Rahal, Honda Lead Friday Practice at Road America

6/24/2016

Nil: Honda Racing Report

Friday, June 24, 2016

 

Kohler Grand Prix of Road America

Circuit:                             Road America (4.0-mile road course) Elkhart Lake, WI

Weather:           Sunny, warm, 81 degrees F

 

Top-10 Practice Session Results:

Ps.

Driver      

Team

Manufacturer

Best Time

Notes

  1.

Graham Rahal

Rahal Letterman Lanigan

Honda

1:43.0224

140.265 mph avg.

  2.

Will Power

Team Penske

Chevrolet

1:43.1608

 

  3.

Simon Pagenaud

Team Penske

Chevrolet

1:43.4804

 

  4.

Carlos Munoz

Andretti Autosport

Honda

1:43.5560

 

  5.

Jack Hawksworth

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda

1:43.6747

 

  6.

Tony Kanaan

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

1:43.7013

 

  7.

Juan Pablo Montoya

Team Penske

Chevrolet

1:43.7427

 

  8.

Max Chilton-R

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

1:43.7964

 

  9.

Helio Castroneves

Team Penske

Chevrolet

1:43.8137

 

10.

Scott Dixon

Chip Ganassi Racing

Chevrolet

1:43.8423

 

Other Honda Results

11.

Ryan Hunter-Reay

Andretti Autosport

Honda

1:43.8425

 

12.

Alexander Rossi-R

Andretti Herta Autosport

Honda

1:43.8530

 

13.

Takuma Sato

A.J. Foyt Racing     

Honda

1:43.8702

 

14.

Marco Andretti

Andretti Autosport

Honda

1:43.8885

 

17.

Conor Daly-R

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda

1:44.0070

 

18.

James Hinchcliffe

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda

1:44.0419

 

19.

Mikhail Aleshin

Schmidt Peterson Motorsports

Honda

1:44.1000

 

20.

Gabby Chaves

Dale Coyne Racing                

Honda

1:44.2901

 

 

 

Rahal, Honda lead field in Opening Day Practice at Road America

·       Graham Rahal heads the afternoon session, day for Honda

·       Munoz, Hawksworth also post top-five times

·       Indy cars return to Road America after seven-year absence

 

Graham Rahal led the way for Honda and his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing team as the Verizon IndyCar Series returned to the famed Road America Circuit in Elkhart Lake, Wisconsin, leading the 22-car field in Friday practice for Sunday’s Kohler Grand Prix of Road America.

 

Rebounding after an electrical issue limited his running in the morning practice, Rahal posted a lap time of 1:43.0224, for an average speed of 140.265 mph, around the scenic, 4.0-mile road course.  That topped the time charts for both the afternoon session and the day.  Carlos Munoz put his Andretti Autosport Honda fourth overall, with a 1:43.5560 time recorded in the morning session, while Jack Hawksworth made it three Hondas in the top five for the day with a 1:43.6747, also posted in the first practice.

 

Activities at the Kohler GP of Road America continue tomorrow, with final practice and qualifying.  Sunday’s 50-lap race starts at 1 p.m. EDT, with live network television coverage on the NBC Sports Network.

 

Graham Rahal (#15 Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda):  I think it was obviously a good run there, to do that lap.  We were a little conservative, so I was pleased with the lap overall. We all know it's [only] Friday. We have a long weekend to go.  The car feels decent. I've got a little work to do. Everybody does. As you can see, it's pretty tough out there right now, pretty slippery, different types of rubber being laid down [by the various series running this weekend]. It's tricky.  At the end of the first day, we feel decent. But we’ll come back out here in the morning and see how we go. Everybody is going to have a lot to work on, and we're included.”



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