So here we are at long last, the final results of the 2010 Too Much Racing Game!
It has been a long road and I’m amazed to actually reach the finish line, a huge thank you to everyone who stayed, kept playing and helped out. I’m planning to continue into 2011 and I hope you’ll return too.
On to the results of the final week!
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Points Awarded – Week 43
Another tied win! Well done Sebastian and Jon. It was very close from 3rd and down, Sean did well to emerge on top.
A bad final week for Speedgeek and Startledbunny, looks like Jarvis was the let down there.
Bruno Spengler only picked up 17 points for 13th rather than his usual top four position, but since everybody had picked him the only effect was to lower the final scores.
Overall Standings – Final Results
It is with great honour that I am able to announce: Sebastian watches too much racing!
Massive congratulations to Sebastian on a dominant season, it had been put beyond doubt some time ago and then secured two weeks ago when it became impossible for me in second position to outscore his total.
I’m pleased to be runner-up because there is some heavyweight competition in this field who really do know their stuff.
Sean is worthy 3rd placed finisher, chasing down RG in the last few weeks to beat him by just four points, including the 1 point more scored this week. RG I thought did very well running the ‘alternate’ strategy of avoiding certain series as much as possible.
Speedgeek was unlucky not to win a week all season, one of the few players not to do so. He got screwed a few times by DNFs when his picks were running well.
The rest of the players scored well throughout the season but got messed around with the carryover scoring rules when they missed weeks. Under the proposed rules for 2011 they’d have been a bit more competitive, still behind but nothing like as far. They didn’t let it get to them and many came back to win weeks and score consistently well. Burwellian was last at one stage.
I really hope this game has fulfilled it’s primary aim of widening the general knowledge of other racing series. Even if you don’t know the reasons why someone is consistently fast, or know their teams or what have you, if you get an appreciation for the names who are doing well then that is something I’m happy with.
If you’d like to know more about your fellow players, please visit their works at the following links. Consider this a ‘credits’ section if you like.
Sebastian – EffJuan
Sean – Race Database and blog
RG – Northern Waffler and Sauber Insight
Speedgeek – Grab Bag Sports and SpeedGeek
Jon Waldock – The Feeder Series
Startledbunny – Started Bunny music podcasts and Another Planet
Burwellian – sorry, I don’t have any links
Jackie – VivaF1
James – The Checkered Flag and The Lap Times
Dank – Motorsport Musings
Thanks for playing, I hope you stick around over the winter because I’m not going anywhere, and I’ll see you bright and bushy tailed for the Daytona 24 Hours at the end of January for TMRG 2011.