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2014 Mid-Ohio: IndyCar Friday Practice Results - Bourdais, Hunter-Reay Fastest!
Posted by: ASkyler on Aug 01, 2014 - 06:57 PM
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2014 Mid-Ohio: IndyCar Friday Practice Results - Bourdais, Hunter-Reay Fastest!



Ryan Hunter-Reay was fastest on Friday at Mid-Ohio.

Ryan Hunter-Reay was fastest on Friday at Mid-Ohio.
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Earlier this week, Sebastien Bourdais said winning the first race of the July 20 doubleheader on the streets of Toronto jump-started "building something for next year."

Topping the time sheet in the second Verizon IndyCar Series practice session on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course was a solid foundation for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio. Bourdais, driving the No. 11 Mistic KVSH Racing car, recorded a lap of 1 minute, 6.8271 seconds.

"We had a great weekend (at Toronto) and finally capitalized on the pace and promises we've had coming into the season," said Bourdais, a resident of St. Petersburg, Fla., who joined 19 other drivers in testing at Mid-Ohio July 24. "It's great to be at the front at Mid-Ohio. It's a fun place. It's a very challenging track and balance is always the key. You have to hit it just right and gaps are always very minimal. It's a track that's very unforgiving and you have to get it right and when you do, it's a lot of fun.

"We had a good test last week, but we're still digging. Still looking for stuff and we're getting a lot closer every time we come out."

Overall, the lap time in the afternoon session was fifth-quick on the day in preparation for the 90-lap race Aug. 3. Bourdais posted a best lap of 1:06.8192 in the morning session. More than 650 laps were turned.

Ryan Hunter-Reay, driving the No. 28 DHL car for Andretti Autosport, was quickest overall with a lap of 1:06.5316. Another 45-minute session at 10 a.m. (ET) Aug. 2 precedes the three rounds of qualifications, featuring the Firestone Fast Six to determine the Verizon P1 Award winner.

Hunter-Reay, who's third in the Verizon IndyCar Series championship standings with four races left in the season, has four top-five and seven top-10 finishes in eight starts at Mid-Ohio. A win would significantly help his prospects of securing a second series title.

"I think the (four Andretti Autosport) cars are good, but we do need to work at it overnight and go for pole tomorrow," said Hunter-Reay, who has won a series-high three races this season. "Coming down to the final race and a championship on the line, we need to win. It's amazing to think that we've won three races and Helio (Castroneves) has won one, but he's that far out in the lead in points. But that's the way the points system is right now, we need to win races because we are in the position we are. But it's doable still and we'll keep at it."

Simon Pagenaud, a two-time race winner this season and the runner-up to Charlie Kimball at Mid-Ohio last August, was second-quick (1:06.6731) overall in the No. 77 Schmidt Peterson Hamilton Motorsports entry. Scott Dixon, who has won four of the past seven races at Mid-Ohio, was third (1:06.7140) in the No. 9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing car.

Mikhail Aleshin, making his first start at Mid-Ohio, was fourth in the No. 7 SMP Racing car.

Castroneves, the series' championship points leader, was 18th on the time chart and Team Penske teammate Will Power, who enters the race 13 points behind, was 14th.


 

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2014 Mid-Ohio: IRL IndyCar Friday Practice Results
Rank Car Driver Name C/E/T Session Time Speed Total Laps
1 28 Hunter-Reay Ryan D/H/F Practice 1 01:06.5316 122.180 22
2 77 Pagenaud Simon D/H/F Practice 1 01:06.6731 121.920 20
3 9 Dixon Scott D/C/F Practice 1 01:06.7140 121.845 21
4 7 Aleshin Mikhail (R) D/H/F Practice 1 01:06.7280 121.820 31
5 11 Bourdais Sebastien D/C/F Practice 1 01:06.8192 121.654 37
6 27 Hinchcliffe James D/H/F Practice 1 01:06.8669 121.567 23
7 25 Andretti Marco D/H/F Practice 1 01:06.8675 121.566 23
8 2 Montoya Juan Pablo D/C/F Practice 1 01:06.8686 121.564 25
9 34 Munoz Carlos (R) D/H/F Practice 2 01:06.8810 121.541 28
10 8 Briscoe Ryan D/C/F Practice 1 01:06.8962 121.514 40
11 18 Huertas Carlos (R) D/H/F Practice 1 01:06.8977 121.511 38
12 14 Sato Takuma D/H/F Practice 2 01:06.9065 121.495 23
13 15 Rahal Graham D/H/F Practice 1 01:07.0099 121.307 40
14 12 Power Will D/C/F Practice 1 01:07.0248 121.280 30
15 67 Newgarden Josef D/H/F Practice 1 01:07.0276 121.275 34
16 19 Wilson Justin D/H/F Practice 2 01:07.0583 121.220 27
17 83 Kimball Charlie D/C/F Practice 1 01:07.1596 121.037 31
18 3 Castroneves Helio D/C/F Practice 1 01:07.2238 120.921 31
19 17 Saavedra Sebastian D/C/F Practice 1 01:07.3629 120.672 35
20 10 Kanaan Tony D/C/F Practice 1 01:07.3968 120.611 25
21 98 Hawksworth Jack (R) D/H/F Practice 2 01:07.5934 120.260 39
22 20 Conway Mike D/C/F Practice 2 01:07.6579 120.146 35




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