Monterrey GP 2024: Alex Palu signs the perfect classification: pole disaster and power at Laguna Seca


Monterrey GP 2024: Alex Palu signs the perfect classification: pole disaster and power at Laguna Seca

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Laguna Seca The calendar is marked in red Ochlex pallu… And today we found out why. Catalan achieved his Third place of the year (The second among the scoring races, if we deduct the thermal)… And the best thing is that both of them He ended up turning them into victories later.

We’ll have to see if he repeats it tomorrow but, for now Saturday couldn’t have gone any better for the two-time champion. Because in addition to the pole-which he achieved in an overwhelming way-a rating Monterrey Grand Prix He’s left enough I played to two rivals For heroism. Especially the leader, Willpower, Which gave the real ‘fear’ today. Also for Dixon, but less so.

Palu aimed high from the start

Classification It was very good for Alex Ballou Since before jumping on the track. A two-time champion was placed in The second group In particular Q1 of the IndyCar rating, but At first the surprise cameTournament leader : , Willpower (Who was second in the final practice), could not get past the eighth place and therefore remained Outside Fast 12 (Q2, speaking in terms of Formula 1).

With His main rival tomorrow dropped to 15th place, The Spaniard will not let that ‘dessert’ pass. On his first attempt with a hard put Second: And with the noticeable soft ones The best roll of the weekend Until then. In addition to that, Joseph Newgarden (Pinsky), also disqualified at this stage (He will start in 14th place, right in front of his teammate and leader).

The Fast 12 It started the same for Palo, with The second best lap with a hard – Only from the back Herta , another favorite To the pole-and the subsequent confirmation of his death to Quick 6 After installing the soft tires and being the best again with the red tires (recording time practically at the same time for groups).

The good news keeps coming For the Spaniards because Scott Dixon was cut here (Third in the Championship) who will come out The tenth And the third Pinsky, one of the McLaughlin, Which will leave Seventh.

The final exhibition of the two-time champion

The Quick 6 It looked like something out of two: Herta, California, who already knows what it’s like to win twice at home, and Balu, The Spaniard, who also dominates the ring Ups and downs From Monterrey. Both were, without a doubt, the fittest on the weekend… But only one did not disappoint in The final duel.

The The decisive stage, Contrary to what is usually customary, things went fantastically for Balu (contrary to Used sofas). Janasi’s performance in one lap is usually lower, but today it was the other way around. The first attempt put him in third place, but in the second he even managed Chrono overtook him With a new soft In a simply brutal turn.

“It was difficult and tight. The track conditions were complicated, due to the wind, The car was on the rails And we have the best position tomorrow. It is always the best place to go out, Get the first clean rolls– Get the right strategy… We have an exciting car This weekend, ” the Catalan explained on American television.

Without a doubt, Feelings before the race could not be better. So much so that no one would be surprised if tomorrow something like this to 2022Where Palu won with a 30-second lead over the second-place racer is something really unusual in modern IndyCar. It is also true that A year later, in 2023, the race was a mess Circumstances turned the tables on him. Tomorrow The key will be degradation… But if only this factor appears – which Balu and Ganassi perfectly master-the options of Win and regain the lead (Only five points separate him from the authority) will be very high.

Palu will have a great option tomorrow to achieve his second victory in the tournament.

Palu will have a great option tomorrow to achieve his second victory in the tournament.
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Tomorrow, also in the deep night hours will be disputed Career, From 95 laps to the Laguna Seca track. It will start at 00: 45 hour (Already, therefore, from Monday) and it will be broadcast live on TV through Movistar Deportes.

Start of Monterrey GP Racing Network

2024 IndyCar

  1. Alex Ballou (Ganassi
  2. Kyle Kirkwood (Andretti) To 0.0739 seconds.
  3. Felix Rosenqvist (Meyer Schank At 0.1452 seconds
  4. Colton Herta (Andretti) To 0.1507 seconds.
  5. Alexander Rossi (McLaren) To 0.2129 seconds.
  6. Christian Lundgaard At 0.3647 seconds
  7. Scott McLaughlin (Penske) – Fast 12
  8. Romain Grosjean (Juncos – Fast 12
  9. Pato ouard (McLaren) – Fast 12
  10. Scott Dixon (Ganassi – Fast 12

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