Qualifying session for the first Indy Lights race in IMS mixed course has brought, after a red flag, a Pole for Nico Jamin, followed by Zachary Claman de Melo and Neil Alberico.
Thirty-minute qualifying session started and Colton Herta and Santiago Urrutia were the first drivers to set competitve times. With only seven minutes into the session, Juan Piedrahita crashed in turn 5 and the session got red-flagged in order to repair the barriers of that corner.
Green flag came back fifteen minutes later. Nico Jamin moved to the lead, being the first driver to break the 1:15 barrier. But times were dropping quickly and Herta, Kyle Kaiser and Neil Alberico became the new provisional leaders.
With a little more than three minutes to go, Zachary Claman de Melo moved to the lead. But it lasted short as Jamin recovered lead a few seconds later. Surprisingly, nothing changed until the end and Jamin took Pole for the first race of the weekend with a 1:14.2443. The French driver has set a great time and is likely to get his second win of the year. Behind him had qualifyied Claman de Melo and Alberico.
The first Indy Lights race will start later today, al 5:55 PM local time. Both second qualifying and race are set to be held tomorrow.