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03/14/11
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Servia, Hinchcliffe test, Power fastest
James Hinchcliffe and Oriol Servia combined for 74 laps of the 2.38-mile Barber Motorsports Park course in their Newman/Haas Racing cars during the morning session of the two-day Open Test.

Hinchcliffe, the 2010 Firestone Indy Lights championship runner-up who's aiming to secure an IZOD IndyCar Series full-season ride, was second on the time chart with a quick lap of 1 minute, 12.89729 seconds (113.622 mph). Servia, who was on the sidelines last year and announced during media day that he would be in the No. 02 car full time this season, was ninth-quick (1:13.6016).

"We put on a new set of tires just before posting that lap," Hinchcliffe said as a matter of full disclosure. "I'm pleased that I was faster than the other rookies and overall it was a productive session."

Will Power, who won five road/street course races in 2010 on his way to second place in the championship, topped the 24-driver field with a lap of 1:12.7159 (113.868) in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car. He tested at the facility two weeks ago.

James Jakes of Leeds, England, passed his driver physical about 90 minutes before getting in the No. 19 car for Dale Coyne Racing for his IZOD IndyCar Series debut. Jakes, 23, most recently competed in GP3 and also competed in GP2 Asia. He had a best lap of 1:16.4399 (24th).

The test continues with a three-hour session this afternoon. IndyCar.com

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