BALTIMORE -- Sebastien Bourdais was disappointed with the qualifications effort for the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT, but showed in the race day warm-up that the No. 7 Dragon Racing car indeed is fast on the 2.04-mile, 12-turn street circuit.
Bourdais topped the time sheet in the 30-minute session, posting 1 minute, 18.4535 seconds on his last of 16 laps. Will Power, who will start on the front row in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske car, also recorded his fastest time on his final lap (1:18.7543) for second in the session.
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Bourdais's car sustained damage in Round 1 of qualifying Aug. 31, which brought out the red flag and deleted his two best lap times.
"I got a little greedy. At the chicane I was trying to get some reference to see how much I could go on the curbs," he said. "I guess I just stepped over the limit. I put the tub on the curb and bounced off of it and the tires were waiting for us at the exit. This busted the car up so its pretty frustrating and disappointing for the guys. We still have a fast car and we will try to move forward during the race and see what we can get."
Verizon P1 Award winner Scott Dixon, who was fifth on the time sheet in a new Honda engine. He mileaged out his fourth engine in qualifying. Each entrant is allowed five fresh-built engines, according to the engine manufacturer supply agreement, for the season.
Target Chip Ganassi Racing teammate Dario Franchitti's crew switched to its sixth engine following qualifications to incur a 10 grid-spot penalty for the 75-lap race (2 p.m. ET on NBC Sports Network). After an issue in the warm-up, a seventh engine was installed in the No. 10 car.
James Jakes also will receive a 10 grid-spot penalty for the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing crew switching to the sixth engine in the No. 16 Acorn Stairlifts car following the race Aug. 25 at Sonoma Raceway.