Another win for Power
Will Power’s run of good form has continued during the NTT IndyCar Series’ penultimate round for 2020 with a thrilling victory and a sixth place in the IndyCar Harvest GP at Indianapolis Motor Speedway.
Power started the round well, qualifying for the first race in P4 but ultimately couldn’t hold onto his position, eventually settling for sixth place just one second ahead of Graham Rahal, while Team Penske teammate Josef Newgarden took out the race.
Dropping slightly down the order didn’t deter Power for the second race with the Queenslander powering through to pole position, which gave him inspiration to produce one of his strongest performances of the year.
Starting on pole, Power led the field for all 75 laps and although he faced lots of pressure from Colton Herta, the 39-year-old kept his cool and took out top honours – becoming just the third driver in the series to win multiple races this year.
As a result of his great weekend behind the wheel, Power now moves to fourth place in the standings and just 13 points of Herta with only one race remaining.
The 2020 NTT IndyCar Series wraps up later this month with the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on 23-25 October.
Forgettable weekend for Car
It was a difficult meeting for Joshua Car in the Formula Regional Americas Championship with the New South Welshman getting just one finish in the points out of three races.
In extremely tough conditions, the 2019 Formula 4 United States Champion started the first race in ninth but dropped out of the top 10 to finish in P11.
The 20-year-old managed to recover in the round’s second race and moved up one place during the 26-lap race to finish ninth, but it was a sour end to the weekend as Car unfortunately retired in the third and final race.
Car will be back in action later this month when the Formula Regional Americas Championship finishes the year at the Circuit of The Americas Grand Prix on 23-25 October.
Horsten continues solid British F3 form
Bart Horsten enjoyed a strong outing in the British Formula 3 Championship, thanks to his four finishes inside the top 10.
Horsten didn’t make it easy for himself though as he found himself having to climb up the field in multiple races, including the first race where he started last and had an impressive run to finish the race in eighth place.
It was a difficult end to Saturday for the West Australian as finished in the same position as the first race. Despite starting in sixth place, he couldn’t hold on or move up due to some understeer.
It got even harder for Horsten the following the day as the wet conditions caused havoc all day and he was forced to start from the back of the grid once again. But just as he did in the first race, he climbed a number of positions to finish P10 as the tough conditions took its toll on some of the other drivers.
Horsten finished the weekend with a well-deserved ninth place after having to work up the field again, only this time it was a result of being hit by some rivals.
Horsten’s four top 10 finishes saw him move to ninth outright in the Championship, with just 10 points separating seventh to 12th on the standings ahead of the penultimate round on 23-25 October at Donington.