Australian racer Will Power continued to set the benchmark on the second day of pre-season IndyCar testing at the Barber Motorsports Park track in Alabama.
Power shot to the top with a best lap of 1:07.064 in his Penske Chevrolet to pip Dale Coyne incumbent Justin Wilson by .0038s.
The defending series champion, Kiwi Scott Dixon was third fastest in 1:07.079s.
Power’s team-mates, Juan Montoya (second yesterday) and Helio Castroneves (third yesterday) were ninth and sixth fastest respectively.
AJ Foyt Racing’s Takuma Sato was fourth quickest in 1:07.331s ahead of Chip Ganassi returnee Ryan Briscoe (1:07.370s).
Power, who turned 62 laps during the open test, is bracing himself for a tough opening encounter on the streets of St Petersburg on March 30.
“It was so cold today and there was so much grip that I think it was hard to get good reads on changes,” Power told IndyCar.com
“We’ll see where we go and head to St. Pete. It’s going to be really tight.”
See below for IndyCar pre-season test times day 2
|9||Juan Pablo Montoya||1:07.476|