Colton Herta was fastest in the second and final practice session of the afternoon for the NTT IndyCar Series at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course, with an elapsed time of 1 minute, 5.7292 seconds around the 13-Turn, 2.258-mile road course.
Herta led Simon Pageanaud by 0.2021 seconds. Pagenaud’s teammate Will Power ended the session third-fastest with a lap of 1 minute, 5.9935 seconds.
Felix Rosenqvist (1 minute, 6.0218 seconds) ended the session fourth-fastest, while Ryan Hunter-Reay rounded out the top five with an elapsed time of 1 minute, 6.0286 seconds.
Series points leader Josef Newgarden would bring out the lone red flag of the session when his No. 2 Team Penske Chevrolet went off-course in Turn 9, hitting the tire barrier. Newgarden was fine but his car suffered rear wing damage.
The NTT IndyCar Series will hit the track once again tomorrow morning, with the third practice session of the weekend at 10:30 a.m. ET on NBC Sports Gold, followed by qualifications, which will air live on NBCSN at 2:30 p.m. ET.
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On Friday, Marvin Musquin announced on Instagram he will miss the entire 2020 Supercross season with a knee injury.
The injury was sustained earlier this week in a practice crash at the KTM test track when he overjumped an obstacle and landed hard.
It’s “not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys,” Musquin wrote. “I was really happy to be back on the bike riding after being injured at the end of the Motocross season and starting to train for Supercross. Unfortunately, I had an incident at the KTM test track and ultimately over-jumped a jump that had a very big impact on my legs when I landed, injuring my left knee.”
I had it evaluated by several doctors and it was determined that my knee required surgery. It’s devastating news to me as I was really looking forward to racing Supercross, but I will take the time needed to recover properly with my main focus being to return when I am strong enough to win races.”
Last year, Musquin sustained another knee injury in November that threatened his 2019 Supercross season. He was able to ride in the Anaheim 1 event and finished in the top 10. Musquin improved throughout the season, winning two races and finishing third in the points after making a determined charge.
Musquin missed the 2011 and 2014 Supercross seasons with ACL injuries.