TMR Game 2011 – Week 16

Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 16.

This post accepts entries for:

– MotoGP Le Mans (Bugatti Circuit)
– DTM Zandvoort
– NASCAR Cup Dover

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.

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Scores

Top Tens

Wk 15 Formula 1 NASCAR Cup
Points Istanbul Darlington
1 50 Sebastian Vettel Regan Smith
2 40 Mark Webber Carl Edwards
3 35 Fernando Alonso Brad Keselowski
4 32 Lewis Hamilton Kasey Kahne
5 30 Nico Rosberg Ryan Newman
6 28 Jenson Button Denny Hamlin
7 26 Nick Heidfeld Tony Stewart
8 24 Vitaly Petrov Greg Biffle
9 22 Sebastien Buemi Jamie McMurray
10 20 Kamui Kobayashi Martin Truex Jr
ILMC / LMS
Points Spa-Francorchamps
1 50 #7 Peugeot Sport Total
2 40 #8 Peugeot Sport Total
3 35 #3 Audi Sport North America
4 32 #1 Audi Sport Team Joest
5 30 #2 Audi Sport Team Joest
6 28 #16 Pescarolo Team
7 26 #12 Rebellion Racing
8 24 #9 Peugeot Sport Total
9 22 #13 Rebellion Racing
10 20 #10 Team Oreca Matmut

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I really enjoyed the Spa race, so good to get some LMP action again with a decently-sized field, and the GTE battle was pretty good too. The Turkish GP was all-action throughout, I couldn’t turn away. Two great races. I missed the NASCAR but with that topsy-turvey finishing order, dare I ask whether it was a good one?

Scores This Week

Player Formula One ILMC / LMS NASCAR Cup Week 15
Felipe Gana 185 157 28 370
RubberGoat 211 157 0 368
Sean 185 181 0 366
Sebastian X 150 211 0 361
Maverick 150 211 0 361
Pat W 150 177 19 346
Jackie 164 109 59 332
The Speedgeek 152 151 24 327
Startledbunny 136 117 64 317
The Crooked Cap 140 67 102 309
Ryan 199 50 31 280
Dylanpt24 117 70 91 278
No Entry Received: 80% of lowest score
James 222
Jay 222
Mike Rice 222

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Congratulations Felipe! Good scores too from Rubbergoat, Sean, Sebastian and Maverick, who’d picked the same as Sebastian. Indeed the top six all correctly picked the top 4 ILMC finishers as well as 1st, 2nd and 4th in the F1 race.

Commiserations to Ryan and Dylan who bring up the rear after making a few NASCAR picks which didn’t pay off.

As Sean identified in the comments of last week’s post, this table proves the right strategy with Darlington on the schedule is to go for a strong sportscar/F1 mix. Do also take a look at the more detailed sheet produced by Sebastian.

Leaderboard

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 15 Total
1 1 0 Sean 2645 366 3011
2 2 0 Sebastian X 2545 361 2906
3 4 1 RubberGoat 2424 368 2792
4 5 1 Pat W 2403 346 2749
5 7 2 Felipe Gana 2361 370 2731
6 6 0 The Crooked Cap 2384 309 2693
7 3 -4 James 2445 222 2667
8 9 1 Startledbunny 2347 317 2664
9 8 -1 Dylanpt24 2355 278 2633
10 10 0 Jackie 2268 332 2600
11 14 3 Maverick 2221 361 2582
12 13 1 The Speedgeek 2236 327 2563
13 11 -2 Ryan 2260 280 2540
14 12 -2 Jay 2245 222 2467
15 15 0 Mike Rice 1884 222 2106

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Sean edges a few more points further away from Sebastian.

Rubbergoat moves into 3rd position, with myself 4th and Felipe jumps two spots to claim 5th. Sadly James drops several places after not entering, at least we have the 80% rule now so he’s still in contention for a top 3 or 4 finish.

‘Bunny is up into 8th. Maverick made some good gains to regain some lost ground on fellow VivaF1 player Jackie. Speedgeek moved up a spot too, while Ryan and Jay drop back. It seems as though Mike is no longer playing.

Upcoming Races

There are three races this weekend which count towards the game.

MotoGP: French Grand Prix, Le Mans

The hairpins of the Bugatti Circuit play host to the French round of the series, which for some reason seems to attract rain if I remember the past few years correctly. www.motogp.com

DTM: Zandvoort

The second round of the late-starting DTM series visits the sandy Dutch track, the modern version of which has a reputation for a lack of passing. That seems an apt fit for a championship with a modern reputation for a lack of passing. Such a shame when both the series and venue in past versions used to be known for their overtaking possibilities. www.dtm.com (EN)

NASCAR Cup: Dover

To Delaware and the one-miler paved with concrete, ‘the Monster Mile’.  www.nascar.com

Good luck!

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16 thoughts on “TMR Game 2011 – Week 16”

  1. Amazing reliability for the LMP1 cars at Spa with all ten that started finishing top-ten. I was deeply unimpressed by Harvick; he repeatedly drove into Kyle’s car and then went ape after Busch hit his car.

    DTM:
    Bruno Spengler
    Gary Paffett
    Timo Scheider
    Mattias Ekström
    Jamie Green

    MotoGP:
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Dani Pedrosa
    Casey Stoner
    Andrea Dovizioso
    Valentino Rossi

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  2. Well if that just don’t make me kick myself for missing the previous week even more!

    MotoGP:
    Lorenzo
    Pedrosa
    Stoner
    Dovizioso
    Simoncelli

    DTM:
    Spengler
    Ekstrom
    Scheider
    Tomczyk
    Paffett

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  3. Wow, a win, after Spa qualifying I didn´t seem like the LMP1 cars picked were the right ones. Very cool. 😀

    Picks for this week:

    DTM:
    Bruno Spengler
    Mattias Ekstrom
    Timo Scheider
    Gary Paffett

    Moto GP
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Dani Pedrosa
    Casey Stoner
    Valentino Rossi

    NASCAR
    Jimmie Johnson
    Kyle Busch

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  4. My ideal picks for this week would have been the exact same that Felipe Gana just made, but since I don’t want to be accused of ripping off his picks (even though I think they basically are the best), I traded Rossi for Dovizioso.

    MotoGP: Dovizioso, Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Stoner
    DTM: Ekström, Paffett, Scheider, Spengler
    Cup: Ky. Busch, Johnson

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  5. Actually, recalling last weekend’s feud, I’m going to switch Kyle Busch to Carl Edwards also. I’m not sure trusting Kyle to finish a week after that outburst is a safe bet.

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  6. Moto GP
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Dani Pedrosa
    Casey Stoner
    Valentino Rossi

    DTM
    Bruno Spengler
    Mattias Ekstrom
    Timo Scheider

    NASCAR
    Carl Edwards
    Jimmie Johnson
    Tony Stewart

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  7. Woohoo! A good week for me last week, let’s hope for another one now…

    MotoGP:
    1. Pedrosa
    2. Lorenzo
    3. Stoner
    4. Dovizioso
    5. Rossi

    DTM:
    6. Spengler
    7. Ekstrom
    8. Paffett

    NASCAR:
    9. Jimmie Johnson
    10. Kyle Busch

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  8. NASCAR: Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards, Clint Bowyer, Dale Junior, Kevin Harvick

    MotoGP: Valentino Rossi, Ben Spies, Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo, Nicky Hayden

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  9. DTM:
    Bruno Spengler
    Mattias Ekström
    Timo Scheider
    Jamie Green

    MotoGP:
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Dani Pedrosa
    Casey Stoner
    Andrea Dovizioso

    NASCAR
    Carl Edwards
    Jimmie Johnson

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  10. MotoGP
    Lorenzo
    Pedrosa
    Rossi
    Dovisiozo
    Stoner

    DTM
    Paffett
    Spengler
    Green
    Tomczyk

    NASCAR
    Kyle Busch

    Picks are just variations on a theme this week, mentally I always picture MotoGP and DTM as being a bit more open than they really are. I might regret picking Tomczyk over Scheider but I fancied doing something different.

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  11. Could have went worse, but not by much.

    MotoGP: Lorenzo, Stoner, Pedrosa, Dovisioso
    DTM: Spengler, Ekstrom, Scheider, Paffett
    NASCAR: Johnson, Edwards

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  12. Apologies for last week – was up at Donington Park all weekend 5am wake-up scrambled by brain.

    MotoGP
    Pedrosa
    Stoner
    Simoncelli

    DTM
    Spengler
    Scheider
    Paffett
    Ekstrom

    NASCAR
    Carl Edwards
    Jimmie Johnson
    Martin Truex Jr.

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  13. MotoGP
    Stoner
    Lorenzo
    Pedrosa
    Rossi
    Spies

    DTM
    Spengler
    Ekstrom
    Scheider

    NASCAR
    Johnson
    Edwards

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