The speedrival story is wrapped in the mist of time and shrouded in mystery.. well, no. Not at all.
One day a husband recently turned dad was sitting on the couch watching his newborn son sleep on the baby monitor while his wife slept. He started watching MotoGP races after seeing the movie "Fastest (2011)". That was the 2015 season which was VERY exciting indeed. So much so that his wife got hooked on the drama between baby faced Marquez and seasoned world champion Rossi. Of course the husband was cheering on Rossi for his 10th world title and his wife was cheering for Marquez. Thus two "rivals of speed" would sit next to each other on the couch after spending a morning avoiding their cell phones so as to not catch news of who won the race. From scraps of paper to excel spreadsheet with friends to website with even more friends.. here we are.
So .. how does it work?
Some fantasy leagues/sites take a lot of time to get your entries in. Not us.
It's quite simple really.
- There are 6 slots for racers on your "team".
- You create a new team every week.
- You pick positions for those six racers for where you think they will finish at.
- You have to get your event card in before the start of the race
And that's it!
Well, and then when the race is over, you get points. Maybe even swag or a giftcard if you won.
|Points for Span
|1st place pick
|From 3 to 0
|Any other positions
Points for the Span
How does the spanning points work?
Per the above table, for example if you choose RacerA to be 10th and they finish 8th, you get 1 point. Or if they finish 11th you get 2 points; the scale slides both positive and negative from their final position. This does not apply to the wrecker or first place choice; those are all or nothing.
Qualifying, Race starts, Point totals, Spoilers and alerts, and race seasons defined
Qualifying results will show up usually a few hours after they complete the event and post the results; after qualifying, only those riders will show available for the event. Riders that show as available prior to the event are only based on previous years and/or a previous event's racing. (ie Dani Pedrosa retired but still might ride in a single race as a wild card.) Races usually start early AM here in the US (6:00 MST typically). Check MotoGP.com for calendar.
Typically there are no swag gifts to the player with the most points at the end of each race, but we will give out swag gifts to the highest points player at the end of each season (2 seasons per year) and overall winner of the year. The first season ends during MotoGP's "summer break", about half way through the race count.
The most points any player can achieve is 18 points. The average sits right around 3-4 points per each race per player. We usually run the points engine/results calculator on Sunday afternoons MST. Might start to post if the results engine has been ran on our FB page and/or Twitter account if there is interest in that.