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Gustavo Yacaman takes pole position for Indy Lights race at Indianapolis

Gustavo Yacaman, Team Moore, Indianapolis 2012Gustavo 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
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