Ryan Norman: “Overall, today went very well. We weren’t able to get out in the first session due to a mechanical issue, but the guys did a great job and we came out and hit our marks straight away. We carried the momentum that we had in Portland and the last couple of weekends into this test, so I feel really good. The car feels great and I am feeling pretty confident in my driving so we’ll hopefully come back strong tomorrow as well.”
An article from the Indy Lights website linked below said, “Mirroring this year’s Indy Lights season, the competition was supremely tight among nine drivers – an intriguing mix of veterans and rookies – at the test. At the end of the day on fresh Cooper tires, the top four all posted times within 0.2 seconds of each other, well inside both the existing race lap record of 1:15.7230, set in 2016 by Felix Rosenqvist, and comfortably faster than Patricio O’Ward’s pole-winning time of 1:15.4255 in May this year.
In the end it was on-form Ryan Norman (Andretti Autosport) atop the time charts with a best of 1:14.9283, an average speed of 117.184 mph, despite missing virtually the entire first session due to a mechanical issue. Norman, from Aurora, Ohio, has already marked himself as one of the championship favorites for 2019 after gaining his first Indy Lights win last month at Gateway Motorsports Park and following up with his first pole just three weeks ago at Portland International Raceway.”
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