Marco Andretti wins IndyCar pole

FONTANA, Calif., Sept. 14 (UPI) -- Marco Andretti had a two-lap average of 216.069 miles per hour Friday to win the pole for the final IndyCar Series race of the season at Auto Club Speedway.

Hunter-Reay wins Baltimore Grand Prix

BALTIMORE, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Ryan Hunter-Reay charged into the lead on the 70th of 75 laps Sunday and kept his IndyCar championship hopes alive with a win at the Grand Prix of Baltimore.

Briscoe edges teammate Power at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Ryan Briscoe outmaneuvered Penske teammate Will Power during a late-race caution Sunday and emerged with a victory in the IndyCar Series race at Sonoma.

Hunter-Reay wins 3rd straight IndyCar race

TORONTO, July 8 (UPI) -- Ryan Hunter-Reay continued his recent IZOD IndyCar Series dominance Sunday, claiming his third straight title with a win at Honda Indy Toronto.

Wilson passes Rahal for Texas IndyCar win

FORT WORTH, Texas, June 10 (UPI) -- Justin Wilson grabbed the lead after Graham Rahal hit the wall with two laps left Saturday and hung on to win the Firestone 500 at Texas Motor Speedway.
Franchitti wins third Indianapolis 500

Franchitti wins third Indianapolis 500

INDIANAPOLIS, May 27 (UPI) -- Dario Franchitti charged back from a pit road mishap Sunday, grabbing the lead with two laps left and hanging on to win his third Indianapolis 500.
Franchitti, Dixon have top practice runs

Franchitti, Dixon have top practice runs

INDIANAPOLIS, May 25 (UPI) -- Former winners Dario Franchitti and Scott Dixon turned in the fastest laps Friday in the final practice session for the Indianapolis 500.
Briscoe bests Hinchcliffe for Indy pole

Briscoe bests Hinchcliffe for Indy pole

INDIANAPOLIS, May 19 (UPI) -- Ryan Briscoe took the pole position for the 96th Indianapolis 500 Saturday, edging James Hinchcliffe by the closest margin in the race's qualifying history.

Castroneves ends drought with St. Pete win

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., March 25 (UPI) -- Helio Castroneves took the lead with 26 laps left and held on to end an 18-race winless streak with a victory Sunday at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.

Dixon wins IndyCar race in Japan

MOTEGI, Japan, Sept. 18 (UPI) -- Scott Dixon led all but one lap Sunday in winning the IndyCar Series race in Japan but Will Power's second-place finish moved him into the championship lead.

Power leads Penske sweep at Sonoma

SONOMA, Calif., Aug. 28 (UPI) -- Will Power led a trio of Team Penske teammates Sunday in claiming the top three spots of the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma in California.

Conway runs by Briscoe for 1st IndyCar win

LONG BEACH, Calif., April 17 (UPI) -- Mike Conway claimed the first IZOD IndyCar Series win of his career Sunday, besting Ryan Briscoe in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.

Briscoe wins Chicagoland pole

JOLIET, Ill., Aug. 27 (UPI) -- Ryan Briscoe won his third Chicagoland Speedway pole in as many years Friday and will start out front in Saturday's 300-mile race.

Power edges Briscoe at Watkins Glen

WATKINS GLEN, N.Y., July 4 (UPI) -- Will Power overtook Team Penske teammate Ryan Briscoe with 17 laps left and went on to win Sunday's IZOD IndyCar Series race at Watkins Glen International.

Kanaan edges Castroneves for Iowa win

NEWTON, Iowa, June 20 (UPI) -- Tony Kanaan outdueled Helio Castroneves late in the race Sunday to claim the Iowa Corn Indy 250 at Iowa Speedway.
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Ryan Briscoe
Ryan Briscoe hits the wall in turn four during the running of the Toyota 300, at Homestead Miami Speedway, in Homestead, Florida, on March 6, 2005. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Ryan Briscoe (born 24 September 1981 in Sydney) is an Australian auto racing driver who has raced open wheel and sports cars in Europe and America.

In addition to his native English, Briscoe speaks Italian and French. He attended Trinity Grammar School in Summer Hill, Sydney, Australia.

Like many auto racing drivers, he started his career in karting, first racing in 1993. After winning Australian, North American and Italian championships, he moved to Formula Renault in 2000. He won the Italian Championship in 2001 (winning 5 races) and finished 4th running a limited schedule in the Eurocup (with 2 wins in 6 races). In 2002, he became test driver for the Toyota Formula One constructor. He started that year racing in the Formula 3000 series, but struggled and left his ride after 7 races. He finished the year in the German Formula 3 series, taking 3 podiums in the last 6 rounds. He won the Formula Three Euroseries in 2003 (winning 8 races in the process). He became the Toyota F1 team's 'third' driver (i.e., drove the team's test car on Fridays at Grands Prix) for the last third of the 2004 season, after previous third driver Ricardo Zonta was called up to replace Cristiano da Matta.

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