2001 Motorola 220

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United States   2001 Road America
Race details
Race 14 of 21 in the 2001 CART season
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Date August 19, 2001
Official name Motorola 220
Location Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States
Course Permanent racing facility
4.048 mi / 6.515 km
Distance 45 laps, 182.160 mi / 293.158 km
Weather Temperatures reaching up to 73 °F (23 °C); wind speeds approaching 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)[1]
Pole position
Driver Sweden Kenny Bräck Team Rahal
Time 2:03.531[2]
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Bruno Junqueira Chip Ganassi Racing
Time 1:43.606[3] (on lap 40 of 45)
Podium
First Brazil Bruno Junqueira Chip Ganassi Racing
Second United States Michael Andretti Team Motorola
Third Mexico Adrian Fernández Fernández Racing

The 2001 Motorola 220 was a CART race at the Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States. It was the 14th round. It happened at August 19, 2001.

Qualifying[edit]

Kenny Brack, from Team Rahal, started on pole position.

Race[edit]

At the start, the Brazilian driver Bruno Junqueira was hit by his countryman Christian Fittipaldi. Then, the Sigma Autosport driver, the Spaniard Oriol Servià collided with the Scottish driver Dario Franchitti, from Team Green. Both continued in the race. The Japanese driver Tora Takagi was spun by Roberto Moreno. Then, the first caution happened, as the Brazilian driver Max Wilson went airborne after hit the American driver Bryan Herta, from Forsythe Racing. Both retired. Just a few laps later, the American Team Motorola driver Michael Andretti was hit by the New Zealand driver Scott Dixon. They continued in the race. The Brazilian driver Mauricio Gugelmin retired at the Kink after spun in the puddle. Tora Takagi did the same. He also retired. At lap 22, Memo Gidley, who was in very good race, spun and crashed heavily at The Tunnel. He suffered a broken arm. Dario Franchitti retired due to engine problems. The restart came out at lap 36. With 16 minutes to go, Michael Andretti collided with Christian Fittipaldi. This collision gave the lead to Bruno Junqueira. With 5 minutes to go, Kenny Brack missed the curve and did it very wide. He continued in the race. Bruno Junqueira won for the first time in his CART career.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2001 Motorola 220 weather information". Old Farmers' Almanac. Retrieved 2013-10-27. 
  2. ^ "#66 Zanardi Road America Saturday Qualifying Notes/Quotes". theautochannel.com (The Auto Channel). 2001-08-18. Retrieved 2009-12-21. 
  3. ^ Harms, Philip (2001-11-05). "Elkhart Lake, WI 200 Mile Race - 19 Aug 2001" (PDF). motorsport.com. Retrieved 2009-12-21.