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Infineon Raceway - Saturday Practice

Martin Plowman was the unexpected name at the top of the Saturday morning practice timesheets, going faster than Dario Franchitti and Will Power by virtue of running soft 'red' tyres.
Martin Plowman enjoyed startling quite a few people in pit lane by topping the Saturday morning hour-long practice session ahead of qualifying for the Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma at Infineon Raceway in California.

Everyone's times were faster on Saturday morning than they had been on Friday afternoon.

Qualifying takes place at 2.35pm local time (10.35pm BST).

Saturday practice

1. #17 Martin Plowman 104.900mph 1m 19.0350s after 23 laps
2. #10 Dario Franchitti 104.895mph 1m 19.0390s + 0.0040s after 20 laps
3. #12 Will Power 104.893mph 1m 19.0403s + 0.0053s after 17 laps
4. #4 JR Hildebrand 104.782mph 1m 19.1243s + 0.0893s after 25 laps
5. #18 James Jakes 104.765mph 1m 19.1372s + 0.1022s after 24 laps
6. #9 Scott Dixon 104.757mph 1m 19.1429s + 0.1079s after 19 laps
7. #6 Ryan Briscoe 104.608mph 1m 19.2562s + 0.2212s after 22 laps
8. #34 Sebastian Saavedra 104.470mph 1m 19.3608s + 0.3258s after 23 laps
9. #27 Mike Conway 104.345mph 1m 19.4554s + 0.4204s after 19 laps
10. #3 Helio Castroneves 104.342mph 1m 19.4581s + 0.4231s after 21 laps
11. #88 Ho-Pin Tung 104.020mph 1m 19.7039s + 0.6689s after 26 laps
12. #38 Graham Rahal 103.958mph 1m 19.7516s + 0.7166s after 23 laps
13. #22 Giorgio Pantano 103.896mph 1m 19.7994s + 0.7644s after 22 laps
14. #19 Sebastien Bourdais 103.846mph 1m 19.8378s + 0.8028s after 22 laps
15. #59 EJ Viso 103.785mph 1m 19.8847s + 0.8497s after 19 laps
16. #7 Danica Patrick 103.777mph 1m 19.8908s + 0.8558s after 22 laps
17. #5 Takuma Sato 103.765mph 1m 19.8996s + 0.8646s after 24 laps
18. #83 Charlie Kimball 103.657mph 1m 19.9830s + 0.9480s after 15 laps
19. #06 James Hinchcliffe 103.652mph 1m 19.9867s + 0.9517s after 19 laps
20. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 103.616mph 1m 20.0144s + 0.9794s after 19 laps
21. #2 Oriol Servia 103.615mph 1m 20.0157s + 0.9807s after 20 laps
22. #26 Marco Andretti 103.602mph 1m 20.0253s + 0.9903s after 22 laps
23. #82 Tony Kanaan 103.557mph 1m 20.0603s + 1.0253s after 17 laps
24. #78 Simon Pagenaud 103.484mph 1m 20.1164s + 1.0814s after 27 laps
25. #24 Ana Beatriz 103.453mph 1m 20.1410s + 1.1060s after 22 laps
26. #77 Alex Tagliani 102.963mph 1m 20.5220s + 1.4870s after 19 laps
27. #14 Vitor Meira 102.675mph 1m 20.7482s + 1.7132s after 25 laps
28. #67 Ed Carpenter 102.517mph 1m 20.8723s + 1.8373s after 26 laps

Total Laps: 602
Total Laps for Combined Sessions: 1090



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Britain`s Martin Plowman during Friday practice ahead of his IndyCar Series debut at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course. [Photo credit: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media]
Will Power, driver of the #1 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet V-6 IndyCar, finishes second fastest during qualifying Saturday, April 24, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Power will start in the front row next to teammate Helio Castroneves who won the pole position. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Simon Pagenaud, driver of the #22 Penske Truck Rental Team Penske Chevrolet IndyCar V6, finishes third fastest during qualifying Saturday, April 24, 2015 for Sunday`s Verizon IndyCar Series Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park in Birmingham, Alabama. Pagenaud and Team Penske teammates Helio Castroneves and Will Power had the fastest qualifying times. Castrovenes won the pole position. (Photo by Phillip Abbott/LAT for Chevy Racing)
Scott Dixon with his Coca-Cola Chevrolet following practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves rolls down pit lane during practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Rodolfo Gonzalez in the Dale Coyne Racing paddock at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Rodolfo Gonzalez sits in the cockpit of his Honda machine in the paddock at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon waits on pit lane prior to practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon waits on pit lane prior to practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Shawn Gritzmacher for IndyCar Media)
Pit lane comes to life prior to practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Rodolfo Gonzalez rolls down pit lane during practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon rolls down pit lane during practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park  on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe rolls down pit lane during practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon streaks down the frontstretch during practice for the Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama at Barber Motorsports Park on Saturday April 25 2015. (Photo by: Chris Jones for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves on track at Long Beach on Saturday April 18 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves leads teammate Simon Pagenaud on course during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves on pit lane prior to practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach. (Photo by: John Cote for IndyCar Media)
Helio Castroneves heads down the frontstretch during practice for the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach - Saturday April 18 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)

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