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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]
Helio Castroneves and team boss Roger Penske in conversation on pit lane during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves and team boss Roger Penske in conversation on pit lane during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in action during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in action during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon in action during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in action during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon in action during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Will Power in his pit stand prior to practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal sits in his Honda machine prior to practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay enters Turn 10 during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon in his pit stand prior to practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal turns into Turn 10 during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach on Friday April 17 2015. (Photo by Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves, James Hinchcliffe and James Jakes celebrate on the podium after the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves, James Hinchcliffe and James Jakes celebrate on the podium after the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana on Sunday, April 12, 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6 races to a seventh-place finish Sunday, April 12, 2015 during the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Helio Castroneves, driver of the #3 Hitachi Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6 races to a second-place finish Sunday, April 12, 2015 during the Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Louisiana at NOLA Motorsports Park in Avondale, Louisiana. (Photo by Russell LaBounty/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Simon Pagenaud berates Ryan Hunter-Reay after their crash in turn 3 near the end of the Indy Grand Prix of Louisiana on Sunday April 12 2015. (Photo by: Bret Kelley 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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