Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 20.
This post accepts entries for these FIVE events:
– Le Mans 24 Hours
– F1 Montreal
– MotoGP Silverstone
– IndyCar Texas Twin 275s
– NASCAR Cup Pocono
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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|Week 19||MotoGP||DTM||NASCAR Cup|
|50||Casey Stoner||Martin Tomczyk||Brad Keselowski|
|40||Jorge Lorenzo||Ralf Schumacher||Dale Earnhardt Jr|
|35||Ben Spies||Oliver Jarvis||Denny Hamlin|
|32||Andrea Dovizioso||Bruno Spengler||Jeff Gordon|
|30||Valentino Rossi||Mike Rockenfeller||Carl Edwards|
|28||Marco Simoncelli||Jamie Green||Matt Kenseth|
|26||Cal Crutchlow||Timo Scheider||Jimmie Johnson|
|24||Nicky Hayden||Gary Paffett||Tony Stewart|
|22||Loris Capirossi||David Coulthard||Kurt Busch|
|20||Karel Abraham||Renger van der Zande||Greg Biffle|
Scores This Week
|The Crooked Cap||180||62||75||317|
|No Entry Received: 80% of lowest score|
Well done Startledbunny on his second win of the year, and a nice gap over his nearest competitors too.
Sean scores well as does Maverick. The rest of the field is fairly tightly bunched, apart from me at the bottom, I can’t believe I came last! I blame Ekström for crashing.
Do check the breakdown of driver scores produced by Sebastian.
|12||12||0||The Crooked Cap||3341||317||3658||20|
Sean’s second place this week ensures he extends his overall lead to 88 points. There aren’t any notable changes in the top six.
Startledbunny’s win moves him up a place, and Maverick’s third gains him two overall spots. They were aided by James not entering. These two now have a little gap over that tight midfield battle we’ve been watching for the last few weeks.
This could change within the next 7 days.
Two weeks after one epic weekend here comes another, and this one is even bigger! I have absolutely no idea how we are going to survive it.
With this many events I have to write a fair bit of text here, sorry about that!
ILMC: 24 Hours of Le Mans
Here we are, the epic annual all-day battle between Audi and Peugeot. Both have new cars which proved to be a little unreliable at Sebring and Spa. Peugeot were faster but broke down more often. And what of the ORECA car, the older more reliable Peugeot – will it outlast the factories or will they keep it behind? Will the diesels DNF and allow the likes of Rebellion and Pescarolo in to the top six? As usual this year, just pick the entry not a driver (e.g. #1 Audi, list the drivers or not, up to you).
Away from TMRG picks, which will surely all be in the LMP1 category unless you are feeling brave, the GTE Pro battle looks like it will be one to watch and it will surely keep us entertained throughout. I’m also very excited about the return of the FIA World Endurance Championship name next year, which is what the ILMC will become in 2012.
Official entry list (PDF)
F1: Canadian Grand Prix
Montreal hosts a great Grand Prix and last year when Bridgestone brought the wrong compounds, it sparked the whole ethos we have now of short-life tyres with Pirelli. It’ll be interesting to see how these tyres last on this abrasive track where braking performance is key, particularly in concert with full fuel loads and the debut of a second DRS zone.
IndyCar: Texas Twin 275s
Something of an experiment for the IndyCars, going back to a short-term format from a few decades ago ‘for the show’. Rather than a single 550km event as Texas usually is, the superfast 1.5-miler will host two races of half the distance within an hour of each other, offering half the points for each. I will do the same – half TMRG points for each of the two races, so 25 points for a win instead of 50, but I’ll round up any half-points to keep the tables clean of 0.5s.
This whole idea could be a lot of fun or it could be a disaster. The jury is out for me at the moment, the purist in me hates it but the fan of wheel-to-wheel racing action is fascinated. I must say though, I don’t like the idea of the grid for race 2 being decided by a blind draw.
MotoGP: British Grand Prix
Back-to-back weekends as the series moves from Spain to Britain, becoming the second event in a fortnight to use the new pit and paddock facilities on the new layout. The changes at Silverstone mean we don’t really have any historical form guide, but I think we can probably assume the Hondas will be up there.
Again there will be no Dani Pedrosa, and there is a question mark about the return of Colin Edwards. We could see another depleted field for this one.
NASCAR Cup: Pocono 500
NASCAR has a lot of endurance races, and this one at the bumpy old 2.5-mile Pocono tri-oval is known to go on for a good few hours. It can throw up some ‘different’ results though.