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Honda Indy Toronto Qualifying Report

Circuit: Exhibition Place (1.755-mile temporary street circuit), Toronto, Ont., Canada

2014 Winners: Race 1 Sebastien Bourdais (KVSH Racing) 90.370 mph average Race 2 Mike Conway [Ed Carpenter Racing] 73.168 mph average [rain]

Weather: Sunny, warm, 81 degrees F

Top 12 Qualifying Results:

Ps. Driver Team Manufacturer Best Time Notes
1. Will Power Team Penske Chevrolet 59.4280 106.314 mph average
2. Simon Pagenaud Team Penske Chevrolet 59.6095 +0.1815 seconds
3. Juan Pablo Montoya Team Penske Chevrolet 59.6242 Fast Six Shootout
4. Scott Dixon Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 59.8879 Fast Six Shootout
5. Sebastien Bourdais KV Racing Technology Chevrolet 59.9012 Fast Six Shootout
6. Luca Filippi Carpenter Fisher Hartman Chevrolet 1:00.2312 Fast Six Shootout
7. Helio Castroneves Team Penske Chevrolet 59.8940 Second round
8. Takuma Sato A.J. Foyt Racing     Honda   59.9500 Second round
9. Tony Kanaan Chip Ganassi Racing Chevrolet 1:00.0901 Second round
10. Graham Rahal Rahal Letterman Lanigan Honda 1:00.1214 Second round
11. Josef Newgarden Carpenter Fisher Hartman Chevrolet 1:00.1323 Second round
12. James Jakes Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 1:00.4576 Second round

Other Honda-powered Results:

13. Carlos Munoz Andretti Autosport Honda 1:00.6849 First round, Group 1
14. Jack Hawksworth A.J. Foyt Racing Honda 1:01.4569 First round, Group 2
16. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti Autosport Honda 1:01.5959 First round, Group 2
18. Marco Andretti Andretti Autosport Honda 1:01.9907 First round, Group 2
19. Conor Daly-R Schmidt Peterson Motorsports Honda 1:01.2543 First round, Group 1
21. Tristan Vautier Dale Coyne Racing Honda 1:01.5065 First round, Group 1
22. Gabby Chaves-R Bryan Herta Autosport Honda 1:02.4016 First round, Group 2
23. Rodolfo Gonzalez-R Dale Coyne Racing Honda 1:05.0167 First round, Group 2


Sato Leads Honda Qualifiers in Toronto

  • Sato to start Honda Indy Toronto from eighth on the grid
  • Graham Rahal, James Jakes also advance to second-round qualifying

Takuma Sato produced his third top-10 qualifying effort of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season, and will start Sunday's Honda Indy Toronto from eighth in his A.J. Foyt Racing Honda. Sato missed advancing to the "Fast Six" final round qualifying by only five-hundredths of a second, after making it to the last qualifying round in two of the four previous temporary street circuit events this season.

After leading the Honda field in Friday's practice sessions, Graham Rahal also advanced to the second round, and will start 10th in his Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing Honda, with Schmidt Peterson Motorsports' James Jakes equaling his season-best 12th-place qualifying effort in Texas last week with an identical starting position for tomorrow's 85-lap contest.

The 10th round of the Verizon IndyCar Series season start at 3 p.m. EDT Sunday, with live television coverage on the NBC Sports Network.

Takuma Sato (#14 Rahal A.J. Foyt Racing Honda) "We were very close to advancing [to the Fast Six Shootout], I think we were just five-one hundredths short, or close to it. But that's racing. This is a tricky, very bumpy track, with a lot of surface changes. Even after they ground [the surface], it's still rough. But that makes for an exciting race, and this race gets such fantastic support from Honda and all of the Canadian race fans. I hope to be able to give them something to celebrate tomorrow."