IndyCar: Colton Herta wins a tough race in the rain at Indianapolis

American Colton Herta won the IndyCar race held at the Indianapolis road circuit on Saturday after several crashes and interruptions caused by rain.

Frenchman Simon Pagenaud took 2nd place. The podium is completed by Australian Will Power.

This is the seventh victory in this discipline for Colton Herta, 22, but the first this season. He chose to stop early to put on rain tires and then again at the end of the race to fit a new set of tires of the same type as the weather conditions deteriorated again.

“It helped us a lot. We were able to make up a lot of places,” said the winner, saying it was one of his toughest races with “tyres for wet then dry then wet again. »

Rain and a thunderstorm delayed the start by around 40 minutes on this circuit which partly uses the ring on which the famous 500 Miles will be contested at the end of the month.

In the championship, after five races, it is Will Power who leads with 169 points ahead of Spaniard Alex Palou (154), New Zealander Scott McLaughlin (153) and American Josef Newgarden (140).

The French Romain Grosjean and Simon Pagenaud are respectively 10th and 11th with 112 and 109 points.

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