TMR Game 2011 – Week 36

Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 36.

9 weeks to go. This post accepts entries for these 5 events. This is the last time we see five events in one week so make your choices count!

- ILMC/ALMS Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta
- IndyCar Kentucky
- NASCAR Cup Dover
- MotoGP Motegi
- DTM Valencia

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 rules.

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Scores

Results

Week 35 F1 LMS NASCAR Cup
Points Singapore Estoril Loudon
1 50 Vettel #16 Pescarolo Stewart
2 40 Button #13 Rebellion Keselowski
3 35 Webber #46 TDS Biffle
4 32 Alonso #41 Greaves J Gordon
5 30 Hamilton #44 Extreme Limite Vickers
6 28 di Resta #66 JMW Kenseth
7 26 Rosberg #77 Felbermayr Ragan
8 24 Sutil #40 Race Performance Edwards
9 22 Massa #76 IMSA Performance Montoya
10 20 Perez #71 AF Corse Smith

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Player Scores

Player F1 LMS NASCAR Week 35
Felipe Gana 187 99 82 368
Jackie 174 99 68 341
Sebastian X 235 99 - 334
Startledbunny 155 99 77 331
Maverick 187 140 - 327
RubberGoat 220 99 - 319
Sean 216 99 - 315
The Speedgeek 173 140 - 313
Pat W 194 110 - 304
Dylanpt24 187 - 117 304
Ryan (80%) 243
Crooked Cap (80%) 243
James (80%) 243
Jay (80%) 243
Mike Rice (80%) 243

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Well done Felipe, a big win! Jackie got some useful points too.

I’m not too pleased at having another poor week.

Please see the score-by-score results produced by Sebastian.

Leaderboard

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 35 Total +
1 1 0 Sean 8983 315 9298
2 2 0 Sebastian X 8959 334 9293 5
3 3 0 RubberGoat 8595 319 8914 379
4 5 1 Felipe Gana 8495 368 8863 51
5 4 -1 Pat W 8500 304 8804 59
6 6 0 The Speedgeek 8451 313 8764 40
7 7 0 Maverick 8429 327 8756 8
8 8 0 Jackie 8332 341 8673 83
9 9 0 Startledbunny 8330 331 8661 12
10 11 1 Dylanpt24 7757 304 8061 600
11 10 -1 Ryan 7794 243 8037 24
12 12 0 The Crooked Cap 7399 243 7642 395
13 13 0 James 6920 243 7163 479
14 14 0 Jay 6451 243 6694 469
15 15 0 Mike Rice 5935 243 6178 516

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Sebastian again outscores Sean, this time by 19 points and closes the gap down to just 5 points.

Felipe’s big points gap over the rest of us this week sees him jump me to take 4th and he also closes the gap to Gavin. From positions 5-8 the player worse off in the table outscored the player they are chasing, so that battle tightened up a little this week.

Dylan has caught and passed Ryan.

 

Races This Week

ILMC / ALMS Road Atlanta – Petit Le Mans

This is the last major endurance race of the year (Zhuhai won’t be this big) and it is at a race which has become a modern classic, Petit Le Mans. Despite the good reputation there is chatter the ILMC/WEC will not be returning in 2012 and it’ll revert to an ALMS-only race, so be sure to enjoy the mix of American and European teams and drivers whilst you still can.

There is a HUGE entry list this year, more than the grid can handle so some teams will be going home after the qualifying sessions, those first on the list to be sent home are the slowest in the LMPC and GTC classes.

Again it will be Audi v Peugeot up at the front. They seem to be fighting harder these days, at Silverstone a car from each was delayed due to contact with GT cars. Don’t rule out a top 4 finish by ORECA with their older-generation Peugeot. If any of those hit trouble the petrol cars from Aston Martin, Muscle Milk, Dyson and Rebellion will be waiting to pick up the pieces.

By the way they won’t be any good for the game, but pay attention to the GT race, I think it’ll be the best GT class race of the season anywhere.

Entry list is here.

IndyCar Kentucky

The final two IndyCar races are on 1.5-mile ovals and this is the first of them. I’ve got to assume Ganassi are the favourites here with Penske a close second, but there are some oval-specialist teams which will get into the mix I’m sure.

NASCAR Cup Dover

There’s not much I can say here, back in the Spring the race was won by Matt Kenseth with Mark Martin and Marcos Ambrose filling out the top 3. Otherwise I have no idea about this race other than that the track is very bumpy.

MotoGP Motegi

MotoGP’s turn to visit the Twin Ring’s road course, being Honda’s back yard I expect their riders will be up front as they have been for much of the year. Perhaps Lorenzo and Spies will get amongst them as they did at Aragon.

DTM Valencia

DTM decided to visit Valencia’s Ricardo Tormo circuit instead of going back to Barcelona, I’m not sure the racing will be any better though!

Good luck!

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12 responses to “TMR Game 2011 – Week 36

  1. ILMC/ALMS
    #1
    #7

    INDYCAR
    Dario Franchitti
    Will Power

    NASCAR
    Kevin Harvick
    Brad Keselowski

    MOTOGP
    Casey Stoner
    Jorge Lorenzo

    DTM
    Martin Tomczyk
    Mattias Ekström

  2. Mav

    ILMC/ALMS:
    #2 Audi
    #7 Peugeot
    #8 Peugeot

    IndyCar:
    Scott Dixon

    MotoGP:
    Casey Stoner
    Dani Pedrosa
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Andrea Dovizioso

    DTM:
    Martin Tomczyk
    Mattias Ekström

  3. Hmm. This might be the best weekend for a spread:

    MotoGP:
    1. Stoner
    2. Lorenzo
    3. Pedrosa

    DTM:
    4. Tomcyzk
    5. Ekstrom

    IndyCar:
    6. Power
    7. Dixon
    8. Franchitti

    ALMS:
    9. Audi #2
    10. Peugeot #7

  4. I think Kentucky’s going to be a crapshoot especially given the unusual volatility in the entry list (and the track’s history in general, especially the Ed Carpenter photo finish, and the insanity of the oval races this year in general – Penske/Ganassi being largely lost at Indy, MARCO winning at Iowa, that Loudon fiasco…). Dover will be less of a crapshoot, but after two straight fuel mileage races and too many strategy races this summer, I’ll pass there too. I need to be ridiculously conservative, though maybe that’s not the right strategy with such a small lead.

    ALMS: 1, 2, 7, 8
    DTM: Ekström, Spengler, Tomczyk
    MotoGP: Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Stoner

  5. Hooray, I have my internet back.

    ILMC:
    #1 Audi(Bernhard/Fässier/Dumas)
    #7 Peugeot(Davidson/Bourdais/Pagenaud)
    #8 Peugeot(Montagny/Sarrazin/Wurz)

    Indycar:
    Dario Franchitti
    Scott Dixon

    DTM:
    Bruno Spengler
    Martin Tomczyk

    MotoGP:
    Casey Stoner
    Dani Pedrosa
    Jorge Lorenzo

    It would be surprising if Petit Le Mans is not part of the World Endurance Championship as I thought it was to be about eight events including a couple from North America, with Sebring and Atlanta being the obvious candidates. Maybe there is some difficulty behind the scenes between Panoz and the ACO/FIA alliance.

  6. ILMC/ALMS:
    Audi 1 & 2, Peugeot 7 & 8

    MotoGP:
    Stoner, Pedrosa, Lorenzo

    DTM
    Ekstrom, Tomczyk

    IndyCar:
    Franchitti

    I can definitely relate to Sean’s point about unpredictability. I still think Ganassi holds an advantage on this style of oval and I think Dario is very likely to win – unless he crashes like he did at Loudon. And like you say, odd entry list (even more so at Las Vegas), anything can happen. With 3 other strong events I can’t pick Cup either – with Dover being a tough track I wonder if the Chase drivers might choose to play it cool and let others worry about the hard fight, so that means it could be anyone’s race.

    On Petit, the problem is that next year the WEC will be standalone rather than combined with ALMS/LMS grids. The ALMS (and IMSA) understandably doesn’t want to give up its own big races if it can help it, especially Petit which basically got the ALMS started in the first place.

  7. I just can’t seem to make myself roll the dice much this week. Maybe next week…

    IndyCar:
    Dario Franchitti
    Scott Dixon

    Petit:
    #7 Peugeot
    #8 Peugeot
    #2 Audi

    MotoGP:
    Casey Stoner
    Dani Pedrosa
    Marco Simoncelli

    DTM:
    Mike Rockenfeller
    Bruno Spengler

  8. Woot, picking NASCAR worked out well! :)

    IndyCar:
    Dario Franchitti
    Scott Dixon
    Will Power

    Petit:
    #7 Peugeot
    #8 Peugeot
    #1 Audi
    #2 Audi

    MotoGP:
    Casey Stoner
    Dani Pedrosa

    DTM:
    Martin Tomczyk

  9. Indycar: Will Power, Tony Kanaan, JR Hildebrand
    MotoGP: Stoner, Spies, Lorenzo
    ALMS: Audi #1 Peugeot #8
    NASCAR: Jeff Gordon, Brad Keselowski

  10. Mav

    Change of heart with my IndyCar pick: Scott out, Dario in…

    Dario Franchitti

  11. jackie

    Oh dammit, I totally forgot to do this last night, What time is the cut off?

    If I’m too late then it serves me right, however if it’s not here goes…

    MotoGP
    Stoner,
    Lorenzo
    Dovizioso
    Spies

    Petit
    #1
    #2
    #7
    #8

    DTM
    Spengler
    Tomczyk

  12. Apparently Petit Le Mans was where the major volatility occurred this weekend. No way the Cup, IndyCar, DTM, or MotoGP races will be that unpredictable.

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