Dale Coyne Racing’s Conor Daly and Luca Filippi scored the team’s best combined qualifying result of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season at the Honda Indy Toronto as Daly in the No.18 Jonathan Byrd’s Hospitality and Restaurant Group Honda will start the race from seventh place after setting a time of 01:00.5693s.
Speaking following the afternoon action Daly commented by saying:
It’s great to start seventh tomorrow! It’s our best starting position of the year. It feels great to be fighting for that top six and fighting right at the front of the Honda pack. It’s a little painful, and it a bit of shame, to be knocked out of the Firestone Fast Six by Hinch (James Hinchcliffe) but because it’s him it’s fine, he’s the hometown hero. I’m just happy with the progress that we’ve made. We keep improving from race to race and that’s what we have to keep doing. I can’t wait for tomorrow.
Luca Flippi in the No.19 IMPCO Technologies ComfortPro Honda will start the race from 11th place on the grid after setting a fastest time of 01:00.7784s just ahead of Tony Kanaan in the No.10 NTT DATA Chevrolet and speaking following the session he commented by saying:
It’s a good team result but I’m not happy for myself because I could have done much better and possibly been more or less where Conor (Daly) is but we caught a train of traffic that came out in front of me and with these tires you can’t afford too many laps on those. That said, the potential is good so we can do well and better in the race. We just have to watch out for the start tomorrow and from there we can work our way up and have a strong race.