Scott Dixon quickest in second practice on Indianapolis road course

Scott Dixon went quickest in the second IndyCar practice session on the Indianapolis road course, snatching the top time from Simon Pagenaud in the final two minutes

Scott Dixon quickest in second practice on Indianapolis road course

Practice one pacesetter Will Power spent much of the session at the top of the times, before Bourdais dropped a 1m09.9944s lap to go top with 10 minutes remaining by just 0.0002s.

Pagenaud had been setting a series of consistent times in the top three before hitting the summit with a 1m09.9894s.

But Dixon went even faster to claim the top spot with just one minute remaining by pumping in a lap 0.1613s quicker than Pagenaud.

The Hondas were able to challenge for frontrunning pace with Andretti Herta's Alexander Rossi impressing despite an early spin causing a red flag, and Schmidt Peterson's James Hinchcliffe traded the quickest times with Pagenaud halfway through.

Graham Rahal ultimately ended the day as the top Honda in his Rahal Letterman Lanigan entry in third, 0.1615s off Dixon's pace.

Cloudy weather looked set to throw a curveball into the proceedings, prompting the teams to prepare wet weather tyres, but the rain held off to maintain a dry, and largely clean session.

Spencer Pigot impressed by finishing highest of the part-time competitors, setting a time good enough for 12th.

AJ Foyt's Indianapolis 500 latecomer Alex Tagliani was 19th outpaced Formula 1 refugee Max Chilton, while Matt Brabham was just over a second off the pace in 24th.

PRACTICE TWO TIMES:

Pos Driver Team Car Gap Laps
1 Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 1m09.8281s 34
2 Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 0.1613s 26
3 Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 0.1615s 38
4 Sebastien Bourdais KVSH Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.1663s 33
5 Will Power Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 0.1665s 26
6 Mikhail Aleshin Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 0.2297s 30
7 Josef Newgarden Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.2460s 28
8 James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Dallara/Honda 0.2534s 25
9 Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 0.3415s 26
10 Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 0.3652s 26
11 Helio Castroneves Team Penske Dallara/Chevrolet 0.4199s 30
12 Spencer Pigot Rahal Letterman Lanigan Dallara/Honda 0.4260s 30
13 Charlie Kimball Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.4599s 31
14 Conor Daly Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 0.4656s 30
15 Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 0.4686s 27
16 Gabby Chaves Dale Coyne Racing Dallara/Honda 0.4781s 35
17 J.R. Hildebrand Ed Carpenter Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.5126s 31
18 Alexander Rossi Andretti Herta Dallara/Honda 0.6334s 32
19 Alex Tagliani AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 0.6825s 23
20 Max Chilton Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.7694s 26
21 Takuma Sato AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 0.8031s 28
22 Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Dallara/Chevrolet 0.8106s 26
23 Jack Hawksworth AJ Foyt Enterprises Dallara/Honda 0.8967s 22
24 Matthew Brabham Team Murray Dallara/Chevrolet 1.1488s 25
25 Carlos Munoz Andretti Autosport Dallara/Honda 18.1115s 3


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