TMR Game 2011 – Week 26

Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 26.

This post accepts entries for these 4 events:

– F1 Nurburgring
– IndyCar Edmonton
– MotoGP Laguna Seca
– ALMS Mosport

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 25 NASCAR Cup MotoGP
Points New Hampshire Sachsenring
1 50 Ryan Newman Dani Pedrosa
2 40 Tony Stewart Jorge Lorenzo
3 35 Denny Hamlin Casey Stoner
4 32 Joey Logano Andrea Dovizioso
5 30 Jimmie Johnson Ben Spies
6 28 Kasey Kahne Marco Simoncelli
7 26 Bobby Labonte Alvaro Bautista
8 24 Martin Truex Jr Nicky Hayden
9 22 Marcos Ambrose Valentino Rossi
10 20 Kurt Busch Colin Edwards

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Player Scores

Player NASCAR Cup MotoGP Week 25
Sean 123 209 332
Sebastian X 84 233 317
Ryan 90 209 299
The Speedgeek 51 237 288
Maverick 50 237 287
The Crooked Cap 76 209 285
Jackie 50 215 265
RubberGoat 51 203 254
Felipe Gana 111 137 248
Pat W 71 159 230
Startledbunny 71 151 222
Dylanpt24 61 155 216
No Entry Received: 80% of lowest score
James 173
Jay 173
Mike Rice 173

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Do check the detailed results produced by Sebastian, including efficiency tables.

Well done again Sean! It seems you and Felipe were the only ones to pick a decent NASCAR selection although several of us were let down by Kyle Busch’s 36th position.

Sebastian was the only other player to break 300 so well done to him, and also to Ryan who got close.

The rest of us are spread quite far apart for a two-race weekend, I really thought the scores would be tight!

Leaderboard

Pos Pre +/- Name Prior Wk 25 Total +
1 1 0 Sean 5768 332 6100
2 2 0 Sebastian X 5705 317 6022 78
3 3 0 RubberGoat 5510 254 5764 258
4 4 0 Pat W 5475 230 5705 59
5 6 1 The Speedgeek 5353 288 5641 64
6 5 -1 Felipe Gana 5374 248 5622 19
7 8 1 Maverick 5295 287 5582 40
8 7 -1 Jackie 5296 265 5561 21
9 9 0 Startledbunny 5224 222 5446 115
10 10 0 Ryan 5068 299 5367 79
11 11 0 Dylanpt24 5034 216 5250 117
12 12 0 The Crooked Cap 4921 285 5206 44
13 13 0 James 4861 173 5034 172
14 14 0 Jay 4392 173 4565 469
15 15 0 Mike Rice 3876 173 4049 516

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Andy takes a position from Felipe, whilst Mav and Jackie squabble again! I’m going to have to watch my back..

There’s more potential activity in positions 9-12 as Ryan has closed some of the gap to ‘Bunny, and Crooked Cap is looking to pass Dylan.

Upcoming Races

We’re back to a four-event weekend, but surprisingly none of them have anything to do with NASCAR. The two other US series we involve in TMRG are paying a visit to Canada whilst MotoGP goes to the States.

F1 – Nurburgring

As ever at the ‘Ring the long-range forecast suggests there will be rain this weekend. The engine rules are back to how they were at Valencia so perhaps Red Bull will be on top again after Alonso’s win last time out, unless they make another pit error. F1.com

IndyCar – Edmonton

The form book is thrown out of the window for this one because it is an new track layout at this airport venue, and it only uses a small segment of the previous iteration. It looks it runs down a runway, into a hairpin and back up the other side of it, past the pits and into a tight turn 1. Those turns could see a lot of incidents and accidents. Could this be even more of a crashfest/lottery than Toronto? IndyCar.com

MotoGP – Laguna Seca

It is difficult to overtake at Laguna, even for motorbikes. These guys will give it a go though! It was a great race at Sachsenring and this track has similar characteristics so I’m hopeful we’ll see a good one here too. Surely the Honda will reign on that huge hill, but will the Yamaha make it up elsewhere? MotoGP.com

ALMS – Mosport

This is a classic venue if known for its bumps (not sure if they’ve been ironed out since the last race I watched a couple of years ago). Once again expect there to be a limited prototype entry, however there is one more LMP1 car than was at Lime Rock. Entry list is at the ALMS Race Hub.

Good luck!

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17 thoughts on “TMR Game 2011 – Week 26”

  1. By the look of it they have masacred Edmonton. Racing on wide runways is the signature of airport circuits, making them more akin to road-courses, but the new layout is pokey and more street-circuit. The weather-forecast for all four venues seems to be between might rain to probably will rain. I might well fiddle with these later in the week but like to get in a provisional just in case.

    Formula One:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Lewis Hamilton

    ALMS:
    #6 Muscle Milk AMR (Graf/Luhr)
    #16 Dyson (Dyson/Smith)

    MotoGP:
    Casey Stoner
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Dani Pedrosa

    Indycar:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti

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  2. That, sirs, is why I stay away from NASCAR. Oh well, not an issue this week. At least Sebastian kept up the Brum podiums (hang on, I’m Yorkshire born and bred, and reat proud of it!)

    Formula One:
    Fernando Alonso
    Sebastian Vettel

    IndyCar:
    Dario Franchitti

    MotoGP:
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Dani Pedrosa
    Casey Stoner
    Ben Spies
    Andrea Dovizioso

    ALMS:
    #16 Dyson Racing (Dyson/Smith)
    #6 Muscle Milk AMR (Graf/Luhr)

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  3. “I was careful to specify it as “Birmingham-based players”. I had my doubts that Saltire was raised in these parts.” damned tooting ❤ but I don't mind being an honorary Brummie for the purpose of the game

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  4. Formula 1:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Fernando Alonso

    ALMS:
    #6 Muscle Milk Aston Martin Racing
    #16 Dyson Racing

    MotoGP:
    Casey Stoner
    Dani Pedrosa
    Jorge Lorenzo

    Indycar:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti

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  5. Hold on for a moment, this is almost like the time when Frentzen scored a podium in the 2003 USGP.

    F1: Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Felipe Massa
    IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay, Dario Franchitti, Scott Dixon
    MotoGP: Jorge Lorenzo, Casey Stoner, Dani Pedrosa, Andrea Dovizioso.

    And since I’m away to Italy from tomorrow, I’ll do those now.

    F1: Fernando Alonso, Sebastian Vettel, Mark Webber, Lewis Hamilton, Jenson Button, Nico Rosberg, Sebastian Buemi.
    NASCAR: Kyle Busch, Denny Hamlin, Matt Kenseth, Jimmie Johnson

    Hopefully there isn’t another controversy that bans all the teams, I dunno, the steering wheel is too small maybe. Maybe should have put Kovalainen as a banker.

    Should be back in time to do it in two weeks.

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  6. Indycar: Will Power, Tony Kanaan, Simona De Silvestro
    MotoGP: Ben Spies, Casey Stoner, Nicky Hayden
    NASCAR: Kyle Busch, Juan Montoya, Jeff Gordon
    F1: Vettel

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  7. MotoGP: Stoner, Lorenzo, Dovizioso (despite winning last week I’m not so sure Pedrosa will get a top 3 here);
    ALMS: #9 Muscle Milk AMR; #16 Dyson, #20 Dyson;
    F1: Webber, Vettel, Alonso;
    IndyCar: ‘Teflon’ Franchitti;

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  8. MotoGP
    Stoner
    Lorenzo
    Pedrosa

    F1
    Vettel
    Alonso
    Webber

    IndyCar
    Dixon
    Franchitti
    Briscoe

    ALMS
    #16 Dyson

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  9. Wait, no NASCAR race….

    Re Do time:

    Indycar; Will Power, Simona De Silvestro, Tony Kanaan
    MotoGP: Casey Stoner, Ben Spies, Nicky Hayden Jorge Lorenzo
    F1: Vettel
    ALMS: Dyson 16, Muscle Milk Cytosport

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  10. What was so unpredictable about the Cup race? The top two starters were the top two finishers. Admittedly, that may be unpredictable for RECENT Cup history, but considering there often isn’t a whole lot of passing at Loudon, not too shocking.

    Given what happened at Toronto, I’m running far, far away from making any IndyCar picks this weekend.

    F1: Alonso, Hamilton, Vettel, Webber
    MotoGP: Dovizioso, Lorenzo, Pedrosa, Stoner
    ALMS: 6, 16

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  11. Gawd, I’m learning to hate weeks where I have to pick NASCAR… I’m gonna throw out Indycar too as it’s a street course and that could end up being a bit random too!

    F1:

    1. Vettel
    2. Webber
    3. Hamilton
    4. Button
    5. Alonso

    MotoGP:

    6. Stoner
    7. Lorenzo
    8. Dovisioso
    9. Rossi
    10. Pedrosa

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  12. F1:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Fernando Alonso

    IndyCar:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti

    ALMS:
    #6 Lola Aston
    #16 Lola Mazda

    MotoGP:
    Casey Stoner
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Dani Pedrosa

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  13. I was not sure with my first attempt what the tyre-allocation was for the F1, and mediums not hards point to Alonso. With the possibility of light rain, I struggled to chose between the McLaren boys or Dovisioso. I decided to stick with the 3-2-3-2 mix, which at least gives the chance of the maximum 430.

    Formula One:
    Sebastian Vettel
    Mark Webber
    Lewis Hamilton
    Fernando Alonso

    ALMS:
    #6 Muscle Milk AMR (Graf/Luhr)
    #16 Dyson (Dyson/Smith)

    MotoGP:
    Casey Stoner
    Jorge Lorenzo
    Dani Pedrosa

    Indycar:
    Will Power
    Dario Franchitti

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