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04/30/11
IndyCar
Briscoe tops opening practice in Brazil  
Ryan Briscoe on streets of Sao Paulo
Ryan Briscoe, coming off a runner-up finish in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach, topped the time chart in the initial practice session for the Itaipava São Paulo Indy 300 presented by Nestle.

Driving the No. 6 Penske Logistics car, Briscoe toured the 2.536-mile, 11-turn street circuit in 1 minute, 25.1072 seconds. He moved to the top on his final lap (19th) of the session.

Team Penske teammate Will Power, who won the inaugural race in 2010, was second (1:25.1421) and Ryan Hunter-Reay -- the race runner-up last year -- was third (1:25.2043) in the No. 28 Team DHL/Sun Drop Citrus Soda car for Andretti Autosport.

The top 19 cars were separated by a second. Helio Castroneves (fourth at 1:25.2314) was the quickest of the Brazilian drivers, while Charlie Kimball (15th at 1:25.8942) was the top rookie in the 26-car field.

The second (hour-long) practice begins at 11 a.m. (ET), with the three rounds of qualifications at 2 p.m. (ET). Watch live Timing & Scoring augmented by the IMS Radio Network call on indycar.com. VERSUS' coverage of qualifications begins at 6 p.m. (ET).

Results

Rank

Car Driver Diff. BLT Gap TL
1 6 Ryan Briscoe --.---- 1:25.107 --.---- 19
2 12 Will Power 0.0349 1:25.142 0.0349 20
3 28 Ryan Hunter-Reay 0.0971 1:25.204 0.0622 28
4 3 Helio Castroneves 0.1242 1:25.231 0.0271 26
5 22 Justin Wilson 0.2438 1:25.351 0.1196 26
6 10 Dario Franchitti 0.2801 1:25.387 0.0363 17
7 9 Scott Dixon 0.3980 1:25.505 0.1179 18
8 82 Tony Kanaan 0.5027 1:25.610 0.1047 11
9 59 EJ Viso 0.6007 1:25.708 0.0980 27
10 38 Graham Rahal 0.6175 1:25.725 0.0168 25
11 17 Raphael Matos 0.6414 1:25.749 0.0239 30
12 27 Mike Conway 0.6648 1:25.772 0.0234 19
13 5 Takuma Sato 0.7049 1:25.812 0.0401 25
14 77 Alex Tagliani 0.7652 1:25.872 0.0603 14
15 83 Charlie Kimball 0.7870 1:25.894 0.0218 27
16 2 Oriol Servia 0.8219 1:25.929 0.0349 20
17 4 JR Hildebrand 0.9159 1:26.023 0.0940 25
18 06 James Hinchcliffe 1.0010 1:26.108 0.0851 24
19 26 Marco Andretti 1.0016 1:26.109 0.0006 26
20 19 Sebastien Bourdais 1.1373 1:26.245 0.1357 30
21 7 Danica Patrick 1.1434 1:26.251 0.0061 27
22 34 Sebastian Saavedra 1.1557 1:26.263 0.0123 22
23 14 Vitor Meira 1.4278 1:26.535 0.2721 21
24 18 James Jakes 2.2432 1:27.350 0.8154 30
25 24 Ana Beatriz 2.7405 1:27.848 0.4973 30
26 78 Simona de Silvestro 0.0000 0.000 0.0000 0

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