1) Will Power 1:09.8182 / 125.761 mph (Group 2, Round 3)
11) Takuma Sato 1:10.1979 / 125.081 mph (Group 2, Round 2)
17) Graham Rahal 1:10.3605 / 124.792 mph (Group 1, Round 1)
GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 United Rentals Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “Clearly I’m disappointed. It was frustrating to go out there and to lock up the right front like that. I’ve never had it where I went into Turn 1 and I couldn’t read the brake markers because the car was vibrating that badly. It’s disappointing because I think that we probably had a car that was quick enough to maybe advance. Was it a top-six car? No. But should it have advanced? Yes. We’re just going to have to work hard tomorrow and stay out of trouble. Turn 1 is going to be hectic tomorrow. Luckily I’ve got Scott (Dixon) by me. Hopefully he and I can take care of each other and go race.”
TAKUMA SATO, No. 30 Mi-Jack / Panasonic Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “The first session was quite encouraging. The car felt better than at the test and at that moment, it looked like we would have a good weekend. And then in the second practice we started to struggle with a balance of grip. In qualifying I tried really hard. It was a good feeling to get through the first round but then we missed out getting to the third round by less than two-tenths. That shows how competitive it is these days. We just need a little more speed. (For the race:) It’s always challenging to overtake but you can actually overtake here. There are two good opportunities per lap. We will try to make the most of it.”
RLL AT INDY ROAD COURSE…. The INDYCAR Grand Prix will mark the fifth Verizon IndyCar Series race on the 2.439-mile road course. The team’s best finish here is second in 2015 by Rahal and best start is eighth in 2015, also by Rahal.
NEXT UP: The pre-race warm-up will take place tomorrow from 11:15-11:45 a.m. ET and ABC will begin their broadcast of the INDYCAR Grand Prix beginning at 3:30 PM ET.
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