Welcome all to Week Twenty-Four. Just three events this week with MotoGP at Assen, DTM at the Norisring, and NASCAR Sprint Cup racing for the second year at Kentucky. Please pick ten drivers/riders, no more than seven in one event, in a comment on this post before 6 AM BST Friday 29th June (1 AM ET) (essentially late Thursday night).
Results – Top Tens
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Valencia was a topsy-turvy race with thrills and spills. Maldonado, trying for third late on, punted Hamilton into the wall (19th). Both Grosjean (20th) and Vettel (21st) had alternator problems on their Renault engines.
In a damp New Zealand rally, Loeb drove that little bit faster than Hirvonen to give another Citroen one-two. Petter Solberg started day one with the wrong hard tyres and never made up the time lost. Latvala on day one did his usual of going off trying to keep up with Loeb, losing four minutes after getting tangled up in a fence.
Iowa was quite a tumultuous event with just nine drivers finishing on the lead-lap and Ryan Hunter-Reay winning for a second consecutive weekend. Hinchcliffe, after a pit-stop, spun on cold tyres into the wall (17th). Franchitti pulled over with a blown engine on the last parade-lap (DNS).
At Sonoma, Ambrose led off from pole, but had a car that went off about ten laps into runs. Jeff Gordon had his race compromised by at one point having to coast into the pits out of fuel. Towards the end, Kurt Busch was challenging Bowyer for the lead but then faded. Montoya was plagued by problems with the electrics (34th).
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Non-entries get 248 according to the 90% rule.
Very well done indeed to Chris for a good win by going long on WRC and avoiding the two difficult events altogether. Very unfortunately, Pat meant to do his entry on Thursday evening but forgot, so Vettel and Hamilton losing points for all entries partially helped ameliorate his subsequent deficit.
Chris’s win has him over-take Maverick again (there have been several exchanges of position between them) as well as gaining another position for Pat’s non-entry. iomracer regains the seventh-place he lost to Drewe last week. The Speedgeek closes in with two wins and a third in the last three weeks.
There are some close differences and mini-battles building up. This week is a three-event week, with a five-event week after that. (Week thirty-five will be a seven-event week!)
· MotoGP – Essen, Netherlands
· DTM – Norisring, Germany
· NASCAR – Kentucky, USA
The deadline is 6 AM BST Friday 29th June (1 AM ET). Also remember the countdown widget rounds up on days.
Pick ten drivers/riders to a maximum of seven from any one event. All WRC retirements score zero.
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