After going on a bit of a vacation, Marco responded to my E-Mail about this cheating controversy:
I’ve never used Ipad or Gameshark or something else, but I know that everybody in the top 10 cheats with something; yes they all are cheating and killing this WR, and doing that since the beginning of the competitions.
Today, I can say that I’m with the best players of these competitions and I’m proud of it, even if you can’t see it.
I hope Sega will be able to…detect cheaters when uploading their time and scores but it appears me (to be) hard, those competitions will be dead very soon.
I received a few mails like this, I just think those people are not good enough to see that I’m not a cheater.