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2002 Bridgestone Potenza 500K


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CART race number 3 of 19
Saturday, April 27, 2002 at Twin Ring Motegi Superspeedway, Motegi City, Japan
201 laps on a 1.548 mile paved track (311.1 miles)

Time of race: 2:00:05
Average Speed: 155.447 mph
Pole Speed: 215.108 mph
Cautions: 4 for 36 laps
Margin of Victory: 12.282 sec
Attendance: n/a
Lead changes: 12

Glossary    2002 CART results   /   2002 standings

Fin St # Driver Sponsor / Owner Chassis / Engine Laps Money Status Led Points
181722   Max Papis Rockwell FirstPoint   (Paul Cherry)Lola / Ford9411,250brakes0 
141020   Townsend Bell Visteon   (Pat Patrick)Reynard / Toyota13612,500crash0 
15 210   Tony Kanaan Pioneer / WorldCom   (Mo Nunn)Reynard / Honda12112,000engine721
17 412   Kenny Brack Target   (Chip Ganassi)Lola / Toyota10111,500engine4 
20 98   Jimmy Vasser Shell   (Bobby Rahal)Lola / Ford3810,750fire0 
16 739   Michael Andretti Motorola   (Team Motorola)Lola / Honda11511,750gearbox3 
13 86   Cristiano da Matta Havoline   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Toyota18613,250handling0 
1 14   Bruno Junqueira Target   (Chip Ganassi)Lola / Toyota201100,000running5421
21233   Alex Tagliani Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Ford20160,000running2316
3 527   Dario Franchitti Kool   (Team Green)Reynard / Honda20050,000running714
4 632   Patrick Carpentier Player's / Indeck   (Gerry Forsythe)Reynard / Ford19935,000running012
5139   Michel Jourdain, Jr. Gigante   (Bobby Rahal)Lola / Ford19930,000running010
62017   Oriol Servia Air Eight   (Bruce McCaw)Lola / Toyota19925,000running08
71451   Adrian Fernandez Tecate / Quaker State / Telmex   (Adrian Fernandez)Lola / Honda19922,500running06
8115   Tora Takagi Pioneer   (Derrick Walker)Reynard / Toyota19920,000running05
9157   Scott Dixon PWR Championship Racing   (Bruce McCaw)Lola / Toyota19817,500running04
101852   Shinji Nakano Alpine / Mitsuba   (Adrian Fernandez)Lola / Honda19816,500running03
111916   Mario Dominguez Herdez   (Keith Wiggins)Lola / Ford19715,250running02
121611   Christian Fittipaldi Eli Lilly   (Newman Haas Racing)Lola / Toyota19314,250running01
19 326   Paul Tracy Kool   (Team Green)Lola / Honda8411,000wheel bearing38 

Caution flag breakdown:
ConditionFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
Reason'Lucky
Dog'
13939  
40456   #8 stopped on track 
468944  
90978   debris 
9813841  
13915517   #20 accident 
1561561  
1571615   #52 lost wheel 
16220140  
  Percent of race run under caution: 17.9%             Average green flag run: 33.0 laps

Lap leader breakdown:
LeaderFrom
Lap
To
Lap
# Of
Laps
  Tony Kanaan13838
  Paul Tracy397638
  Kenny Brack77804
  Michael Andretti81833
  Tony Kanaan8410017
  Bruno Junqueira1011011
  Tony Kanaan10211817
  Bruno Junqueira11914325
  Alex Tagliani14416623
  Bruno Junqueira16719024
  Dario Franchitti1911977
  Bruno Junqueira1982014

Points standings after this race:
RankDriverPointsDiff
1   Dario Franchitti 34    
2   Michel Jourdain, Jr. 32   -2  
3   Cristiano da Matta 27   -7  
4   Alex Tagliani 26   -8  
5   Bruno Junqueira 23   -11  
6   Michael Andretti 22   -12  
7   Max Papis 18   -16  
8   Patrick Carpentier 18   -16  
9   Jimmy Vasser 17   -17  
10   Christian Fittipaldi 15   -19  
11   Oriol Servia 13   -21  
12   Tora Takagi 13   -21  
13   Kenny Brack 12   -22  
14   Scott Dixon 12   -22  
15   Paul Tracy 11   -23  
16   Adrian Fernandez 11   -23  
17   Shinji Nakano 4   -30  
18   Mario Dominguez 2   -32  
19   Tony Kanaan 1   -33