Hello and welcome to TMR Game Week 32.
I’ve been thinking about not continuing the game in 2012. It is fun, but it is quite time-consuming and it would be nice to have time to write blog posts again, the best time for that is Monday/Tuesday nights before the tiredness of a working week takes effect and all I want to do of an evening is mess about on Twitter!
This post accepts entries for these FIVE events, including a new IndyCar/ALMS double-header on a Baltimore street course:
– IndyCar Baltimore
– ALMS Baltimore
– NASCAR Cup Atlanta
– MotoGP Misano
– DTM Brands Hatch
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 rules.
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|Week 31||F1||NASCAR Cup|
|1||50||Sebastian Vettel||Brad Keselowski|
|2||40||Mark Webber||Martin Truex Jr|
|3||35||Jenson Button||Jeff Gordon|
|4||32||Fernando Alonso||Jimmie Johnson|
|5||30||Michael Schumacher||Jamie McMurray|
|6||28||Nico Rosberg||Matt Kenseth|
|7||26||Adrian Sutil||Denny Hamlin|
|8||24||Felipe Massa||Ryan Newman|
|9||22||Vitaly Petrov||Carl Edwards|
|10||20||Pastor Maldonado||Marcos Ambrose|
|1||50||Casey Stoner||Will Power|
|2||40||Dani Pedrosa||Helio Castroneves|
|3||35||Ben Spies||Ryan Briscoe|
|4||32||Jorge Lorenzo||Dario Franchitti|
|5||30||Andrea Dovizioso||Scott Dixon|
|6||28||Alvaro Bautista||Sebastien Bourdais|
|7||26||Colin Edwards||James Hinchcliffe|
|8||24||Randy de Puniet||Graham Rahal|
|9||22||Hiroshi Aoyama||EJ Viso|
|10||20||Valentino Rossi||Ryan Hunter-Reay|
|Crooked Cap (80%)||229|
|Mike Rice (80%)||229|
Well done Felipe, a dominant win with a big F1 score only beaten by Gavin. Mav is 2nd with a focus on MotoGP, with Sebastian taking out the final podium spot with a more mixed approach.
A very tightly packed midfield. I’ve left any ties ranked in the order Excel left them when I sorted by total score.
Dylan found more bad luck and would’ve been more competitive had it not been for the misfortunes of Lewis Hamilton and Tony Kanaan, who both ought to have scored fairly well.
Please see the results produced by Sebastian for a break-down driver by driver.
|12||12||0||The Crooked Cap||6507||229||6736||159|
Sebastian closes the lead gap a little. Andy creeps ever so closer to me. Felipe made a big gain points terms if not positions and now sits just 16 behind Andy.
Races This Week
DTM Brands Hatch
This is on the short ‘Indy’ circuit not the full GP track so the laps come around fast, almost at oval laptimes. Sadly the place is too narrow so you rarely see position changes on the racetrack with cars this fast at this track, it’ll come down to pit strategy and crash damage.
NASCAR Cup Atlanta
This track used to have two Cup races each year but has dropped to just the one, and from what I remember from Spring 2010 it was quite a boring race despite being one of the fastest on Cup’s calendar. Pick your superspeedway guys or make the most of the other four events.
The San Marino round is held at Misano in Italy, perhaps defined by the fast back straight kink leading into the twisty run to home. Current form suggests it would be hard to bet against Honda.
I don’t know what to expect from this track, it is a street track and the map suggests it is quite twisty in places yet fast in others. I have no idea of the width of it. Of note is that the start/finish is one place and the pitlane is halfway around the track somewhere else entirely.
With the way Race Control has been acting lately it could be risky to take a gamble with picks.
As above, but again for this series expect the prototype count to be low until Petit Le Mans. The question here is whether the top guys will be affected by the nature of street circuit racing and that’s something of a lottery. Entry list.