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Motegi - Race results

Scott Dixon easily won the final Indy Japan race at Motegi on Sunday, with Will Power equally comfortable in second place ahead of Marco Andretti and Alex Tagliani.
Scott Dixon had a brief battle to maintain the lead of the last Indy Japan at the start of the race, but once that was done he was barely troubled for the rest of the afternoon on his way to victory lane ahead of Will Power.

But it might still be Power with the biggest smile on his face, as he emerged from Motegi rewarded with a significant lead in the championship points over Dario Franchitti, who sparked a multi-car accident during a restart that saw him dropped to the back of the lead lap.

Although he tried to recover for the rest of the afternoon, Dario could still finish no higher than eighth place and now trails Will by 11pts going into the final two oval races of the season.

Race results

1. #9 Scott Dixon 63 laps 01:56:41.0107s
2. #12 Will Power 63 laps + 3.4375s
3. #26 Marco Andretti 63 laps + 4.4782s
4. #77 Alex Tagliani 63 laps + 5.5913s
5. #2 Oriol Servia 63 laps + 6.1621s
6. #19 Sebastien Bourdais 63 laps + 6.6399s
7. #4 JR Hildebrand 63 laps + 8.7436s
8. #10 Dario Franchitti 63 laps + 9.0690s
9. #27 Mike Conway 63 laps + 9.3816s
10. #5 Takuma Sato 63 laps + 10.1187s
11. #7 Danica Patrick 63 laps + 10.6995s
12. #38 Graham Rahal 63 laps + 11.4555s
13. #18 James Jakes 63 laps + 11.6119s
14. #78 Simona de Silvestro 63 laps + 12.0651s
15. #06 James Hinchcliffe 63 laps + 12.5498s
16. #22 Giorgio Pantano 63 laps + 14.4549s
17. #82 Tony Kanaan 63 laps + 15.8407s
18. #17 Hideki Mutoh 63 laps + 16.3024s
19. #24 Ana Beatriz 63 laps + 20.5159s
20. #6 Ryan Briscoe 63 laps + 38.5887s
21. #59 EJ Viso 63 laps + 99.0777s
22. #3 Helio Castroneves 63 laps + 99.0787s *
23. #83 Charlie Kimball 62 laps + 1 laps +
24. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 62 laps + 1 laps
25. #14 Vitor Meira 61 laps + 2 laps
26. #34 Joao Paulo de Oliveira 19 laps Mechanical

* Penalised for overtaking under yellow flag on final lap and sent to back of lead lap in lieu of drive-thru penalty

+ Penalised for causing an avoidable contact



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Scott Dixon leads Will Power in the final running of the Indy Japan at Motegi. [Photo credit: LAT Photo USA for IndyCar Media]
Scott Dixon sprays the champagne in Victory Circle following his win in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma at Sonoma Raceway. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon is congratulated by Dario Franchitti after winning the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon with a victory kiss from his wife, Emma, following clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates his victory in the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon wins the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Championship, his fourth series championship of his career. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, August 30, 2015, winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Chevrolet also wins its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Ernie Masche/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon (left), driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Sunday, August 30, 2015, after winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Joining him on the podium is Charlie Kimball, driver of the #83 Novolog Flexpen Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6 who finished third. Chevrolet won its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, takes the chequered flag Sunday, August 30, 2015, winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Chevrolet also wins its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Perry Nelson/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to victory Sunday, August 30, 2015, winning the final Verizon IndyCar Series race of the season and the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series Driver`s Championship at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, California. Chevrolet also wins its fourth consecutive Verizon IndyCar Series Manufacturer`s Championship. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon - 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series champion - Target Chip Ganassi Racing (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates with team mates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates with Chip Ganassi after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon celebrates with Chip Ganassi after winning the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma and clinching the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series championship at Sonoma Raceway (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)

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Alex - Unregistered

September 18, 2011 12:45 PM

Well, it's good that Power took the lead because last 2 races are on oval tracks, hence Franchitti will have an advantage at Kentucky and Vegas. I hope Dario will become the first four-times IRL champion.



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