Muroya tops Qualifying with track record

The Japanese pilot dominated the rain-disrupted Qualifying session

Muroya strong in Qualifying

Yoshihide Muroya stormed the track record in Qualifying at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with a time of 1:02.073 to finish top of the Qualifying timesheet and set himself up with a Round of 14 heat against new Master Class pilot Cristian Bolton.

Matt Hall and Matthias Dolderer continued their competition, with Hall coming out top in Qualifying. Hall finished second on the timesheet with a 1:02.255, 0.182s behind Muroya. It was quick enough to beat title rival Dolderer, who posted a time of 1:03.378. Dolderer will be pleased with that, after collecting seven seconds worth of penalties in his first run.

Due to the standing start at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the pilots each had one run and then landed before they all went out in the same order for their second run. Both sessions were postponed due to rain, but all pilots were able to complete two runs. This was to ensure an accurate time for the race pace tomorrow.

Juan Velarde finished fifth and will be pleased with that position after not performing well in the Free Practice sessions. Close behind him was Martin Sonka who tipped the morning's Free Practice session, but he picked up a penalty in his runs and found himself in sixth.

Pete McLeod put in another solid performance and finished in seventh. Since claiming a podium at the last round in Lausitz, McLeod has been in fine form and enjoys the tight tracks at motor speedways.

American pilots Kirby Chambliss and Michael Goulian finished in eighth and ninth respectively. They will both be disappointed to be low down the timesheet, but they will have the home crowd cheering them on tomorrow and will want to put on a good performance for them.

The Round of 14 begins at 13:00 (Local time) tomorrow. You can catch all the Race Day action live right HERE!

Master Class Qualifying results