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Baltimore: Race results

2 September 2012

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


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