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Pole, Podiums, and Points for Speed at Barcelona

Speed now leads GP2 championship

New York, NY (8 May 2005) - 2002 Red Bull Driver Search winner Scott Speed had a big weekend in Barcelona, taking his first GP2 pole position and going on to step up to the podium in both races. Speed collected enough points this weekend to move into the championship lead, tied with Heikki Kovalainen.

Speed qualified on the pole for the first race by a remarkable margin, lapping some .448 seconds faster than the rest of the field. His race was hampered when a balky clutch got him off to a slow start, but Speed fought back and was catching the leader in the closing stages of the race. He ran out of laps to make a clean move, so he wisely brought the car home in second place, taking the championship points.

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