Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Will Power tops practice for Penske before rain

Will Power topped the second IndyCar practice at Mid-Ohio before rain bought the session to an early end

Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Will Power tops practice for Penske before rain

Power set a time of 1m04.196s for Team Penske just before the rain came, claiming top spot from Tony Kanaan in second - who had battled with Power throughout the session.

Championship leader Simon Pagenaud was third, while Graham Rahal was the fastest of the Honda pack in fourth place.

In fifth and sixth were Josef Newgarden and Charlie Kimball, with rookie RC Enerson impressing on his series debut with seventh.

Spencer Pigot for Ed Carpenter Racing and James Hinchcliffe of Schmidt Peterson Motorsports were eighth and ninth respectively and five-time Mid-Ohio winner Scott Dixon rounded out the top 10 - despite finishing on top of the earlier session.

The rain, which had threatened throughout the session, came with 25 minutes to go sending the whole field diving back into the pitlane.

Former Formula 1 drivers Juan Pablo Montoya, who was placed 17th, and Sebastien Bourdais, who was placed 19th, were the only drivers to venture back onto the circuit fitted with wet tyres - but ultimately practice was red-flagged with seven minutes remaining.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES

Pos Driver Team Car Time Gap Laps
1 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.1962s - 17
2 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.4663s 0.2701s 21
3 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.5353s 0.3391s 21
4 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 1m04.5982s 0.4020s 26
5 Josef Newgarden Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.6392s 0.4430s 23
6 Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.6429s 0.4467s 22
7 R.C. Enerson Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m04.7284s 0.5322s 27
8 Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.7842s 0.5880s 22
9 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m04.8022s 0.6060s 18
10 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.8337s 0.6375s 17
11 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m04.8599s 0.6637s 17
12 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m04.8972s 0.7010s 20
13 Alexander Rossi Andretti Herta Dallara/Honda 1m04.9086s 0.7124s 19
14 Carlos Munoz Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m04.9366s 0.7404s 17
15 Conor Daly Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 1m04.9579s 0.7617s 21
16 Jack Hawksworth AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 1m04.9843s 0.7881s 18
17 Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 1m05.0555s 0.8593s 21
18 Max Chilton Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m05.0931s 0.8969s 22
19 Sebastien Bourdais KVSH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m05.1165s 0.9203s 23
20 Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 1m05.2645s 1.0683s 18
21 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 1m05.3078s 1.1116s 18
22 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 1m05.3873s 1.1911s 19

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