Honda IndyCar Mid Ohio Qualifying Report

8/3/2013

Honda Racing Report

Saturday, August 3, 2013

Honda Indy 200                                                                                                      Qualifying Report

Circuit:                Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (2.258-mile road course) Lexington, OH

2012 Winner:       Scott Dixon (Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 115.279 mph average speed

Weather:             Sunny, mild, 78 degrees F

 

Top-12 Qualifying Results:

Ps.

Driver      

Team

Engine – Chassis

Best Time

Notes

 

  1.

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

1:05.3519

124.385 mph

 

  2.

Will Power

Team Penske

Chevrolet Dallara

1:05.5359

Fast Six Shootout

 

  3.

Scott Dixon

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

1:05.7051

Fast Six Shootout

 

  4.

Marco Andretti

Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

1:05.8566

Fast Six Shootout

 

  5.

Charlie Kimball

Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

1:06.4415

Fast Six Shootout

 

  6.

Dario Franchitti

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Honda Dallara

1:06.5854

Fast Six Shootout

 

  7.

Justin Wilson

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda Dallara

1:05.9405

2nd round qualifying

 

 

 

 

 

 

  8.

Simon Pagenaud

Schmidt Hamilton Motorsports

Honda Dallara

1.05.9412

2nd round qualifying

 

  9.

Simona de Silvestro

KV Racing Technology

Chevrolet Dallara

1:05.9621

2nd round qualifying

 

10.

James Jakes

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda Dallara

1:06.1778

2nd round qualifying

 

11.

Tristan Vautier-R

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda Dallara

1.06.3379

2nd round qualifying

 

12.

E.J. Viso

Andretti Autosport

Chevrolet Dallara

1:06.4071

2nd round qualifying

 

 

Other Honda-powered Results:

16.

Takuma Sato

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda Dallara

1:06.1989

1st round, Group 2

17.

James Davison-R

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda Dallara

1:06.2839

1st round, Group 1

19.

Josef Newgarden

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

Honda Dallara

1:06.5334

1st round, Group 1

22.

Graham Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda Dallara

1:06.4002

1st round, Group 2

24.

Luca Filippi-R

Barracuda Racing/BHA

Honda Dallara

1:06.8757

1st round, Group 2

                                                       

 

        Dixon Leads Honda IndyCar Qualifying at Mid-Ohio

 

Scott Dixon led the Honda-powered field Saturday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, qualifying third for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200 in his Target Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara-Honda.  All three Chip Ganassi Racing teammates made it through the first two rounds of “knockout” qualifying to take part in the “Fast Six” final shootout, with Charlie Kimball qualifying fifth – a career best for him at Mid-Ohio – and Dario Franchitti, winner of the 2011 race here, rounding out the top six.

 

Honda-powered second-round qualifiers included Dale Coyne Racing’s Justin Wilson, who just missed out on advancing to the final round when a last-lap flyer from Marco Andretti pushed him down to seventh; and Simon Pagenaud, who will start eighth for Schmidt Hamilton HP Mptorsports.  James Jakes will start 10th for Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing, his best start at Mid-Ohio, with Tristan Vautier heading the rookie contingent in 11th for Schmidt Peterson Motorsports.

 

Sunday’s 90-lap Honda Indy 200, the 14th round in the 2013 IZOD IndyCar Series, starts at 3:30 p.m. EDT, with live television coverage on the NBC Sports Network. 

 

Scott Dixon (#9 Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda Dallara) qualified 3rd, won in 2009 after starting 3rd, won in 2012 after starting 4th"Qualifying was a lot tougher than I expected.  Even getting through Q1 [the first round of qualifying] was difficult.  We had to make some ‘on the spot’ changes [chassis adjustments] just to get through to Q3 [the third and final qualifying round].  But it’s a good starting spot for us.  I’ve won from the second row of the grid twice before, and we’re in good shape for the race tomorrow.” 



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