Honda IndyCar Mid-Ohio Friday Practice Report

8/1/2014

Honda Racing Report

Friday, August 1, 2014

 

Honda Indy 200 Friday Practice Report

Circuit:                             Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course (1.258-mile road course) Lexington, OH

2013 Winner:     Charlie Kimball (Target Chip Ganassi Racing Honda) 117.825 mph average

Weather:           Mostly sunny, warm, 82 degrees F

       
   
 
  Nil:

 

Combined Top-10 Practice Session Results:

Ps.

Driver      

Team

Engine – Chassis

Best Time

Notes

  1.

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:06.5316

122.180 mph

  2.

Simon Pagenaud

Schmidt Peterson Hamilton

Honda Dallara

1:06.6731

 

  3.

Scott Dixon

Target Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

1:06.7140

 

  4.

Mikhail Aleshin-R

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda Dallara

1:06.7280

 

  5.

Sebastien Bourdais

KVSH Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

1:06.8192

 

  6.

James Hinchcliffe

Andretti Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:06.8669

 

  7.

Marco Andretti

Andretti Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:06.8675

 

  8.

Juan Pablo Montoya

Team Penske

Chevrolet Dallara

1:06.8686

 

  9.

Carlos Munoz-R

Andretti Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:06.8810

 

10.

Ryan Briscoe

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet Dallara

1:06.8962

 

Other Honda-powered Result

11.

Carlos Huertas-R

Dale Coyne Racing

Honda Dallara

1:06.8977

 

12.

Takuma Sato

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda Dallara

1:06.9065

 

13.

Graham Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda Dallara

1:07.0099

 

15.

Josef Newgarden

Sarah Fisher Hartman Racing

Honda Dallara

1:07.0276

 

16.

Justin Wilson

Dale Coyne Racing

Honda Dallara

1:07.0583

 

21.

Jack Hawksworth-R

Bryan Herta Autosport

Honda Dallara

1:07.5934

 

 

Hunter-Reay, Honda Lead Mid-Ohio Practice

·       Hunter-Reay, Pagenaud end Friday 1-2 overall

·       Aleshin leads rookies with fourth-fastest time

·       Acura TLX GT makes Pirelli World Challenge debut

 

Honda-powered Ryan Hunter-Reay, pole qualifier in 2013, led the way Friday at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course during opening Verizon IndyCar Series practice for Sunday’s Honda Indy 200.  The 2012 series champion led a Honda 1-2 in practice, with Simon Pagenaud second quickest and his Schmidt Peterson Motorsports teammate, Mikhail Aleshin, fourth and quickest rookie in the field.

 

Friday also featured the debut of the new Acura TLX GT race car in Pirelli World Challenge competition, with RealTime Racing’s Peter Cunningham making his initial development outing in the all-wheel-drive, twin-turbocharged V6 Acura.

 

Activities continue Saturday at Mid-Ohio with final practice and qualifying for this weekend’s Honda Indy 200.  Television coverage of the 15th round of the 2014 season start at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday on the NBC Sports Network.

 

Ryan Hunter-Reay (#28 Andretti Autosport Honda) quickest in Friday practice:  “It was a good start to the day — we were quickest in the morning. Because of the stoppages in the second session, we never got moving the way we wanted to. I think the cars are good, but we do need to work at it overnight and go for pole tomorrow. Coming down to the final races, with 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 ahead in points. But that’s the way the points system is right now.  We need to win races. But it’s doable still and we’ll keep at it."



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