First - Has anyone else noticed the timing of the pit stops are weird? The teams were released from Kazakhstan between 10pm and 11:40pm. But they all were racing for a solid day, in full daylight the previous leg. There’s no way they finished at 10am. So the pit stop either had to be incredibly short (a few hours) or over 24 hours. So if they’re no longer sticking with a 12 hour pitstop, why release teams late at night for a flight that clearly wasn’t departing until the next morning? This isn’t the first leg that I’ve noticed that the pit stop could not have been 12 hours. So has that been completely abandoned?
If there has ever been a team that deserved - really deserved - to be invited back to an All Stars season, it is Kaylynn and Hayley. They have to be two of the nicest racers to ever be on this show. They had the worst taxi luck over and over, and then to get yielded twice only because they didn't happen to be in the mine at the same time as other teams just sucks. Not that they did anything mean, underhanded or nasty to other teams. They just weren't in an alliance that was based solely on being in one spot at the same time. And they just remain so positive, even when they know they're going to be eliminated. Yeah, I know, they aren't the best racers out there, but they aren't the worst, either. Really, TAR, give them a second chance!
And, TAR, please put something in place that stops these stupid alliances. Besides getting one of my favorite teams booted, it just makes for a boring race. At least 1/2 the tasks should have a specific rule prohibiting working with other teams.
OK, all that aside... I loved this mega leg. I loved having two hours of TAR. Loved the challenges, loved the locations, loved the people. OK, not really loving the denture task, that was a bit icky. But I guess that's what was great about it. Man, I hope those people were paid well for that, and I mean paid well by our standards, not India's!