Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 10.
This post accepts entries for these races:
– Jerez (MotoGP);
– Paul Ricard (Le Mans Series);
– Martinsville (NASCAR Cup);
Thinking of joining in? If you place your first entry during the first 10 weeks of the game you will receive 80% of the lowest player’s score from any weeks you missed. That brings you into contention whilst applying a small penalty for lateness, the rest is up to you!
Each week you pick 10 entries with a maximum of 7 from a single championship. This is the first week of the season featuring more than one race, what will your strategy be, how will you split your picks between races? Remember for sportscars races to pick the car not the driver.
See this page for the game rules.
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The deadline for entries is Saturday morning at 6am GMT / 1am ET.
|Week 9||Formula 1||IndyCar||NASCAR Cup|
|Points||Albert Park||St Petersburg||Fontana|
|1||50||#1 Sebastian Vettel||#10 Dario Franchitti||#29 Kevin Harvick|
|2||40||#3 Lewis Hamilton||#12 Will Power||#48 Jimmie Johnson|
|3||35||#10 Vitaly Petrov||#82 Tony Kanaan||#18 Kyle Busch|
|4||32||#5 Fernando Alonso||#78 Simona de Silvestro||#17 Matt Kenseth|
|5||30||#2 Mark Webber||#5 Takuma Sato||#39 Ryan Newman|
|6||28||#4 Jenson Button||#77 Alex Tagliani||#99 Carl Edwards|
|7||26||#6 Felipe Massa||#17 Raphael Matos||#33 Clint Bowyer|
|8||24||#18 Sebastien Buemi||#14 Vitor Meira||#83 Brian Vickers|
|9||22||#14 Adrian Sutil||#02 Oriol Servia||#4 Kasey Kahne|
|10||20||#15 Paul di Resta||#22 Justin Wilson||#42 Juan Montoya|
A chaotic IndyCar race took out or knocked back some fancied runners early in the going, although the top two places were all too predictable. It was a real shame to see the two Saubers penalised for such a minor infraction but those are the rules. Petrov was a real star (as was di Resta). I didn’t see the Cup race… although if Kimi eventually joins Juan full-time I may start watching them all!
Nobody had picked the Saubers but for the record I would’ve scored them according to these official results which placed them ahead of those registered as a DNF. Sebastien Bourdais recorded a DNS and was therefore not scored, despite picking up points under IndyCar’s own system apparently just for turning up that day.
Scores This Week
|Player||Formula One||IndyCar Series||NASCAR Cup||Week 9|
|The Crooked Cap||140||99||103||342|
Congratulations to Sean for the win! A nicely tight group follows before the table tails off. Several towards the bottom of the table had good results but they were masked by unreliablity in their other picks – for that you can largely blame the MercedesGP pair, the Penskes of Briscoe and Castroneves and maybe Tony Stewart. Had I not switched from Rahal to Conway I would’ve finished 3rd instead of 5th. The easiest way to see such trends is to take a look at Sebastian’s break-down of the scores.
Last week’s winner Ryan had a terrible week finishing last, some distance back after being hit by the IndyCar retirements (despite picking the winner).
This was the first week in a while to feature a full complement of entries – thanks!
|11||12||1||The Crooked Cap||777||342||1119||3|
We have a tie for the lead! Well done Sean who catches Sebastian. I’ve ranked Sean ahead on Sebastian’s suggestion, as I was undecided about how (or whether) to break the tie, so it is based on week wins. James and I drop back as a result, despite good scores this week.
Dylan manages to hang on to 5th despite a closing Jay, while he, Startledbunny and RubberGoat all jump Ryan.
The Crooked Cap and Jackie both scored well this week and both move up places. The Speedgeek had a bad week and drops 3 places.
270 points cover the field from top to bottom.
MotoGP: Spanish Grand Prix, Jerez
I’ve got to imagine the power of the Hondas will rule this season, but can the more agile bikes stay with them here?
Le Mans Series: Paul Ricard, Le Castellet
We’ve had the first ALMS round, now it is the turn for the LMS in Europe. Note this not an ILMC round so those teams (Peugeot, Audi) WILL NOT be present at this race, which will feature teams like Rebellion, Pescarolo, RML and Strakka. Entry List.
NASCAR Sprint Cup: Martinsville, Virginia
A change of pace this week as the series moves to the half-mile Martinsville Speedway. I might well watch this one. www.nascar.com
Good luck! (and do let me know if I made any errors as it is easy to do)