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IndyCar Lengthy Seaside: Kirkwood’s late surge paces second observe

The defending race winner, Kirkwood delivered a flying lap of 1m06.4731s (106.581 mph) in the final seconds to lead the session on a chilly morning at the 11-turn, 1.968-mile temporary street circuit. Herta, who led the majority of the second half of the session, ended up trailing by 0.0155s behind Kirkwood. Christian Lundgaard also took

IndyCar Lengthy Seaside: Kirkwood’s late surge paces second observe

The defending race winner, Kirkwood delivered a flying lap of 1m06.4731s (106.581 mph) within the closing seconds to guide the session on a cold morning on the 11-turn, 1.968-mile momentary avenue circuit.

Herta, who led the vast majority of the second half of the session, ended up trailing by 0.0155s behind Kirkwood.

Christian Lundgaard additionally took benefit of a late run and jumped to 3rd, 0.1100s off the highest mark.

Meyer Shank Racing’s Felix Rosenqvist and Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin got here away fourth and fifth, respectively.

The opening quarter-hour noticed the highest spot rotate between Josef Newgarden and Pato O’Ward earlier than McLaughlin extracted a fast lap of 1m07.2463s.

Whereas McLaughlin and Newgarden had been on the high, their Staff Penske team-mate Will Power hit bother after tapping the wall in Flip 8 led to bent suspension on his left-rear nook.

After Chevrolet appeared to personal the leaderboard for in the beginning of the session, Honda then took its flip with Andretti World’s Colton Herta nailing a fast lap of 1m06.4886s to vault to first with roughly 25 minutes to go.

Kirkwood shook off {the electrical} points that plagued him in opening observe and jumped to second simply 0.1393s behind team-mate Herta.

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Reigning and two-time champion Alex Palou elevated his No. 10 Chip Ganassi Racing Honda to 3rd, 0.2779s off the time set by Herta.

Theo Pourchaire, making his IndyCar debut this weekend within the No. 6 Arrow McLaren Chevrolet substituting for the injured David Malukas, was already forward of his opening observe tempo out of the gate.

The reigning System 2 champion established the advance with an early run of 1m07.3934s however did go over the restrict after tapping the wall in Flip 4 and hit left-rear after which left-front earlier than persevering with on with 23 minutes to go. He completed up nineteenth total, 1.0203s off the tempo.

McLaughlin was capable of break up the Honda trifecta on the high with 12 minutes to go, leaping to 3rd and pushing Palou down a spot with a run that was 0.2473s off the highest time.

Energy was capable of return to observe however discovered bother in Flip 8 as soon as extra to convey out the purple flag with lower than 9 minutes to go. After receiving help from the AMR IndyCar Security Staff, the Aussie was capable of refire and proceed on and return to the pits. Previous to the incident, Energy was capable of put down a lap 1m06.8099s to run sixth on the timesheets.

The contact with the wall led to Energy getting out of the automotive to place an early finish to his session. He would find yourself eighth total when the checkered flag fell.

After the session restarted, visitors turned a maze for drivers keen to search out the utmost tempo as everybody stacked up close to Flip 11.

Nevertheless, Lundgaard was capable of hearth off a fast lap of 1m06.5831s to leap his No. 45 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda to second within the closing minute.

Kirkwood propelled to the highest spot within the closing seconds, pushing down Herta to second and Lundgaard to 3rd on the conclusion of observe.

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Cla   Nº   Driver   Automobile / Engine   Time   Hole   Laps 
27 Kyle Kirkwood Dallara/Honda 1’06.4731   24
26 Colton Herta Dallara/Honda 1’06.4886 0.0155 25
45 C.Lundgaard Dallara/Honda 1’06.5831 0.1100 21
60 Felix Rosenqvist Dallara/Honda 1’06.6518 0.1787 22
3 Scott McLaughlin Dallara/Chevrolet 1’06.7359 0.2628 23
10 Alex Palou Dallara/Honda 1’06.7665 0.2934 26
77 Romain Grosjean Dallara/Chevrolet 1’06.7988 0.3257 22
12 Will Energy Dallara/Chevrolet 1’06.8099 0.3368 11
78 Agustín Canapino Dallara/Chevrolet 1’06.9552 0.4821 22
10  7 Alexander Rossi Dallara/Chevrolet 1’07.0128 0.5397 24
11  11 Marcus Armstrong Dallara/Honda 1’07.0451 0.5720 23
12  9 Scott Dixon Dallara/Honda 1’07.0713 0.5982 27
13  2 Josef Newgarden Dallara/Chevrolet 1’07.1578 0.6847 22
14  15 Graham Rahal Dallara/Honda 1’07.1617 0.6886 25
15  21 R.van Kalmthout Dallara/Chevrolet 1’07.1635 0.6904 20
16  20 C.Rasmussen Dallara/Chevrolet 1’07.1792 0.7061 23
17  28 Marcus Ericsson Dallara/Honda 1’07.2638 0.7907 25
18  66 Tom Blomqvist Dallara/Honda 1’07.4126 0.9395 22
19  6 Théo Pourchaire Dallara/Chevrolet 1’07.4934 1.0203 23
20  30 P.Fittipaldi Dallara/Honda 1’07.5035 1.0304 22
21  5 Patricio O’Ward Dallara/Chevrolet 1’07.5127 1.0396 31
22  8 Linus Lundqvist Dallara/Honda 1’07.5232 1.0501 27
23  51 Nolan Siegel Dallara/Honda 1’07.9285 1.4554 24
24  18 Jack Harvey Dallara/Honda 1’07.9481 1.4750 23
25  4 Kyffin Simpson Dallara/Honda 1’08.2015 1.7284 25
26  41 Sting Ray Robb Dallara/Chevrolet 1’08.7330 2.2599 21
27  14 Santino Ferrucci Dallara/Chevrolet 1’09.0933 2.6202 6
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