Winners & money earners for 2014 “Premier” Competition are:
- Bini clinched his position at the head of the comp with an impressive 131 top scoring points for the last round at Valencia! (MARQUEZ, MILLER, RABAT, LUTHI, ROSSI, MARQUEZ)
Well done Bini!
- The Dutchman TonyL with 97 points for the round. (MILLER, MARQUEZ,RABAT, VIÑALES, ROSSI, PEDROSA)
- Andrew scraped in on the podium with 102 points for the night (MILLER, MARQUEZ, RABAT, KALLIO, MARQUEZ, PEDROSA). Andrew displaced KFisher from his last round’s 3rd place overall (now 6th!) with a point score for the round of only 67 points (MARQUEZ, RINS, RABAT, VIÑALES, LORENZO & ROSSI)
Graphs of the scoring for the full year for the “Premier” members are below.
The winner – Bini was unbelievable; “doing a Marquez”!
He had led the “Premier” Comp most of the season except for a brief period of one round when Kfisher got in front of him at Motegi.
The RANK graph shows mid year “Premier” Comp convert, Clarkyfish, who didn’t “opt over” to the paid comp till mid season, had actually led at Qatar and Austin and again for Lemans but by the next round at Mugello, Bini had equaled Clarkyfish at the top of the point-score and bettered him from there on. Clarkyfish remained in 2nd spot until Aragon round and slipped down from there to end up 15th. Bini was 9th last year.
That sort of supremacy has NEVER been seen before in the 11 recorded years of the World’s Greatest Tipping Comp that I recall.
2nd place overall went to TonyL.
He clawed his way from equal 20th at Qatar to hold his 2nd place for the last 3 rounds. TonyL has been a long term competitor, his previous best result was in 2010 when he was also 2nd – not bad for the “token Dutchman”.
3rd place – Andrew did a great job with his ascendency from his low point of 14th at LeMans, to 3rd at the end. After LeMans he never went backwards in his ranking. But he did go backwards from last year when he finished 2nd overall.
Winnings have been sent via PayPal
Those American $s worked out ok, this year for the Aussies!
To the rest of you, many thanks for being involved again. I’ve enjoyed the “banter” and the competition again this year, we hope you have too.
More useless but vitally important information:
This year we had several perfect scorers, amazingly 8 with 135 points each at Silverstone
– TonyL, Andrew, McGrath84, KFisher, Dasko, NickT, Clarkyfish & Helsangel. All picked the top two place-getters in each class.
And TonyL again at the following round at Misano!
The average (Premier comp) score for the year was 96.4 points.
“Lowest score honour of the season” goes to Don1969 for an incredible 30 at Assen – well done Don! How did you do that?
Biggest overall dive of the year came from Breaky33 – 7th at Qatar to 26th at the end! – he used to be good at this!
Most people had their highest scoring round at Silverstone.
Other than the 8x “perfect scorers” mentioned above were:
- Xena & Gaztread, 128 points.
- Rory & Stickman, 131.
- MickC, 120.
- KSaul, 114.
- Esky, 127.
- Breaky33, 108.
- Don1969, 96.
- Danny84811, 95.
Those that had their highest scoring round elsewhere were:
- Bini, when he made sure of his finish – Valencia, 131 points;
- Aprilia12 at Austin, 128;
- Maxgmoore at Sachsenring, 116.
- Fergo at Catalunya, 128;
- KenC at Austin, 131;
- Madeleine at Catalunya, 121;
- Bummers at Misano, 131;
- Bisho at Austin 122;
- Wharfy at Catalunya, 128;
- BluePeter at Indy, 116;
- Don1968 at Rio, 96;
We still have a couple of tied positions – Xena & Dasko for equal 9th & Helsangel & Madeleine for equal 16th.
You guys will have to fight it out over a beer, Chardies or cocktails.
Past World’s Greatest Tipping Comp “money winners”:
We are trying to expand the MotoTipping comp further afield in Australia and internationally with a thought that one day we may be able to gain sponsorships to offer bigger & better prizes. You will notice over the next few months changes to the website. We would welcome your ideas for the competition.
If you know of any likely motorcycle forums, Facebook connections, blogs or potential sponsors/advertisers you think we should be approaching for their involvement, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org or in the Comments to this blog post.
Have a great Christmas & New Year, keep your rubber on the road,
Till next season – In the words of Jacqui Lambie “There’s no 50% here. It needs to Go in Hard; it needs to Go in Fast!”