TMR Game 2011 – Week 11

Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 11.

This post accepts entries for these races:
– Sepang (F1);
– Barber Motorsport Park (IndyCar);
– Texas Motor Speedway (NASCAR Cup);

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.

The deadline for entries is Saturday morning at 6am GMT / 1am ET.

Scores

Top Tens

Wk 10 LMS MotoGP NASCAR Cup
Points Paul Ricard Jerez Martinsville
1 50 #16 Pescarolo Team #1 Jorge Lorenzo #29 Kevin Harvick
2 40 #13 Rebellion Racing #26 Dani Pedrosa #88 Dale Earnhardt Jr
3 35 #41 Greaves Motorsport #69 Nicky Hayden #18 Kyle Busch
4 32 #39 Pecom Racing #7 Hiroshi Aoyama #42 Juan Montoya
5 30 #42 Strakka Racing #46 Valentino Rossi #24 Jeff Gordon
6 28 #45 Boutsen Energy #8 Hector Barbera #17 Matt Kenseth
7 26 #12 Rebellion Racing #17 Karel Abraham #1 Jamie McMurray
8 24 #20 Quifel-ASM Team #35 Cal Crutchlow #6 David Ragan
9 22 #43 RLR Msport #24 Tony Elias #33 Clint Bowyer
10 20 #40 Race Performance #21 John Hopkins #5 Mark Martin

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A great MotoGP race in mixed conditions really jumbled up the order, and the weak and unreliable LMS field had the same effect at Paul Ricard. I didn’t follow the Cup race but it looks like some fancied runners slipped back there, too.

Scores This Week

Player LMS MotoGP NASCAR Week 10
Sean 26 133 152 311
James 135 133 37 305
Dylanpt24 0 119 184 303
RubberGoat 66 151 81 298
The Speedgeek 139 103 53 295
Jay 26 151 116 293
Jackie 66 149 71 286
Startledbunny 92 133 60 285
Sebastian X 66 137 67 270
Maverick 66 151 49 266
Pat W 75 109 72 256
Ryan 0 137 116 253
Mike Rice 0 119 133 252
Felipe Gana 26 111 99 236
No Entry Received: 80% of lowest score
The Crooked Cap 189

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Congratulations to Sean for the second week running! There are strong results for James and Dylan too.

There were some divergent strategies in play with series splits, yet interestingly both Sean in 1st and Felipe at the back took the same route with 5 Cup picks, 4 MotoGP and 1 LMS – the difference was all in the selections where Felipe was let down by some poor Cup results.

I advise you to check Sebastian’s figures here for a detailed look at your results (I really should’ve picked Pedrosa!).

Leaderboard

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 10 Total +
1 1 0 Sean 1257 311 1568
2 3 1 James 1242 305 1547 21
3 2 -1 Sebastian X 1257 270 1527 20
4 4 0 Pat W 1240 256 1496 31
5 5 0 Dylanpt24 1191 303 1494 2
6 6 0 Jay 1190 293 1483 11
7 7 0 Startledbunny 1178 285 1463 20
8 8 0 RubberGoat 1155 298 1453 10
9 9 0 Ryan 1131 253 1384 69
10 10 0 Felipe Gana 1122 236 1358 26
11 12 1 Jackie 1071 286 1357 1
12 14 2 The Speedgeek 1043 295 1338 19
13 13 0 Maverick 1070 266 1336 2
14 11 -3 The Crooked Cap 1119 189 1308 28
15 15 0 Mike Rice 987 252 1239 69

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Sean extends his lead but James jumps into 2nd position ahead of Sebastian.

Dylan’s now on my tail fighting for 4th, Jay’s not far behind him. RubberGoat made up some ground in the midfield there.

Some position changes at the back end as Jackie and The Speedgeek post good scores, and The Crooked Cap was awarded a bogey score for a non-entry.

Undoubtedly I’ve forgotten to mention something or made a transposition error somewhere, please do point things out, let us know how you are doing. 🙂

Upcoming Races

F1: Malaysian Grand Prix, Sepang

They say the predictions of 3 or 4 pit stops will come true at Sepang, plus the rear wing should have more of an effect here. Let’s see if either of those things are true – they may not be if it rains.
www.f1.com

IndyCar Series: Barber Motorsports Park, Alabama

This picturesque road course may open up a chance for a non-Ganassi non-Penske win.. maybe… hopefully? Andretti nearly did it last year. www.indycar.com

NASCAR Cup: Texas Motor Speedway

Blah. It is hard to write words about the same series nearly every single week, I’m sure you have some idea of picks by now! www.nascar.com

Good luck!

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19 thoughts on “TMR Game 2011 – Week 11”

  1. That was a week with three mixed-up races. I had a glance at the entry-list for the ALMS Long Beach event for the week after this, and there are only two LMP1 and two LMP2 cars on the list (also Scott Tucker appears to be driving both LMP2 cars). It seems the expansion of the ILMC has drawn entrants away from the domestic ALMS and LMS events, perhaps amongst other factors, although maybe there will be some late additions. I may have to review my policy of only trying to pick reliable LMP1 cars.

    Might tinker with these later.

    Formula One:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Jenson Button
    Lewis Hamilton
    Fernando Alonso

    Indycar:
    Will Power
    Scott Dixon
    Dario Franchitti
    Ryan Briscoe

    NASCAR:
    Denny Hamlin

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  2. F1
    Sebastian Vettel
    Lewis Hamilton
    Vitaly Petrov
    Fernando Alonso

    INDYCAR
    Dario Franchitti
    Will Power
    Scott Dixon

    NASCAR
    Kyle Busch
    Kevin Harvick
    Juan Pablo Montoya

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  3. Boo! Had a bad week, with Stoner falling, and NASCAR favorites ending up out of the Top 10. My picks:

    F1
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Lewis Hamilton
    Fernando Alonso

    INDYCAR
    Dario Franchitti
    Will Power
    Scott Dixon
    Ryan Briscoe

    NASCAR
    Kevin Harvick
    Kyle Busch

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  4. ALMS has had a poor LMP field for a couple of years now in terms of their number – some of the entries are as professionally run as they have ever been. But if a team like Highcroft can struggle to get in, anyone can.

    Tucker likes to enter himself in two cars and then pick one to race, or even hop between them. I’m not sure how he negotiates the driver time limit rules though.

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  5. Patrick, could I ask you to clarify if we had a situation as in Malaysia two years ago whereby the race was shortened, only half-championship points were awarded, if it would effect TMRG points? I would presume not but I would just like to check.

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  6. OK here goes:

    F1:
    1. Vettel
    2. Alonso
    3. Button
    4. Hamilton

    Indycars:
    5. Franchitti
    6. Dixon
    7. Power

    NASCAR
    8. Jimmie Johnson
    9. Kyle Busch
    10. Juan Pablo Montoya

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  7. Clicked the IndyCar link and found it went to the Le Mans website…

    F1
    I’m expecting a monsoon downpour & red flag, so assuming this’ll award half points and thus am not entering any drivers from this series at the moment unless Pat’s reply to Seb’s question above reveals Seb to be right, as I’d presume the opposite.

    NASCAR
    18 Kyle Busch
    99 Carl Edwards
    48 Jimmie Johnson
    22 Kurt Busch
    29 Kevin Harvick

    IRL
    3 Helio Castroneves
    6 Ryan Briscoe
    9 Scott Dixon
    10 Dario Franchitti
    12 Will Power

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  8. Link updated, sorry.

    My initial temptation is to copy the series and award half points, but awarding half points is annoying for the purposes of the game and I don’t like the thought of people sitting on xxx.5 for the rest of the year. I’m non-committal but I think I’d just leave it as normal.

    I’ll do my entry tomorrow after I’ve seen some practice times.

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  9. NASCAR:
    Kyle Busch
    Kevin Harvick
    Jeff Gordon
    Juan Montoya
    Indycar:
    Simona De Silvestro
    Will Power
    Tony Kanaan
    Helio Castroneves
    F1: Lewis Hamilton
    Sebastien Vettel

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  10. F1:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Fernando Alonso
    Nico Rosberg
    Lewis Hamilton

    IndyCar:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti
    Mike Conway
    Ryan Briscoe
    Justin Wilson

    Ignoring NASCAR. Just like I do on my TV every weekend…

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  11. F1: Fernando Alonso, Lewis Hamilton, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber
    IndyCar: HĂ©lio Castroneves, Dario Franchitti, Will Power
    NASCAR: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Jimmie Johnson

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  12. F1
    Lewis Hamilton
    Mark Webber
    Sebastian Vettel
    Fernando Alonso

    Indycar
    Dario Franchitti
    Will Power
    Ryan Briscoe

    NASCAR
    Kyle Busch
    Jeff Gordon
    Kevin Harvick

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  13. A point that struck me on the half-points issue is that usually a driver can fail to complete a single lap but still get full TMRG points for his position, so official classification of distance is normally ignored.

    I do not think it will be a repeat of two years ago, but with a high chance of rain in Malaysia for the race, I am changing my picks.

    Formula One:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Jenson Button
    Lewis Hamilton

    Indycar:
    Will Power
    Scott Dixon
    Dario Franchitti
    Ryan Briscoe
    Helio Castroneves

    NASCAR:
    Denny Hamlin
    Jimmie Johnston

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  14. Formula 1:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Jenson Button
    Lewis Hamilton

    IndyCar:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti
    Scott Dixon
    Ryan Briscoe
    Helio Castroneves
    Ryan Hunter-Reay

    NASCAR:
    Jimmie Johnston

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  15. F1 Puddle dodging
    Vettel
    Button
    Webber

    Indycar snore fest
    Will Power
    Ryan Briscoe
    Helio Castroneves
    Dario Franchitti
    Mike Conway

    NASCAR insomia baiting
    Kyle Busch
    Kasey Kahne

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  16. F1
    Vettel
    Webber
    Hamilton
    Schumacher

    IndyCar
    Franchitti
    Power
    Castroneves
    Dixon

    NASCAR
    Johnson
    Edwards

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