Gustavo Yacaman takes pole position for Indy Lights race at Indianapolis
|Thursday, May 24th 2012, 20:51 GMT|
Gustavo Yacaman took his maiden Indy Lights pole position in qualifying for the biggest race of the season at Indianapolis.
The 21-year-old Colombian completed his two-lap qualifying run in 1m35.991s at a speed of 187.517mph in his Team Moore Racing car to break a three-year run of poles at the Brickyard by Sam Schmidt Motorsports.
Schmidt's best driver was Victor Carbone in second; the Brazilian lapping at 187.166mph. F3 Euro Series convert Carlos Munoz was the best rookie in third for Andretti Autosports ahead of what will be his first race on an oval.
Belardi's Jorge Goncalvez and Yacaman's team-mate David Ostella start fourth and fifth; the latter in a career-best grid spot. Team E driver Brandon Wagner will start sixth.
Completing the top 10 were Israeli Alon Day (Belardi), series debutant Emerson Newton-John (Fan Force United), Tristan Vautier (Schmidt) and points leader Sebastian Saavedra (AFS/Andretti).
Irishman Peter Dempsey will start 13th on his debut with Younessi Racing while Briton Oli Webb qualified one place further back in his Schmidt car.
Pos Driver Team Speed 1. Gustavo Yacaman Moore 187.517mph 2. Victor Carbone Sam Schmidt 187.166mph 3. Carlos Munoz Andretti 187.009mph 4. Jorge Goncalvez Belardi 186.609mph 5. David Ostella Moore 186.530mph 6. Brandon Wagner E 186.419mph 7. Alon Day Belardi 186.337mph 8. Emerson Newton-John Fan Force 186.306mph 9. Tristan Vautier Sam Schmidt 186.246mph 10. Sebastian Saavedra AFS/Andretti 185.731mph 11. Esteban Guerrieri Sam Schmidt 185.437mph 12. Armaan Ebrahim Fan Force 185.324mph 13. Peter Dempsey Younessi 185.313mph 14. Oli Webb Schmidt 185.288mph 15. Anders Krohn Bryan Herta 184.845mph 16. Joao Horto Juncos 184.754mph 17. Mike Larrison Belardi 184.735mph 18. Chase Austin Bryan Herta 184.678mph 19. Juan Pablo Garcia Jeffrey Mark 184.494mph