2010 Indy Japan 300

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Race details
16th round of the 2010 IndyCar Series season
Date September 19, 2010
Official name Indy Japan 300
Location Twin Ring Motegi
Course Permanent racing facility
1.520 mi / 2.446 km
Distance 200 laps, 304.000 mi / 489.200 km
Weather 83 °F (28 °C), partly cloudy
Pole position
Driver Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske
Time 48.8958 (2-lap)
Fastest lap
Driver Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske
Time 27.3743 (on lap 13 of 200)
Podium
First Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske
Second United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Target Chip Ganassi Racing
Third Australia Will Power Team Penske

The 2010 Indy Japan 300 was the eighth running of the Indy Japan 300 and the 16th round of the 2010 IndyCar Series season. It took place on Sunday September 19, 2010. The race was contested over 200 laps at the 1.520-mile (2.446 km) Twin Ring Motegi in Motegi, Tochigi, Japan. This was the last race to be contested by Indy Cars at the Twin Ring Motegi oval circuit as they switched to the road course for the last race in 2011.

Classification[edit]

Qualifying[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Lap 1 Lap 2 Total
1 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 27.0967 27.0836 54.1803
2 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 27.2124 27.0749 54.2873
3 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 27.2070 27.1156 54.3226
4 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Target Chip Ganassi Racing 27.2927 27.1647 54.4574
5 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 27.3856 27.2833 54.6689
6 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Conquest Racing 27.4408 27.2761 54.7169
7 37 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 27.4661 27.3572 54.8233
8 8 Venezuela E. J. Viso KV Racing Technology 27.4861 27.3745 54.8606
9 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 27.5240 27.4089 54.9329
10 5 Japan Takuma Sato (R) KV Racing Technology 27.5113 27.4310 54.9423
11 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 27.5421 27.4473 54.9894
12 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 27.5479 27.4651 55.0130
13 34 Belgium Bertrand Baguette (R) Conquest Racing 27.5855 27.4665 55.0520
14 14 Brazil Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 27.7264 27.5603 55.2867
15 19 United Kingdom Alex Lloyd (R) Dale Coyne Racing 27.7669 27.6300 55.3969
16 02 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas Racing 27.6645 27.7758 55.4403
17 06 Japan Hideki Mutoh Newman/Haas Racing 27.7581 27.6936 55.4517
18 22 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 27.8717 27.7239 55.5956
19 2 Brazil Raphael Matos de Ferran Dragon Racing 27.8230 27.7831 55.6061
20 32 Brazil Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 27.9632 27.7428 55.7060
21 36 United States Roger Yasukawa Conquest Racing 28.0284 27.7240 55.7524
22 24 Canada Paul Tracy Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 27.9825 27.9373 55.9198
23 77 Canada Alex Tagliani FAZZT Race Team 28.0054 27.9790 55.9844
24 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro (R) HVM Racing 28.2856 28.2527 56.5403
25 18 Venezuela Milka Duno Dale Coyne Racing 28.5368 28.3071 56.8439
OFFICIAL QUALIFICATIONS REPORT

Race[edit]

Pos No. Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Points
1 3 Brazil Hélio Castroneves Team Penske 200 2:04:04.4780 53
2 10 United Kingdom Dario Franchitti Target Chip Ganassi Racing 200 2:04:09.0526 40
3 12 Australia Will Power Team Penske 200 2:04:09.5523 35
4 6 Australia Ryan Briscoe Team Penske 200 2:04:10.9605 32
5 7 United States Danica Patrick Andretti Autosport 200 2:04:12.0837 30
6 9 New Zealand Scott Dixon Target Chip Ganassi Racing 200 2:04:12.8421 28
7 11 Brazil Tony Kanaan Andretti Autosport 200 2:04:13.8873 26
8 02 United States Graham Rahal Newman/Haas Racing 200 2:04:16.1943 24
9 37 United States Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 200 2:04:16.6905 22
10 4 United Kingdom Dan Wheldon Panther Racing 200 2:04:16.9500 20
11 26 United States Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport 200 2:04:19.9787 19
12 5 Japan Takuma Sato (R) KV Racing Technology 200 2:04:20.5473 18
13 77 Canada Alex Tagliani FAZZT Race Team 200 2:04:22.1554 17
14 06 Japan Hideki Mutoh Newman/Haas Racing 200 2:04:22.7591 16
15 8 Venezuela E. J. Viso KV Racing Technology 200 2:04:23.2129 15
16 22 United Kingdom Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 200 2:04:23.9073 14
17 14 Brazil Vitor Meira A. J. Foyt Enterprises 200 2:04:24.5827 13
18 2 Brazil Raphael Matos de Ferran Dragon Racing 200 2:04:25.7126 12
19 18 Venezuela Milka Duno Dale Coyne Racing 197 +3 laps 12
20 36 United States Roger Yasukawa Conquest Racing 195 +5 laps 12
21 19 United Kingdom Alex Lloyd (R) Dale Coyne Racing 131 Contact 12
22 24 Canada Paul Tracy Dreyer & Reinbold Racing 114 Contact 12
23 78 Switzerland Simona de Silvestro (R) HVM Racing 85 Mechanical 12
24 32 Brazil Mario Moraes KV Racing Technology 66 Contact 12
25 34 Belgium Bertrand Baguette (R) Conquest Racing 1 Contact 10
OFFICIAL RACE REPORT

References[edit]


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