IRL: Motegi: Patrick Carpentier practice one report

Montreal, April 27, 2005 - Patrick Carpentier completed his first practice session in preparation for Saturday's Indy Japan 300 to be held at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan. Carpentier finished 9th with a lap time of 27.7425 seconds around ...

Montreal, April 27, 2005 - Patrick Carpentier completed his first practice session in preparation for Saturday's Indy Japan 300 to be held at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.

Carpentier finished 9th with a lap time of 27.7425 seconds around the 2.414-kilometre (1.5-mile) egg-shaped oval course. He averaged 309.383 km/h. His teammate Alex Barron finished 14th overall with a lap time of 27.9011 seconds (315.625 km/h).

Fastest of the 23 drivers entered for Round 4 of the Indy Car Series 2005 was Sam Hornish Jr. with a lap time of 27.1146 seconds (324.781 km/h). The American driver posted his quickest time on the last lap of the session, edging Brazilian Helio Castroneves (27.1812 s) by sixth hundredths of a second. Third fastest was Brazilian Tony Kanaan, followed by countrymen Vitor Meira. Dario Franchitti rounds out the top five.

Drivers will return on track for the second practice session beginning at 12:45 a.m. Eastern Time. A second daily report will be issued after the second session.

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Patrick Carpentier , Dario Franchitti , Tony Kanaan , Alex Barron , Sam Hornish Jr. , Vitor Meira