Hinchcliffe, Honda qualify fourth in Detroit

6/3/2016

Nil: Honda Racing Report

Friday, June 3, 2016

 

Dual in Detroit Presented by Quicken Loans

Circuit:                             Belle Isle Park (2.35-mile temporary street circuit) Detroit, MI

2015 Winners:   Race 1 Carlos Munoz (Andretti Autosport Honda) 74.381 mph average (rain)

                            Race 2 Sebastien Bourdais (KVSH Racing) 79.476 mph average (rain)

Weather:           Sunny, warm, 82 degrees F

 

Top-12 Qualifying Results:

Ps.

Driver      

Team

Manufacturer

Lap Time

Notes

  1.

Simon Pagenaud

Team Penske

Chevrolet

1:14.9166

Fast Six shootout

  2.

Helio Castroneves

Team Penske

Chevrolet

1:14.9285

Fast Six shootout

  3.

Juan Pablo Montoya

Team Penske

Chevrolet

1:15.5659

Fast Six shootout

  4.

James Hinchcliffe

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda

1:15.7708

Fast Six shootout

  5.

Carlos Munoz

Andretti Autosport

Honda

1:16.3897

Fast Six shootout

  6.

Scott Dixon

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

1:16.4613

Fast Six shootout

  7.

Tony Kanaan

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

1:15.5508

2nd round

  8.

Charlie Kimball

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

1:15.6712

2nd round

  9.

Will Power

Team Penske

Chevrolet

1:15.7142

2nd round

10.

Graham Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda

1:15.7172

2nd round

11.

Takuma Sato

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda

1:16.0998

2nd round

12.

Mikhail Aleshin

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda

1:16.2665

2nd round

Other Honda-powered Results

15.

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport

Honda

1:16.2463

1st round, Group 1

16.

Conor Daly-R

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda

1:17.6370

1st round, Group 2

17.

Alexander Rossi-R

Andretti Herta Autosport

Honda

1:16.4512

1st round, Group 1

19.

Marco Andretti

Andretti Autosport

Honda

1:16.4965

1st round, Group 1

20.

Gabby Chaves

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda

1:16.9140

1st round, Group 2

22.

Jack Hawksworth

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda

1:18.3918

1st round, Group 2

 

 

Hinchcliffe Leads Honda Qualifiers in Detroit

·       Indy 500 pole qualifier will start fourth in Saturday’s opening race

·       Munoz, second-place finisher at Indy, qualifies fifth in Detroit

·       Doubleheader weekend in Detroit features races Saturday and Sunday

 

James Hinchcliffe led the Honda effort Friday at Belle Isle Park, qualifying fourth for Saturday’s first race of the Dual in Detroit Presented by Quicken Loans, a Verizon IndyCar Series double header race weekend on the temporary street circuit in Detroit, Michigan.

 

The pole qualifier for last week’s Indianapolis 500, Hinchcliffe was one of five Honda drivers to advance beyond the first round of Indy car “knockout” qualifying. Carlos Munoz also advanced to the final round and qualifed fifth, after finishing second last Sunday at Indy.  Second-round qualifiers Graham Rahal will start 10th, with Takuma Sato 11th and Mikhail Aleshin, 12th.

 

Activities continue Saturday in Detroit with the first of this weekend’s 70-lap Verizon IndyCar Series races.  The seventh and eighth rounds of the 16-race 2016 season start at 3:30 p.m. EDT Saturday and Sunday, respectively, with live television coverage of both races on ABC.

 

James Hinchcliffe (#5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda):  "I'm really happy with qualifying. To get into the Firestone Fast Six two races in a row is big for the Arrow Electronics team. Some of the other cars were really quick, but we managed to have enough there at the end of the second round and then a solid effort in the third round to put it on the second row. I'm very pleased with that. We still have two races and another qualifying to go but to come back here after missing last year and be able to get up to speed quickly, I can't thank Allen [McDonald, engineer] and the crew enough. The Arrow car was great off the truck and it's just allowing us to keep this momentum going."



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