IRL: Motegi: Patrick Carpentier practice two report

Montreal, April 28, 2005 - Patrick Carpentier completed his second practice session for the Indy Japan 300, Round 4 of the Indy Car Series 2005 to be held Saturday at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan. Carpentier finished 13th for the session and...

Montreal, April 28, 2005 - Patrick Carpentier completed his second practice session for the Indy Japan 300, Round 4 of the Indy Car Series 2005 to be held Saturday at Twin Ring Motegi in Japan.

Carpentier finished 13th for the session and overall on the day. He posted his best lap time around the 2.414-kilometre (1.5-mile) Twin Ring oval track in 27.5751 seconds. The Red Bull Cheever Racing driver averaged 319.359 km/h. His teammate Alex Barron finished one position behind him.

Fastest driver of the day was Helio Castroneves with a lap time of 26.9071 seconds (327.285 km/h). The Brazilian driver edged British driver Dan Wheldon by seven hundredths of a second. Third quickest was Dario Franchitti of Scotland, followed by Brazilian Tony Kanaan and US driver Sam Hornish Jr., quickest in the first session.

Drivers will return on track Thursday night at 8:30 p.m. Eastern Time for the third practice session of the weekend. A news bulletin will follow the third session

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Helio Castroneves , Patrick Carpentier , Tony Kanaan , Alex Barron , Dan Wheldon , Sam Hornish Jr.