I now present the first race of the semi-finals of the Ludi Rei Publicae!
This race is predicted to be close, and many diverse strategies are expected from these expert aurigae!
The teams racing are:
Owner: Gaius Atius Victor | Faction: Prasina | Auriga: Epameinon
Owner:Lucius Vitellius Triarius | Faction: Veneta | Auriga: Isokrates
Owner: Quintus Vergilius Crassus | Faction: Russata | Auriga: Timodamos
Let’s recap the previous successes of these teams.
Victor’s, Epameinon, of the Greens, is known to start out slow, he has no problems hanging behind and then advancing with decisive speed at the final moment. We saw just such a strategy played out during the quarter-finals with a spectacular advanced from behind in the final lap to secure a narrow second place win.
Triarius’, Isokrates, of the Blues, is another well-known strategic driver. This is a team which plays latrones with their opponents. This was seen clearly in the quarter-finals when Isokrates passed multiple opponents during the final corner of the race to secure a first place victory.
Crassus’, Timodamos, of the Reds, is known to have excellent horses, the power possessed by this team is formidable. This is a team which wins by force and speed. If Timodamos gets far head, then expect him to remain in the lead. During the quarter-finals Timodamos easily placed first far ahead of second place Epameinon who races again today in a rematch.
Expect this race to be one where quick sudden bursts of strategic speed are matched against consistent intensity and endurance.