Hunter-Reay claims back-to-back Barber wins

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Monday 28th April, 2014 - 10:13am

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Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti celebrate on the Barber podium

Scott Dixon, Ryan Hunter-Reay and Marco Andretti celebrate on the Barber podium

Ryan Hunter-Reay has taken his second successive victory in the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama.

In a race which saw a rain delay of more than two hours from the scheduled start, Hunter-Reay claimed a 1s win at the Barber Motorsports track.

The 100-minute timed race eventually saw the Andretti Autosport driver top the field for his 12th career victory.

His team-mate Marco Andretti was second as the race finished under caution ahead of reigning IndyCar series champ Scott Dixon in third.

Andretti had seized the opportunity after a mistake by polesitter Will Power on lap 16 when the #12 Penske speared off the track.

Power eventually finished fifth behind Simon Pagenaud and by doing so, holds onto the series lead.

The other Australian Ryan Briscoe finished 11th three spots behind the St Petersburg winner Mike Conway who did the best he could from his rearward grid spot.

Other incidents in the race involved the other two Penske drivers Juan Pablo Montoya who was trekking just behind the leaders early on before he spun off the track and was eventually classified in 21st, a lap down.

Team-mate Helio Castroneves was the last of the finishers on the lead lap in 19th with his race soured by a stop-go penalty after mistaking Justin Wilson’s pit box for the Penske area.

See below for full results

1

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Dallara/Honda

69

2

Marco Andretti

Dallara/Honda

69

3

Scott Dixon

Dallara/Chevrolet

69

4

Simon Pagenaud

Dallara/Honda

69

5

Will Power

Dallara/Chevrolet

69

6

Justin Wilson

Dallara/Honda

69

7

James Hinchcliffe

Dallara/Honda

69

8

Josef Newgarden

Dallara/Honda

69

9

Tony Kanaan

Dallara/Chevrolet

69

10

Charlie Kimball

Dallara/Chevrolet

69

11

Ryan Briscoe

Dallara/Chevrolet

69

12

Jack Hawksworth

Dallara/Honda

69

13

Takuma Sato

Dallara/Honda

69

14

Mike Conway

Dallara/Chevrolet

69

15

Sébastien Bourdais

Dallara/Chevrolet

69

16

Carlos Huertas

Dallara/Honda

69

17

Graham Rahal

Dallara/Honda

69

18

Sebastian Saavedra

Dallara/Chevrolet

69

19

Hélio Castroneves

Dallara/Chevrolet

69

20

Oriol Servià

Dallara/Honda

68

21

Juan Pablo Montoya

Dallara/Chevrolet

68

22

Mikhail Aleshin

Dallara/Honda

63

23

Carlos Munoz

Dallara/Honda

29

See below for championship points

Pos

Driver

Points

1

Will Power

125

2

Ryan Hunter-Reay

107

3

Simon Pagenaud

92

4

Scott Dixon

87

5

Mike Conway

82

6

Marco Andretti

73

7

Justin Wilson

67

8

Hélio Castroneves

66

9

Tony Kanaan

62

10

Josef Newgarden

58

11

Juan Pablo Montoya

56

12

Carlos Muñoz

55

13

Sebastian Saavedra

55

14

Mikhail Aleshin

54

15

Takuma Sato

53

16

Ryan Briscoe

52

17

Sébastien Bourdais

48

18

James Hinchcliffe

46

19

Carlos Huertas

46

20

Graham Rahal

46

21

Jack Hawksworth

42

22

Charlie Kimball

37

23

Oriol Servià

36