Monthly Archives: May 2011

TMR Game 2011 – Week 19

Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 19.

This post accepts entries for these 3 events:

- MotoGP Catalunya
– DTM Spielberg Red Bull Ring (old A1-Ring)
– NASCAR Cup Kansas

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.

Email reminders will be sent on Thursdays or Fridays by either myself or Sebastian. Please leave a valid email address in the comment form. If you do not wish to receive reminders please let us know, otherwise we’ll assume we’re okay to send them. Also let us know (privately if you prefer) if you would like to use a different address to the one you use here. I may also use Twitter or other sites if I happen to see you there on Thursday or Friday.

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Start Times: 27-29 May 2011

A guide to this week’s racing.

All start times are UK (GMT+1 / British Summer Time) and are taken from official series websites or if necessary, educated guesses from elsewhere. Live TV or web coverage is not guaranteed. I include only races and a few notable qualifying sessions of larger series, and not practice sessions or warm-ups or rally stage times.

In square brackets I have included some UK broadcast partners, many of which also apply across Europe.

Friday

All Day – WRC – Argentina Day 1 [ESPN UK/MotorsTV]

10.15am – GP2 Series – Monaco Race 1 [British Eurosport (not live)]

5.30pm – Indy Lights – Indianapolis Race

Saturday

All Day – WRC – Argentina Day 2 [ESPN UK/MotorsTV]

1pm – Formula 1 – Monaco Qualifying [BBC 1]

3.10pm – GP2 Series – Monaco Race 2 [British Eurosport (not live)]

7.30pm – NASCAR Nationwide – Charlotte Race

Sunday

All Day – WRC – Argentina Day 3 [ESPN UK/MotorsTV]

10.10am – Formula Renault 3.5 – Monaco Race [British Eurosport]

1pm – Formula 1 – Monaco Grand Prix Race [BBC 1]

5pm – IndyCar Series – Indianapolis 500 Race [Sky Sports 4]

11pm – NASCAR Sprint Cup – Charlotte 600 Race [Premier Sports]

Monday

12.30pm – British Superbike (BSB) – Thruxton Race 1 [British Eurosport]

3.30pm – British Superbike (BSB) – Thruxton Race 2 [British Eurosport]

7pm – Grand-Am Rolex Series – Lime Rock Race

7pm – World Superbike (WSBK) – Miller Motorsports Park Race 1 [British Eurosport]

9pm – AMA Superbike – Miller Motorsports Park Race

10.30pm – World Superbike (WSBK) – Miller Motorsports Park Race 2 [British Eurosport]

For more events see the sidebar.

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TMR Game 2011 – Week 18

Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 18.

This post accepts entries for this great trio of blue-riband events:

- F1 Monaco
– IndyCar Indianapolis
– NASCAR Charlotte

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.

Email reminders will be sent on Thursdays or Fridays by either myself or Sebastian. Please leave a valid email address in the comment form. If you do not wish to receive reminders please let us know, otherwise we’ll assume we’re okay to send them. Also let us know (privately if you prefer) if you would like to use a different address to the one you use here. I may also use Twitter or other sites if I happen to see you there on Thursday or Friday.

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Start Times: 20-22 May 2011

A guide to this week’s racing.

All start times are UK (GMT+1 / British Summer Time) and are taken from official series websites or if necessary, educated guesses from elsewhere. Live TV or web coverage is not guaranteed. I include only races and a few notable qualifying sessions of larger series, and not practice sessions or warm-ups or rally stage times.

In square brackets I have included some UK broadcast partners, many of which also apply across Europe.

Friday

11pm – NASCAR All-Star Race – Charlotte Qualifying

1am (Saturday) – NASCAR CW Truck Series – Charlotte – Race (featuring Kimi Raikkonen’s debut!) [Premier Sports one-off free-to-view]

Saturday

7.05am – V8 Supercar – Winton Race 1

1pm – Formula 1 – Barcelona Qualifying [BBC1]

2.40pm – GP2 Series – Barcelona Race 1 [Eurosport]

4.20pm – GP3 Series – Barcelona Race 1 [Eurosport]

4pm – IndyCar Series – Indianapolis Pole Day Qualifying 1 (positions 1-24)

9.30pm – IndyCar Series – Indianapolis Pole Day Qualifying 2&3 (positions 1-9)

10.15am – Formula 3 Euro Series – Zandvoort Race 1

10.15am – Formula 3 Euro Series – Zandvoort Race 1

2am (Sunday) – NASCAR All-Star Race – Charlotte Race [Premier Sports]

Sunday

4.05am – V8 Supercar – Winton Race 2

8.25am – GP3 Series – Barcelona Race 2 [Eurosport]

9.35am – GP2 Series – Barcelona Race 2 [Eurosport]

1pm – Formula 1 – Barcelona Race [BBC]

1pm – Blancpain Endurance Series – Navarra Race [MotorsTV]

5pm – IndyCar Series – Indianapolis Bump Day Qualifying (positions 25-33)

6pm – NASCAR Nationwide Series – Iowa Race

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TMR Game 2011 – Week 17

Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 17.

This post accepts entries for just one race this week:

- F1 Catalunya

At least next week’s scoring will be easy to work out!

The NASCAR ‘All-Star Race’ is a non-championship event and is therefore not eligible for TMRG points, even if it was eligible I’d probably throw it out for changing the rules even more times than I do.

Housekeeping

Each week you pick up to 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.

Email reminders will be sent on Thursdays or Fridays by either myself or Sebastian. Please leave a valid email address in the comment form. If you do not wish to receive reminders please let us know, otherwise we’ll assume we’re okay to send them. Also let us know (privately if you prefer) if you would like to use a different address to the one you use here. I may also use Twitter or other sites if I happen to see you there on Thursday or Friday.

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Friday Favourites: 13 May 2011

Hello everyone, here is another in the irregular series highlighting some of the best of the motorsport web.

There is a lot of good stuff out there at the moment so I’m a way behind with my reading, apologies if I’ve not mentioned yours, and do feel free to follow up in the comments with anything worthwhile that you think people should see.

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20 Years On: The Cat That Owned The Cream
 – Adam Cooper / Autosport Plus (subscription required)

Even if you don’t like sportscars you should read this for the sheer number of F1 crossovers. you’ll be amazed as I was, I like sportscar racing but my knowledge of that era is limited to say the least. Just look at it though. The Jaguar XJR-14 is one of the best-looking race cars of all time, all classes. Adam Cooper relates how succesful it was and how it lead to a certain group of people to work together with great success not just in sportscars, but beyond..

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F1 Photographers Versus The Democratisation Of Media
- Mr C / Sidepodcast

The modernisation of written media is covered regularly, as print gives way to web and that in turn opens the way for good quality bloggers and amateur writers to get themselves noticed. It seems, in a motorsport context at least, the same hasn’t been spoken about when it comes to photography. Mr C explores the issue here, and a lively conversation ensued in the comments when an F1 photographer turned up to debate the issue.

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Centennial Interview Series

- More Front Wing

Steph and Paul have been pumping out an interview every day in celebration of the 100th anniversary of the Indianapolis 500. It is a remarkable effort and there are some fantastic names involved from both past and present of Indy racing: Scott Dixon, Bobby Rahal, Mario Andretti (yes… Mario Andretti), Gil de Ferran, Danny Sullivan, the list goes on. I must admit I’ve not had the time to delve into these properly yet but I certainly will be doing so soon.

Whilst there you should go back a couple of weeks and check out the interview with Keith Wiggins explaining the teams’ perspective on aero kits, and also this superb Twitter guide which should be read by every Twitter user, IndyCar fan or not.

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Formula INDYCAR

- Eric Hall / Another IndyCar Blog

Found on a blog I have only just discovered, this post from April raises the fascinating issue of IndyCar following the model set by Formula 1, which is essentially a European series expanding outwards. Eric suggests IndyCar should be a North American series expanding outwards, to a sustainable limit. I agree with him, I’ve often thought that’s exactly what IndyCar racing should be like, most of the races in North America with several elsewhere. Not only is this is a great idea, it is also well-argued in this post. I’ll be paying more attention to Eric’s writing!

He followed it up with a couple of posts about the ‘dream schedule’, part 1 and part 2.

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World of Sportscars, 5.10

- John Dagys / SpeedTV

A round-up of news from the ILMC/LMS round at Spa-Francorchamps, including a great 3-minute video from Level 5 Motorsports, an American Le Mans Series team who have made the jump to race a car in Europe this year as well as their ALMS campaign. Note this article is spread across two pages and it can be easy to miss the page divider on the Speed site.

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There have been many blog posts this week about the DRS wing in F1, I plan to join them over the weekend so I will link to some of them then. Do also keep an eye on the blog for a quick review of the Donington Historic which I ought to have written 10 days ago.

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