Toronto IndyCar: Dixon heads all-Ganassi front row for race two
|By Mark Glendenning||Saturday, July 13th 2013, 15:29 GMT|
Scott Dixon will head an all-Ganassi front row for the second race of this weekend's IndyCar double-header at Toronto.
The New Zealander led his group for most of the session, and became the only driver so far this weekend to dip below the 59s mark with his 58.9686s effort, which came just as James Jakes crashed and brought out the red flags.
Dario Franchitti, who will start today's first race from pole, topped the first qualifying group with his 59.1905s and will line up alongside his team-mate on Sunday.
Helio Castroneves and Ryan Hunter-Reay will share the second row ahead of Will Power and EJ Viso.
Both Power and Sebastien Bourdais, who will start from the fourth row, could potentially have finished higher up, but Power glanced the barriers late in the second session and dragged an advertising banner off the wall.
He managed to shed it from his car, only for it to wrap itself around Bourdais' front wing instead.
Jakes's crash a moment later denied the Dragon team an opportunity to try and remove it.
Pos Driver Team/Engine Time Gap 1. Scott Dixon Ganassi/Honda 58.9686s 2. Dario Franchitti Ganassi/Honda 59.1905s +0.222s 3. Helio Castroneves Penske/Chevy 59.1953s +0.226s 4. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti/Chevy 59.3915s +0.423s 5. Will Power Penske/Chevy 59.2503s +0.281s 6. Tony Kanaan KV/Chevy 59.5360s +0.567s 7. Sebastien Bourdais Dragon/Chevy 59.5421s Group 2 8. Ryan Briscoe Panther/Chevy 59.5473s Group 1 9. Alex Tagliani Herta/Honda 59.7601s Group 2 10. Simona de Silvestro KV/Chevy 59.6489s Group 1 11. EJ Viso Andretti/Chevy 59.7821s Group 2 12. James Hinchcliffe Andretti/Chevy 59.6750s Group 1 13. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt/Honda 59.8326s Group 2 14. Justin Wilson Coyne/Honda 59.7113s Group 1 15. Takuma Sato Foyt/Honda 1m00.0874s Group 2 16. Charlie Kimball Ganassi/Honda 59.7871s Group 1 17. Tristan Vautier Schmidt/Honda 1m00.3204s Group 2 18. Marco Andretti Andretti/Chevy 59.8207s Group 1 19. Josef Newgarden Fisher/Honda 1m00.6174s Group 2 20. Graham Rahal Rahal/Honda 59.9216s Group 1 21. James Jakes Rahal/Honda 1m00.7204s Group 2 22. Sebastian Saavedra Dragon/Chevy 1m00.1913s Group 1 23. Ed Carpenter Carpenter/Chevy 1m00.9519s Group 2 24. Mike Conway Coyne/Honda 1m00.3919s Group 1 All drivers using Dallara DW12 chassis