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The 2006 Grand Prix of Portland was the fifth round of the 2006 Bridgestone Presents the Champ Car World Series Powered by Ford season, held on June 18, 2006 at the Portland International Raceway in Portland, Oregon. Bruno Junqueira won the pole. Junqueira´s Pole Position was the ninth and final of his career. A. J. Allmendinger won the race, his first Champ Car victory, in his first race since leaving RuSPORT, the team which brought him to Champ Car, for Forsythe Championship Racing.

United States 2006 Portland
Race details
Race 5 of 14 in the 2006 Champ Car season
Portland international raceway.svg
Portland International Raceway Track Layout
DateJune 18, 2006
Official nameGrand Prix of Portland Presented by G.I. Joe's
LocationPortland International Raceway
Portland, Oregon, United States
CoursePermanent Road Course
1.964 mi / 3.161 km
Distance105 laps
206.220 mi / 331.905 km
WeatherTemperatures reaching up to 71.1 °F (21.7 °C); wind speeds reaching up to 11.1 miles per hour (17.9 km/h)[1]
Pole position
DriverBruno Junqueira (Newman/Haas Racing)
Time57.631
Fastest lap
DriverWill Power (Team Australia)
Time59.259 (on lap 70 of 105)
Podium
FirstA. J. Allmendinger (Forsythe Championship Racing)
SecondJustin Wilson (RuSPORT)
ThirdSébastien Bourdais (Newman/Haas Racing)

Contents

Qualifying resultsEdit

Pos Nat Name Team Qual 1 Qual 2 Best
1   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 59.576 57.631 57.631
2   A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 58.378 57.639 57.639
3   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 58.464 57.646 57.646
4   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 59.283 57.818 57.818
5   Cristiano da Matta RuSPORT 59.575 58.018 58.018
6   Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 59.416 58.214 58.214
7   Will Power Team Australia 59.160 58.244 58.244
8   Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 59.354 58.297 58.297
9   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 59.275 58.328 58.328
10   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 59.121 58.376 58.376
11   Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 1:00.333 58.826 58.826
12   Oriol Servià PKV Racing 59.485 58.830 58.830
13   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 59.633 58.885 58.885
14   Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 1:00.035 59.233 59.233
15   Katherine Legge PKV Racing 59.903 59.297 59.297
16   Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 1:00.612 59.315 59.315
17   Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 59.861 59.589 59.589
18   Tõnis Kasemets Rocketsports Racing 1:01.089 1:00.607 1:00.607

RaceEdit

Pos No Driver Team Laps Time/Retired Grid Points
1 7   A. J. Allmendinger Forsythe Racing 105 1:48:32.853 2 33
2 9   Justin Wilson RuSPORT 105 +5.420 secs 4 27
3 1   Sébastien Bourdais Newman/Haas Racing 105 +6.006 secs 3 26
4 2   Bruno Junqueira Newman/Haas Racing 105 +36.368 secs 1 24
5 10   Cristiano da Matta RuSPORT 105 +39.552 secs 5 21
6 14   Dan Clarke CTE Racing-HVM 105 +50.287 secs 6 19
7 3   Paul Tracy Forsythe Racing 105 +52.296 secs 10 17
8 4   Nelson Philippe CTE Racing-HVM 105 +52.677 secs 8 15
9 27   Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 104 + 1 Lap 13 14
10 6   Oriol Servià PKV Racing 104 + 1 Lap 12 11
11 15   Alex Tagliani Team Australia 104 + 1 Lap 9 10
12 34   Charles Zwolsman Mi-Jack Conquest Racing 103 + 2 Laps 16 9
13 20   Katherine Legge PKV Racing 103 + 2 Laps 15 8
14 19   Mario Domínguez Dale Coyne Racing 103 + 2 Laps 14 7
15 11   Jan Heylen Dale Coyne Racing 103 + 2 Laps 17 6
16 18   Tõnis Kasemets Rocketsports Racing 102 + 3 Laps 18 5
17 8   Nicky Pastorelli Rocketsports Racing 101 + 4 Laps 11 4
18 5   Will Power Team Australia 92 + 13 Laps 7 4

Caution flagsEdit

Laps Cause
1 Yellow start

NotesEdit

Laps Leader
1-31 A. J. Allmendinger
32 Sébastien Bourdais
33-62 A. J. Allmendinger
63-65 Sébastien Bourdais
66-84 A. J. Allmendinger
85 Sébastien Bourdais
86-105 A. J. Allmendinger
 
Driver Laps led
A. J. Allmendinger 100
Sébastien Bourdais 5

Championship standings after the raceEdit