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Fernando Moritz dos Santos

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Fernando Moritz dos Santos is a top MKDD karter. He also played MK64. He is currently ranked #18 in MKDD, #142 in MK64, and #30 on the Combined Kart Ranks.

Arguably his most-famous achievement on MK64 was beating the WR in Wario Stadium Shortcut. His lap of 2'44 used the mushroom-jump for the second wall, a strategy which was already widely known; but Fernando used Bowser, so it was the first in a long time that a heavyweight held a record on the site. His time was beaten later by Myles Bukrim and Greg Ihnatenko using the same tactic.

Moritz is a past champion in MKDD. He took the top spot from Alex Penev in May 2004, and played in 60Hz. He traded the championship with Paul Tanney and David Grard through October, when he finally lost it for good. Altogether, he has been #1 for 92 days in total, which is still the 4th highest in the history of the game.

Moritz is known for his support of 60Hz and dislike of 50Hz, enough so that he argued for having two separate sites. He was upset when he was beaten by 50Hz players, which some think is an easier version of the game because of the slower speed. He removed his times from the site in protest, but he has since rejoined, and started playing in 50Hz himself. His rank slipped during his time away, but then climbed back up towards the top 10 in his comeback.

Outside of Mario Kart, Moritz plays piano and has showcased his skills with some video-game songs.

External Links

The 2008 Karter Contest
Complete Bracket | Prediction Contest | Matchups & Results

(BOLD indicates players in Round 3)

Mario Circuit (A)
Zwartjes | Jones
Taylor | Fabien
Moritz | L'Hoest
Ellis | Sacco
Toad's Turnpike (E)
Bukrim | Garman
van Asselt | Stinson
Patricio | Tanzer
Duff | Manning
Sherbet Land (I)
Hantson | Sullivan
Pugh | Babjar
Meaks | Bunde
Biff | Booth
DK's Jungle Parkway (M)
G-Danzee | Christensen
Make That Jump | Jongbloed
Hoernemann | Hermanny
Brutus | Sargoth

Peach Beach (B)
Segas | Balch
JSX | DarkRoy
Lacey | mattniss
Stellmacher | Faria
Coconut Mall (F)
Tapani | Benny
Lokken | TB1
Ostro | Langerak
Luca | Huber
Sky Garden (J)
Bhoja | Gregor
Clark | STanney
Stevie | GAS
Holmiere | Finn
Peach Gardens (N)
Holy Moly | Barnard
Billingsley | ALAKTORN
BPA | Rudmarker
Weatherton | Habben

Riverside Park (C)
Leare | Smith
Liem | Dufault
Steel | Engelsman
Karlo | Pacino
Waluigi Pinball (G)
Vince | Welch
Hasso | chili
Needham | Laflamme
PYL | Fried
Koopa Beach (K)
Stelzig | Michorius
Kles | KVD
Honko | Pobre
Shelbourne | LPS
Moo Moo Breadows (O)
Rub | Flemmer
Schiering | Jongerius
NeoSMK | Cole
Sword | Boudreau

Kalimari Desert (D)
Dunkel | Darius
Pulsar | Whalls
Miller | White
Kmacc | TvL
Ghost Valley (H)
Ord | P@UL
Miss April | Marques
Happy | Borne
Gaffikin | Runnelid
Bowser Castle (L)
den Dulk | SEB
Bernier | Maaatthew
Math | Etch
Layne | Wonn
Rainbow Road (P)
Karlsson | Thingy
di Vano | Stoneman
Pabst | Sascha
Cooper | Oliver