Herta Fastest in Practice 3; Qualifying Next

Photo: Colton Herta exiting the keyhole in Practice 3. Photo: Mike Silver

 

Colton Herta picked up where he stopped yesterday afternoon, leading the NTT Indycar Series final practice session this morning. The results of this session determine the   groups for the 2:35 pm qualifying rounds.  Herta will lead Group 2 in Round 1. Group 2 will also include Alexander Rossi, Josef Newgarden, and Sebastien Bourdais.

Herta’s time of 1:05.704 was 0,058 seconds better than Spencer Pigot. Alexander Rossi was third quickest. Rossi struggled in both sessions yesterday and early in today’s round. Graham Rahal ended Practice two slowest of the 23 cars, but finished sixth this morning. Felix Rosenqvist dropped to twenty in today’s practice after posting a top ten speed yesterday.  Scott Dixon, seventh yesterday, finished 15th today.