Justin Wilson pleased with 4th in Mid-Ohio qualifying Justin will start from the second row for Sunday's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio after qualifying his No. 02 McDonald's car in 4th place. In the three-segment qualifying session, Justin was 6th...
Justin Wilson pleased with 4th in Mid-Ohio qualifying
Justin will start from the second row for Sunday's Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio after qualifying his No. 02 McDonald's car in 4th place. In the three-segment qualifying session, Justin was 6th fastest in his group during round one and 5th quickest of the 12 runners who made it through to the second round. In the final segment, the 10 minute Firestone Fast Six shoot-out, Justin's fastest lap was 1:07.5442 (120.348 mph). Helio Castroneves took pole position for Team Penske with a lap of 1:07.2480 (120.878 mph) and will be joined on the front row by his team-mate Ryan Briscoe. Marco Andretti qualified third for Andretti Green Racing. Graham Rahal, Justin's team-mate at Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing, qualified 14th (1:08.0459, 119.461 mph).
"I'm really pleased with our qualifying performance," said Justin. "This morning I didn't expect the McDonald's car to make it to the third round of qualifying and I was wondering if we'd make the top-12. We made a change to the setup overnight and it wasn't right, so we went back on the change for qualifying which meant we were a couple of steps behind. I'm really pleased with the way we came back to get the McDonald's car in the top-six again. I felt we had a bit more time we could get out of the car, but it was a little tricky to drive and I couldn't quite get it all out. At the end of the day I'm pretty happy with where we are. We haven't tested at this track or on a road circuit yet and we're on a steep learning curve, so it feels good to make it to the Firestone Fast Six all three times in the IndyCar Series. We're going to keep chipping away at it so we can earn another pole this season."