15 Apr 2012

Dixon benefits from engine violations for Indycar Grand Prix of Long Beach

6:12 pm on 15 April 2012

The Australian driver Ryan Briscoe has won pole position for tomorrow's IndyCar Grand Prix of Long Beach in California, but won't start anywhere near the front of the race.

The reigning champion Dario Franchitti of Scotland will start from the front, after engine-change violation penalties were imposed upon eleven drivers.

New Zealand's Scott Dixon, who's currently second overall, also benefited from the penalties and will start in fifth spot on the grid after posting the 12th fastest time in qualifying.