TMR Game 2011 – Week 39

Hello and welcome to a downbeat TMR Game Week 39.

6 weeks to go. This post accepts entries for these 3 events:

- MotoGP Sepang
- DTM Hockenheim
- NASCAR Cup Talladega

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

RIP Dan Wheldon. Obviously the IndyCar race was abandoned and so no points have been awarded.

Spies and Lorenzo were ruled out of racing in the MotoGP due to injuries after crashing in practice and warm-up.

Not a good week.

Week 38 Formula 1 NASCAR Cup MotoGP
Points Yeongam Charlotte Phillip Island
1 50 Vettel Kenseth Stoner
2 40 Hamilton Kyle Busch Simoncelli
3 35 Webber Edwards Dovizioso
4 32 Button Kahne Pedrosa
5 30 Alonso Ambrose Edwards
6 28 Massa Harvick de Puniet
7 26 Alguersuari Allmendinger Hayden
8 24 Rosberg Stewart Elias
9 22 Buemi Hamlin Capirossi
10 20 di Resta Newman Abraham

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Player Scores

Player F1 MotoGP NASCAR Week 38
RubberGoat 215 98 - 313
Sebastian X 187 117 - 304
Sean 187 117 - 304
Jackie 176 117 - 293
Maverick 152 82 50 284
Pat W 152 117 1 270
The Speedgeek 157 82 - 239
Felipe Gana 147 82 - 229
Startledbunny 112 32 68 212
Dylantpt24 50 50 94 194
Ryan (80%) 155
Crooked Cap (80%) 155
James (80%) 155
Jay (80%) 155
Mike Rice (80%) 155

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Well done Gavin, a great F1 score there, the only one to pick 6 F1 drivers and they all finished in the top six!

The combination of the IndyCar no-score and the withdrawal of two front-running MotoGP riders made for some strange scores and a wide spread between players. It meant our championship protagonists tied despite initially picking differently.

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

Leaderboard

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 38 Total +
1 1 0 Sebastian X 9914 304 10218
2 2 0 Sean 9901 304 10205 13
3 3 0 RubberGoat 9539 313 9852 353
4 6 2 Maverick 9419 284 9703 149
5 5 0 Pat W 9421 270 9691 12
6 4 -2 Felipe Gana 9450 229 9679 12
7 7 0 The Speedgeek 9362 239 9601 78
8 8 0 Jackie 9259 293 9552 49
9 9 0 Startledbunny 9237 212 9449 103
10 10 0 Dylanpt24 8575 217 8792 657
11 11 0 Ryan 8448 155 8603 189
12 12 0 The Crooked Cap 8053 155 8208 395
13 13 0 James 7574 155 7729 479
14 14 0 Jay 7105 155 7260 469
15 15 0 Mike Rice 6589 155 6744 516

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We know the season is closing soon when the top players break 10,000 points..

Mav and Felipe switch places with me sitting in the middle.

Races This Week

MotoGP Sepang

If the Hondas have a power advantage they’ll surely love the long straights of Sepang. Note that Lorenzo will be missing this race as well so don’t pick him. No word on Spies yet, so it may be prudent not to pick him.

DTM Hockenheim

The penultimate race of the season and the final race in Europe. I think it totally bizarre to end the season outside Germany let alone outside Europe but that is what they are doing. Apparently this is the final race, that makes more sense..

NASCAR Cup Talladega

Talladega scares me after the events of last weekend. NASCAR pack racing is at least a little safer at lower speeds but it isn’t something I’ll be rushing to watch.


Coming Soon

To aid your planning these are the remaining races this season:

Week 40 – F1 Indian GP, NASCAR Cup Martinsville

Week 41 – MotoGP Valencia, NASCAR Cup Texas

Week 42 – F1 Abu Dhabi GP, ILMC Zhuhai 6 Hrs, NASCAR Cup Phoenix

Week 43 – NASCAR Cup Homestead-Miami

Week 44 – F1 Brazilian GP

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13 thoughts on “TMR Game 2011 – Week 39

  1. It was terrible news about Dan Wheldon. I did not realise that Las Vegas was such a high-sided oval. Dario Franchitti has complained in the past about the unsuitability of Texas for Indycar because of the steep banking.

    I presume Spies will be OK. I may drop him later as news emerges.

    MotoGP:
    Casey Stoner
    Dani Pedrosa
    Ben Spies
    Andrea Dovizioso
    Marco Simoncelli

    DTM:
    Bruno Spengler
    Martin Tomczyk
    Mattias Ekström
    Mike Rockenfeller
    Timo Scheider

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  2. Thank heavens for Kenseth, kindly covered the damage of two MotoGP non-starters. Might have to start picking NASCAR heavy! Mind you, looking at the remaining schedule, I won’t have much choice in the matter. DTM Shanghai shouldn’t be on there I guess.

    MotoGP:
    Casey Stoner
    Dani Pedrosa
    Andrea Dovizioso
    Marco Simoncelli

    DTM:
    Mattias Ekström
    Martin Tomczyk
    Bruno Spengler
    Gary Paffett

    NASCAR:
    Carl Edwards
    Matt Kenseth

    My gut feeling is that with Lorenzo out and some of the DTM guys looking a bit off-colour in recent races, NASCAR might not be so risky actually.

    p.s. Pat, thanks for your tweets and retweets this week, covering a horrible situation

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  3. Guys – just a note that one of us might have our email accounts infected with a virus, as it has been reported to me that there’s a suspicious message purporting to be from The Crooked Cap, but which likely wasn’t sent manually.

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  4. What a week – I only did well because I didn’t pick any IndyCars :(

    Well, here are my picks:

    MotoGP:
    1. Stoner
    2. Pedrosa
    3. Dovisioso
    4. Rossi
    5. Simoncelli

    DTM
    6. Spengler
    7. Ekström
    8. Paffett
    9. Tomczyk
    10. Rockenfeller

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  5. MotoGP:
    Casey Stoner
    Marco Simoncelli
    Dani Pedrosa
    Andrea Dovizioso

    NASCAR
    Kevin Harvick
    Jimmie Johnston

    DTM:
    Martin Tomczyk
    Bruno Spengler
    Mattias Ekström
    Timo Scheider

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  6. Not looking good for Spies.

    MotoGP:
    Casey Stoner
    Dani Pedrosa
    Ben Spies
    Andrea Dovizioso
    Marco Simoncelli
    Nicky Hayden

    DTM:
    Bruno Spengler
    Martin Tomczyk
    Mattias Ekström
    Mike Rockenfeller
    Timo Scheider

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  7. Just heard the terrible news abiut Simoncelli, absolutely stunned that another young man has lost his life for motorsport. RIP Marco

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