CHAMPCAR/CART: Motegi qualifying results

Helio Castroneves "Spiderman" takes the pole for the Saturday's Firehawk 500 at Motegi, Japan. Honda sweeps the top four positions at the track they built. Gil de Ferran qualifies third behind Dario Franchitti. De Ferran only received one ...

Helio Castroneves "Spiderman" takes the pole for the Saturday's Firehawk 500 at Motegi, Japan. Honda sweeps the top four positions at the track they built.

Gil de Ferran qualifies third behind Dario Franchitti. De Ferran only received one qualifying lap because of a pit exit speed violation. Kanaan and Junqueira round out the top five.

Castroneves also took a pole 'victory' lap around the track on the back of one of the safety trucks.

Pos Car Driver Laps Time Gap To 1st Speed Gap To 1st ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------ 1. 3 Helio Castroneves 2 25.849 215.591 2. 27 Dario Franchitti 2 25.991 0.142 0.142 214.413 1.178 1.178 3. 1 Gil de Ferran 1 25.993 0.002 0.144 214.396 0.017 1.195 4. 55 Tony Kanaan 2 26.022 0.029 0.173 214.157 0.239 1.434 5. 4 Bruno Junqueira* 2 26.035 0.013 0.186 214.050 0.107 1.541 6. 8 Kenny Brack 2 26.044 0.009 0.195 213.976 0.074 1.615 7. 16 Michel Jourdain Jr. 2 26.057 0.013 0.208 213.870 0.106 1.721 8. 66 Alex Zanardi 2 26.088 0.031 0.239 213.615 0.255 1.976 9. 51 Adrian Fernandez 2 26.097 0.009 0.248 213.542 0.073 2.049 10. 32 Patrick Carpentier 2 26.147 0.050 0.298 213.133 0.409 2.458 11. 39 Michael Andretti 2 26.215 0.068 0.366 212.581 0.552 3.010 12. 6 Cristiano da Matta 2 26.274 0.059 0.425 212.103 0.478 3.488 13. 52 Shinji Nakano 2 26.280 0.006 0.431 212.055 0.048 3.536 14. 11 Christian Fittipaldi 2 26.366 0.086 0.517 211.363 0.692 4.228 15. 12 Nicolas Minassian* 2 26.378 0.012 0.529 211.267 0.096 4.324 16. 26 Paul Tracy 2 26.432 0.054 0.583 210.835 0.432 4.756 17. 7 Max Papis 2 26.452 0.020 0.603 210.676 0.159 4.915 18. 22 Oriol Servia 2 26.528 0.076 0.679 210.072 0.604 5.519 19. 33X Alex Tagliani 1 26.530 0.002 0.681 210.057 0.015 5.534 20. 18 Scott Dixon* 2 26.587 0.057 0.738 209.606 0.451 5.985 21. 40 Jimmy Vasser 2 26.600 0.013 0.751 209.504 0.102 6.087 22. 77X Bryan Herta 2 26.786 0.186 0.937 208.049 1.455 7.542 23. 20 Roberto Moreno 2 26.800 0.014 0.951 207.940 0.109 7.651 24. 5X Toranosuke Takagi* 2 26.840 0.040 0.991 207.630 0.310 7.961 25. 17 Mauricio Gugelmin 2 26.860 0.020 1.011 207.476 0.154 8.115

* Series rookie + Over the 110% threshold (28.512)

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Gil de Ferran , Michael Andretti , Jimmy Vasser , Bruno Junqueira , Nicolas Minassian , Max Papis , Adrian Fernandez , Roberto Moreno , Patrick Carpentier , Alex Tagliani , Christian Fittipaldi , Paul Tracy , Dario Franchitti , Scott Dixon , Alex Zanardi , Tony Kanaan , Mauricio Gugelmin , Oriol Servia , Tora Takagi , Bryan Herta , Shinji Nakano , Kenny Brack , Cristiano da Matta , Michel Jourdain