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Bogle and Serravalle fastest in final Indy Lights practice

by Bethonie Waring

Photo: Travis Hinkle

Christian Bogle topped the times in a HMD Motorsport-led final Indy Lights free practice session at Road America.

Bogle jumped to the top of the order in the final minutes of free practice, managing a 1m54.7706s time. He beat team-mate Antonio Serravalle who had gone quickest moments earlier with a time 0.149s slower.

Both HMD drivers completed their laps on fresh tyres, which allowed them to be the only drivers to set times sub-1m55s so far this weekend.

Hunter McElrea spent most of the session top of the order. After Danial Frost and Linus Lundqvist swapped fastest times early in the session, McElrea set a time of 1m55.113s to go quicker than both. After the late laps from the HMD Motorsport duo, he dropped down to third, but managed to stay ahead of Lundqvist.

Lundqvist finished fourth quickest, 0.222s slower than the time set by Bogle.

Frost took fifth, ahead of Matt Brabham, Ernie Francis Jr and Sting Ray Robb.

It was a difficult session for Benjamin Pedersen, who ran wide through the dust on his first lap and seemed to struggle with pace from that point onwards. He remained at the bottom of the order, completing only nine laps.

The only driver to set less laps was Christian Rasmussen, who had a mechanical problem early on and had to come into the pits after only one run. His one run was enough to put him ninth fastest, ahead of Kyffin Simpson.

Practice results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Christian Bogle HMD Motorsports 1m54.7706s 11
2 Antonio Serravalle HMD Motorsports 1m54.9198s +0.1492s 12
3 Hunter McElrea Andretti Autosport 1m55.1136s +0.3430s 13
4 Linus Lundqvist HMD Motorsports 1m55.3357s +0.5651s 11
5 Danial Frost HMD Motorsports 1m55.6128s +0.8422s 12
6 Matthew Brabham Andretti Autosport 1m55.6269s +0.8563s 13
7 Ernie Francis Jr. Force Indy 1m55.6368s +0.8662s 11
8 Sting Ray Robb Andretti Autosport 1m55.7948s +1.0242s 11
9 Christian Rasmussen Andretti Autosport 1m56.5233s +1.7527s 5
10 Kyffin Simpson TJ Speed Motorsports 1m56.6049s +1.8343s 11
11 Jacob Abel Abel Motorsports 1m56.6941s +1.9235s 12
12 James Roe TJ Speed Motorsports 1m57.6908s +2.9202s 13
13 Benjamin Pedersen Global Racing Group w/ HMD 1m57.8961s +3.1255s 9