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Last-minute lap puts Rasmus Lindh on top in Indy Lights test

by Ida Wood

Indy Pro 2000 runner-up Rasmus Lindh topped the two-day Indy Lights test at Sebring, setting his fastest lap in the final few minutes.

The Swede struggled to get to pace on the first day of the test, but was immediately at the front on the second day at Sebring’s club layout, going fastest in both sessions.

Lindh led HMD Motorsports team-mate and fellow IP2000 graduate Antonio Serravalle in the morning session, and looked like he was going to finish behind Andretti Autosport’s Kyle Kirkwood in the afternoon before a flurry of improvements in the last 10 minutes.

Reigning IP2000 champion Kirkwood dropped several tenths off his best, before Lindh jumped ahead of his team-mate and Kirkwood to take top spot.

Kirkwood struck back, with less than a tenth separating the top two, before Lindh but in a stunning sub-56s lap to reclaim first place.

Andretti ended up filling the second to fifth positions, with returnee Robert Megennis, IP2000 graduate Danial Frost and one-time Super Formula racer Tristan Charpentier filing in behind Kirkwood. Just two tenths covered the quartet.

Megennis, Kirkwood and Frost were fastest in Wednesday’s three sessions.

Serravalle was shuffled down from second to sixth, ahead of debuting team Exclusive Autosport’s driver Nikita Lastochkin, Atlantics race-winner Flinn Lazier (Belardi Auto Racing) and Jay Howard Driver Developments’ test-only entry for Christian Bogle.

 

Test results

Pos Driver Team Time
1 Rasmus Lindh HMD Motorsports 55.958s
2 Kyle Kirkwood Andretti Autosport +0.2156s
3 Robert Megennis Andretti Autosport +0.3494s
4 Danial Frost Andretti Autosport +0.4220s
5 Tristan Charpentier Andretti Autosport +0.4313s
6 Antonio Serravalle HMD Motorsports +0.5666s
7 Nikita Lastochkin Exclusive Autosport +0.8040s
8 Flinn Lazier Belardi Auto Racing +0.8719s
9 Christian Bogle Jay Howard Driver Development +1.7596s