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The 1996 Bartercard Indycar Australia was the third round of the 1996 CART World Series season, held on 31 March 1996 on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, Surfers Paradise, Australia.

Australia 1996 Surfers Paradise
Race details
Race 3 of 16 in the 1996 IndyCar season
Surfers Paradise Street Circuit.svg
Map of the track
Date31 March, 1996
Official name1996 Bartercard Indycar Australia
LocationSurfers Paradise Street Circuit
Queensland, Australia
CourseTemporary Street Circuit
2.795 mi / 4.498 km
Distance65 laps
181.675 mi / 292.370 km
Pole position
DriverJimmy Vasser (Target Chip Ganassi)
Time1:35.940
Fastest lap
DriverJimmy Vasser (Target Chip Ganassi)
Time1:37.854 (on lap 25 of 65)
Podium
FirstJimmy Vasser (Target Chip Ganassi)
SecondScott Pruett (Forsythe Racing)
ThirdGreg Moore (Forsythe Racing)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Car Time
1   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing Reynard 96I Honda 1:35.265
2   Scott Pruett Patrick Racing Lola T96/00 Ford XD Cosworth 1:35.282
3   Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing Reynard 96I Honda 1:35.549
4   Paul Tracy Team Penske Penske PC25-96 Mercedes-Benz 1:35.987
5   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing Lola T96/00 Ford XD Cosworth 1:36.721
6   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing Lola T96/00 Ford XD Cosworth 1:36.863
7   Parker Johnstone Comptech Racing Reynard 96I Honda 1:37.023
8   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing Reynard 96I Ford XB Cosworth 1:37.026
9   André Ribeiro Tasman Motorsports Lola T96/00 Honda 1:37.162
10   Adrián Fernández Tasman Motorsports Lola T96/00 Honda 1:37.195
11   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing Reynard 96I Ford XB Cosworth 1:37.311
12   Gil de Ferran Hall Racing Reynard 96I Honda 1:37.325
13   Bobby Rahal Team Rahal Reynard 96I Mercedes-Benz 1:37.642
14   Robby Gordon Walker Racing Reynard 96I Ford XD Cosworth 1:37.695
15   Raul Boesel Team Green Reynard 96I Ford XD Cosworth 1:37.809
16   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske Penske PC25-96 Mercedes-Benz 1:38.189
17   Bryan Herta Team Rahal Reynard 96I Mercedes-Benz 1:38.420
18   Emerson Fittipaldi Hogan Racing Penske PC25-96 Mercedes-Benz 1:38.588
19   Roberto Moreno Payton/Coyne Racing Lola T96/00 Ford XB Cosworth 1:38.940
20   Stefan Johansson Bettenhausen Racing Reynard 96I Mercedes-Benz 1:39.479
21   Carlos Guerrero Scandia/Simon Racing Lola T96/00 Ford XB Cosworth 1:40.478
22   Eddie Lawson Galles Racing International Lola T96/00 Mercedes-Benz 1:40.655
23   Juan Manuel Fangio II All American Racing Eagle Mk. V Toyota 1:41.902
24   Jeff Krosnoff Arciero-Wells Racing Reynard 96I Toyota 1:42.056
25   Hiro Matsushita Payton/Coyne Racing Lola T96/00 Ford XB Cosworth 1:42.921

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 12   Jimmy Vasser Chip Ganassi Racing 65 2:00:46.856 1 22
2 20   Scott Pruett Patrick Racing 65 +7.7 secs 2 16
3 99   Greg Moore Forsythe Racing 65 +12.3 secs 8 14
4 17   Maurício Gugelmin PacWest Racing 65 +20.2 secs 11 12
5 11   Christian Fittipaldi Newman-Haas Racing 65 +26.8 secs 6 10
6 16   Stefan Johansson Bettenhausen Racing 65 +44.2 secs 20 8
7 10   Eddie Lawson Galles Racing International 65 +1:06.3 secs 22 6
8 31   André Ribeiro Tasman Motorsports 65 +1:45.0 secs 9 5
9 2   Al Unser, Jr. Team Penske 64 + 1 lap 16 4
10 24   Hiro Matsushita Payton/Coyne Racing 64 + 1 lap 25 3
11 8   Gil de Ferran Hall Racing 63 Fuel 12 2
12 34   Roberto Moreno Payton/Coyne Racing 61 + 3 laps 19 1
13 1   Raul Boesel Team Green 60 Fuel 15
14 22   Carlos Guerrero Scandia/Simon Racing 48 Contact 21
15 36   Juan Manuel Fangio II All American Racing 46 Fuel 23
16 5   Robby Gordon Walker Racing 45 Electrical 14
17 28   Bryan Herta Team Rahal 40 Pit fire 17
18 25   Jeff Krosnoff Arciero-Wells Racing 38 Contact 24
19 6   Michael Andretti Newman-Haas Racing 36 Electrical 5
20 18   Bobby Rahal Team Rahal 33 Transmission 13
21 4   Alex Zanardi Chip Ganassi Racing 31 Transmission 3
22 3   Paul Tracy Team Penske 16 Contact 4
23 32   Adrián Fernández Tasman Motorsports 14 Contact 10
24 49   Parker Johnstone Comptech Racing 10 Contact 7
25 9   Emerson Fittipaldi Hogan Racing 8 Engine 18

NotesEdit

  • Average Speed 90.218 mph

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