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2001 Motorola 220

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Date  August 19, 2001
Official name  Motorola 220
2001 Motorola 220
Location  Road America, Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States
Course  Permanent racing facility 4.048 mi / 6.515 km
Distance  45 laps 182.160 mi / 293.158 km
Weather  Temperatures reaching up to 73 °F (23 °C); wind speeds approaching 15 miles per hour (24 km/h)

The 2001 Motorola 220 was a CART race at the Road America, in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, United States. It was the 14th round. It happened on August 19, 2001.



Kenny Brack, from Team Rahal, started on pole position.


At the start, the Brazilian driver Bruno Junqueira was hit by his countryman Christian Fittipaldi. Then, the Sigma Autosport driver, the Spaniard Oriol Servià collided with the Scottish driver Dario Franchitti, from Team Green. Both continued in the race. The Japanese driver Tora Takagi was spun by Roberto Moreno. Then, the first caution happened, as the Brazilian driver Max Wilson went airborne after hit the American driver Bryan Herta, from Forsythe Racing. Both retired. Just a few laps later, the American Team Motorola driver Michael Andretti was hit by the New Zealand driver Scott Dixon. They continued in the race. The Brazilian driver Maurício Gugelmin retired at the Kink after spun in the puddle. Tora Takagi did the same. He also retired. At lap 22, Memo Gidley, who was in very good race, spun and crashed heavily at The Tunnel. He suffered a broken arm. Dario Franchitti retired due to engine problems. The restart came out at lap 36. With 16 minutes to go, Michael Andretti collided with Christian Fittipaldi. This collision gave the lead to Bruno Junqueira. With 5 minutes to go, Kenny Brack missed the curve and did it very wide. He continued in the race. Bruno Junqueira won for the first time in his CART career.


2001 Motorola 220 Wikipedia

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