I wonder if after this weekend Alex Lloyd would concur with Marco Andretti’s assessment that “Second place is nothing.”
Bobby Wilson was the beneficiary of the wacky inverted lineup for the second leg of the Indy Pro series Liberty Challenge at IMS. With the top 8 starters being inverted in order of finish in the first leg, 7th place Wilson got to sit on the front row with Ryan Justice. Wilson made the most of the opportunity by taking the lead on the first lap and never relinquishing it, thank you very much.
Conversely, this meant that Hideki Mutoh and Alex Lloyd were set to start 8th and 7th respectively for the 18-lap road race, but they both managed to move up to the podium before the conclusion. So the previously unbeaten (well, this year at least) Lloyd finishes 2nd in both races on the IMS road course, while Mutoh continues to impress with Top 5 finishes in 6 of 7 Indy Pro races. Somewhere, Kosuke Matsuura is updating his resume.
After the Indy Pro races, the United States Grand Prix was won by 22-year-old Lewis Hamilton, who had reached the podium in EVERY ONE OF HIS FIRST SEVEN Formula One races. Brilliant! If you would like to read about one fan’s experiences at the races at IMS this past weekend, check out the LiveFast feature by one of My Name Is IRL's regular readers.
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