TMR Game 2011 – Week 23

Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 23.

This post accepts entries for these 4 events:

– NASCAR Cup Daytona
– ILMC/LMS Imola
– MotoGP Mugello
– DTM Norisring

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

Results

Week 22 NASCAR Cup Formula 1 MotoGP IndyCar
Points Sears Point Valencia Assen Iowa
1 50 Kurt Busch Sebastian Vettel Ben Spies Marco Andretti
2 40 Jeff Gordon Fernando Alonso Casey Stoner Tony Kanaan
3 35 Carl Edwards Mark Webber Andrea Dovizioso Scott Dixon
4 32 Clint Bowyer Lewis Hamilton Valentino Rossi JR Hildebrand
5 30 Marcos Ambrose Felipe Massa Nicky Hayden Dario Franchitti
6 28 Joey Logano Jenson Button Jorge Lorenzo Ryan Briscoe
7 26 Jimmie Johnson Nico Rosberg Colin Edwards Helio Castroneves
8 24 Martin Truex Jr Jaime Alguersuari Hiroshi Aoyama Ryan Hunter-Reay
9 22 Kevin Harvick Adrian Sutil Marco Simoncelli James Hinchcliffe
10 20 Brad Keselowski Nick Heidfeld Tony Elias Danica Patrick

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A good weekend for ‘occasional’ winners with only Vettel spoiling the pattern.

Player Scores

Player NASCAR Cup F1 MotoGP IndyCar Week 22
Sebastian X 185 118 65 368
Jackie 157 118 79 354
Felipe Gana 153 68 114 335
Maverick 118 140 74 332
RubberGoat 118 135 74 327
Dylanpt24 78 50 122 75 325
Pat W 64 85 103 70 322
Ryan 19 110 125 65 319
Sean 57 82 103 65 307
The Crooked Cap 38 113 68 80 299
The Speedgeek 9 113 97 65 284
Startledbunny 9 117 68 74 268
No Entry Received: 80% of lowest score
James 214
Jay 214
Mike Rice 214

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A great week for Sebastian! A late change from Dovizioso to Spies secured an exta 15 points which meant he took this week’s win ahead of a resurgent Jackie. Felipe and Mav had good weeks too. Sean made a change from Kanaan to Dixon and lost five points.

It was clear the right strategy this week was to avoid the Cup race as everybody who skipped it finished ahead of those who didn’t. Part of that was down to a poor result from Juan Pablo Montoya who was running in the top ten until the latter stages before winding up 22nd. Speedgeek and Startledbunny picked Tony Stewart (I nearly did too), he was running 2nd until Vickers took him out in retaliation for earlier contact.

Dylan did only pick 9 entries. I had the choice of leaving it as it was, or going back and ‘topping up’ which has been done before in the game. That means going back to the last full entry featuring a series also racing this week, which was easy with both IndyCar and Cup racing just a week ago, then running through his entry from last week and using the first driver in that list which hadn’t been picked this week. That was Castroneves. Please don’t take advantage of this and purposely leave off drivers or my patience may be tested..

Do check the more detailed sheet produced by Sebastian.

Leaderboard

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 22 Total +
1 2 1 Sebastian X 4640 368 5008
2 1 -1 Sean 4689 307 4996 12
3 3 0 Pat W 4474 322 4796 200
4 4 0 RubberGoat 4467 327 4794 2
5 5 0 Felipe Gana 4365 335 4700 94
6 6 0 The Speedgeek 4362 284 4646 54
7 7 0 Startledbunny 4310 268 4578 68
8 10 2 Jackie 4198 354 4552 26
9 8 -1 Maverick 4217 332 4549 3
10 9 -1 Ryan 4210 319 4529 20
11 12 1 Dylanpt24 4146 325 4471 58
12 11 -1 James 4196 214 4410 61
13 13 0 The Crooked Cap 3995 299 4294 116
14 14 0 Jay 3727 214 3941 353
15 15 0 Mike Rice 3211 214 3425 516

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Sebastian takes the lead! A big points differential between he and Sean this week means they switch positions at the top, the margin is still only 12 points though and they enjoy a comfortable advantage over the chasing group.

That group is headed by myself but with Rubbergoat now only two points back that might change next time out.

Jackie jumps up to 8th and overtakes Ryan and Mav, whilst Dylan passes the non-entering James.

Upcoming Races

This is the halfway point of the TMRG season and my hasn’t it rolled around quickly? No rest this week, we have four races to choose between.

ILMC / LMS – Imola 6 Hours

I don’t remember a big endurance place taking place at Imola before, not in the current era anyway although I’m probably wrong. It should be a lot of fun though! I think it might be a bit too narrow in places so traffic management will be even more crucial than usual. It also seems quite close to Le Mans to be doing another long race.

ILMC website and PDF Entry List.

MotoGP: Mugello

Italy has another big series this weekend, Misano is always packed to the rafters with fans of both Valentino Rossi and Ducati and now the two are united expect nothing short of hysteria. Could it be enough to push him to a win..?
Dani Pedrosa is expected to return this weekend, it’ll be interesting to see if he’s fully healed.

www.motogp.com

NASCAR Cup: Daytona 400

We’re halfway through the year so the Cup Series will now start to revisit tracks it visited earlier in the year, and where better to start than Daytona itself? 400 miles this time. With the continuation of the ‘two-by-two’ racing expect the drinking term of the race to be ‘dance partner’ – you’ll have a hangover on Monday.

www.nascar.com

DTM – Norisring

One of the shortest street tracks in the world at 1.4 miles, made up by a long start/finish straight and just 5 real corners, there is always a bit of banging and barging around the streets of Nuremberg. Jamie Green has won here for the last three years.

www.dtm.com

Good luck!

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15 thoughts on “TMR Game 2011 – Week 23”

  1. That went well. I would have thought that Dovisioso breaking his foot would have severely compromised his race, hence the fortuitous switch to Spies, but I guess in MotoGP that such a minor injury only counts as a scratch. They are all mad. We should get bonus points for predicting whom Simoncelli will take out this week. Is not the MotoGP at Mugello?

    LMS:
    #1 Audi(Bernhard/Fassier)
    #2 Audi(Kristensen/McNish)
    #3 Peugeot(Bourdais/Davidson)
    #4 Peugeot(Montagny/Sarazin)

    MotoGP:
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Casey Stoner
    Andrea Dovizioso

    DTM:
    Bruno Spengler
    Timo Scheider
    Jamie Green

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  2. MotoGP:
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Ben Spies
    Casey Stoner
    Andrea Dovizioso

    DTM:
    Bruno Spengler
    Martin Tomczyk

    LMS:
    #1 Audi (Bernhard/Fassier)
    #2 Audi (Kristensen/McNish)
    (a few too many Ferrari’s on the entry list for my liking but we’ll go for it anyway)
    #3 Peugeot(Bourdais/Davidson)
    #4 Peugeot(Montagny/Sarazin)

    Tough week this week – wasn’t sure about who to leave out more than anything

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  3. ILMC – LMS
    #1 Audi
    #2 Audi
    #3 Pegueot
    #4 Peugeot

    Moto GP
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Casey Stoner
    Ben Spies

    NASCAR
    Dale Earnhardt Jr.

    DTM
    Bruno Spengler
    Martin Tomczyk

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  4. I assume the three people above picking #3 and #4 Peugeot really mean #7 and #8. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    ILMC/LMS
    #1 Audi
    #2 Audi
    #7 Pegueot
    #8 Peugeot

    Moto GP
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Valentino Rossi
    Casey Stoner
    Andrea Dovizioso

    DTM
    Bruno Spengler
    Gary Paffett (hopefully carrying form from previous years if not this season)

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  5. “I assume the three people above picking #3 and #4 Peugeot really mean #7 and #8”
    True, #7 and #8 may have a better chance… ๐Ÿ™‚
    I blame the almost non-existent LMS numbering system

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  6. MotoGP: Ben Spies, Casey Stoner, Jorge Lorenzo, Valentino Rossi
    NASCAR: Brad Keselowski, Kevin Harvick, Jeff Gordon, Kyle Busch, Carl Edwards
    Le Mans: Audi #2

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  7. Two points, Pat! No pressure or anything… ๐Ÿ˜‰

    LMS:
    1. #1 Audi
    2. #2 Audi
    3. #7 Pegueot
    4. #8 Peugeot

    MotoGP:
    5. Casey Stoner
    6. Jorge Lorenzo
    7. Andrea Dovisioso

    DTM:
    8. Tomczyk
    9. Spengler
    10. Scheider

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  8. What kind of fool takes someone out in retaliation? How stupid can some NASCAR drivers be? Can’t they see I’m trying to win points here. Pffft

    ILMC/LMS
    #1 Audi
    #2 Audi
    #7 Peugeot

    MOTOGP
    Casey Stoner
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Valentino Rossi

    NASCAR
    Carl Edwards
    Kevin Harvick

    DTM
    Martin Tomczyk
    Bruno Spengler

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  9. “I blame the almost non-existent LMS numbering system”

    I blame the fact they were listed on the entry-list as #3 and #4 earlier in the week.

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  10. ILMC – 1, 2, 7, 8
    MotoGP – Dovizioso, Lorenzo, Rossi, Stoner
    DTM – Tomczyk, Spengler
    NASCAR – This is usually the most predictable of the four plate races save that Jimmy Spencer debacle, but predictable plate race is an oxymoron. Pass.

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  11. Like Sean, pass on the Daytona race.

    ILMC:
    #1 Audi
    #2 Audi
    #7 Peugeot
    #8 Peugeot
    #12 Rebellion Lola-Toyota

    MotoGP:
    Marco Simoncelli (which I’m sure will prompt another first lap crash)
    Jorge Lorenzo (which I’m sure will prompt him to be taken out by Simoncelli again)
    Casey Stoner

    DTM:
    Jamie Green
    Bruno Spengler

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  12. No NASCAR for me this week.

    MotoGP:
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Andrea Dovizioso
    Marco Simoncelli
    Ben Spies

    LMS:
    #2 Audi, Kristensen and McNish
    #3 Peugeot, Bourdais and Davidson
    #4 Peugeot, Montagny and Sarazin

    DTM:
    Martin Tomczyk
    Bruno Spengler
    Timo Scheider

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  13. MotoGP
    Stoner
    Spies
    Lorenzo
    Pedrosa

    DTM
    Spengler
    Green
    Tomczyk
    Ekstrom

    NASCAR
    Johnson
    Edwards

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