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Mid-Ohio: Race results

5 August 2012

A dry, caution-free Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course saw Will Power dominate and lead the first 57 laps of the 85-lap race, but then fall foul to a better pit stop by the Ganassi team that handed Scott Dixon the race win.

Simon Pagenaud triumphed in an all-French battle for third place after a late run-off by Sebastien Bourdais, while rounding out the top six were James Hinchcliffe and Tony Kanaan, the best of those attempting a three-stop strategy.

Oriol Servia lost seven laps with technical problems, and Ryan Hunter-Reay eventually retired with engine problems. Dario Franchitti lost a potential top six finish when he wrecked his front wing on the back of James Hinchcliffe's car as the latter exited pit lane.

Race results

1. #9 Scott Dixon (H) Ganassi 1:39:48.5083s (85 laps)
2. #12 Will Power (C) Penske + 3.4619s
3. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) Schmidt-Hamilton Motorsport + 4.5402s
4. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) Dragon Racing + 5.5822s
5. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) Andretti Autosport + 7.5663s
6. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) KV Racing + 12.328s
7. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) Penske + 27.9601s
8. #26 Marco Andretti (C) Andretti Autosport + 28.1691s
9. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) Panther + 29.2325s
10. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) Bryan Herta Autosport + 31.1722s
11. #38 Graham Rahal (H) Ganassi + 31.4387s
12. #67 Josef Newgarden (H) Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing + 32.0754s
13. #15 Takuma Sato (H) Rahal Letterman Lanigan + 32.4073s
14. #83 Giorgio Pantano (H) Ganassi + 33.9166s
15. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) KV Racing + 35.2863s
16. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) Penske + 35.9205s
17. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) Ganassi + 36.9834s
18. #18 Justin Wilson (H) Dale Coyne Racing + 42.0974s
19. #19 James Jakes (H) Dale Coyne Racing + 46.4304s
20. #5 EJ Viso (C) KV Racing + 46.8068s
21. #14 Mike Conway (H) AJ Foyt Racing + 46.9535s
22. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) Ed Carpenter Racing + 1 lap
23. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) HVM Racing + 2 laps
24. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) Andretti Autosport + 6 laps
25. #22 Oriol Servia (C) Dreyer & Reinbold + 7 laps

Fastest Lap: 1:07.1757s (121.008 mph) on lap 66 by Oriol Servia


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