Gustavo Yacaman survived extended pressure from Sebastian Saavedra to win this weekend's Indy Lights race around the streets of Toronto.
Yacaman (Team Moore) and Saavedra (AFS/Andretti) passed polesitter Victor Carbone on lap 13 and wasted little time in making the battle for the race their own, although Yacaman was able to open a gap over Saavedra in the final phase of the race to cross the line with a 2.2-second advantage. Sam Schmidt Motorsports driver Carbone completed the podium.
It was a disastrous race for Schmidt team-mates and championship rivals Esteban Guerrieri and Tristan Vautier, who collided on the opening lap. Vautier suffered broken suspension in the incident and crashed out a couple of corners later, while Guerrieri was forced to pit for a replacement front wing. He then lost more time when the safety car picked him up by accident before eventually waving him through, but ultimately recovered to sixth.
The most intense battle was for fourth place between Peter Dempsey (Belardi) and Oliver Webb (Schmidt). It was eventually settled in Dempsey's favour despite Webb's repeated efforts to find a way past.
Results - 50 laps: Pos Driver Team Time/Gap 1. Gustavo Yacaman Moore 59m21.0045s 2. Sebastian Saavedra AFS/Andretti + 2.2874s 3. Victor Carbone Schmidt + 17.5199s 4. Peter Dempsey Belardi + 24.7993s 5. Oliver Webb Schmidt + 25.9034s 6. Esteban Guerrieri Schmidt + 32.5404s 7. David Ostella Moore + 50.0610s Retirements: Juan Pablo García Jeffrey Mark 30 laps Jorge Goncalvez Belardi 30 laps Carlos Munoz Andretti 1 lap Tristan Vautier Schmidt 0 laps