Monday, 20th September 2010
In Japan Sports News,
Helio Castroneves secures Indy Japan win
Brazilian driver Helio Castroneves has won the IndyCar Series Indy Japan 300 title.
He led for 153 out of the 200 laps around the Twin Ring Motegi in a display of outstanding driving talent and it is now his third win of the season, following on from his September 4th victory at the Kentucky Speedway.
Castroneves also managed to become the series' all-time lap-leader; breaking Penske teammate Sam Hornish Jr's previous record.
"Team Penske is about execution and they gave me a fantastic car," said Castroneves.
He added: "Every time I wanted to go for it, the car was responding."
The Twin Ring Motegi first opened in 1997 and is located in the town of Motegi in eastern Tochigi prefecture, close to the Nakagawa river.
Considered a top-class circuit, it hosts a number of major events and races including Indy and MotoGP titles.
The next IndyCar 300 race will be in Brazil at the start of October.
Written by Susan Ballion.