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Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Sebastien Bourdais quickest in second practice

Sebastien Bourdais ended the opening day of practice for this weekend's IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio by going fastest in Friday afternoon's session.

The Frenchman, who earned his first US single-seater win since Champ Car at Toronto two weeks ago, finished the afternoon on top with a best lap of 1m06.8271s.

"It was good," Bourdais said. "We finally had a good weekend in Toronto and capitalised on our pace, and it's great to be at the front here at Mid-Ohio.

"It's a fun place and a challenging track. We had a good test here last week and we're still digging, still looking for stuff."

Andretti's Carlos Munoz was second-fastest ahead of Takuma Sato, who himself had led the session earlier on.

Officials ended the session slightly early after Carlos Huertas spun and stopped at the entry to the final corner, bringing out a red flag with less than a minute remaining.

It was the second red flag of the afternoon, following on from a similarly harmless spin at Turn 4 by Simon Pagenaud.

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Pos  Driver              Team/Engine      Time        Gap     Laps
 1.  Sebastien Bourdais  KV/Chevy         1m06.8271s           17 
 2.  Carlos Munoz        Andretti/Honda   1m06.8810s  0.0539s  16 
 3.  Takuma Sato         Foyt/Honda       1m06.9065s  0.0794s  13 
 4.  Justin Wilson       Coyne/Honda      1m07.0583s  0.2312s  15 
 5.  Ryan Briscoe        Ganassi/Chevy    1m07.0840s  0.2569s  21 
 6.  Ryan Hunter-Reay    Andretti/Honda   1m07.0943s  0.2672s  12 
 7.  Simon Pagenaud      Schmidt/Honda    1m07.1077s  0.2806s  14 
 8.  Carlos Huertas      Coyne/Honda      1m07.1917s  0.3646s  19 
 9.  Mikhail Aleshin     Schmidt/Honda    1m07.2178s  0.3907s  13 
10.  Scott Dixon         Ganassi/Chevy    1m07.2588s  0.4317s  12 
11.  Helio Castroneves   Penske/Chevy     1m07.2846s  0.4575s  19 
12.  James Hinchcliffe   Andretti/Honda   1m07.3298s  0.5027s  14 
13.  Will Power          Penske/Chevy     1m07.4218s  0.5947s  19 
14.  Juan Pablo Montoya  Penske/Chevy     1m07.4590s  0.6319s  14 
15.  Graham Rahal        Rahal/Honda      1m07.5643s  0.7372s  17 
16.  Jack Hawksworth     Herta/Honda      1m07.5934s  0.7663s  20 
17.  Mike Conway         Carpenter/Chevy  1m07.6579s  0.8308s  22 
18.  Josef Newgarden     Fisher/Honda     1m07.6748s  0.8477s  21 
19.  Tony Kanaan         Ganassi/Chevy    1m07.7580s  0.9309s  19 
20.  Marco Andretti      Andretti/Honda   1m07.8989s  1.0718s  15 
21.  Charlie Kimball     Ganassi/Chevy    1m07.9722s  1.1451s  15 
22.  Sebastian Saavedra  KV/Chevy         1m07.9916s  1.1645s  18 
All drivers use Dallara chassis                                   
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