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2010 Indy Japan 300

The 2010 Indy Japan 300 was the 16th round of the 2010 IndyCar Series season and the eighth running of the event . 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.

Japan 2010 Indy Japan 300
Race details
16th round of the 2010 IndyCar Series season
DateSeptember 19, 2010
Official nameIndy Japan 300
LocationTwin Ring Motegi
CoursePermanent racing facility
1.520 mi / 2.446 km
Distance200 laps
304.000 mi / 489.200 km
Weather83 °F (28 °C), partly cloudy
Pole position
DriverHélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
Time48.8958 (2-lap)
Fastest lap
DriverHélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
Time27.3743 (on lap 13 of 200)
Podium
FirstHélio Castroneves (Team Penske)
SecondDario Franchitti (Target Chip Ganassi Racing)
ThirdWill Power (Team Penske)

ClassificationEdit

QualifyingEdit

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

RaceEdit

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

ReferencesEdit