Will Power remains the overall leader after McLaughlin's win in Portland

Will Power remains the overall leader after McLaughlin’s win in Portland

New Zealander Scott McLaughlin (Pinsk) won the Portland (Oregon) Grand Prix, the penultimate event of the IndyCar Championship, ahead of fellow Australian Will Power who took the opportunity to slightly increase his lead in the general classification.

Starting from pole position, McLaughlin stopped racing after 110 laps of the race, including 104 passes in the lead, his third win of the season.

One week before the end of the season, which takes place in Laguna Seca for the Monterey Grand Prix (California), Power now has 523 points, or 20 points, ahead of eighth-seeded American Joseph Newgarden (Pinsky), and New Zealander Scott Dixon (Chip Janassi Racing) ) who completed the podium today.

“Even if it is still very difficult, we are in the best position. We have the best chance of becoming champions. We will do everything we can”The tournament captain commented.

“Anything is possible. We are in the race and we will never give up until it is over.”answered Dixon, in search of the standard seventh moniker.

Newgarden, who has won five races this season, also believes in his chances of winning the title for the third time: “We will try to be fast in Laguna Seca, to win the largest gap possible.”

Swede Marcus Ericsson (Chip Janassi Racing) and McLaughlin, who trail Power 39 and 41 points respectively, are still hoping to win the championship.

On the French side, this issue concerns them all less because they have once again failed to shine. Romain Grosjean (Andretti) finished 19th and Simon Pagenaud (Meyer Shank) 23rd.

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