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The 2005 Lexmark Indy 300 was the twelfth and penultimate round of the 2005 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on 22 October 2005 on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit, Queensland, Australia. Sébastien Bourdais won the race and also clinched his second consecutive Champ Car championship. Oriol Servià earned his first and to date only pole position in his career. The race also marked the final career podium for 1996 CART champion Jimmy Vasser, who finished third running for his co-owned team PKV Racing.

Australia 2005 Surfers Paradise
Race details
Race 12 of 13 in the 2005 Champ Car season
Surfers Paradise Street Circuit.svg
Track map of the Surfers Paradise street circuit at Surfers Paradise, Australia.
Date22 October, 2005
Official name2005 Lexmark Indy 300
LocationSurfers Paradise Street Circuit
Queensland, Australia
CourseTemporary Street Circuit
2.795 mi / 4.498 km
Distance57 laps
159.315 mi / 256.386 km
WeatherWarm with temperatures reaching up to 31.8 °C (89.2 °F)
Pole position
DriverOriol Servià (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:32.616
Fastest lap
DriverSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time1:32.063 (on lap 39 of 57)
Podium
FirstSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)
SecondA. J. Allmendinger (RuSPORT)
ThirdJimmy Vasser (PKV Racing)

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 1:47.872 1:32.616 1:32.616
2   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 1:48.865 1:32.667 1:32.667
3   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 1:48.346 1:32.753 1:32.753
4   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 1:46.920 1:32.976 1:32.976
5   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 1:45.739 1:33.211 1:33.211
6   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 1:49.257 1:33.250 1:33.250
7   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 1:49.922 1:33.360 1:33.360
8   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 1:48.792 1:33.703 1:33.703
9   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 1:46.010 1:34.137 1:34.137
10   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 1:51.479 1:34.554 1:34.554
11   Will Power Team Australia 1:50.777 1:34.599 1:34.599
12   Rodolfo Lavín CTE Racing - HVM 1:49.623 1:34.780 1:34.780
13   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 1:49.142 1:34.854 1:34.854
14   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:47.321 1:34.937 1:34.937
15   Ronnie Bremer Dale Coyne Racing 1:50.006 1:35.406 1:35.406
16   Michael McDowell Rocketsports Racing 1:49.870 1:35.415 1:35.415
17   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:51.337 1:35.645 1:35.645
18   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 1:48.355 1:35.711 1:35.711
19   Fabrizio del Monte CTE Racing - HVM 1:50.702 1:36.268 1:36.268

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 57 1:39:26.671 2 34
2 10   A. J. Allmendinger RuSPORT 57 +9.130 secs 6 27
3 12   Jimmy Vasser PKV Racing 57 +31.852 secs 8 25
4 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 57 +36.420 secs 9 23
5 2   Oriol Servià Newman/Haas Racing 57 +43.968 secs 1 22
6 8   Timo Glock Rocketsports Racing 57 +45.616 secs 10 19
7 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 57 +59.630 secs 7 17
8 19   Ronnie Bremer Dale Coyne Racing 57 +65.852 secs 15 15
9 11   Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne Racing 57 +76.292 secs 18 14
10 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 57 +93.488 secs 17 11
11 5   Marcus Marshall Team Australia 56 + 1 Lap 13 10
12 31   Michael McDowell Rocketsports Racing 56 + 1 Lap 16 9
13 55   Rodolfo Lavín CTE Racing - HVM 53 + 4 Laps 12 8
14 34   Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 47 Off course 14 7
15 25   Will Power Team Australia 29 Contact 11 6
16 4   Fabrizio del Monte CTE Racing - HVM 28 Contact 19 5
17 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 24 Gearbox 5 5
18 7   Mario Domínguez Forsythe Racing 1 Contact 3 3
19 21   Cristiano da Matta PKV Racing 0 Contact 4 2

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1-3 Servià (2), da Matta (21), Domínguez (7) contact
29-32 Power (25) contact; del Monte (4) contact

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-19 Paul Tracy
20-57 Sébastien Bourdais
 
Driver Laps led
Sébastien Bourdais 38
Paul Tracy 19

Championship standings after the raceEdit