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Ryan Hunter-Reay won a controversial victory in a turbulent IZOD IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Baltimore, to close the gap on championship leader Will Power going into the final race.
Ryan-Hunter-Reay took the lead of the IZOD IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Baltimore from Ryan Briscoe at the penultimate restart of a race hit by multiple cautions and a period of light rain that scrambled all hope of getting coherent race strategies from the teams.

The Penske team protested Hunter-Reay's move on Briscoe but race director Beaux Barfield upheld its legality, and Hunter-Reay then survived a final restart forced after a multi-car incident at turn 4 partially blocked the track with six laps remaining to claim the chequered flag.

Will Power lost a further position to Rubens Barrichello in the final laps and had to settle for sixth place, which means his lead in the championship is down to 17pts over Hunter-Reay going into the final event at Fontana in two weeks time - a long-distance oval event which potentially works in Hunter-Reays favour.

Full face report to follow.

Race results

1. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti (C) 2:09:02.9522s (75 laps)
2. #2 Ryan Briscoe Penske (C) + 1.4391s
3. #77 Simon Pagenaud Schmidt (H) + 3.0253s
4. #9 Scott Dixon Ganassi (H) + 3.9281s
5. #8 Rubens Barrichello KVR (C) + 5.0450s
6. #12 Will Power Penske (C) + 5.7467s
7. #22 Oriol Servia  Panther/DRR (C) + 7.5913s
8. #98 Alex Tagliani Bryan Herta (H) + 7.7701s
9. #5 EJ Viso KVR (C) + 8.8651s
10. #3 Helio Castroneves Penske (C) + 9.0843s
11. #38 Graham Rahal Ganassi (H) + 10.2963s
12. #4 JR Hildebrand Panther (C) + 17.1591s
13. #10 Dario Franchitti Ganassi (H) + 1 laps
14. #26 Marco Andretti Andretti (C) + 1 laps
15. #27 James Hinchcliffe Andretti (C) + 2 laps
16. #14 Mike Conway AJ Foyt (H) + 2 laps
17. #18 Justin Wilson Dale Coyne (H) + 3 laps

Retirements:

18. #83 Charlie Kimball Ganassi (H) + 10 laps - Mechnical
19. #67 Bruno Junqueira SFHR (H) + 11 laps - Mechnical
20. #11 Tony Kanaan KVR (C) + 23 laps - Contact
21. #15 Takuma Sato Rahal (H) + 25 laps - Mechnical
22. #78 Simona de Silvestro HVM (L) + 37 laps - Contact
23. #7 Sebastien Bourdais Dragon (C) + 43 laps - Mechnical
24. #19 James Jakes Dale Coyne (H) + 44 laps - Contact
25. #20 Ed Carpenter ECR (C) + 68 laps - Contact

Fastest lap: Will Power - 92.956mph (79.0055s) on lap 64



Related Pictures

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Simon Pagenaud in action on the streets of Baltimore. (c) 2012 Phillip Abbott (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Ryan Briscoe in action on the streets of Baltimore. (c) 2012, Phillip Abbott (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Ryan Hunter-Reay. July 6-9, 2012. Toronto, Ontario, Canada. (c) 2012 Perry Nelson (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Will Power leads the field through turn 1 at the start of the Grand Prix of Baltimore. Photo location courtesy of the Wounded Warrior Project and Reliasource (c) 2012 Michael L. Levitt (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Will Power and Carlos Munoz flank winner Mike Conway during their victory lap (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon rolls out of pitlane during the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Munoz, Mike Conway and Will Power celebrate on the podium after the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Carlos Munoz, Mike Conway and Will Power celebrate on the podium after the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay celebrates pole position in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay leads Sebastien Bourdais during the early stages of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay leads James Hinchcliffe during the early stages of the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Mike Conway (centre), driver of the #20 Fuzzy’s Ultra Premium Vodka / Ed Carpenter Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory with champagne Sunday, April 13, 2014 after winning the IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach in Long Beach, California. Will Power (right), driver of the #12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, finished second. (Photo Credit: Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Will Power on track (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay around the fountain turn during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Richard Dowdy for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Hunter-Reay on course during practice at Long Beach (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)

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Firefly - Unregistered

September 03, 2012 2:55 PM

Great race, shame there were so many yellows near the end. Also great track, for a street circuit it's really wide and there are plenty of overtaking opportunities.



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