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INDYCAR: Colton Herta fastest in P3 at Mid-Ohio

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Colton Herta was fastest again in the third practice for the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course Saturday morning, posting a lap of 1 minute, 5.7048 seconds around the 13-Turn, 2.258-mile road course.

Herta led Spencer Pigot by 0.0577 seconds. Pigot also finished P1 second-fastest. Both drivers have an excellent shot to claim the pole position in qualifications later in the afternoon.

Alexander Rossi finished the session third-fastest with an elapsed time of 1 minute, 5.8747 seconds, while James Hinchcliffe (1 minute, 5.9580 seconds) and Santino Ferrucci (1 minute, 5.9802 seconds) ended the session fourth and fifth-fastest, respectfully.

Ohio native Graham Rahal (1 minute, 6.0040 seconds) ended the session sixth-fastest, while Josef Newgarden (1 minute, 6.0131 seconds), Ryan Hunter-Reay (1 minute, 6.0208 seconds), Sebastian Bourdais (1 minute, 6.0337 seconds) and Will Power (1 minute, 6.0905 seconds) finished seventh through tenth.

The red flag would come out once during the 45-minute session, when RC Enerson spun in Turn 9 and stalled on the track. Enerson, who is making his first IndyCar start since Sonoma in 2016, was assessed a five-minute penalty for bringing out the red flag. He ended the session 19th-fastest.

Felix Rosenqvist ended the session 20th-fastest after running off-course into the Turn 4 sandtrap.

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Qualifying for the Honda Indy 200 begins later this afternoon at 2:30 p.m. ET on NBCSN

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Marvin Musquin to miss entire 2020 Supercross season

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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.

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Not the kind of news I’m excited to share with you guys… 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. A big thanks to my team @ktmusa for supporting me in this tough time. I feel terribly sorry for them and all my sponsors for not being able to represent them on the track for the 2020 AMA SX season. But we will be back 👊🏼

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