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Lundqvist leads the way in Indy Lights testing at Indianapolis

by Ida Wood

Photo: Gavin Baker Photography/Road to Indy

Global Racing Group with HMD Motorsports’ Linus Lundqvist set the fastest lap in both of Indy Lights’ pre-event test sessions on Indianapolis Motor Speedway’s road course.

The Swede was on top almost from start to finish in the first Thursday session, with a 1m15.8839s lap being his best effort.

He improved on that by almost half a second in the second session of the day, while the pack behind got closer and less than a second covered the whole of the 13-car field.

Juncos Racing’s Toby Sowery got closest, going 0.0283 seconds slower than Lundqvist, while Carlin with Jay Howard Driver Development’s Alex Peroni was just a tenth behind in third after being second to Lundqvist in session one.

Andretti Autosport-run trio Devlin DeFrancesco, Kyle Kirkwood and Danial Frost were closely matched in fourth to sixth, with Frost having been third earlier in the day.

Points leader David Malukas was seventh fastest, but less than a third of a secondd slower than Lundqvist in his HMD-run car.

Test results
Pos Name Team Time Gap Laps
1 Linus Lundqvist Global Racing Group w/ HMD 1m15.3920s 53
2 Toby Sowery Juncos Racing 1m15.4203s +0.0283s 46
3 Alex Peroni Carlin w/ JHDD 1m15.5181s +0.1261s 45
4 Devlin DeFrancesco Andretti Steinbrenner Autosport 1m15.6169s +0.2249s 50
5 Kyle Kirkwood Andretti Autosport 1m15.6649s +0.2729s 48
6 Danial Frost Andretti Autosport 1m15.7127s +0.3207s 48
7 David Malukas HMD Motorsports 1m15.7252s +0.3332s 36
8 Sting Ray Robb Juncos Racing 1m15.8435s +0.4515s 35
9 Antonio Serravalle Pserra Racing 1m15.9278s +0.5358s 40
10 Nikita Lastochkin HMD Motorsports 1m15.9688s +0.5768s 46
11 Benjamin Pedersen Global Racing Group w/ HMD 1m16.0896s +0.6976s 47
12 Robert Megennis Andretti Autosport 1m16.0999s +0.7079s 46
13 Christian Bogle Carlin w/ JHDD 1m16.3530s +0.9610s 52