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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, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, races to an fourth-place finish Sunday, August 2, 2015, during the Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Graham Rahal leads a group through the Turn 2 Keyhole turn during the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal and his father, Bobby, celebrate in Victory Circle following their win in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Podium celebrations for Graham Rahal and Justin Wilson after the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Podium celebrations for Graham Rahal, Justin Wilson and Simon Pagenaud after the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal sprays the champagne in Victory Lane following his victory in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal wins the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Graham Rahal begins the celebration as he wins the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay waits in his pit stand prior to practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay rolls down pit lane for practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates having the fastest qualifying time Saturday, August 1, 2015, winning the pole for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Dixon set a track record of 1:04.5814/125.869 mph. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates having the fastest qualifying time Saturday, August 1, 2015, winning the pole for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Dixon set a track record of 1:04.5814/125.869 mph. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies fastest Saturday, August 1, 2015, winning the pole for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Dixon set a track record of 1:04.5814/125.869 mph. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon, driver of the #9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, qualifies fastest Saturday, August 1, 2015, winning the pole for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series race at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Dixon set a track record of 1:04.5814/125.869 mph. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon affixes the Verizon P1 Award emblem following qualifications for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon wins the Verizon P1 Award for capturing the pole position for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon and the Target Chip Ganassi Racing team take a selfie picture following their pole position for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio (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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