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Mid-Ohio IndyCar: Ryan Hunter-Reay back on top in practice three

Ryan Hunter-Reay, Andretti, Mid-Ohio IndyCar 2014

Ryan Hunter-Reay topped the final practice session ahead of qualifying for this weekend's IndyCar race at Mid-Ohio.

Hunter-Reay's Andretti Autosport team-mates James Hinchcliffe and Marco Andretti both enjoyed brief stints on top early in the session before the Indianapolis 500 winner moved to P1 with a 1m05.9011s.

He improved that by nearly 0.2 seconds with his final lap to confirm his place at the top.

Similarly late improvements delivered Scott Dixon and Justin Wilson into the top three, with Dixon the lone Chevrolet representative in a top five otherwise dominated by Honda-powered entries.

The session was interrupted by just one brief spell under red flags when Sebastian Saavedra spun at Turn 12.

The Colombian, who was third-fastest at the time, was swiftly retrieved, and finished the morning with the seventh-fastest lap.

Pos  Driver              Team/Engine      Time        Gap
 1.  Ryan Hunter-Reay    Andretti/Honda   1m05.7082s
 2.  Scott Dixon         Ganassi/Chevy    1m05.8042s  +0.0960s
 3.  Justin Wilson       Coyne/Honda      1m05.8159s  +0.1077s
 4.  Simon Pagenaud      Schmidt/Honda    1m05.9164s  +0.2082s
 5.  Mikhail Aleshin     Schmidt/Honda    1m05.9424s  +0.2342s
 6.  Sebastien Bourdais  KV/Chevy         1m05.9572s  +0.2490s
 7.  Sebastian Saavedra  KV/Chevy         1m05.9711s  +0.2629s
 8.  Graham Rahal        Rahal/Honda      1m05.9811s  +0.2729s
 9.  James Hinchcliffe   Andretti/Honda   1m05.9815s  +0.2733s
10.  Ryan Briscoe        Ganassi/Chevy    1m06.0350s  +0.3268s
11.  Will Power          Penske/Chevy     1m06.0662s  +0.3580s
12.  Carlos Munoz        Andretti/Honda   1m06.0691s  +0.3609s
13.  Charlie Kimball     Ganassi/Chevy    1m06.0731s  +0.3649s
14.  Marco Andretti      Andretti/Honda   1m06.0747s  +0.3665s
15.  Helio Castroneves   Penske/Chevy     1m06.0954s  +0.3872s
16.  Josef Newgarden     Fisher/Honda     1m06.1407s  +0.4325s
17.  Carlos Huertas      Coyne/Honda      1m06.1630s  +0.4548s
18.  Juan Pablo Montoya  Penske/Chevy     1m06.2156s  +0.5074s
19.  Tony Kanaan         Ganassi/Chevy    1m06.3132s  +0.6050s
20.  Mike Conway         Carpenter/Chevy  1m06.3304s  +0.6222s
21.  Takuma Sato         Foyt/Honda       1m06.3529s  +0.6447s
22.  Jack Hawksworth     Herta/Honda      1m07.0319s  +1.3237s

All drivers use Dallara chassis
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