Barber IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay stays on top in practice two

Ryan Hunter-Reay continues to set the early-weekend pace at Barber after topping the second practice session on the Alabama road course

Barber IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay stays on top in practice two

The Andretti driver, who was also fastest this morning, moved to the top with a best lap of 1m08.7836s and his time held for the three minutes that still remained on the clock.

Sebastien Bourdais, who had been the previous benchmark, held on to second-fastest with a lap 0.1475 seconds down on Hunter-Reay's, leaving Penske's Will Power in third.

In contrast to the stoppage-laden session earlier in the day, the afternoon was interrupted just once to allow some debris to be removed from the area around Turn 14.

According to Bourdais, the lack of running time in the morning meant that changes were minimal between the sessions.

"The only real difference was that in the second session we were able to do more than one lap," said the Frenchman. "That was pretty much it."

 Pos Driver Team/Engine Time Gap Laps 1. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti/Honda 1m08.7836s 13 2. Sebastien Bourdais KV/Chevy 1m08.9311s +0.1475s 12 3. Will Power Penske/Chevy 1m08.9746s +0.1910s 18 4. James Hinchcliffe Andretti/Honda 1m09.0036s +0.2200s 19 5. Helio Castroneves Penske/Chevy 1m09.0586s +0.2750s 18 6. Josef Newgarden Fisher/Honda 1m09.0877s +0.3041s 17 7. Scott Dixon Ganassi/Chevy 1m09.1484s +0.3648s 13 8. Simon Pagenaud Schmidt/Honda 1m09.1506s +0.3670s 19 9. Ryan Briscoe Ganassi/Chevy 1m09.2084s +0.4248s 19 10. Carlos Munoz Andretti/Honda 1m09.2307s +0.4471s 21 11. Marco Andretti Andretti/Honda 1m09.3235s +0.5399s 11 12. Charlie Kimball Ganassi/Chevy 1m09.3906s +0.6070s 17 13. Takuma Sato Foyt/Honda 1m09.4793s +0.6957s 15 14. Justin Wilson Coyne/Honda 1m09.4943s +0.7107s 16 15. Mike Conway Carpenter/Chevy 1m09.5041s +0.7205s 18 16. Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt/Honda 1m09.5049s +0.7213s 20 17. Juan Pablo Montoya Penske/Chevy 1m09.5098s +0.7262s 16 18. Sebastian Saavedra KV/Chevy 1m09.5548s +0.7712s 17 19. Graham rahal Rahal/Honda 1m09.6552s +0.8716s 17 20. Carlos Huertas Coyne/Honda 1m09.7998s +1.0162s 19 21. Tony Kanaan Ganassi/Chevy 1m09.8116s +1.0280s 14 22. Oriol Servia Rahal/Honda 1m09.8695s +1.0859s 13 23. Jack Hawksworth Herta/Honda 1m10.0502s +1.2666s 17 
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