Motor Racing: Mansell is back on track

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NIGEL MANSELL is back in the hunt for the IndyCar title with 35 points, compared to 37 for the co- leaders, Al Unser Jnr and Emerson Fittipaldi. Mansell was jubilant after his second place in the Toyota Grand Prix here on Sunday when, at one stage, he was one lap down, writes Toni Toomey from Long Beach.

INDYCAR GRAND PRIX (Long Beach, Calif) Leading positions: 1 A Unser Jnr (US) Penske-Ilmor 105 laps completed (ave speed 99.283mph, 159.776kph); 2 N Mansell (GB) Lola-Ford Cosworth 105, 39.11sec behind; 3 R Gordon (US) Lola-Ford Cosworth 105; 4 R Boesel (Bra) Lola-Ford Cosworth 104; 5 Mario Andretti (US) Lola-Ford Cosworth 104; 6 Michael Andretti (US) Reynard-Ford Cosworth 104; 7 M Gugelmin (Bra) Reynard- Ford Cosworth 104; 8 A Fernandez (Mex) Reynard-Ilmor 104; 9 T Fabi (It) Reynard-Ilmor 104; 10 S Johansson (Swe) Penske-Ilmor 102. PPG Cup standings: 1= Unser Jnr, Fittipaldi 37pts; 3 Mansell 35; 4 Michael Andretti 29; 5 Johansson 25; 6 Mario Andretti 24; 7 Vasser 22; 8 Gordon 20; 9 Boesel 17; 10 Gugelmin 14.

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