Joao Barbosa rallies for Grand-Am win in Detroit
Joao Barbosa passed teammate David Donohue with 18 laps left and
went on to win the Grand-Am Detroit 200 at Belle Isle on
The Portuguese driver earned his first win of the season and No.
8 for his career in the series, co-driving with Darren Law. Donohue
was second, just .440 seconds behind. Scott Pruett finished third,
co-driving in the 2-hour race with Memo Rojas.
Barbosa avoided trouble, unlike competitors such as Ricky
Taylor, who won the last two Grand-Am events. Taylor pitted to give
up the lead nearing the midway mark of the race and hit a retaining
wall at the pit-road exit.
Taylor won in the Grand Touring class, Jonathan Bomarito
finished second and Robin Liddell third.