Max Papis broke his Champcar duck by winning the seasons first race at Homestead, Miami, today [Sunday].

The Italian, pipped at the post in Michigan last year, got the drop on field in round one this time out, winning from Roberto Moreno and Paul Tracy, to confirm his pre-season testing form and give Team Rahal its first race win since Bryan Herta triumphed at Laguna Seca.

Pole sitter Gil de Ferran was unable to give Penske its 100th victory, coming home sixth overall, behind Jimmy Vasser and Patrick Carpentier. Reigning CART champion Juan Montoya retired early on.

Full report and results to follow....

Leading finishers - CART - Homestead.

1. Max Papis Team Rahal Reynard-Ford
2. Roberto Moreno Patrick Reynard-Ford
3. Paul Tracy Team Green Reynard-Honda
4. Jimmy Vasser Ganassi Lola-Toyota
5. Patrick Carpentier Forsythe Reynard-Ford
6. Gil de Ferran Penske Reynard-Mercedes


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