Masterful McLeod quickest by more than a second in FP3

The Canadian has a huge lead going into Qualifying

McLeod was quickest in FP3

Pete McLeod showed once again why he loves speedway tracks, and Indianapolis in particular. McLeod set the weekend's fastest time so far with a blistering 1:03.038, just 0.012s off the track record.

The Canadian pilot has happy memories of Indianapolis. In 2016 he was third in the race and last year he clinched third in the overall standings. For 2018 he's already looking like a strong contender for more silverware.

François Le Vot came closest to McLeod on the FP3 timesheet, but the Frenchman was still 1.173s slower and had to settle for second place. Matt Hall is back on track finishing third with a time of 1:04.900 and current World Champion Yoshihide Muroya was fourth, but more than 2.5s behind McLeod.

Championship leader Martin Sonka had to settle for seventh and even though he had a clean run, was more than three seconds off the pace.

Although the sun is shining over the IMS the wind has picked up and was peaking at more than 20kts at some point, causing a lot of pilots to be unable to post penalty-free runs, including Michael Goulian who is chasing down Hall and Sonka in the bid for the title.

The Master Class pilots have just over an hour to analyse their data before heading back out for Qualifying. You can follow all the action live, right HERE.

Indianapolis 2018 Master Class FP3 results

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