TMR Game 2011 – Week 13

Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 13.

We take a break this weekend as MotoGP’s Japanese round was understandably rescheduled to October, and this is one of the few weeks with no Sprint Cup action. Read on for your scores from Week 12.

Housekeeping

Each week you pick 10 entries with a maximum of 7 of those coming from a single championship. You can have any mix of races from those listed in this post, and you don’t have to use all of them.

See this page for the game rules.

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Scores

Top Tens

Week 12 IndyCar ALMS
Points Long Beach Long Beach
1 50 Mike Conway #6 Muscle Milk AMR (LMP1)
2 40 Ryan Briscoe #16 Dyson (LMP1)
3 35 Dario Franchitti #06 CORE (LMPC)
4 32 James Hinchcliffe #89 Intersport (LMPC)
5 30 Alex Tagliani #56 BMW (GT)
6 28 Oriol Servia #4 Corvette (GT)
7 26 Danica Patrick #62 Risi Ferrari (GT)
8 24 Tony Kanaan #17 Falken Porsche (GT)
9 22 Vitor Meira #63 Genoa (LMPC)
10 20 Will Power #3 Corvette (GT)
F1 NASCAR Cup
Points Shanghai Talladega
1 50 Lewis Hamilton Jimmie Johnson
2 40 Sebastian Vettel Clint Bowyer
3 35 Mark Webber Jeff Gordon
4 32 Jenson Button Dale Earnhardt, Jr
5 30 Nico Rosberg Kevin Harvick
6 28 Felipe Massa Carl Edwards
7 26 Fernando Alonso Greg Biffle
8 24 Michael Schumacher Mark Martin
9 22 Vitaly Petrov David Gilliland
10 20 Kamui Kobayashi Joey Logano

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What great results in IndyCar and F1! Nobody could’ve predicted those with 20 laps to go. The ALMS race was as expected, an LMP sideshow with the focus in a fantastic GT battle. I missed the Cup race but it looks like the Hendrick cars took charge with a 1st, a 3rd and a 4th.

Scores This Week

Player Formula 1 IndyCar Series ALMS NASCAR Cup Week 12
Sean 211 55 90 0 356
Felipe Gana 201 55 90 0 346
The Crooked Cap 151 62 50 78 341
Pat W 133 79 125 0 337
Maverick 157 125 50 0 332
Sebastian X 201 79 50 0 330
Dylanpt24 125 54 90 45 314
Ryan 140 79 90 2 311
Jackie 157 55 90 2 304
The Speedgeek 107 59 129 0 295
RubberGoat 122 67 90 2 281
James 107 67 43 60 277
Startledbunny 108 67 68 29 272
Jay 129 79 50 2 260
No Entry Received: 80% of lowest score
Mike Rice 208

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Congratulations to Sean for another win, the third of the year! Felipe and The Crooked Cap had great scores, too. I’m pleased with my score after my gamble on CORE paid off!

Formula 1 was the focus for many players and for them that proved to be a successful strategy. We had some very high scores in the F1 split considering this was a four-event week! Maverick was the only one of the few to pick more from another series (in this case IndyCar) who was able to make it work.

Conversely, NASCAR was largely left out of the picture as you might expect from a ‘plate race. Those who did make picks weren’t really rewarded since many chose Kyle Busch and Matt Kenseth, who scored two TMRG points between them. Jackie lost out when she switched from race winner Johnson to Kenseth, as a consequence of the first try entering the spam trap I feel a bit guilty about that, but both entries were rescued with time to make a correction.

Do check Sebastian’s figures here for a detailed look at your results, this week he’s also calculated efficiency of winners’ picks.

Leaderboard

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 12 Total +
1 1 0 Sean 1886 356 2242
2 2 0 Sebastian X 1840 330 2170 72
3 5 2 Pat W 1764 337 2101 69
4 3 -1 James 1820 277 2097 4
5 4 -1 RubberGoat 1775 281 2056 41
= 8 2 Dylanpt24 1742 314 2056 0
7 7 0 Startledbunny 1744 272 2016 40
8 6 -2 Jay 1746 260 2006 10
9 9 0 Felipe Gana 1650 346 1996 10
10 11 1 The Crooked Cap 1646 341 1987 9
11 10 -1 Maverick 1650 332 1982 5
12 12 0 Jackie 1616 304 1920 62
13 13 0 The Speedgeek 1603 295 1898 22
14 14 0 Ryan 1582 311 1893 5
15 15 0 Mike Rice 1437 208 1645 248

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Sean’s lead is extended further, he’s going to take some beating now! Sebastian and I are next up, scoring well but still not enough. I overtook James and RubberGoat, who is now tied with Dylan for 6th. Dylan switched position with Jay. Felipe has now caught that group with his good score this week. Crooked Cap isn’t far behind him, after passing Maverick.

The gaps between each player aren’t very big but the overall field spread is growing. After this short break, now would be a good time to put in a string of good results.

Upcoming Races

Just one race was originally scheduled for this weekend, but understandably the Japanese MotoGP race has been rescheduled to October. Therefore we have a break in the action and we’ll pick up again one week from now with entries for IndyCar, MotoGP, Cup and the first DTM round of the year. In the meantime, keep an eye on the Le Mans Test Day and enjoy the Easter weekend!

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4 thoughts on “TMR Game 2011 – Week 13

  1. No worries Pat, it was my fault for switching and I’m quite happy with my score apart from the foxes paw… there’s still plenty of time to catch up!

  2. I thought I had a good week, and I did – but still moved down the rankings!

    Not a bad week to have MotoGP cancelled, I don’t think there would have been many combinations of picks if it was the only race.

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