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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