2014 Round 11 Recap: Suzuka, Japan

Discussion in 'Formula SimRacing' started by Christian Smirnoff, Oct 10, 2014.

  1. Christian Smirnoff

    Christian Smirnoff

    Matt Pacher, from Austria, has won the eighth round of the 2014 FSR Fantasy League with 94 points! Congratulations! Teams are now open. You may now check your team's results and perform driver swaps and up to 2 driver transfers in your My Team page. You can also check your performance in your Mini-Leagues.

    Round Results & Standings
    Race Points
    Mini-League Results

    Round Results & Standings

    With just the final round remaining, the 2014 FSR Fantasy League has its seventh new round winner in eight rounds. Austria's Matt Pacher scored 94 points to win his maiden FSR Fantasy League round. Despite its name, his Pacher Rookies Team had no rookies onboard, with his lineup consisting of David Greco, Ivar Kalamees, Martin Gosbee and Patrick De Wit. The Austrian manager made great use of the extra team budget available for the final two rounds! Great Britain's Dom Crill was 2nd on 89 points, while Jonathan Holmes, also from Great Britain, was 3rd on 87 points.

    Although the retirements from both championship contenders caused low team scores in general, there were no surprises at the top of the standings. Great Britain's Fred Gosling placed 11th this round to remain as the leader of the standings, in the battle for the Thrustmaster Y-250C Gaming Headset, with 519 points. He now enjoys a 31-point gap over his fellow countryman James Sadler, going into the final round. Also from Great Britain, Jonathan Holmes now moved up to 3rd on the standings, with 480 points. With Danny van der Niet, Ernesto De Angelis, David Dominguez and Kyle Morris also close behind, it will be a nail-biting showdown for the 2014 FSR Fantasy League title during the season finale at the Circuit of the Americas. Who will become the 2014 FSR Fantasy League champion?

    Matt Pacher joins Danny van der Niet (x2), Carlos Martin, Muhammed Patel, Liam Lagana, James Sadler and Giuseppe Marconi as a contender for the other Thrustmaster Y-250C Gaming Headset that will be drawn among all round winners at the end of the season.

    Driver Results

    One, won his second race of the season, making the best out of the retirements of the championship contenders Morgan Morand and Bono Huis. The other, scored his third pole on his way to 2nd at the finish. Martin Gosbee and David Greco, both shared the honour of becoming the round's top scorers on 37 points. Next on the list were the last podium finisher Ivar Kalamees and 4th-placed Rob van Starkenburg, who both scored 25 points.

    After eight rounds, Morgan Morand remains the 2014 FSR Fantasy League's top scorer with 245 points, followed by Bono Huis (208 points) and Ivar Kalamees (172 points).

    Drivers' market costs were updated. Jernej Simoncic (+300$), Martin Gosbee (+200$), Antonio Kolarec (+200$) and Peter Helmbro (+200$) were the drivers who climbed the costs ladder the most. Remember that the drivers that you already have on your team will continue to cost you what they did when you included them on your lineup.

    Official Mini-Leagues
    • Drivers Challenge: Danny van der Niet took his second in a row and third overall Mini-League victory on 77 points, ahead of Jim Parisis (56 points) and Norbert Leitner (42 points). Danny van der Niet is the new Mini-League's leader, with 470 points, overtaking John-Eric Saxen.

    • Team Managers Challenge: Kris Cobb (Avid Chronic Racing, 59 points) took his first Mini-League victory, ahead of Javier Alvarez (Positive SimRacing, 57 points) and Dian Kostadinov (Eventa Simracing, 39 points). Ernesto De Angelis (Crown7NetRex) is now at the top of the standings with 467 points, just 2 points ahead of previous leader David Dominguez (Twister-Racing).

    • Administrators Challenge: Ace Race Director Kris Cobb took his first win in this Mini-League, taking the round with 59 points. WC Race Director Eduard Mallorqui was 2nd on 29 points, while Pro Race Director Carlos Martin was 3rd on 27 points. David Dominguez continues to lead the Mini-League with 465 points.

    • Round Winners Challenge: Jonathan Holmes took his third Mini-League victory with 87 points, with Danny van der Niet 2nd on 77 points. Javier Alvarez was 3rd on 57 points. Overall leader Fred Gosling remains at the top of the standings with 519 points. New round winner Matt Pacher will join this Mini-League for the following round!

    Share your Performances!

    If you are proud of your result on the eighth round of the 2014 FSR Fantasy League, remember you can share your achievements with your Facebook friends and Twitter followers by pressing the Facebook/Twitter icons in your My Team page!

    Feel free to discuss your performance in the round in this thread. Do you think you have picked the right drivers for your team? Any regrets on your lineup? Are you happy with the transfers/swaps you made for this round? Do you already have your next team changes planned? Did your drivers perform as expected at Suzuka? Let us know!

    Next Round

    The ninth and final round of the 2014 FSR Fantasy League will be the US GP on October 19th. Remember to perform the driver transfers and swaps you need to become the next round winner! This is the season finale, your last chance for a shot at the championship or the round-winners draw!
    Last edited: Oct 10, 2014