TORONTO – It’s a doubleheader weekend in Toronto for the Indy Lights stars, as the 14 drivers took to the 1.786-mile street circuit for the lone two practice sessions of the weekend on Friday. It’s their only time to tune up their cars before two races and a qualifying session the rest of the way, which made these two issues very interesting to say the least.
In the opening session, Felix Rosenqvist, who’s missed the last two races weekend’s, paced the way with a lap of 1:08.3020-seconds in his No. 14 Belardi Racing entry. His Belardi teammate of Zach Veach was right behind, as he turned a lap of 1:08.7101-seconds in his No. 5 entry.
It was a clean sweep of the top two speeds for Belardi in the initial session as they look like the team to beat so far.
Current points leader Ed Jones was third (1:08.8276-seconds) in his No. 11 Carlin entry, while rookie Santiago Urrutia (1:08.8294-seconds) and Kyle Kaiser (1:08.8408-seconds) were fourth and fifth respectively.
In the second session, last week’s Iowa winner led the way, as Felix Serralles turned a lap of 1:07.7785-seconds in the closing minutes. That lap was quickest of the day.
Rosenqvist, was second in the session to end up first and second respectively in the two sessions on Friday, but he crashed in Turn 8 as the session was coming to a close bringing out the red and checkered flag. So, all that momentum went right out of the window.
Jones (1:07.8794-seconds) was third quickest again while Kaiser (1:07.9036-seconds) and Urrutia (1:07.9706-seconds) flip flooped from the first practice to end up fourth and fifth respectively.
All that’s left now for the series is qualifying tomorrow morning, then Race No. 1 in the afternoon.
On Sunday, they will lineup and race all over again.