, I'm not asking to replace your own pilots for her or others. Though It would be cool to see her in the FX500 championships, (thats if another possible WipEout comes), but it's your choice if you want to add her, permission is always granted.

    I also realized that during the 2206 FX300 championships, you had different pilots from AG-S and Triakis that competed while in mine I had my own. So yeah, our stuff is completely seperate or alternate.

    I'll just stick with my own then.

    How I see the series, starting from the first season of the FX300 league, AG-Racing is now open for anyone, instead of just exclusively invited individuals, anyone can become a pilot, taking training in team facilities and academies around the world. Racing has become a battleground, for teams that have assign squads of 3 pilots or individually to any track around the world in open events. The league has different divisions or branches for pilots to exclusively compete in (Example: VX=Drag race events, JX= Junior league (Teenage pilot exclusive events) FX= of course the regular circuit events, etc.) While the Main Championships that host every ending season is where the most experienced and loyal chosen pilots from each team will exclusively enter to earn reputation for their teams and selves, thus what you made here. The JX division or branch was Challenger001's idea, and inspired the others.

    It's kind of like the olympics, where the athletes from each team are like the pilots from any country in that team, and the team country is any of the 12 teams in the wipeout universe. And an opening ceremony happens every new season at the Amphiseum or in Makana.

    Or just like WipEout HD Online Multiplayer, somthing like that, mostly inspired by MMO games with different factions that a player can choose and stay with, like MAG or Planetside (yeah they're FPS games). But could be an idea for another WipEout having a racing MMO multiplayer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Synergy2048 View Post
    Well All I referenced was that my pilots you put here had competed in the Championships, thats all, I didn't mention the other pilots on here (I guess I'll remove that quote in my bios if you say you don't see any). You don't have to replace Bergamisto with Mariana or any of mine, I'm just saying if theirs another division in the league that has regular pilots competing in, seperate from the elite pilots competing in the Chapionships. I didn't mean to interfere with your stuff.
    I was just wondering so i know where to look. I always like seeing my work referenced/acknowledged elsewhere, so no harm done.

    Quote Originally Posted by Synergy2048 View Post
    How I see the series, starting from the first season of the FX300 league, AG-Racing is now open for anyone, instead of just exclusively invited individuals, anyone can become a pilot, taking training in team facilities and academies around the world. Racing has become a battleground, for teams that have assign squads of 3 pilots or individually to any track around the world in open events. The league has different divisions or branches for pilots to exclusively compete in (Example: VX=Drag race events, JX= Junior league (Teenage pilot exclusive events) FX= of course the regular circuit events, etc.) While the Main Championships that host every ending season is where the most experienced and loyal chosen pilots from each team will exclusively enter to earn reputation for their teams and selves, thus what you made here. The JX division or branch was Challenger001's idea, and inspired the others.

    It's kind of like the olympics, where the athletes from each team are like the pilots from any country in that team, and the team country is any of the 12 teams in the wipeout universe. And an opening ceremony happens every new season at the Amphiseum or in Makana.
    I never really though of it that way. Nice!

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    ...Pilots such as, Thiago Castillo from Piranha (2207 entry), Sebak Abou-Gazia from Mirage (2209 entry), Griffin Lang from FEISAR (2209 entry), and recent new pilots: Tyrrell Byron from Auricom & Liana Morelli from Triakis (Both entered in 2211) including other single master pilots from other teams...

    ...During that same year, Nadia wins the 2211 season final championships followed by one of EG.X's master pilots, taking second.
    Nice.
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    With the success of the first round of the 2214 FX400/350 Leagues, it has inspired me to write some more entries. As such, here's Auricom!

    If you guys have a particular story that u want me to write, give me a holla and I'll get to it.

    Auricom

    Auricom Research Industries are of course one of the most well-known AG teams currently racing, but their reputation was formed strongly off the track than they were on it. Founded on the belief of Pierre Belmondo, this team has always held anti-gravity research and development very close to their hearts, which sees them in direct opposition to arch-rivals Qirex. Despite this, they have actively been fighting for outright honors in all forms of AG racing, in which they just edge out AG Systems with the most AGRC titles other then Qirex by one season.

    Auricom was founded in 2046 by former AG Systems Chief Science Officer, Delia Flaubert. Flaubert had been associated with Belmondo since the days of the Foundation of Anti-Gravity Research, and was a staunch believer in his plans for AG technology. This devotion was awarded with a promotion to CSO upon the establishment of AG Systems, where she would personally oversee the research into applicable use of AG generators and the various possibilities of the future of the technology.

    However, her influential position was to be threatened by AG Systems’ Chief Technology Officer, Holst McQueen. McQueen, who oversaw the commercial production of AG technology, saw the strong market possibilities of the technology and fought hard to get more bias towards the business aspect of AG. Delia, with her strong Belmondoist values, was very much against McQueen’s ambitions, and as a result came into conflict on a number of occasions. This reached its peak in 2044, where it was reported that the two got into a heated argument in a teppanyaki bar in Kyoto, the location of AG Systems’ headquarters. This embarrassment saw both Delia and McQueen sacked from the company, but Belmondo’s sympathies did lie with Delia.

    Auricom’s first and foremost goal was to establish a reputable AG R&D company in the United States so that Americans would benefit from the best, and widely applied, AG technology in the world. AG racing was further down on their agenda, but nonetheless applied to it with earnest. This was partly due to Russian company Qirex Industries, with McQueen onboard, making plans to enter. As such, Auricom managed to develop the necessary crafts required to enter the first Anti-Gravity Racing Championships in 2048 with a prospective line-up including former Air Force pilot “B.J” Johnson, Japanese rookie Arial Tetsuo and the mysterious Anastasia Cherovoski.

    Auricom’s first decade in competition laid the foundations for their immortal rivalry with Qirex. And it was not surprising considering their leaders, crew AND pilots disliked each other. This particularly came to head in 2059 when Qirex launched a smear campaign against Arial Tetsuo in an effort to undermine her and her team. This came at the time Auricom had their first big success with back to back titles in 2058 and ’59, with their revolutionary dual hull construction, which would become a hallmark of Auricom ever since.

    Their next strong period came during the 2070s where a variety of pilots saw moderate success with Auricom. Most notable were Marcus Fairclough, Canada’s only world champion Paige Mercer and “Russian Rocket” Konstantin Rykov. This was seen again during the F5000 with the likes of Jacob Van Vuuren, Sebastian Loewe and Alex Alexandersson, but whereas the other teams at this time had personalities that carried the brand, Auricom’s successes mainly came to good teamwork and some luck.

    Auricom’s personality came in the form of Wolfgang Van-Über. Van-Über was indeed a fast pilot, but was better known for his staunch anti-weapons approach to racing, which he would later call “the Purity of the Race”. Arriving at the team in 2133, Van-Über would help Auricom score a team’s title in only his first season with the team. He would repeat this two years later, while winning the pilots championship as well, and would finish up winning four out of five titles between 2135 and 2140.

    However, at this point, relations between the race commission and Auricom were starting to go sour. In 2133 the Overtel Corporation, who McQueen had sold Qirex to in the 2050s, gained the controlling stake in the F7200 AG Race Commission and were starting to alter the rules with a particular bias towards spectator entertainment. Although Auricom did conform to these new rulings, their moral position in the sport was seriously threatened when AG Systems announced it was selling its AG team to AG consumer brand G-Tech. Without a stable supporter, and to defend their recent success at the end of the F7200, Auricom took on a very aggressive stance during the F9000 and threatened “…to rip apart anyone who strayed from the Belmondo ideals”.

    This saw them at direct opposition initially with Qirex’s successors, Tigron. The two teams brought the age-old rivalry to new heights, to the point where Tigron was to promise their lead pilot, Omarr Khumala “… his own diamond farm if he could put Auricom out of business for good”. If Auricom’s rivalry with Tigron was bad enough, they were gaining new enemies. Most notably were Xios International who managed to snatch Natasha Belmondo, Auricom’s 2156-58 champion, just after the end of the 2158 season. So much so that Xios’ flamboyant Director, Didier Humeau, constantly mocked Auricom, much to the chagrin of Auricom’s Director of Operations, Gideon Oldfield.

    Eventually, Auricom had enough of the “circus” and announced their withdrawal from the F9000 in 2168 in protest over Overtel’s management of the sport. But this wasn’t before they scored their 28th league title with Pascale Rouser taking the pilots title. After this, Auricom were contracted to the US Government, supplying their AG technology for a variety of civil applications. When the F9000 collapsed in October 2170, Auricom were immediately called up for questioning over their activities while they were still competing. Auricom were quickly dismissed of any corruption allegations.

    Auricom would return to AG racing during the FX150 Amateur Leagues of the late 2180s and 90s, supporting owners of their older crafts. It made sense for the team to enter a works team when the FX300 League was announced in 2195. The older Auricom employees where very relieved when they saw the makeup of the new league was very much similar to the F3600/F5000 races of old, including the reemergence of Qirex. Auricom would see initial success with the “Silver Fox” Amy Senand flying for them. But after she left the team to fly with Piranha, the pace of their craft slowly crept downhill, failing to stand on the podium for six years.

    As such, Auricom withdrew from the early seasons of the FX400 to refine their craft. Naturally, this raised concerns that Auricom could no longer handle the competition. When they returned, they had promised that Auricom was now in a good position to contest more races, but they still dwell in the mid-pack despite a few respectable finishes along the way. In the dawn of a new era of AG racing, Auricom has expressed more confidence that their craft can compete and will compete. Only time will tell.

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