Will concedes ovals need improving

AS WILL Power assessed how a maiden IndyCar drivers' championship slipped through his fingers for the third-straight year, he knew exactly where he needed to improve.

For the third year the Toowoomba driver led the IndyCar Series heading into the final round only to be overtaken for the championship.

On Sunday (AEST) it was American Ryan Hunter-Reay who stole the title from Power, this time by just three points.

During those three years Power has won three road course championships to establish himself as the premier street circuit racer.

But it is the famous American ovals where he knows he needs to pick up on if he is to finally break through for his maiden IndyCar title.

"If I look back on the season, once again the ovals - three crashes on three of the ovals this year -- that's a massive hit in the points," he told after contact with the wall cost him at the Auto Club Speedway on Sunday.

"Three years winning the road course championship, quite convincingly, so it's very obvious where I lack."

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