Round 12 of Fantasy WRC 2015!
Hello, and bienvenidos! Our dearest Dusty Ventures is currently doing some actual rallying (Why anyone would miss Fantasy WRC to rally is beyond me.) and I’m here this week hosting Round 12 of Fantasy WRC, RallyRACC Catalunya - Rally de España!
Dusty Ventures, who was in first place of Fantasy WRC last round, stands now in 4th tied with McNewbie after a very confusing Rallye de France. Marric still stands in 2nd while Nealman took 1st place 5 points ahead. Sliding-Sideways in 3rd. The 8 first places, who last round were within 20 points of each other now stand with a difference of over 60 points.
Rallye de France was an out of the ordinary weekend. Ogier retired (and probably went to visit his relatives, had some nice wine and came back to kick ass in SS9, the Power Stage) allowing Latvala free to grab 1st place. That wasn’t the biggest thing in the weekend though. The already short list of stages was even shorter, as heavy rains and floods forced the cancellation of two stages. Evans was second, his best result so far. Mikkelsen in 3rd.
Spain is the only mixed surface round of the season. This means the team’s strategy, drivers’ skills to manage tire wear and the mechanics’ skills to set up the car overnight to manage the constant change of surfaces from tarmac to gravel will be the keys to victory here. Being fast and not crash are not enough. No room for mistakes from any of them, and there are 23 stages for them not to have room for it.
And now, game time! Here’s the official Entry List, and the always useful points spreadsheet is here, just waiting for your analytical eyes pretending to look at something important while your boss walks behind you. And while you’re at it, you can also look at the driver’s data and statistics.
If you’re new to our game, welcome! You can check the rules and awesome prizes here.
VOLKSWAGEN MOTORSPORT - VW POLO R WRC
Sebastien Ogier (FRA) - Avg last 10 rounds: 18.8 - Avg Spain: 12.2
Jari-Matti Latvala (FIN) - Avg last 10 rounds: 12.9 - Avg Spain: 11.4
CITROËN TOTAL ABU DHABI WRT - CITROËN DS3 WRC
Kris Meeke (GBR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 7.6 - Avg Spain: 5.0
Mads Østberg (NOR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 9.6 - Avg Spain: 7.0
M-SPORT WORLD RALLY TEAM - FORD FIESTA RS WRC
Elfyn Evans (GBR) - Avg last 10 rounds: 7.5 - Avg Spain: 0.0
Ott Tänak (EST) - Avg last 10 rounds: 6.0 - Avg Spain: 0.0
HYUNDAI MOTORSPORT - HYUNDAI I20WRC
Thierry Neuville (BEL) - Avg last 10 rounds: 7.3 - Avg Spain: 6.7
Dani Sordo (ESP) - Avg last 10 rounds: 5.9 - Avg Spain: 12.3
SINGLE CAR TEAMS AND INDEPENDENTS:
Andreas Mikkelsen (NOR) - VW - Avg last 10 rounds: 10.5 - Avg Spain: 3.0
Hayden Paddon (NZL) - HYUNDAI - Avg last 10 rounds: 6.6 - Avg Spain: 3.0
Khalid Al Qassimi (ARE) - CITROEN - Avg last 10 rounds: 1.2 - Avg Spain: 0.9
Lorenzo Bertelli (ITA) - FORD - Avg last 10 rounds: 0.1 - Avg Spain: N/A
Stephane Lefebvre (FRA) - CITROEN - Avg last 10 rounds: 0.5 - Avg Spain: N/A
Robert Kubica (POL) - FORD - Avg last 10 rounds: 0.6 - Avg Spain: 0.0
Martin Prokop (CZE) - FORD - Avg last 10 rounds: 3.3 - Avg Spain: 3.3