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Motegi - Saturday practice

Ganassi's Scott Dixon ended up with the fastest time of all the practice sessions so far on the unfamiliar road course at Motegi, ahead of Sunday's Indy Japan.
Scott Dixon put in the fastest time so far in the morning practice session on Saturday, while Newman/Haas duo James Hinchcliffe and Oriol Servia put in late fliers to claim the top spots in the afternoon session which saw several interruptions for minor spins and stalls.

Qualifying runs commence at 3pm local time (7am BST).

Practice 3 (Saturday afternoon)

1. #06 James Hinchcliffe 108.355mph 1m 39.1074s after 19 laps
2. #2 Oriol Servia 108.318mph 1m 39.1413s + 0.0339s after 20 laps
3. #10 Dario Franchitti 108.125mph 1m 39.3183s + 0.2109s after 15 laps
4. #6 Ryan Briscoe 108.106mph 1m 39.3354s + 0.2280s after 17 laps
5. #9 Scott Dixon 108.092mph 1m 39.3486s + 0.2412s after 15 laps
6. #12 Will Power 107.912mph 1m 39.5140s + 0.4066s after 17 laps
7. #27 Mike Conway 107.874mph 1m 39.5498s + 0.4424s after 17 laps
8. #3 Helio Castroneves 107.870mph 1m 39.5536s + 0.4462s after 20 laps
9. #38 Graham Rahal 107.858mph 1m 39.5639s + 0.4565s after 19 laps
10. #59 EJ Viso 107.809mph 1m 39.6098s + 0.5024s after 18 laps
11. #5 Takuma Sato 107.750mph 1m 39.6641s + 0.5567s after 20 laps
12. #4 JR Hildebrand 107.696mph 1m 39.7141s + 0.6067s after 18 laps
13. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 107.658mph 1m 39.7489s + 0.6415s after 17 laps
14. #26 Marco Andretti 107.574mph 1m 39.8275s + 0.7201s after 20 laps
15. #83 Charlie Kimball 107.551mph 1m 39.8486s + 0.7412s after 19 laps
16. #18 James Jakes 107.371mph 1m 40.0156s + 0.9082s after 19 laps
17. #34 Joao Paulo de Oliveira 107.326mph 1m 40.0576s + 0.9502s after 20 laps
18. #19 Sebastien Bourdais 107.301mph 1m 40.0809s + 0.9735s after 20 laps
19. #24 Ana Beatriz 107.222mph 1m 40.1550s + 1.0476s after 18 laps
20. #17 Hideki Mutoh 107.184mph 1m 40.1907s + 1.0833s after 19 laps
21. #77 Alex Tagliani 107.129mph 1m 40.2420s + 1.1346s after 18 laps
22. #82 Tony Kanaan 107.075mph 1m 40.2927s + 1.1853s after 19 laps
23. #22 Giorgio Pantano 107.052mph 1m 40.3143s + 1.2069s after 19 laps
24. #78 Simona de Silvestro 106.918mph 1m 40.4398s + 1.3324s after 18 laps
25. #14 Vitor Meira 106.726mph 1m 40.6200s + 1.5126s after 18 laps
26. #7 Danica Patrick 106.427mph 1m 40.9025s + 1.7951s after 18 laps

Total Laps: 477

Practice 2 (Saturday morning)

1. #9 Scott Dixon 108.724mph 1m 38.7710s after 17 laps
2. #10 Dario Franchitti 108.288mph 1m 39.1686s + 0.3976s after 19 laps
3. #12 Will Power 108.135mph 1m 39.3090s + 0.5380s after 16 laps
4. #6 Ryan Briscoe 108.044mph 1m 39.3928s + 0.6218s after 18 laps
5. #17 Hideki Mutoh 107.935mph 1m 39.4932s + 0.7222s after 22 laps
6. #19 Sebastien Bourdais 107.887mph 1m 39.5376s + 0.7666s after 20 laps
7. #2 Oriol Servia 107.861mph 1m 39.5611s + 0.7901s after 18 laps
8. #38 Graham Rahal 107.859mph 1m 39.5636s + 0.7926s after 21 laps
9. #27 Mike Conway 107.842mph 1m 39.5787s + 0.8077s after 18 laps
10. #59 EJ Viso 107.812mph 1m 39.6065s + 0.8355s after 19 laps
11. #83 Charlie Kimball 107.676mph 1m 39.7329s + 0.9619s after 17 laps
12. #06 James Hinchcliffe 107.565mph 1m 39.8359s + 1.0649s after 9 laps
13. #14 Vitor Meira 107.563mph 1m 39.8374s + 1.0664s after 25 laps
14. #22 Giorgio Pantano 107.498mph 1m 39.8978s + 1.1268s after 18 laps
15. #34 Joao Paulo de Oliveira 107.469mph 1m 39.9246s + 1.1536s after 17 laps
16. #4 JR Hildebrand 107.450mph 1m 39.9421s + 1.1711s after 18 laps
17. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 107.405mph 1m 39.9843s + 1.2133s after 20 laps
18. #3 Helio Castroneves 107.403mph 1m 39.9860s + 1.2150s after 15 laps
19. #78 Simona de Silvestro 107.383mph 1m 40.0046s + 1.2336s after 22 laps
20. #77 Alex Tagliani 107.370mph 1m 40.0167s + 1.2457s after 16 laps
21. #18 James Jakes 107.333mph 1m 40.0513s + 1.2803s after 20 laps
22. #26 Marco Andretti 107.308mph 1m 40.0744s + 1.3034s after 21 laps
23. #24 Ana Beatriz 107.175mph 1m 40.1991s + 1.4281s after 24 laps
24. #82 Tony Kanaan 107.158mph 1m 40.2148s + 1.4438s after 20 laps
25. #7 Danica Patrick 107.012mph 1m 40.3514s + 1.5804s after 20 laps
26. #5 Takuma Sato 106.923mph 1m 40.4353s + 1.6643s after 17 laps

Total Laps: 487

Combined Practice 1-3 times

1. #9 Scott Dixon 108.724mph 1m 38.7710s Practice 2 after 50 laps
2. #06 James Hinchcliffe 108.355mph 1m 39.1074s Practice 3 after 50 laps
3. #2 Oriol Servia 108.318mph 1m 39.1413s Practice 3 after 55 laps
4. #10 Dario Franchitti 108.288mph 1m 39.1686s Practice 2 after 52 laps
5. #12 Will Power 108.135mph 1m 39.3090s Practice 2 after 54 laps
6. #6 Ryan Briscoe 108.106mph 1m 39.3354s Practice 3 after 59 laps
7. #17 Hideki Mutoh 107.935mph 1m 39.4932s Practice 2 after 59 laps
8. #19 Sebastien Bourdais 107.887mph 1m 39.5376s Practice 2 after 64 laps
9. #27 Mike Conway 107.874mph 1m 39.5498s Practice 3 after 56 laps
10. #3 Helio Castroneves 107.870mph 1m 39.5536s Practice 3 after 59 laps
11. #38 Graham Rahal 107.859mph 1m 39.5636s Practice 2 after 61 laps
12. #59 EJ Viso 107.812mph 1m 39.6065s Practice 2 after 59 laps
13. #5 Takuma Sato 107.750mph 1m 39.6641s Practice 3 after 62 laps
14. #4 JR Hildebrand 107.696mph 1m 39.7141s Practice 3 after 59 laps
15. #83 Charlie Kimball 107.676mph 1m 39.7329s Practice 2 after 58 laps
16. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 107.658mph 1m 39.7489s Practice 3 after 57 laps
17. #26 Marco Andretti 107.574mph 1m 39.8275s Practice 3 after 57 laps
18. #14 Vitor Meira 107.563mph 1m 39.8374s Practice 2 after 68 laps
19. #22 Giorgio Pantano 107.498mph 1m 39.8978s Practice 2 after 60 laps
20. #34 Joao Paulo de Oliveira 107.469mph 1m 39.9246s Practice 2 after 62 laps
21. #78 Simona de Silvestro 107.383mph 1m 40.0046s Practice 2 after 60 laps
22. #18 James Jakes 107.371mph 1m 40.0156s Practice 3 after 59 laps
23. #77 Alex Tagliani 107.370mph 1m 40.0167s Practice 2 after 51 laps
24. #24 Ana Beatriz 107.222mph 1m 40.1550s Practice 3 after 69 laps
25. #82 Tony Kanaan 107.158mph 1m 40.2148s Practice 2 after 62 laps
26. #7 Danica Patrick 107.012mph 1m 40.3514s Practice 2 after 62 laps

Total Laps for Combined Sessions: 1524



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