1998 Motegi Champ Cars

Race Winner
Country
Japan
Circuit
Round
2
Laps
201
Pole
Fastest Lap
Vasser, 25.997s
1998 Season

Race Results

Position Driver No. Team Vehicle Time Points

1

1

Adrian Fernandez

40

Patrick Racing

Reynard 98I-Ford (Firestone)

1h 57m 12.016s

21

2

13

Al Unser jr

2

Marlboro Team Penske

Penske PC27-Mercedes-Benz (Goodyear)

1h 57m 13.102s

16

3

Gil de Ferran

5

Walker Racing

Reynard 98I-Honda (Goodyear)

1h 57m 17.404s

14

4

1

Greg Moore

99

Forsythe Racing

Reynard 98I-Mercedes-Benz (Firestone)

1h 57m 19.939s

12

5

11

Paul Tracy

26

Team Green

Reynard 98I-Honda (Firestone)

1h 57m 20.166s

10

6

4

Tony Kanaan

21

Tasman Motorsports Group

Reynard 98I-Honda (Firestone)

200 laps

8

7

6

Jimmy Vasser

12

Chip Ganassi Racing Team

Reynard 98I-Honda (Firestone)

200 laps

7

8

2

Dario Franchitti

27

Team Green

Reynard 98I-Honda (Firestone)

200 laps

5

9

1

Andre Ribeiro

3

Marlboro Team Penske

Penske PC27-Mercedes-Benz (Goodyear)

199 laps

4

10

3

Mark Blundell

18

PacWest Racing Group

Reynard 97I-Mercedes-Benz (Firestone)

199 laps

3

11

15

Helio Castroneves

16

Bettenhausen Motorsports

Reynard 98I-Mercedes-Benz (Goodyear)

198 laps

2

12

1

Gualter Salles

34

Payton-Coyne Racing

Reynard 97I-Ford (Firestone)

198 laps

1

13

10

Massimiliano Papis

25

Arciero-Wells Racing

Reynard 98I-Toyota (Firestone)

197 laps

0

14

Michael Andretti

6

Newman-Haas Racing

Swift 009c-Ford (Goodyear)

195 laps

0

15

12

Arnd Meier

77

Davis Racing

Lola T98/00-Ford (Goodyear)

195 laps

0

16

14

Hiro Matsushita

24

Arciero-Wells Racing

Reynard 98I-Toyota (Firestone)

188 laps

0

17

Bobby Rahal

7

Team Rahal

Reynard 98I-Ford (Firestone)

185 laps

0

18

7

Hideshi Matsuda

43

Della Penna Motorsports

Swift 007i-Ford (Firestone)

185 laps

0

19

1

Patrick Carpentier

33

Forsythe Racing

Reynard 98I-Mercedes-Benz (Firestone)

163 laps Wheel bearing

0

20

9

Mauricio Gugelmin

17

PacWest Racing Group

Reynard 97I-Mercedes-Benz (Firestone)

147 laps Wheel bearing

0

21

9

Scott Pruett

20

Patrick Racing

Reynard 98I-Ford (Firestone)

146 laps Overheating

0

22

2

Michel Jourdain jr

19

Payton-Coyne Racing

Reynard 97I-Ford (Firestone)

121 laps Engine

0

23

19

Alessandro Zanardi

1

Chip Ganassi Racing Team

Reynard 98I-Honda (Firestone)

118 laps Accident

0

24

4

Alex Barron

36

All-American Racers

Reynard 97I-Toyota (Goodyear)

108 laps Transmission

0

25

6

Christian Fittipaldi

11

Newman-Haas Racing

Swift 009c-Ford (Goodyear)

98 laps Engine

0

26

4

Roberto Moreno

15

Project Indy

Reynard 97I-Mercedes-Benz (Goodyear)

86 laps Transmission

0

27

6

Richie Hearn

10

Della Penna Motorsports

Swift 009c-Ford (Firestone)

74 laps Engine

0

28

19

Bryan Herta

8

Team Rahal

Reynard 98I-Ford (Firestone)

49 laps Clutch

0

29

11

JJ Lehto

9

Hogan Racing

Reynard 98I-Mercedes-Benz (Firestone)

45 laps Electrics

0

30

1

PJ Jones

98

All-American Racers

Reynard 98I-Toyota (Goodyear)

16 laps Oil leak

0

Circuit - Motegi

Country

Japan

Location

Motegi, Tochigi Prefecture

Type

Paved oval

Length

1.549 (Miles)

Record

Helio Castroneves (Lola B99/00-Mercedes-Benz), 25.830s, 215.889 mph, Champ Cars, 1999

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