Junqueira Wins Eventful GP

Bruno Junqueira kept his head together when most of his rivals lost theirs to score a well-judged victory in the second round of the Champ Car World Series in Monterrey, Mexico

Junqueira Wins Eventful GP

The Brazilian started fifth and benefited from a mid-race crash between Newman/Haas teammate Sebastien Bourdais and Paul Tracy to move into a winning position.

A rash of silly incidents and consequent full-course yellows marred the race and prevented it from developing any real rhythm.

Through all the carnage came 18-year-old French-Canadian Andrew Ranger to take second place in only his second Champ Car start.

Fellow countryman Alex Tagliani came home third for the new Team Australia outfit, while Justin Wilson and a recovering Bourdais rounded out the top five.

2005 Tecate/Telmex Monterrey Grand Prix Results:

CLASSIFIED: Pos Driver Team Time 1. Bruno Junqueira Newman Haas 2:03:38.021 2. Andrew Ranger Mi-Jack Conquest + 1.375 3. Alex Tagliani Team Australia + 2.846 4. Justin Wilson RuSPORT + 8.233 5. Sebastien Bourdais Newman Haas + 9.161 6. Cristiano da Matta PKV + 9.817 7. Ryan Hunter-Reay Rocketsports + 11.557 8. Bjorn Wirdheim HVM, Inc. + 19.073 9. Oriol Servia Dale Coyne + 20.966 10. A.J. Allmendinger RuSPORT + 1 Lap NOT CLASSIFIED/RETIREMENTS: Driver Team On Lap Reason Timo Glock Rocketsports 69 Contact Nelson Philippe Mi-Jack Conquest 68 Contact Mario Dominguez Forsythe Championship 56 Contact Jimmy Vasser PKV 54 Contact Paul Tracy Forsythe Championship 49 Contact Marcus Marshall Team Australia 39 Contact Ricardo Sperafico Dale Coyne 28 Contact Jorge Goeters PKV Team Mexico 23 Mechanical Ronnie Bremer HVM, Inc. 13 Mechanical Fastest Lap: Timo Glock, 1:15.307, on lap 31 
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