Motorsport: Dixon takes second at Indy road course

Indycar driver Scott Dixon during the IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis practice session. Photo / Getty Images
Indycar driver Scott Dixon during the IndyCar Grand Prix of Indianapolis practice session. Photo / Getty Images

Kiwi IndyCars driver Scott Dixon has banked another solid points haul at this morning's round of the championship at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis - the road circuit used in the lead-in to the Indianapolis 500.

Dixon finished second behind Australian Will Power - the Penske driver dominating the race throughout.

Ryan Hunter-Reay finished third with defending series champion Simon Pagenaud fourth.

Power had been close to winning in prior races this season but had misfortune strike so the Australian was extremely happy to get to the chequered flag.

"It was the perfect strategy," Power said. "It was hard work - full green.

"Dixon was closing there for a while so I was just trying to manage the gap and the tyres.

"The Chevy engine was mega today."

Dixon moves closer to the lead of the championship and is now just 10 points off the lead but he admits he was battling a car that just didn't have what he needed today.

"We kind of knew that in the warm-up and we were hoping maybe with the warmer ambiance we might pick up some understeer," Dixon said.

"The first stint on the reds was extremely tough.

"It was a good day for points. A huge congrats to Will."

"We didn't win the first race at Indy so hopefully we can win the second one in a couple of weeks.

"Our package for the big one should be stellar."

- NZ Herald

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