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Baltimore: Practice 3 times

Ryan Briscoe's time of 1:19.7635s (92.072mph) on a drying 2.04-mile, 13-turn track - complete with its brand new chicane - was just 11 thousandths of a second faster than Mike Conway on Saturday morning.
Penske's Ryan Briscoe led the times after the third one-hour practice for this weekend's Grand Prix of Baltimore, which was held on Saturday morning ahead of qualifying.

As well as the new chicane on the frontstretch that had been built overnight, drivers also had to cope with light rain for most of the session until conditions dried near the end.

There were three stoppages during the session, with Takuma Sato spinning at pit exit at the start, EJ Viso getting into the turn 1 tyres just after the quarter hour mark, and Ryan Hunter-Reay spinning in turn 7 halfway through the session.

JR Hildebrand also battered his car, losing his right front wing in a minor mid-session incident and then doing more significant damage at the end of the hour when he made contact with the wall. "Pretty big hit out of the chicane in final practice, just lost it over curbs and tracks," he posted on Twitter, adding that he was annoyed that "I gave the boys so much work to fix it."

Practice 3 times

1. #2 Ryan Briscoe (C) 92.072mph 1:19.7635s (18 laps)
2. #14 Mike Conway (H) 92.071mph 1:19.7646s + 0.0011s (20 laps)
3. #3 Helio Castroneves (C) 91.777mph 1:20.0197s + 0.2562s (18 laps)
4. #15 Takuma Sato (H) 91.559mph 1:20.2109s + 0.4474s (15 laps)
5. #7 Sebastien Bourdais (C) 91.495mph 1:20.2666s + 0.5031s (13 laps)
6. #11 Tony Kanaan (C) 91.481mph 1:20.2786s + 0.5151s (23 laps)
7. #77 Simon Pagenaud (H) 91.370mph 1:20.3769s + 0.6134s (16 laps)
8. #28 Ryan Hunter-Reay (C) 91.351mph 1:20.3935s + 0.6300s (15 laps)
9. #18 Justin Wilson (H) 91.308mph 1:20.4313s + 0.6678s (18 laps)
10. #9 Scott Dixon (H) 91.274mph 1:20.4606s + 0.6971s (10 laps)
11. #19 James Jakes (H) 91.273mph 1:20.4621s + 0.6986s (18 laps)
12. #8 Rubens Barrichello (C) 91.088mph 1:20.6252s + 0.8617s (17 laps)
13. #27 James Hinchcliffe (C) 91.076mph 1:20.6356s + 0.8721s (17 laps)
14. #38 Graham Rahal (H) 91.052mph 1:20.6572s + 0.8937s (9 laps)
15. #12 Will Power (C) 91.013mph 1:20.6916s + 0.9281s (14 laps)
16. #83 Charlie Kimball (H) 90.653mph 1:21.0125s + 1.2490s (9 laps)
17. #26 Marco Andretti (C) 90.641mph 1:21.0232s + 1.2597s (21 laps)
18. #98 Alex Tagliani (H) 90.436mph 1:21.2063s + 1.4428s (13 laps)
19. #22 Oriol Servia (C) 90.425mph 1:21.2168s + 1.4533s (22 laps)
20. #78 Simona de Silvestro (L) 90.296mph 1:21.3321s + 1.5686s (21 laps)
21. #10 Dario Franchitti (H) 89.743mph 1:21.8335s + 2.0700s (10 laps)
22. #67 Bruno Junqueira (H) 89.675mph 1:21.8953s + 2.1318s (19 laps)
23. #4 JR Hildebrand (C) 88.889mph 1:22.6200s + 2.8565s (8 laps)
24. #20 Ed Carpenter (C) 88.724mph 1:22.7740s + 3.0105s (7 laps)

Total Laps: 371



Related Pictures

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Ryan Briscoe in action on the streets of Baltimore. (c) 2012, Phillip Abbott (Photo Credit: INDYCAR/LAT USA)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Ryan Briscoe steps into the #5 Schmidt Peterson Motorsport Honda in place of the injured James Hinchcliffe. Indianapolis Motor Speedway, May 21 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
James Hinchcliffe during practice prior to Qualifying for the 99th Running of the Indianapolis 500 Mile Race (Photo by: Leigh Spargur)
James Hinchcliffe at IMS (Photo by: Mike Harding)
Ed Carpenter`s car on the flat bed. Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Sunday May 17 2015. (Photo by: Mike Young for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter`s car on the flat bed. Indianapolis Motor Speedway - Sunday May 17 2015. (Photo by: Mike Young for IndyCar Media)
Ed Carpenter on track at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Sunday May 17 2015. (Photo by: Chris Owens for IndyCar Media)
Flags fly over the main gate of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Friday May 15 2015. (Photo by: Walter Kuhn for IndyCar Media)
Gabby Chaves at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Friday May 15 2015. (Photo by: Leigh Spargur for IndyCar Media)
Cars in pit lane during Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Friday May 15 2015. (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Cars in pit lane during Fast Friday at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Friday May 15 2015. (Photo by: Bret Kelley for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon waiting on pit lane at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Friday May 15 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Josef Newgarden exits his pit box at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Friday May 15 2015. (Photo by: Joe Skibinski for IndyCar Media)
Tony Kanaan in Gasoline Alley at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Friday May 15 2015. (Photo by: Jim Haines for IndyCar Media)
Scott Dixon at Indianapolis Motor Speedway during practice on Friday May 15 2015. (Photo by: Forrest Mellott for IndyCar Media)

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