Carlin's Serralles earns front row start at Toronto
 July 16, 2016| 
  • Team News

Felix Serralles will start the first Indy Lights race of the weekend in Toronto from the front row of the grid, after qualifying second this morning on the bumpy street circuit.  Current championship leader Ed Jones will start from fifth place with Neil Alberico lining up 12th.  

An early morning session meant the Indy Lights drivers were greeted with cool conditions for qualifying this morning, after two warm sessions on Friday.  The first 10 minutes were characterised by several changes on the timing screens as drivers adapted to the conditions, with the times dropping quickly in a very close and competitive session. 

Serralles, who had been the fastest man in practice on Friday, went quickest 13 minutes into the session, although his time was bettered a few minutes later.  Serralles went quickest again several minutes later, and as the majority of the field pitted for new Cooper Tires, Serralles held the top spot with Jones fifth and Alberico 11th.  

As the drivers tried to get their new tyres up to temperature, only a few drivers had time to improve before the red flag appeared after Santiago Urrutia hit the wall just the other side of the pit lane.  

As the clock continued to tick down, the drivers weren’t able to return to the track and the chequered flag was shown.  That left Serralles with a front row start in second, Jones a competitive fifth and Alberico 12th.  

Speaking about his session, Serralles said, “The car feels good.  To be honest I’m a bit disappointed, we should have been on pole.  For me nothing but first is good enough and I know we had the car to do it today.  But still we head into the race in good shape.” 

The Indy Lights driver will fire up their Mazda engines for race one at 12.25 local time.

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