Franchitti pips Sato in final practice

Dario Franchitti was quickest again in final practice ahead of qualifying for the IndyCar Series' Milwaukee round

Franchitti pips Sato in final practice

For much of the session, it looked like KV Racing Technology might come away with an encouraging one-two. The field was split into two groups, each getting half an hour of running, and KV's Tony Kanaan was fastest in the first half, before his team-mate Takuma Sato hit the front in the second segment.

But in the closing minutes Ganassi driver Franchitti slipped ahead of Sato by 0.0474 seconds, with Will Power (Penske) then demoting Kanaan to fourth.

Ryan Hunter-Reay was the quickest Andretti Autosport runner again in fifth, ahead of Ganassi's Scott Dixon and the third KV car of EJ Viso. Helio Castroneves set th eighth quickest time for Penske.

Graham Rahal (Ganassi), Oriol Servia (Newman/Haas) and Ana Beatriz (Dreyer & Reinbold) were second, third and fourth behind Kanaan in the first half hour, which translated to ninth, 10th and 11th in combined times once the second group had been out.

Pos Driver Team Time Gap 1. Dario Franchitti Ganassi 21.5629s 2. Takuma Sato KV 21.6103s + 0.0474s 3. Will Power Penske 21.6110s + 0.0481s 4. Tony Kanaan KV 21.6323s + 0.0694s 5. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti 21.6346s + 0.0717s 6. Scott Dixon Ganassi 21.6363s + 0.0734s 7. EJ Viso KV 21.6447s + 0.0818s 8. Helio Castroneves Penske 21.6861s + 0.1232s 9. Graham Rahal Ganassi 21.7636s + 0.2007s 10. Oriol Servia Newman/Haas 21.7766s + 0.2137s 11. Ana Beatriz Dreyer & Reinbold 21.8074s + 0.2445s 12. Danica Patrick Andretti 21.8977s + 0.3348s 13. Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold 21.9188s + 0.3559s 14. Alex Lloyd Dale Coyne 21.9219s + 0.3590s 15. Ryan Briscoe Penske 21.9426s + 0.3797s 16. Mike Conway Andretti  22.0439s + 0.4810s 17. Marco Andretti Andretti 22.1015s + 0.5386s 18. JR Hildebrand Panther 22.1111s + 0.5482s 19. Vitor Meira Foyt 22.2163s + 0.6534s 20. Charlie Kimball Ganassi 22.2455s + 0.6826s 21. Simona de Silvestro HVM 22.2748s + 0.7119s 22. James Jakes Dale Coyne 22.3086s + 0.7457s 23. Sebastian Saavedra Conquest 22.4787s + 0.9158s 24. James Hinchcliffe Newman/Haas 22.5346s + 0.9717s 25. Alex Tagliani Sam Schmidt 22.5982s + 1.0353s 26. Ed Carpenter Sarah Fisher 22.6813s + 1.1184s 
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