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Collet fastest again in Indy Nxt FP2 at Mid-Ohio

by Ida Wood

Photo: Paul Hurley

HMD Motorsports’ Caio Collet was fastest in Indy Nxt’s second practice session at the repaved Mid-Ohio on Saturday.

Collet had topped the FP1 times the previous day with a 1m11.4390s lap, and in FP2 he improved to 1m10.7894s to lead the way by a tiny 0.0481 seconds over Andretti Global’s Louis Foster.

Abel Motorsports’ Jacob Abel was 0.2387s behind in third, the slowest of the title-contending trio and feeling he had a lot more pace to find, and HMD’s Christian Brooks was fourth fastest on what is his second weekend in the championship.

His team-mate Jonathan Browne was 0.0344s behind him in fifth, and Callum Hedge (HMD) and James Roe Jr (Andretti) were closely matched in sixth and seventh.

The top 13 were covered by 0.9817s, with Andretti’s Jamie Chadwick at the bottom of that list and at had a spin across the grass at turn eight that led to a late red flag interruption. When practice resumed, there was less than two minutes left on the clock.

HMD’s Myles Rowe had a bad session, only completing eight laps after he went off at speed into the tyre barriers at turn 12 and caused a red flag period 12 minutes in. He had been eighth fastest at the time and was able to exit his car without assistance, but ended FP2 in 17th place and needing to have his car repaired before qualifying.

Reece Gold, who is currently seventh in the standings, was the slowest driver in the 19-car field, lapping 1.7s off Collet’s pace.

Free practice 2 results
Pos Driver Team Time Gap Laps
1 Caio Collet HMD Motorsports 1m10.7894s 20
2 Louis Foster Andretti Global 1m10.8375s +0.0481s 20
3 Jacob Abel Abel Motorsports 1m11.0281s +0.2387s 22
4 Christian Brooks HMD Motorsports 1m11.2354s +0.4460s 24
5 Jonathan Browne HMD Motorsports 1m11.2698s +0.4804s 22
6 Callum Hedge HMD Motorsports 1m11.4725s +0.6831s 20
7 James Roe Jr Andretti Global 1m11.4876s +0.6982s 22
8 Christian Bogle HMD Motorsports 1m11.5349s +0.7455s 21
9 Jagger Jones HMD Motorsports 1m11.5479s +0.7585s 22
10 Bryce Aron Andretti Global 1m11.6036s +0.8142s 23
11 Salvador de Alba Andretti Cape 1m11.6792s +0.8898s 24
12 Nolan Allaer HMD Motorsports 1m11.7323s +0.9429s 19
13 Jamie Chadwick Andretti Global 1m11.7711s +0.9817s 19
14 Jordan Missig Abel Motorsports 1m11.9553s +1.1659s 25
15 Yuven Sundaramoorthy Abel Motorsports 1m11.9874s +1.1980s 24
16 Josh Pierson HMD Motorsports 1m12.0648s +1.2754s 22
17 Myles Rowe HMD Motorsports 1m12.0711s +1.2817s 8
18 Jack William Miller Miller Vinatieri Racing 1m12.4082s +1.6188s 21
19 Reece Gold HMD Motorsports 1m12.4897s +1.7003s 22