Courtesy of The Chronicle
Courtesy of The Chronicle

Indy 300 mistake causes Will to lose Power



FANS of Indy car driver Will Power were left in shock after his campaign at the Gold Coast Indy 300 came to a crashing end.

After creating history on Saturday by securing his third consecutive pole position, Power went full-speed ahead of the pack.

Part of Power's plan was to save fuel and drive conservatively, but this backfired after he brushed the inside wall on one of the turns, resulting in the steering breaking on the car.

With little control, Power crashed into the next wall and was forced to park at the nearest turn.

"It was a really bad mistake, the worst of my life. It was a very bad day for me and I am very disappointed," Power said. "I'm terribly disappointed. I just can't seem to win at this place."

While Power can only contemplate what might have been; fellow Aussie driver Ryan Briscoe went on to become the first Australian to win the Indy 300 since its inception in 1991.

The Team Penske driver had a faultless race, and combined with skill and a bit of luck, Briscoe rode home to a memorable victory of the illustrious 60-lap racing event.



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