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Es la primera vez que veo, no íntegra pero si gran parte, las 500 millas y he de decir que me han gustado bastante. Lo primero que me gustaría resaltar es el resultado de Oriol... Hay que decir que para esta carrera se presentan más de 50 coches de los cuales sólo 39 han tomado la salida y terminar 11º la primera vez que corre en este circuito es un maravilloso resultado y más teniendo el coche que tiene nada competitivo para un circuito tan rápido.

Como curiosidad cabe destacar que la clasificación se corre a 4 vueltas y el fin de semana anterior y que es una carrera muy táctica en la que es prácticamente imposible que no haya SC (banderas amarillas que dicen ellos) 8 hubo ayer.
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Uri sale noveno en Milwaukee



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carrera a las 10
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carrera a las 10

¿tienes algun link para verla?
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Pues vaya comienzo de carrera...


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Menudo carreron de oriol diossssssssss
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CITA(` @ Jun 1 2008, 11:56 PM) *
Menudo carreron de oriol diossssssssss


Ya ves yossi, ha sido IMPRESIONANTE!!! ME ha tenido enganchado las dos horasy eso que estaba un poco desanimado al principio...

Super entretenida, como ha luchado Uri tras el incidente del comienzo.
Con el doble de pit stops que los de delante (6) y ha conseguido llegar al sexto, la victoria en las indycar está cada vez más cerquita!


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Bueno este oval es peculiar porque no requiere tanta velocidad ni tiene mucha recta y no hay que a tope todo el rato esto le ayuda a los equipos nuevos ex-cc que les falta velocidad.



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Sí, gran carrera de Oriol
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ran remontada de Oriol Servià
6ª cita Indy Car: Milwaukee - Carrera
02/06/08 11:16



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Oriol Servià
Tal como se le ha reconocido en la rueda de prensa posterior a la carrera, Oriol Servià (KV Racing Technology) ha sido el gran protagonista de la sexta prueba de la IndyCar Series, disputada en el circuito oval de Milwaukee.

El noveno mejor tiempo en los entrenamientos oficiales ya permitía presagiar que el catalán podría tener bastante a decir en este escenario donde ya había subido al podio los años 2003 y 2005, pero un toque en la primera vuelta le ha obligado a pasar por el box para cambiar el alerón delantero de su Dallara-Honda y reintegrarse a la carrera en la 26ª y última posición, a una vuelta del líder.

A partir de aquel momento, el piloto del RACC ha mantenido un ritmo frenético que primero le ha permitido desdoblarse del líder y después remontar hasta la sexta plaza entre los 19 pilotos que han cruzado la línea de meta al término de las 225 vueltas. Con este resultado, una vez más el mejor entre los pilotos procedentes de la Champ Car, Oriol Servià ha ganado tres posiciones en la clasificación general, en la que ahora es séptimo a solo cuatro puntos de Danica Patrick, quinta.

Oriol Servià: “Ha sido una carrera impresionante, y valoro este resultado como una victoria. Ya se sabe que en un oval todos quieren ser el primero en la primera curva... y yo también. En la salida nos hemos tocado con Enrique Bernoldi y he debido pasar por el box para cambiar el alerón delantero. Como había bandera amarilla lo hemos hecho en tres paradas para intentar no perder vuelta, pero cuando he regresado definitivamente a la pista acababa de pasar Marco Andretti, líder en aquel momento. En la nueva arrancada le he superado y he rodado tan rápido como he podido para evitar perder definitivamente la vuelta. Lo he resuelto bien y cuando después (vuelta 63) ha habido una nueva neutralización, las distancias con los de delante se han acortado bastante y ello ha sido una buena ayuda.

Estoy muy contento por el trabajo que el equipo y yo hemos hecho, pero también muy fatigado. En los circuitos ovales normalmente no me canso pero en la primera parada ha desaparecido mi botella de agua y no he podido beber en toda la carrera.

Por lo que se ha visto, sin el incidente inicial podríamos haber luchado por el podio. Lo que ha quedado claro es que el equipo KV Racing Technology ya tiene un buen coche para los ovales pequeños como este; hoy ha sido un gran coche en las curvas, pero en las rectas los otros corrían más. Esto significa que debemos seguir siendo realistas y pensar que el próximo fin de semana, en un circuito más largo y más rápido, lo vamos a tener más difícil”.

Ryan Briscoe ha sido el vencedor de esta carrera que ha registrado seis cambios de líder. La séptima prueba de la IndyCar Series se disputará el próximo sábado, día 7 de junio, en el circuito oval de Texas.

Clasificación carrera
1. Ryan Briscoe (Team Penske) 1h 42:41.7387 (225 vueltas)
2. Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) + 0.0487
3. Tony Kanaan (Andretti-Green Racing) + 1.8413
4. Dan Wheldon (Chip Ganassi Racing) + 2.9314
5. Helio Castroneves (Team Penske) + 4.6704
6. Oriol Servià (KV Racing Technology) + 14.2217
General: 1. Scott Dixon, 234 puntos; 2. Helio Castroneves, 206; 3. Dan Wheldon, 185; 4. Tony Kanaan, 174; 5. Danica Patrick, 144; 6. Marco Andretti, 142; 7. Oriol Servià, 140.

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Haber si os animais y votais a Uri en el move of the race! no es solo una encuesta sino si la gana se lleva una buena tacada xD

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If you haven’t yet been to IndyCar.com following the race, head on over and cast your vote for Oriol in the Firestone “TIRE”-IFIC MOVE OF THE RACE!
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Un toque contra el muro de protección ha originado el abandono de Oriol Servià (KV Racing Technology) en la séptima carrera de la IndyCar Series, disputada en el circuito oval de Texas. El catalán había efectuado el decimosexto mejor tiempo en la calificación, rodando a un promedio de 340,09 km/hora sobre las 1,5 millas de este trazado y evidenciando los progresos del equipo KV Racing en los óvalos más rápidos. El piloto del RACC rodaba en la decimoséptima posición cuando en la vuelta 48 (de 228) ha sufrido el incidente en el que se ha roto una suspensión delantera de su Dallara-Honda. Servià es ahora décimo en la general del campeonato y sigue siendo el mejor clasificado entre los pilotos procedentes de la Champ Car.

Oriol Servià: “Me sabe muy mal haber terminado así, después de la buena labor que ha hecho el equipo para mejorar la velocidad del coche. En el inicio de la carrera mi monoplaza era muy subvirador y en una de las paradas en el box hemos efectuado algunos retoques para mejorarle el comportamiento. Poco después me ha hecho un raro de forma brusca y se me ha ido de las manos. No he podido hacer nada y ha sido una lástima, ya que hemos roto una racha de muy buenos resultados si tenemos en cuenta nuestra inexperiencia en relación a la de muchos equipos de la antigua IRL. Ahora no puedo hacer más que pensar ya en la próxima carrera”.

Scott Dixon ha sido el vencedor de esta prueba en la que seis pilotos han protagonizado 22 cambios de líder. El neozelandés ha incrementado su ventaja como líder de la clasificación general.
La octava carrera de la IndyCar Series se disputará el día 22 del presente mes de junio en el circuito oval de Iowa.

Clasificación carrera.
1. Scott Dixon (Chip Ganassi Racing) 2h 04.36.3153 (228 vueltas)
2. Helio Castroneves (Team Penske) + 0.0479
3. Ryan Briscoe (Team Penske) + 0.6173
4. Dan Wheldon (Chip Ganassi Racing) + 3.3000
5. Tony Kanaan (Andretti-Green Racing) + 5.0571
26. Oriol Servià (KV Racing Technology) + 181 vueltas

General:
1. Scott Dixon, 284 puntos; 2. Helio Castroneves, 249; 3. Dan Wheldon, 217; 4. Tony Kanaan, 204; 5. Ryan Briscoe, 169... 10. Oriol Servià, 150.
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Oriol Servià vive un fin de semana difícil y termina decimosexto



El piloto del RACC ha sufrido constantes problemas con el equilibrio de su Dallara-Honda en esta pista en la que, a pesar de ser tan corta, la vuelta más rápida en carrera se ha cubierto a un promedio de 296,11 km/hora.

El piloto del RACC ha sufrido constantes problemas con el equilibrio de su Dallara-Honda en esta pista en la que, a pesar de ser tan corta, la vuelta más rápida en carrera se ha cubierto a un promedio de 296,11 km/hora.

Viendo que luchar en estas condiciones para concluir entre los diez primeros era imposible, Servià y su equipo han aprovechado para trabajar en los reglajes del coche, lo que explica sus nueve entradas en boxes, seis más que el vencedor. El gerundense ha cedido un lugar en la clasificación general y ahora es undécimo.

Oriol Servià declaraba al final de la prueba que: "Realmente hemos tenido un día difícil, con un coche que era muy inestable. Los circuitos ovales son así, si no se tiene un vehículo perfectamente a punto no hay mucho por hacer".

"Cuando el comportamiento se va degradando, tal como nos ha sucedido aquí, solo hay dos salidas, abandonar o aprovechar los kilómetros de la carrera para hacer pruebas. Evidentemente, hemos optado por la segunda posibilidad, ya que nos queda mucho por aprender, y hemos efectuado distintas variaciones en el monoplaza, probando incluso diferentes alturas", ha añadido Serviá.

Dan Wheldon ha sido el vencedor de esta carrera en la que cuatro pilotos se han repartido el liderato durante las 250 vueltas y que ha sido neutralizada seis veces. La novena prueba puntuable se disputará el próximo sábado (día 28 de junio) por la noche, en el circuito oval de Richmond.
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Servia tops Richmond rookie practice
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Oriol Servia set the quickest time in the rookie practice session for this weekend's IndyCar round at Richmond International Raceway.

Eight IRL rookies had a 90-minute practice session, with four IndyCar drivers who have not previously raced at Richmond, the shortest oval on the calendar at 0.75 miles, granted half an hour of practice ahead of the full sessions that begin this evening.

Servia's best lap, a 16.139 (167.295mph), was the best of the sessions, ahead of his KV Racing teammate Will Power (165.185mph), EJ Viso and Enrique Bernoldi.

"The car felt comfortable, I liked the balance, although I can see that the race must be really tough in traffic," said Servia. "It's hard on your own because everything is narrow and you have issues getting your marks.

"I can only imagine how it's going to be with 26 cars. I can see this is a place where you can make mistakes easily so we're going to have to keep our brain on top of the game."



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Kanaan claims Richmond pole

By Jeff Olson and Matt Beer Saturday, June 28th 2008, 00:28 GMT
Tony Kanaan will lead teammate Marco Andretti in an all-Andretti Green front row in Saturday night's Richmond round of the IRL IndyCar Series, after a welcome change of luck for the Brazilian driver.

Kanaan, whose season has been filled with misfortune, took advantage of the luck of the draw to beat Andretti by just 0.03 seconds over four laps of the 0.75-mile oval.

By the time Kanaan got on track, the sun had set and the 98-degree heat had settled into a less beastly temperature range.

"It's an advantage to go out that late, for sure, but it's also pure luck," Kanaan said. "It's the number you draw. If you wanted to talk about luck with me this year, I think I deserve a little bit of the good kind."

The effort knocked Andretti from P1, but also came with his help. After Andretti's run, Kanaan's crew made changes suggested by Andretti's crew, then took the pole from him.

"We made an adjustment right before we went out based on the feedback we got from Marco," Kanaan said. "We've been working very well together, and we had the exact same set-ups. I was able to make my car a little bit quicker than his."

With the track washed clean of rubber by an afternoon storm but conditions becoming increasingly conducive to fast times as the weather cooled, the evening qualifying session saw a number of surprises - including Graham Rahal grabbing third for Newman/Haas/Lanigan on a day when his teammate Justin Wilson, who had been much earlier in the order, only managed 23rd place.

"We made changes and it got cooler," Rahal said. "We're so happy that it finally came together for us."

Championship leader Scott Dixon held provisional pole for much of the session before being edged back to fourth as others benefited from the improving conditions.

"We think we left a lot on the table," said Dixon, who has now qualified in the top four for eight of this season's nine races. "With the track cooling off, it got better."

The Ganassi driver will start just of the highly-impressive Buddy Rice, who earned a giant-killing fifth place for Dreyer & Reinbold. The result was Rice's best qualifying performance for nearly three seasons, and helped make up for the frustrations of Iowa a week ago, where he was classified 22nd.

"It was disappointing last week," Rice said. "This is a place that's an equaliser. We left stuff out there. Hopefully we can rebound here."

Dixon's teammate Dan Wheldon completed the top six, ahead of AGR's Hideki Mutoh and Vision's AJ Foyt IV, with Bruno Junqueira also producing a star underdog performance to earn ninth for Dale Coyne Racing.

While several unlikely names starred, Penske were among those who struggled, with Ryan Briscoe and Helio Castroneves ending up only 11th and 18th respectively.

Ryan Hunter-Reay (Rahal Letterman Racing) fared worse: a technical problem preventing the morning practice pace-setter from even attempting a lap.

He will be joined at the back by Enrique Bernoldi, whose Conquest Racing team narrowly failed to get his car repaired in time after his practice crash.

Pos Driver Team Speed
1. Tony Kanaan Andretti Green 167.876
2. Marco Andretti Andretti Green 167.795
3. Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan 167.250
4. Scott Dixon Ganassi 167.120
5. Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold 166.804
6. Dan Wheldon Ganassi 166.768
7. Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green 166.518
8. AJ Foyt IV Vision 166.126
9. Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne 166.032
10. Oriol Servia KV 165.815
11. Ryan Briscoe Penske 165.643
12. John Andretti Roth 165.275
13. Ed Carpenter Vision 164.963
14. Danica Patrick Andretti Green 164.396
15. Marty Roth Roth 164.326
16. Will Power KV 164.321
17. Vitor Meira Panther 163.844
18. Helio Castroneves Penske 163.353
19. EJ Viso HVM 163.170
20. Mario Moraes Dale Coyne 162.566
21. Townsend Bell Dreyer & Reinbold 162.517
22. Darren Manning Foyt 160.616
23. Justin Wilson Newman/Haas/Lanigan 159.652
24. Jaime Camara Conquest 158.884
25. Ryan Hunter-Reay Rahal Letterman
26. Enrique Bernoldi Conquest

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Uri quinto!

Kanaan wins wild Richmond race

Tony Kanaan finally took his first victory of the 2008 IRL IndyCar Series season by winning from pole on an extremely destructive evening at Richmond.

The race saw a total of nine cautions, mostly compacted into the event's disjointed first half, with only 10 cars completing the distance without damage.

Penske's Helio Castroneves recovered from his poor qualifying to take second, as series leader Scott Dixon completed the podium ahead of his Ganassi teammate Dan Wheldon, whose car faltered - apparently out of fuel - at the final corner, costing him third.

But while Andretti Green Racing could celebrate Kanaan's win, they missed out on a potential one-two when Marco Andretti lost ground by pitting under green having led much of the race, leaving the young American ninth at the flag.

The opening laps set the tone for the chaos that followed, with the yellow emerging immediately for Ryan Hunter-Reay's harmless spin at the tail of the field. No sooner had the race resumed on lap six than the pace car was out again after Will Power lost control while being passed by Helio Castroneves and slammed into the wall.

The field managed nine laps of green between this incident and a tangle between John Andretti and AJ Foyt IV on lap 24. While Andretti continued unscathed, Foyt hit the wall and threw debris into the path of his Vision Racing teammate Ed Carpenter, who required a long stop for suspension repairs.

A prolonged green stint then followed at last, with Kanaan leading Marco Andretti, Graham Rahal and Dixon in a close lead battle. They all pitted during the lap 68 caution for debris, allowing Conquest's Jaime Camara and AGR's Danica Patrick to move to the front of the field, having both stopped out of sequence under earlier yellows.

Kanaan rejoined third, with Castroneves up to fourth from 18th on the grid thanks to a superb early charge and a very rapid stop.

Another plethora of yellows then followed, as at the restart Buddy Rice spun his Dreyer & Reinbold car into the wall and out of a strong seventh place, and then Ryan Briscoe tangled with both Darren Manning and Bruno Junqueira in the middle of the pack. The next attempt at a restart was equally unsuccessful, with John Andretti having his second collision of the evening - this time eliminating both himself and Vitor Meira.

Patrick chose to pit under this yellow, while Marco Andretti had jumped Castroneves at the previous restart and then passed both Kanaan and Camara in quick succession once racing resumed in earnest, hitting the front on lap 116 and quickly pulling away.

Andretti then decided not to stop when the pace car emerged yet again on lap 131 after Rahal crashed out of seventh place, whereas most of the rest of the field pitted under either this caution or the one that followed soon after when Hunter-Reay and Mario Moraes tangled just after the restart.

That kept Andretti at the front of the field, but left him out of sequence compared to the chasing Kanaan, Castroneves and Camara. The American continued to edge away from the pack and hoped to stretch his fuel load to the next yellow, only for the race to finally run uninterrupted for a lengthy period. Andretti ultimately had to stop under green on lap 204, losing a lap in the process.

His hopes depended on the rest of the leaders also having to pit under green, but 14 laps later Camara crashed out of his superb third place, allowing everyone else to stop under the resultant yellow - although Andretti at least managed to get back on the lead lap when waved around by the pace car.

The race then ran trouble-free for the final 71-lap run to the flag, with Kanaan calmly inching away from Castroneves to win by a comfortable five seconds.

Behind the Ganassi duo, KV Racing's Oriol Servia had a strong race to fifth ahead of Patrick, Justin Wilson (Newman/Haas/Lanigan) and Townsend Bell (Dreyer & Reinbold), as Andretti found it hard to make progress in the final stint, falling a lap down again and having to settle for ninth.

Full report to follow...

Pos Driver Team Time
1. Tony Kanaan Andretti Green 2h04:05.5111
2. Helio Castroneves Penske + 4.7691
3. Scott Dixon Ganassi + 6.6504
4. Dan Wheldon Ganassi + 7.7270
5. Oriol Servia KV + 10.7701
6. Danica Patrick Andretti Green + 10.9198
7. Justin Wilson Newman/Haas/Lanigan + 16.3094
8. Townsend Bell Dreyer & Reinbold + 17.5175
9. Marco Andretti Andretti Green + 1 lap
10. EJ Viso HVM + 1 lap
11. Ed Carpenter Vision + 62 laps
12. Darren Manning Foyt + 65 laps
13. Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green + 80 laps
14. Jaime Camara Conquest + 83 laps
15. Ryan Briscoe Penske + 142 laps
16. Ryan Hunter-Reay Rahal Letterman + 157 laps
17. Mario Moraes Dale Coyne + 157 laps
18. Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan + 169 laps
19. Marty Roth Roth + 183 laps
20. Vitor Meira Panther + 209 laps
21. John Andretti Roth + 209 laps
22. Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold + 220 laps
23. Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne + 222 laps
24. AJ Foyt IV Vision + 271 laps
25. Will Power KV + 292 laps
26. Enrique Bernoldi Conquest + 294 laps


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An interview with Oriol Servia, Helio Castroneves and Tony Kanaan




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June 28, 2008
THE MODERATOR: Our fifth‑place finisher, Oriol Servia. Interesting night, what was your take?
ORIOL SERVIA: It was a really busy day. It's a difficult place and the car was great. Since we unloaded on Thursday, I told the guys, I said, "Listen, I think we have a Top‑5 car."
So I'm really pleased I was able to prove it and finish fifth. We started at tenth and really worked our way up, and every spot we gained, we really gained it through working hard. I passed many cars on the restarts and we passed cars on pit stops, so I think we all did our job and I'm extremely pleased.
Everybody expected us to do well on street and road courses, but I wanted to show that the team is really capable of doing a good job on ovals, so we kind of showed it in Milwaukee and we showed it again today.
Q. (No mic.)
ORIOL SERVIA: Well, I don't know. I don't know what to say. We knew that the tires were really fast at the beginning and the pace would slow down for everybody. So it was a question to see who had the most consistent cars through the spin.
And Helio, obviously from where he was, he was extremely faster than anybody on his team but then he was quite slow, I think he was getting very loose later in the seam and then he would pass us early and then kind of slow down.
So it was all a question of how your car was through the seam, and unfortunately we didn't have a jacket through this race, so that handicapped how many things you can do on the car through the different fuel loads and tire life. But fortunately the car was very consistent and fast on the full spin.
Q. Was there an issue on restarts?
ORIOL SERVIA: It's just that we are all racers and once we know the pace, it's really hard to overtake anybody, until you get into traffic so restarts are your best bet. I made most of my moves on restarts on the outside and inside and everywhere, and everybody tries the same. On the restarts the tires are colder and when you take the biggest grips is when you have the hardest time on the lap time, so that's why it's very easy to lose it. That's why you're seeing all that action happening.
Q. How tough was it today to pass?
ORIOL SERVIA: My car was good on highs and lows, but tough on restarts or when the guy was ahead of me. When I was losing the downforce, I couldn't get closer. And like now at the end when Danica was faster than me and I was catching lap cars, I just couldn't pass the lap cars, and then she had many chances to overtake me. Fortunately I was able to keep her behind, and she was difficult.



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RICHMOND, Va. - Oriol Servia forecast a top-five finish for the No. 5 KV Racing Technology car before the first practice session at Richmond International Raceway.
"Fortunately, I was able to prove it," said the first-year IndyCar Series driver, who recorded a career-best fifth place on an oval in the SunTrust Indy Challenge.
Servia, who started 10th, finished sixth at Milwaukee to tag onto 11th-place finishes at Kansas and Indianapolis.
"Everybody expected us to do well on the road and street courses, but I really wanted to prove the team is capable of doing a good job on ovals," he said. "Obviously, we have started to work out these short ovals and now we have to work on the big ones, but every time we are moving forward."
Team co-owner Jimmy Vasser wrapped his arms around Servia, soaking wet from the 300 laps run in temperatures that dropped to the mid-80s.
"Our first top-five, it's great," said Vasser, the 1996 CART season champion. "Oriol drove a great race, the guys did a great job in the pits and we had our sponsors here from Plantronics. I think we had a pretty strong car all weekend. It was just a great day. Now we're looking forward to getting into the meat of the road course part of the season, and I think we'll be well-prepared."
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Briscoe claims Watkins Glen pole

By Matt Beer Saturday, July 5th 2008, 19:05 GMT

Ryan Briscoe, Penske, Watkins Glen qualifyingRyan Briscoe claimed his first IRL IndyCar Series pole position in three years in qualifying for the Watkins Glen race.

The Penske driver beat Newman/Haas/Lanigan's Justin Wilson to the top spot by 0.03 seconds in the final shoot-out for pole position.

Wilson chose to sit out the final moments hoping his time would prove unbeatable, only to see Briscoe sneak ahead.

Ryan Hunter-Reay (Rahal Letterman Racing) qualified an impressive third, beating championship leader Scott Dixon (Ganassi), who will chase his fourth straight Watkins Glen win from the outside of row two after an error on his final flying lap.

Dixon's closest title rival Helio Castroneves - who was aiming for a fourth consecutive Watkins Glen pole - will start from the tail of the 26-car field after his Penske Dallara-Honda suffered a mechanical problem before he could set a time in the first part of qualifying.

Under this year's road and street course qualifying regulations, the field is split into two groups for the first session. The top six from each group then unite for a 15-minute session that decides positions seven to 12 on the grid and sends the final six cars through to a ten minute shoot-out for the first three rows.

KV's Oriol Servia and Andretti Green's Tony Kanaan were the other men to make it through to the top six and will share row three.

Marco Andretti just missed the cut for the 'Fast Six' session and will start seventh, alongside impressive underdog Darren Manning, who again showed excellent road course speed for AJ Foyt Racing.

Ganassi's Dan Wheldon was only ninth, despite feeling that he had his most competitive road course set-up since joining the team. Vitor Meira (Panther) completed the top ten.

Bruno Junqueira had been fastest of all in the first qualifying group and looked set to mount a shock pole challenge for the tiny Dale Coyne Racing team.

But his strategy of waiting until late in the top 12 segment before attempting his flying laps backfired when Will Power (KV Racing) crashed at Turn 7. The stoppage to clear up Power's debris shortened the session by several minutes and led to a frantic last minute rush in which Junqueira could only manage 11th.

His teammate Mario Moraes and Andretti Green's Danica Patrick could consider themselves unfortunate not to make it through from the group stages of qualifying to fight for the top 12.

Both ran in group two and set faster times than the group one pace-setters, who had not been able to make their final runs after their session was curtailed when AJ Foyt IV spun his Vision Racing car into the Turn 7 barriers. But despite their speed, as Moraes and Patrick were only seventh and eighth in the faster second group, they will have to start from row seven.

Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing managed to repair Graham Rahal's car after his practice crash, but the St Petersburg winner was only able to take 18th on the grid in his patchwork car, which was running with various pieces of teammate Wilson's spare bodywork.

Pos Driver Team Time
1. Ryan Briscoe Penske 1:29.3456
2. Justin Wilson Newman/Haas/Lanigan 1:29.3804
3. Ryan Hunter-Reay Rahal Letterman 1:29.6355
4. Scott Dixon Ganassi 1:29.6776
5. Oriol Servia KV 1:29.7068
6. Tony Kanaan Andretti Green 1:29.9938
7. Marco Andretti Andretti Green 1:29.9668
8. Darren Manning Foyt 1:30.0474
9. Dan Wheldon Ganassi 1:30.0567
10. Vitor Meira Panther 1:30.1172
11. Bruno Junqueira Dale Coyne 1:30.6213
12. Will Power KV 1:32.8542
13. Mario Moraes Dale Coyne 1:30.3049
14. Danica Patrick Andretti Green 1:30.5647
15. EJ Viso HVM 1:30.6885
16. Enrique Bernoldi Conquest 1:31.0196
17. Buddy Rice Dreyer & Reinbold 1:31.0470
18. Graham Rahal Newman/Haas/Lanigan 1:31.2402
19. Mario Dominguez Pacific Coast 1:31.3614
20. Hideki Mutoh Andretti Green 1:31.4704
21. Ed Carpenter Vision 1:32.2381
22. AJ Foyt IV Vision 1:32.8496
23. Jaime Camara Conquest 1:34.5517
24. Jay Howard Roth 1:35.0154
25. Milka Duno Dreyer & Reinbold 1:36.0330
26. Helio Castroneves Penske no time



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