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Qualifying: Sato takes second pole of 2019 in Texas

  • Published on 08 Jun 2019 02:04
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  • By: Fergal Walsh

Takuma Sato has taken his second pole position of the 2019 season, as he set the best two-lap average speed in Texas on Friday evening.

The Japanese driver last claimed pole position in Alabama, going on to win the race for Rahal Letterman Lannigan Racing.

Sato's average read a 220.250 mph, which was enough to beat Chip Ganassi's Scott Dixon to the top spot on the front row.

Dixon's average speed was a 220.162 mph, narrowly missing out on his first pole of the year.

Dale Coyne's Sebastien Bourdais managed the third fastest lap, edging out Ryan Hunter-Reay. Team Penske struggled throughout the session, with Simon Pagenaud ending up in fifth.

Pagenaud's teammates Josef Newgarden and Will Power were P7 and P15 respectively, with Power extremely unhappy with the balance of his car.

Spencer Pigot was sixth, lodged between Pagenaud and Newgarden. James Hinchcliffe had a strong run to end the session in eighth, ahead of Graham Rahal and the leading rookie Colton Herta.

One driver succumbed to the walls during the shootout, as Tony Kanaan drifted wide on the exit of Turn 2, forcing the No. 14 A.J. Foyt driver to abandon his run.

Marco Andretti also set a strong opening lap but got loose at the same corner which saw him correct the car multiple times, making him the slowest of the timed runners. 

Conor Daly, who steps in for Max Chilton this weekend, was 19th fastest ahead of Andretti and the second A.J. Foyt car of Matheus Leist. 

 

POS. DRIVER TEAM SPEED
1. Takuma Sato Rahal Letterman Lanigan 220.250
2. Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing 220.162
3. Sebastien Bourdais Dale Coyne Racing 219.746
4. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport 219.537
5. Simon Pagenaud Team Penske 219.355
6. Spencer Pigot Ed Carpenter Racing 219.099
7. Josef Newgarden Team Penske 218.666
8. James Hinchcliffe Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 218.459
9. Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan 218.449
10. Colton Herta Harding Steinbrenner Racing 218.406
11. Alexander Rossi Andretti Autosport 218.295
12. Zach Veach Andretti Autosport 218.074
13. Ed Carpenter Ed Carpenter Racing 217.982
14. Marcus Ericsson Schmidt Peterson Motorsports 217.953
15. Will Power Team Penske 217.899
16. Felix Rosenqvist Chip Ganassi Racing 217.182
17. Charlie Kimball Carlin 217.165
18. Santino Ferrucci Dale Coyne Racing 217.063
19. Conor Daly Carlin 216.175
20. Matheus Leist A.J. Foyt Enterprises 215.093
21. Marco Andretti Andretti Herta 206.901
22. Tony Kanaan A.J. Foyt Enterprises 0.000
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  • I love how well Sato is driving this year

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    • Jun 8 2019 - 11:42


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