EVENT SUMMARY: Long Beach

2012 Season, Event Summaries — By on April 10, 2012 5:17 pm
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Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach
Sunday, April 15, 2012

Winner: Will Power
Official box score – View PDF

Post-race analysis »
Post-race point standings »

Important times »
Track facts »

Entrant facts »

History »
Session times »
Pre-race point standings »

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POST-RACE ANALYSIS

Box score: View PDF
Unofficial lap report (with penalty listing): View PDF
Lap chart: View PDF
Tire use chart: View PDF
Pit stop summary: View PDF

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POST-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 12 Will Power 127
2 3 Helio Castroneves 103
3 77 Simon Pagenaud 100
4 9 Scott Dixon 96
5 27 James Hinchcliffe 95
6 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 81
7 2 Ryan Briscoe 73
8 38 Graham Rahal 62
9 8 Rubens Barrichello 59
10 4 JR Hildebrand 57
11 11 Tony Kanaan 54
11 5 EJ Viso 54
13 10 Dario Franchitti 52
14 18 Justin Wilson 52
15 14 Mike Conway 50
16 15 Takuma Sato 48
17 7 Sébastien Bourdais 47
18 22 Oriol Servia 45
18 26 Marco Andretti 45
20 83 Charlie Kimball 44
21 19 James Jakes 43
22 67 Josef Newgarden 42
23 20 Ed Carpenter 40
24 98 Alex Tagliani 37
25 6 Katherine Legge 36
25 78 Simona de Silvestro 36

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet  27
2 Honda  18
3 Lotus  12

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Rookie of the Year standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 77 Simon Pagenaud  100
2 67 Josef Newgarden  42
3 6 Katherine Legge  36

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Points
1 7 Lotus Dragon Racing $173,000
2 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $146,000
2 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing $146,000
4 19 Dale Coyne Racing $130,000
5 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $118,000
6 98 Bryan Herta Autosport $79,000

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IMPORTANT TIMES

Green flag: 4:15 PM EDT*
Race broadcast: 3:30 PM EDT on NBC Sports Network
Qualifying: 6:00 PM EDT Saturday on NBC Sports Network
(Live 5:00-6:20 PM EDT)
Practice sessions: 1:00-2:00 PM EDT Friday
(first half-hour for rookies and drivers outside top 10 only)
5:15-6:15 PM EDT Friday
1:25-2:25 PM EDT Saturday
12:15-12:45 PM EDT Sunday
Full weekend schedule: View PDF
Radio/live timing and scoring: INDYCAR Race Control

*1:15 PM PDT (Local), 3:15 PM CDT, 2:15 PM MDT, 8:15 PM GMT, 8:15 AM Mon NZST, 6:15 AM Mon AEST, 5:15 AM Mon JST

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TRACK FACTS

Track type: Temporary street course
Length: 1.968 miles
Race distance: 85 laps (167.28 miles)
Number of turns: 11
Track map: View PDF
Start: Rolling
Restarts: Double-file
Event Twitter account and hashtag: @ToyotaGPLB, #TGPLB
Weather forecast: Disabled

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ENTRANT FACTS

Entry list: View PDF
Driver performance: View PDF
Spotter guide: View PDF
Pit assignments: View PDF
Wing configuration: Road/street
Boost level: 155kPa
Tires available per entry: Primary:Five sets (20 total tires)
Alternate:
Three sets (12 total tires)
Rain: Five sets (street-course rain tire)
From Firestone:
The primary and alternate tire specifications are new for 2012. Both feature updated tread compounds applied to the same Firestone street-course tire construction used in 2011. The primary and alternate tires were previously used this season at the Honda Grand Prix of St. Petersburg, and will be used at all street course events this year. The Firestone rain tire for this weekend is the same rain spec used in the last half of 2011.

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HISTORY

Last five wins: 2011 – Mike Conway, Andretti Autosport
2010 – Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti Autosport
2009 – Dario Franchitti, Target Chip Ganassi Racing
2008 – Will Power, KV Racing (under Champ Car sanction)
2007 – Sébastien Bourdais, Newman/Haas Racing (under Champ Car sanction)
Last five poles: 2011 – Will Power, Team Penske (1:09.0649)
2010 – Will Power, Team Penske (1:09.3185)
2009 – Will Power, Team Penske (1:09.7107)
2008 – Justin Wilson, Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing (1:06.902; Champ Car)
2007 – Sébastien Bourdais, Newman/Haas Racing (1:07.546; Champ Car)
Track pole records: INDYCAR era – 1:09.0649 (2011, Will Power)
Overall on current track configuration – 1:06.886 (2006, Sébastien Bourdais)

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SESSION TIMES

Race – Official results

Rank Start Car Driver Engine Laps Comment
1 12 12 Will Power C 85
2 4 77 Simon Pagenaud H 85
3 16 27 James Hinchcliffe C 85
4 19 11 Tony Kanaan C 85
5 20 4 JR Hildebrand C 85
6 13 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 85
7 11 2 Ryan Briscoe C 85
8 6 15 Takuma Sato H 84
9 22 8 Rubens Barrichello C 84
10 3 18 Justin Wilson H 84
11 14 19 James Jakes H 84
12 15 5 EJ Viso C 84
13 18 3 Helio Castroneves C 84
14 24 20 Ed Carpenter C 83
15 1 10 Dario Franchitti H 82
16 23 22 Oriol Servia L 82
17 25 7 Sébastien Bourdais L 82
18 9 83 Charlie Kimball H 80
19 26 6 Katherine Legge L 80
20 17 78 Simona de Silvestro L 74 Mechanical
21 10 98 Alex Tagliani L 46 Mechanical
22 7 14 Mike Conway H 41 Mechanical
23 5 9 Scott Dixon
H 27 Mechanical
24 8 38 Graham Rahal
H 23 Contact
25 21 26 Marco Andretti
C 22 Contact
26 2 67 Josef Newgarden
H 0 Contact

Red=Non-Leaders Circle Entries

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Practice 4 – Sunday morning warm-up

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0 1:09.4724 1:09.4724 0 11 11
2 9 Scott Dixon H 0.9030 1:10.3754 6:09.4693 0.9030 10 8
3 8 Rubens Barrichello C 1.0221 1:10.4945 1:12.5288 0.1191 15 11
4 12 Will Power C 1.1213 1:10.5937 1:12.8584 0.0992 14 10
5 5 EJ Viso C 1.1724 1:10.6448 1:12.1534 0.0511 13 9
6 2 Ryan Briscoe C 1.2580 1:10.7304 1:11.2259 0.0856 11 7
7 11 Tony Kanaan C 1.3158 1:10.7882 1:10.7882 0.0578 11 11
8 19 James Jakes H 1.3288 1:10.8012 1:12.2518 0.0130 15 10
9 83 Charlie Kimball H 1.3625 1:10.8349 1:11.8995 0.0337 14 10
10 77 Simon Pagenaud H 1.3768 1:10.8492 1:10.8492 0.0143 11 11
11 10 Dario Franchitti H 1.4158 1:10.8882 1:12.2829 0.0390 11 7
12 18 Justin Wilson H 1.4168 1:10.8892 1:14.0318 0.0010 11 7
13 67 Josef Newgarden H 1.5680 1:11.0404 1:11.5200 0.1512 5 1
14 4 JR Hildebrand C 1.6553 1:11.1277 1:11.1277 0.0873 11 11
15 26 Marco Andretti C 1.8014 1:11.2738 1:12.2933 0.1461 9 6
16 3 Helio Castroneves C 1.8243 1:11.2967 1:11.6902 0.0229 12 11
17 38 Graham Rahal H 2.1368 1:11.6092 1:13.8427 0.3125 13 9
18 14 Mike Conway H 2.2275 1:11.6999 1:11.6999 0.0907 11 11
19 27 James Hinchcliffe C 2.2287 1:11.7011 1:11.7011 0.0012 11 11
20 22 Oriol Servia L 2.9501 1:12.4225 5:45.5470 0.7214 9 8
21 20 Ed Carpenter C 3.0408 1:12.5132 1:12.5132 0.0907 12 12
22 15 Takuma Sato H 3.1767 1:12.6491 4:17.2137 0.1359 5 3
23 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 3.7019 1:13.1743 1:13.4961 0.5252 13 8
24 98 Alex Tagliani L 3.8405 1:13.3129 1:13.4452 0.1386 11 10
25 6 Katherine Legge L 4.1650 1:13.6374 1:13.6374 0.3245 7 7
26 78 Simona de Silvestro L 5.4028 1:14.8752 1:30.9856 1.2378 7 3

Notes:
– 67-Newgarden ran off course in turn 6; red flag.
- 15-Sato made contact with turn 8 tires; red flag.
- 6-Legge made contact with turn 5 tires; red flag, no damage.
- 10-Franchitti made contact with turn 5 tires; red and checkered flags. Car sustained light damage to left front. Full repairs expected in time for race.

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Starting grid: View PDF

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Qualifying – Firestone Fast 6

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0 1:08.6089 1:08.6089 0 4 4
2 12 Will Power C 0.0984 1:08.7073 1:08.7073 0.0984 4 4
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.1074 1:08.7163 1:08.7163 0.0090 4 4
4 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.4238 1:09.0327 1:09.0327 0.3164 4 3
5 5 EJ Viso C 0.4545 1:09.0634 1:09.0634 0.0307 4 4
6 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.6020 1:09.2109 1:09.2109 0.1475 3 3

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Qualifying – Round 2

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 12 Will Power C 0 1:08.8516 1:11.9369 0 3 2
2 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.0538 1:08.9054 1:19.0443 0.0538 4 3
3 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.1323 1:08.9839 1:12.3275 0.0785 6 5
4 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.1584 1:09.0100 1:09.0100 0.0261 4 4
5 5 EJ Viso C 0.1705 1:09.0221 1:09.0221 0.0121 5 5
6 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.1880 1:09.0396 1:09.0396 0.0175 5 5
7 67 Josef Newgarden H 0.2181 1:09.0697 1:09.0697 0.0301 3 3
8 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.2330 1:09.0846 1:09.6806 0.0149 5 3
9 18 Justin Wilson H 0.2394 1:09.0910 1:09.0910 0.0064 5 5
10 11 Tony Kanaan C 0.3471 1:09.1987 1:10.0056 0.1077 5 4
11 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.3562 1:09.2078 1:09.2078 0.0091 5 5
12 9 Scott Dixon H 0.5142 1:09.3658 1:09.3658 0.1580 4 4

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Qualifying – Round 1, Group 2

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 67 Josef Newgarden H 0 1:09.2455 1:09.6454 0 5 3
2 12 Will Power C 0.2325 1:09.4780 1:09.4852 0.2325 5 4
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.3212 1:09.5667 1:14.3974 0.0887 4 3
4 10 Dario Franchitti H 0.3589 1:09.6044 1:12.0028 0.0377 7 4
5 77 Simon Pagenaud H 0.3896 1:09.6351 1:12.0507 0.0307 6 5
6 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.6071 1:09.8526 1:13.1710 0.2175 6 4
7 14 Mike Conway H 0.6413 1:09.8868 1:14.0235 0.0342 7 5
8 4 JR Hildebrand C 1.1339 1:10.3794 1:10.3794 0.4926 6 6
9 26 Marco Andretti C 1.3484 1:10.5939 1:10.7931 0.2145 4 2
10 22 Oriol Servia L 1.4380 1:10.6835 1:10.6835 0.0896 7 7
11 19 James Jakes H 1.5124 1:10.7579 1:10.8337 0.0744 5 4
12 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 1.5699 1:10.8154 1:10.8983 0.0575 6 2
13 78 Simona de Silvestro L 2.8135 1:12.0590 1:16.8607 1.2436 4 3

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Qualifying – Round 1, Group 1

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0 1:09.3277 1:09.3277 0 5 5
2 5 EJ Viso C 0.1509 1:09.4786 1:09.4786 0.1509 4 4
3 9 Scott Dixon H 0.2346 1:09.5623 1:09.5623 0.0837 5 5
4 18 Justin Wilson H 0.2927 1:09.6204 1:09.6558 0.0581 4 2
5 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.3456 1:09.6733 1:09.9765 0.0529 5 3
6 11 Tony Kanaan C 0.4268 1:09.7545 1:10.0641 0.0812 4 3
7 15 Takuma Sato H 0.5723 1:09.9000 1:09.9000 0.1455 5 5
8 38 Graham Rahal H 0.6519 1:09.9796 1:10.1142 0.0796 5 4
9 83 Charlie Kimball H 0.6911 1:10.0188 1:11.3188 0.0392 7 3
10 8 Rubens Barrichello C 0.7374 1:10.0651 1:22.8067 0.0463 4 3
11 98 Alex Tagliani L 1.4891 1:10.8168 1:10.8168 0.7517 6 6
12 20 Ed Carpenter C 2.5683 1:11.8960 1:11.8960 1.0792 9 9
13 6 Katherine Legge L 2.9234 1:12.2511 1:14.8293 0.3551 9 7

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Qualifying groups (View PDF):

- Group 1: 15-Sato, 11-Kanaan, 2-Briscoe, 5-Viso, 9-Dixon, 8-Barichello, 20-Carpenter, 98-Tagliani, 6-Legge, 27-Hinchcliffe, 38-Rahal, 83-Kimball, 18-Wilson

- Group 2: 26-Andretti, 14-Conway, 4-Hildebrand, 28-Hunter-Reay, 3-Castroneves, 7-Bourdais, 12-Power, 22-Servia, 78-de Silvestro, 10-Franchitti, 77-Pagenaud, 19-Jakes, 67-Newgarden

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Practice 3 – Saturday morning

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 12 Will Power C 0 1:10.7553 1:14.4953 0 19 8
2 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 0.0170 1:10.7723 1:13.8933 0.0170 15 7
3 3 Helio Castroneves C 0.2134 1:10.9687 1:12.9970 0.1964 17 9
4 5 EJ Viso C 0.2534 1:11.0087 1:15.3779 0.0400 18 13
5 26 Marco Andretti C 0.2705 1:11.0258 1:16.7005 0.0171 14 13
6 9 Scott Dixon H 0.3479 1:11.1032 1:14.7017 0.0774 18 7
7 38 Graham Rahal H 0.3492 1:11.1045 1:12.8298 0.0013 20 19
8 11 Tony Kanaan C 0.3609 1:11.1162 1:11.1162 0.0117 7 7
9 15 Takuma Sato H 0.5434 1:11.2987 1:13.2070 0.1825 18 9
10 2 Ryan Briscoe C 0.6130 1:11.3683 1:12.9465 0.0696 13 9
11 27 James Hinchcliffe C 0.6643 1:11.4196 1:14.7964 0.0513 16 15
12 4 JR Hildebrand C 0.8970 1:11.6523 1:15.8329 0.2327 18 17
13 8 Rubens Barrichello C 0.9045 1:11.6598 1:18.2184 0.0075 22 8
14 77 Simon Pagenaud H 1.1095 1:11.8648 1:30.8498 0.2050 15 12
15 83 Charlie Kimball H 1.2391 1:11.9944 6:44.5181 0.1296 14 12
16 67 Josef Newgarden H 1.3063 1:12.0616 1:14.8930 0.0672 14 8
17 18 Justin Wilson H 1.4480 1:12.2033 1:14.6959 0.1417 16 6
18 14 Mike Conway H 1.6049 1:12.3602 1:13.7165 0.1569 16 6
19 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 1.6333 1:12.3886 1:15.3666 0.0284 17 8
20 10 Dario Franchitti H 1.6402 1:12.3955 1:14.7912 0.0069 13 12
21 98 Alex Tagliani L 1.7151 1:12.4704 1:16.7966 0.0749 16 8
22 22 Oriol Servia L 2.6188 1:13.3741 1:15.2858 0.9037 16 6
23 19 James Jakes H 2.8384 1:13.5937 3:40.3981 0.2196 16 11
24 20 Ed Carpenter C 2.9933 1:13.7486 1:19.0203 0.1549 17 15
25 6 Katherine Legge L 5.8336 1:16.5889 1:18.1339 2.8403 13 11
26 78 Simona de Silvestro L 0.0000 0 0 0 0 0

Notes:
- 3-Castroneves, 11-Kanaan, and 27-Hinchcliffe all made contact with turn 5 wall. Castroneves and Hinchcliffe returned later in practice. Kanaan suffered moderate damage to left side of car.
- 19-Jakes had contact with tire barrier in turn 9 bringing out red flag and ending practice session.
- 7-Bourdais, 67-Newgarden, and 78-de Silvestro stopped on track bringing out separate red flag periods.

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Practice 2 – Friday late afternoon

Notes:
- Session followed heavy afternoon rains. Only 9-Dixon and 10-Franchitti turned laps at very slow speed. Dixon made contact turn 1 wall, causing damage to nose of vehicle.

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Practice 1 – Friday early afternoon

Rank Car Driver Engine Diff. BL LL Gap TL BL#
1 26 Marco Andretti C 0 1:17.2298 1:18.9296 0 11 8
2 15 Takuma Sato H 0.7150 1:17.9448 1:17.9448 0.7150 7 7
3 14 Mike Conway H 1.0098 1:18.2396 1:18.2396 0.2948 6 6
4 11 Tony Kanaan C 1.9903 1:19.2201 1:19.2201 0.9805 5 5
5 4 JR Hildebrand C 2.3483 1:19.5781 1:19.5781 0.3580 13 13
6 2 Ryan Briscoe C 2.3779 1:19.6077 1:19.6077 0.0296 4 4
7 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay C 2.4566 1:19.6864 1:19.6864 0.0787 6 6
8 5 EJ Viso C 2.8179 1:20.0477 1:20.3046 0.3613 10 9
9 3 Helio Castroneves C 3.6398 1:20.8696 1:21.9185 0.8219 12 9
10 9 Scott Dixon H 3.6633 1:20.8931 1:22.1700 0.0235 13 9
11 7 Sebastien Bourdais L 3.6720 1:20.9018 10:11.7722 0.0087 12 11
12 8 Rubens Barrichello C 3.6837 1:20.9135 1:21.5126 0.0117 19 15
13 12 Will Power C 3.9897 1:21.2195 1:21.6714 0.3060 8 4
14 20 Ed Carpenter C 5.4926 1:22.7224 1:24.0698 1.5029 7 4
15 22 Oriol Servia L 5.9930 1:23.2228 1:23.2228 0.5004 7 7
16 98 Alex Tagliani L 7.0009 1:24.2307 1:24.2307 1.0079 3 3
17 78 Simona de Silvestro L 7.2617 1:24.4915 35:26.0303 0.2608 7 4
18 6 Katherine Legge L 8.4832 1:25.7130 1:26.6654 1.2215 11 9
19 27 James Hinchcliffe C 56:10.330 57:27.560 57:27.560 56:01.847 1 1
20 10 Dario Franchitti 0.0000 0 0 0 0 0
21 67 Josef Newgarden H 0.0000 0 0 0 0 0

Notes:
- Most of session run in wet conditions. Track dried out throughout session. Several drivers switched to slicks during session but no drivers attempted fast speeds.
- 78-de Silvestro was involved in an incident in turn 8 causing minor damage to rear of vehicle.
- 15-Sato was involved in an incident in turn 10 causing minor damage to nose of vehicle.

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PRE-RACE POINT STANDINGS

Driver standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 3 Helio Castroneves 86
2 9 Scott Dixon 84
3 12 Will Power 77
4 27 James Hinchcliffe 60
5 77 Simon Pagenaud 58
6 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 53
7 38 Graham Rahal 50
8 2 Ryan Briscoe 46
9 14 Mike Conway 38
10 8 Rubens Barrichello 37
10 10 Dario Franchitti 37
12 5 EJ Viso 36
13 26 Marco Andretti 35
14 7 Sebastien Bourdais 34
15 83 Charlie Kimball 32
15 67 Josef Newgarden 32
15 18 Justin Wilson 32
18 22 Oriol Servia 31
19 4 JR Hildebrand 27
20 98 Alex Tagliani 25
21 20 Ed Carpenter 24
21 78 Simona de Silvestro 24
21 19 James Jakes 24
21 6 Katherine Legge 24
21 15 Takuma Sato 24
26 11 Tony Kanaan 22

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Manufacturer standings:

Rank Manufacturer Points
1 Chevrolet 18
2 Honda 12
3 Lotus 8

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Rookie of the Year standings:

Rank Car Driver Points
1 77 Simon Pagenaud 58
2 67 Josef Newgarden 32
3 6 Katherine Legge 24

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Non-Leaders Circle entry winnings (unofficial tally):

Rank Car Team Points
1 7 Lotus Dragon Racing $120,000
2 67 Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing $118,000
3 83 Novo Nordisk Chip Ganassi Racing $106,000
4 15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing $66,000
5 19 Dale Coyne Racing $65,000
6 98 Bryan Herta Autosport $53,000
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