NO. 4 KV RACING TECHNOLOGY CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
Finished 14th – 62.1298 secs / 104.298 mph
Combined Practice Report:
Finished 18th – 62.1298 seconds/104.298 mph (Practice 3)
Round 1 (Grp 1): 61.6727 secs / 105.071 mph
Round 2: N/A
Firestone Fast Six: N/A
“It was a disappointing qualifying for my first IndyCar race. I have been struggling with the car all weekend. The things we thought we learned at the Sebring test earlier in the week, we found out did not work here. Despite the limited track time we have had, I was able to learn the track pretty quick and its a lot of fun. We will work on the car tonight and make some changes and hopefully, tomorrow I will have a good race car and have a good result for my first Verizon Indycar Series race.”
NO.11 TEAM HYDROXYCUT KVSH RACING CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
Finished 9th – 61.8944 secs / 104.694 mph
Finished 8th – 61.8439 seconds/104.8439 mph (Practice 1)
Round 1 (Grp 2): 61.4272 secs / 105.491 mph
Round 2: 60.9378 secs / 106.338 mph
Firestone Fast Six: 61.1545 secs / 105.961 mph
“I was a really proud of the whole Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing crew. The car was really good and we had a solid effort. It’s a shame about that last lap, which was going to determine whether we were in the top-three or not. I tried a bit harder and for some reason I probably just braked in a different place and braked deeper and might have found the one bump. I bottomed out and locked the right front and that was that. I was so committed, if I had tried to make it I would have stuffed it. I knew I had to find a good chunk of time as I was conservative the last lap, but unfortunately it just didn’t work out. We were in the Firestone Fast Six, which is a good start to the season. I was on pole the first year in 2003, but since then I have never managed to make it out of the first round, so I made an improvement today!!”
“I’m fine with the record being broken and congratulate Will (Power) and Penske Racing on the achievement. You just try and do your best on any given day. I held the record for a long time and got it in the first race here, so that is nice since I live here. The cars in 2003 were more powerful, but the track was different and had just been paved so it was slippery. Those were different days.”
Bourdais track record was set at the inaugural St. Petersburg race in 2003 with a lap of 60.928 secs/106.710 mph.
Will Power’s time today was 60.6931 secs/106.767 mph.
This is the first time since the pole in 2003 (four attempts) that Bourdais has qualified in the top-10 let alone the top six at St. Petersburg.
This is the first time since returning to IndyCar competition in 2011 that Bourdais has made the Firestone Fast Six in the season opening race.
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