Takuma Sato flew to the top of the times with his final lap of the second IndyCar Series practice session at Edmonton.
In a repeat of the finish of practice one, reigning champion Dario Franchitti (Ganassi) had looked set to come away with the fastest time, only to be pipped after the cheqckred flag by a surprise contender. That man had been Newman/Haas' James Hinchcliffe in the first session, but in practice two it was KV driver Sato who threw in a 1m18.9772s to beat Franchitti by 0.0085sec.
Underlining KV's strong form, EJ Viso put another of its cars in third place, although his other teammate Tony Kanaan – who had been a frontrunner in the opening session – was only 18th. Scott Dixon was fourth for Ganassi, ahead of top Penske driver Will Power. Fastest Canadian this time was Alex Tagliani, as the Sam Schmidt Motorsports driver claimed sixth.
Oriol Servia (Newman/Haas), Helio Castroneves (Penske), Ryan Hunter-Reay (Andretti) and Justin Wilson (Dreyer & Reinbold) completed the top 10, with Hinchcliffe back in 11th this time.