Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay fastest in practice for Andretti

Andretti Autosport's Ryan Hunter-Reay was the quickest in second IndyCar practice at Mid-Ohio

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay fastest in practice for Andretti

Hunter-Reay's best time was a 1m04.2961s set midway through the session, putting him ahead of Toronto race winner Josef Newgarden - who was just a tenth of a second off.

Hints of rain threatened to disrupt the second half of the session, but never reached the point where wet tyres were required.

Five-time Mid-Ohio race winner Scott Dixon was third fastest and two tenths ahead of championship rival Simon Pagenaud. Alexander Rossi rounded out the top five.

The top 10 ended up being covered by just half a second, with Will Power next in the order from Marco Andretti and Graham Rahal.

Helio Castroneves led the session early on but was eventually bumped down to ninth fastest, while James Hinchcliffe completed the top 10.

IndyCar returnee Mikhail Aleshin finished 13th quickest again behind rookie Ed Jones, who was the only driver to improve after the spots of rain caused everyone to come into the pits briefly.

Carlos Munoz set the slowest time having completed the fewest laps after being set back with electrical problems.

PRACTICE TWO RESULTS:

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m04.2961s - 19
2 Josef Newgarden Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.4375s 0.1414s 20
3 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 1m04.4910s 0.1949s 19
4 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.5625s 0.2664s 22
5 Alexander Rossi Andretti Herta Dallara/Honda 1m04.6358s 0.3397s 20
6 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.6828s 0.3867s 23
7 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m04.7770s 0.4809s 18
8 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 1m04.7973s 0.5012s 25
9 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.8154s 0.5193s 20
10 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m04.8613s 0.5652s 20
11 Takuma Sato Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m05.1008s 0.8047s 22
12 Ed Jones Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m05.1411s 0.8450s 17
13 Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m05.1859s 0.8898s 23
14 Max Chilton Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 1m05.1994s 0.9033s 21
15 Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 1m05.2065s 0.9104s 19
16 Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m05.2931s 0.9970s 20
17 Conor Daly AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Chevrolet 1m05.2975s 1.0014s 18
18 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Honda 1m05.3474s 1.0513s 18
19 Esteban Gutierrez Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m05.4063s 1.1102s 21
20 J.R. Hildebrand Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m05.4646s 1.1685s 25
21 Carlos Munoz AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Chevrolet 1m05.4686s 1.1725s 16


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