GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma Qualifying Report

GoProGrandPrix-2013DHL driver Ryan Hunter-Reay will start from the fourth position for tomorrow’s just over 200-mile race at Sonoma Raceway — his best career start at the 2.385-mile circuit. Coming into the weekend third in the championship points standings, the 32-year-old’s previous best start was seventh (2012, 2007) and his best recorded finish in Sonoma is eighth (2010).

“It’s a pretty disappointing day for us. I think we had a pretty good pace leading up to qualifying, and then the wind shifted – as it was for everybody else. It was tough to get the lap time out of the car, as it was for everybody, but the guys in front of us have just been one step above. Dario (Franchitti) did what we did in Mid-Ohio and went out on used (Firestone) reds in the second session, and I think that’s where he won the pole. Congratulations to those guys – they’ve been super quick. We’re a little disappointed to start fourth, but all considering, we can definitely work from there. Now we gotta go re-engineer it and make it a race car instead of a qualifying car.”

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