Ryan Briscoe led yesterday's pre-season test at Barber Motorsports Park, finishing the day some 0.2094 seconds ahead of Penske teammate, Helio Castroneves. It would have been an all Penske afternoon, had Justin Wilson not pushed Will Power back to fourth, even though the Dreyer & Reinbold sponsored driver suffered a late afternoon crash... [read more]

This weeks two-day test is the only track time IndyCar drivers will see before the season opener in Brazil early next month.

Briscoe, seemingly delighted that Penske was the team to beat, went on to say: "It's nice to be at the top of the speed charts. It's important because it is our only test before the first race, so we're all comparing times. It's nice to have the Team Penske cars on top. It's a great way to start the year."

IRL Testing @ Barber // February 25th:

1. Ryan Briscoe Penske 1m10.5052s
2. Helio Castroneves Penske 1m10.7146s + 0.2094s
3. Justin Wilson Dreyer & Reinbold 1m10.7397s + 0.2345s
4. Will Power Penske 1m10.7637s + 0.2585s
5. Scott Dixon Ganassi 1m10.8927s + 0.3875s
6. EJ Viso KV 1m10.9186s + 0.4134s
7. Takuma Sato KV 1m11.1138s + 0.6086s
8. Tony Kanaan Andretti 1m11.1433s + 0.6381s
9. Dario Franchitti Ganassi 1m11.1825s + 0.6773s
10. Hideki Mutoh Newman/Haas/Lanigan 1m11.2212s + 0.7160s
11. Marco Andretti Andretti 1m11.3557s + 0.8505s
12. Mario Romancini Conquest 1m11.4567s + 0.9618s
13. James Rossiter KV 1m11.7759s + 1.2707s
14. Vitor Meira Foyt 1m11.9171s + 1.4119s
15. Raphael Matos de Ferran Luczo Dragon 1m11.9924s + 1.4872s
16. Ryan Hunter-Reay Andretti 1m12.1369s + 1.6317s
17. Mike Conway Dreyer & Reinbold 1m12.1543s + 1.6491s
18. Danica Patrick Andretti 1m12.5369s + 2.0317s
19. Simona de Silvestro HVM 1m12.8124s + 2.3072s
20. Sarah Fisher Sarah Fisher 1m16.0138s + 5.5086s

Stay tuned for continued coverage of the 2010 IndyCar Series

Image: Autoweek
Info: Autosport
Editorial: Justin W. Coffey


  1. Looks like the aussie is doing well!

    Really nice guy too, i've met him a few times through Porsche when he was driving the RS Spyder. We always have a car ready for him when he's spending time in Sydney!

  2. I was watching them practice from the Museum on Thursday. Let me just say, THIS race is gonna be AWESOME! I can't wait!