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Sebastien Bourdais leads Starworks win at Indy

Starworks team boss Peter Baron was not amused: "I've sent emails and had phone calls to Grand-AM saying Montoya is reckless in this series. He comes in and doesn't give a [expletive] about anybody here," he fumed. "He went into the race and ruined our championship."

Montoya was not penalised for the incident.

The GT class was won by the #44 Magnus Racing Porsche driven by 2011 NASCAR Sprint Cup rookie of the year Andy Lally in association with team owner John Porter, who finished in fifth place in the overall standings.

"Just amazing," said Lally. "We just won Indy!"

Also competing in the event was former IndyCar star Paul Tracy, who helped John Lowe drive the #77 Doran Racing Dallara Fordto a sixth place finish; and Indy Lights star Sebastian Saavedra, whose #46 Michael Baughman Racing Corvette was the first car to exit the race on lap 23.

Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian - who won the Daytona 24 hours event at the start of the year - saw its single #60 Ford Riley entry piloted by Oswaldo Negri Jr. and John Pew exit the competition on lap 32, while Patrick Dempsey's #40 Mazda RX-8 finished its campaign at the halfway point on lap 45.

It was the the inaugural Brickyard Grand Prix GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series race at the word's most famous motor racing venue, in a "superweekend" of motorsports that also includes NASCAR Nationwide and Sprint Cup races. While those events will run the oval configuration, the Grand-AM event utilised the road course configuration originally developed for F1 and now used by MotoGP.

Race result

1. #2 Sebastien Bourdais, Alex Popow Starworks Motorsport Ford Riley 3:00:55.304s
2. #01 Scott Pruett, Memo Rojas Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley + 1.271s
3. #10 Max Angelelli, Ricky Taylor SunTrust Racing Chevrolet + 2.328s
4. #02 Scott Dixon, Jamie McMurray, Juan Pablo Montoya Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates BMW Riley + 2.856s
5. #44 John Potter, Andy Lally Magnus Racing Porsche + 6.601s
6. #70 Jonathan Bomarito, Sylvain Tremblay Speedsource Mazda + 8.762s
7. #59 Andrew Davis, Leh Keen Brumos Racing Porsche + 9.750s
8. #94 Paul Dalla Lana, Bill Auberlen, Billy Johnson Turner Motorsport BMW + 10.404s
9. #69 Emil Assentato, Jeff Segal AIM Autosport Team FXDD Racing with Ferrari Ferrari + 10.765s
10. #17 Claudio Burtin, Martin Ragginger Burtin Racing Porsche + 12.792s
11. #31 Eric Curran, Boris Said Marsh Racing Chevrolet + 14.082s
12. #43 Wayne Nonnamaker, Will Nonnamaker, Dane Cameron Team Sahlen Mazda + 14.506s
13. #41 Charles Putman, Charles Espenlaub, Tom Long Dempsey Racing Mazda + 14.641s
14. #88 Bill Lester, Jordan Taylor Autohaus Motorsports Chevrolet + 21.568s
15. #9 João Barbosa, Darren Law Action Express Racing Chevrolet + 1 lap
16. #77 Jim Lowe, Paul Tracy Doran Racing Ford Dallara + 1 lap
17. #8 Ryan Dalziel, Enzo Potolicchio Starworks Motorsport Ford Riley + 1 lap
18. #66 Jörg Bergmeister, Ben Keating TRG Porsche + 1 lap
19. #5 David Donohue, Terry Borcheller Action Express Racing Chevrolet + 3 laps
20. #15 Kevin O'Connell, Jason White Rick Ware Racing Ford + 6 laps
21. #64 Eduardo Costabal, Eliseo Salazar TRG Porsche + 7 laps
22. #56 Rui Águas, Robert Kauffman AF - Waltrip Ferrari + 8 laps
23. #57 John Michael Edwards, Robin Liddell Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet + 9 laps
24. #87 Tony Ave, Jan Heylen Vehicle Technologies Dodge + 17 laps
25. #90 Antonio Garcia, R.Westbrook Spirit of Daytona Racing Chevrolet + 18 laps
26. #75 Matt Bell, Ronnie Bremer Stevenson Motorsports Chevrolet + 30 laps
27. #99 Jon Fogarty, Alex Gurney GAINSCO/ Bob Stallings Racing Chevrolet + 39 laps
28. #51 Jim Norman, Dion von Moltke APR Motorsport Audi + 40 laps
29. #73 Eric Foss, Patrick Lindsey Horton Autosport Porsche + 43 laps
30. #42 Dane Cameron, Joe Nonnamaker, Will Nonnamaker Team Sahlen Mazda + 44 laps
31. #40 Patrick Dempsey, Joe Foster, Tom Long Dempsey Racing Mazda + 46 laps
32. #60 Oswaldo Negri, John Pew Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Ford Riley + 59 laps
33. #72 Milton Grant, Carey Grant, Kevin Grant, Brady Refenning Grant Racing/901 Shop Porsche + 59 laps
34. #46 Michael Baughman, James Davison, Sebastian Saavedra Michael Baughman Racing Chevrolet + 68 laps




Related Pictures

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Alex Popow and Sebastien Bourdais, drivers of the #2 Soloson Ford Riley, celebrate after winning the Grand-AM Rolex Sports Car Series inaugural Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2012, in Indianapolis, Ind. (Photo Credit: Tom Pennington/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Alex Popow and Sebastian Bourdais, drivers of the #2 Ford Riley, celebrate in Victory Lane after wininng the Grand-AM Rolex Sports Car Series Inaugural Brickyard Grand Prix at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on July 27, 2012, in Indianapolis, Ind. (Photo Credit: Tyler Barrick/Getty Images for NASCAR)
Max Angelelli / Jordan Taylor. GRAND-AM Championship Weekend Presented by BMW at Lime Rock Park. 2013 Grand AM Rolex Sports Car Series
Max Angelelli / Jordan Taylor. Continental Tire Sports Car Festival. Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. 2013 Grand AM Rolex Sports Car Series
Starworks Motorsport BMW/Riley duo Brendon Hartley and Scott Mayer celebrate their first Grand AM Rolex Sports Car Series victory at Road America [Pic credit: Grand AM]
Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor drive the #10 Velocity Worldwide Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype to victory Saturday, April 6, 2013 in the third race of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Brian Cleary for Chevrolet)
Max Angelelli and Jordan Taylor drive the #10 Velocity Worldwide Wayne Taylor Racing Corvette Daytona Prototype (left) to victory Saturday, April 6, 2013 in the third race of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Alex Gurney and Jo Fogarty, drivers of the #99 GAINSCO/Bob Stallings Racing Corvette DP (right) finish in second place. (Photo by Brian Cleary for Chevrolet)
John Edwards and Robin Liddell, drivers of the # 57 Stevenson Motorsports Camaro GT.R., race to victory Saturday, April 6, 2013 in the Grand Touring (GT) class of the GRAND-AM Rolex Sports Car Series at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Brian Cleary for Chevrolet)
John Edwards and Matt Bell, drivers of the # 9 Camaro GS.R, race to second place Saturday, April 6, 2013 in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge race at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. (Photo by Brian Cleary for Chevrolet)
Juan Pablo Montoya, Memo Rojas, Scott Pruett and Charlie Kimball, co-drivers of the #01 Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates TELMEX/Target Ford BMW Riley celebrate their win in victory lane at the Rolex 24 at Daytona International Speedway on January 27, 2013 in Daytona Beach, Florida. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
The winning #60 Michael Shank Racing with Curb-Agajanian Ford Riley car is brought into victory lane after a gruelling 50th anniversary Rolex 24 at Daytona. [Picture Credit: Daytona International Speedway]
Derek Johnston [Pic credit: Grand Am]
Borcheller/Barbosa - Action Express Racing Porsche Riley [Pic credit: Grand Am Media]
Fogarty/Gurney - GAINSCO Racing [Pic credit: Grand Am]
Alex Gurney/Jon Fogarty - GAINSCO Bob Stallings Racing Riley-Pontiac   [pic credit: Grand-Am]
Scott Pruett/Memo Rojas - TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Lexus   [pic credit: Grand-Am]
Scott Pruett/Memo Rojas - TELMEX Chip Ganassi Racing Riley-Lexus   [pic credit: Grand-Am]
Michael Valiante/Joh Pew - Michael Shank Racing Riley-Ford   [pic credit: Grand-Am]

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