Oli Webb gives Sam Schmidt Motorsports team its 50th Indy Lights pole in Detroit
|By Mark Glendenning||Saturday, June 2nd 2012, 12:55 GMT|
Briton Oliver Webb took pole position for this weekend's Indy Lights race in Detroit.
Webb took the honours with a best time of 1m17.7720s to give the Sam Schmidt Motorsports team its 50th series pole. Tristan Vautier and last weekend's Freedom 100 winner Esteban Guerrieri secured a 1-2-3 for the Schmidt team by claiming the second and third spots on the grid.
Belardi's Alon Day was quickest of the non-Schmidt drivers with the fourth-best time in a session that was cut short by a red flag for a spinning David Ostella at Turn 14.
Among those who were denied a chance to improve their positions was championship contender Sebastian Saavedra (AFS/Andretti Autosport), who will start from 10th.
Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Oliver Webb Schmidt 1m17.7720s 2. Tristan Vautier Schmidt 1m18.1299s + 0.3579s 3. Esteban Guerrieri Schmidt 1m18.2360s + 0.4640s 4. Alon Day Belardi 1m18.4200s + 0.6480s 5. Victor Carbone Schmidt 1m18.4237s + 0.6517s 6. Peter Dempsey Younessi 1m18.4500s + 0.6780s 7. Gustavo Yacaman Moore 1m18.8023s + 1.0303s 8. Carlos Munoz Andretti 1m19.0546s + 1.2826s 9. David Ostella Moore 1m19.2297s + 1.4577s 10. Sebastian Saavedra AFS/Andretti 1m20.4357s + 2.6637s 11. Armaan Ebrahim Fan Force 1m21.0193s + 3.2473s 12. Juan Pablo Garcia Jeffrey Mark 1m21.1422s + 3.3702s 13. Rodin Younessi Younessi 1m30.4265s + 12.6545s 14. Jorge Goncalvez Belardi