Linus Lundqvist scored his second Indy Lights pole position in qualifying for the first two races on the Indianapolis road course.
The Swede, driving for the collaboration between Global Racing Group and HMD Motorsports, was a frequent pacesetter during the session, and was on top when the field pitted to fit fresh rubber for the closing stages.
On those last runs, Danial Frost and Alex Peroni both took brief turns at the top of the times before Lundqvist regained the lead with a 1m15.1127s lap, before improving soon afterwards to a 15m.0978s.
Both efforts were quicker than anybody else could manage, with Toby Sowery claiming second place for Juncos Racing, 0.1226 seconds behind his fellow British Formula 3 graduate.
Championship leader David Malukas took third for HMD with Andretti Autosport’s Kyle Kirkwood in fourth.
Peroni’s lap remained good enough for fifth ahead of Frost and Devlin DeFrancesco. Sting Ray Robb had an off-track moment with eight minutes left on the clock but returned to the track and improved his time to take eighth.
|1||Linus Lundqvist||Global Racing Group w/HMD||1m15.0978s||17|
|2||Toby Sowery||Juncos Racing||1m15.2204s||+0.1226s||17|
|3||David Malukas||HMD Motorsports||1m15.2637s||+0.1659s||16|
|4||Kyle Kirkwood||Andretti Autosport||1m15.2846s||+0.1868s||19|
|6||Danial Frost||Andretti Autosport||1m15.4915s||+0.3937s||18|
|7||Devlin DeFrancesco||Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport||1m15.6005s||+0.5027s||18|
|8||Sting Ray Robb||Juncos Racing||1m15.6773s||+0.5795s||16|
|9||Benjamin Pedersen||Global Racing Group w/HMD||1m15.7163s||+0.6185s||18|
|10||Robert Megennis||Andretti Autosport||1m15.7986s||+0.7008s||19|
|11||Nikita Lastochkin||HMD Motorsports||1m15.9190s||+0.8212s||19|
|12||Antonio Serravalle||Pserra Racing||1m15.9308s||+0.8330s||19|