Some of you may have already seen this, but for those who missed it, the first Global Mario Kart Wii Online competition has started. I got confirmation of this through an email sent via Nintendo and WiiConnect24 this morning. It's a simple process of jumping on the Mario Kart Wii Channel and choosing to partake in the comp which is a test of speed and endurance. Basically, you're charged with getting the best time in a VS Race on the set course. Once you're happy with your time, you can submit it to Nintendo to try and reign supreme Mario Kart Wii Commander, or something.
I've only had a little bash at this so far, but given the game was released not very long ago at all, it's great to see such early support in building the community. Too bad the stupid Blue Shell is allowed to mess it all up for you as well.