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A historic Scott Dixon leaves a historic Palou at the gates of pole

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Álex Palouin his third participation in the Indianapolis 500Has got make historyAlthough not in the way that I wanted. The Catalan I wanted the polebecause he knew he had it in his hand, but it will come out secondin the best position ever achieved by a Spanish driver in the most famous oval in the universe.

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Single fastest pole position in 106 years of competition at the Brickyard, signed by Scott Dixonwas able to overthrow the Spaniard, who signed a brilliant four-lap shootout, with a average 233,499 miles per hour. Translated into kilometers per hour, at a average of almost 376 km/h. They call them for a reason the four fastest laps in motorsport world.

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Palou greatly surpassed sufficiency the first screen on Sunday at Fast 12, with a super consistent run of four almost nailed laps (233.751, 233.-481, 233.234 and 232.922) for an average of 233.347, the third best of the twelve elected, only behind Dixon (last year’s poleman) and the very fast Carpenter of VeeKay

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In it Fast 6, the Catalan still improved his performance, something that was not easy because not all of them achieved it. The #10’s quartet of fastest laps began with a whopping 234.048 mph, followed by 233.698, 233.304 and 232.950. The average of 233,499 seemed good, especially since it surpassed the ‘sir’ of Indianapolis, the local Ed Carpenterand even his outstanding pupil, Rinus VeeKay. But it was missing show of the best driver in the history of IndyCar, Scott Dixonwho did not forgive.

The New Zealander, who this year has been consistently inferior to Palou, pulled a batch for the history books: 234.437, 234.162, 233.859, 233.726. Incontestable.

At least, Palou becomes in its own right the best Spaniard of all time in the Indy 500… with all the records already in his hands. If last year with the second place in the 105th edition it achieved a milestone, today has ‘stolen’ Oriol Serviá (3rd in 2011) the best classification always.

very close to the walls

Before the intense final moment between the six great protagonists of the day, the hearts of all those who contemplated the Jimmie Johnson’s Intent they suffered a microinfarto at turn 1 of his first lap, when the Ganassi caressed the wall after an oversteer that the American, in his first classification in the oval, masterfully saved, although he was condemned.

They also had scares Powerwho had to risk almost over the limit to make up for his Penske’s speed deficit and Romain Grosjean (rookie in Indianapolis, like Johnson). But all three were left out of the Fast 6, as was the case with the two McLarens (O’Ward will start 7th and Rosenqvist eighth, sharing the third row with Grosjean). Satowho dominated the week but faded into the weekend, will start from inside the fourth row, with Power and Johnson as teammates.

Classification

  1. Scott Dixon (Ganassi) 234.046 mph (F6)
  2. Alex Palou (Ganassi) 233.499 mph (F6)
  3. Rinus VeeKay (Carpenter) 233.385 mph (F6)
  4. Ed Carpenter (Carpenter) 233.080 mph (F6)
  5. Marcus Ericsson (Ganassi) 232.764 mph (F6)
  6. Tony Canaan (Ganassi) 232.372 mph (F6)
  7. Pato O’Ward (McLaren) 232.705 mph
  8. Felix Rosenqvist (McLaren) 232.182 mph
  9. Romain Grosjean (Andretti) 231.999 mph
  10. Takuma Sato (Dale Coyne) 231.670 mph
  11. Will Power (Penske) 231.534 mph
  12. Jimmie Johnson (Ganassi) 231.264 mph



Source: www.marca.com

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