NO. 4 KV RACING TECHNOLOGYCHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
Round 1 (Grp 2): 78.6673 secs / 107.542 mph
Round 2: 77.3638 secs / 109.353 mph
Firestone Fast Six: N/A
Qualified: 8th”I am really happy with my qualifying result today. We made a few mistakes in the first session, but in the second round after we put on the second set of tires we were pretty quick and I ended up securing my best start. I have never been on a track like this, its very bumpy and pretty difficult to drive when it gets hot like this but everyone is dealing with the same issues. The team has done a great job setting up my car for this weekend and I’m looking forward to trying to pick up a few more positions in the race tomorrow.”
- Today’s eighth place is Coletti’s IndyCar career best start
- This is the second time in his Indycar career that he has advanced to the second round of qualifying.
- Coletti previous best qualifying was 10th at the Grand Prix of Indianapolis this year.
- His best IndyCar career finish is eighth, also at the GP of Indy.
- Coletti sits 20th in the championship standings with 75 points.
NO.11 TEAM MISTIC E-CIGS KVSH RACING CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
Round 1 (Grp 1): 77.6900 secs / 108.894 mph
Round 2: 76.8317 secs / 110.111 mph
Firestone Fast Six: 77.0406 secs / 109.812 mph
Qualified: 6th“Obviously, I am very happy that the Mistic E-Cigs Circle K machine made it to the Firestone Fast Six. However, at the same time I’m a little baffled by being a second off the pace. It was a pretty big step-up from last year, on what was our most difficult weekend on a street or road circuit pace wise. We tried a lot of things here last year, but could never get it right. This year, we unloaded a car that seemed to be much more on par with the opposition. It was strong on a green track, but as the grip came up we struggle to get grip and balance. So, we will take a look at the data tonight and see what changes we want to make for tomorrow.”
- Bourdais has qualified in the top-10 all six times a qualifying session has been held this season (St. Petersburg, sixth; Long Beach, ninth; Barber, Indianapolis GP and Indianapolis 500, seventh, Detroit Race 1, sixth)
- Bouradais will start in the top-10 for the seventh time in seven races this year (started sixth at NOLA when field gridded by points due to weather).
- Bourdais has made at least the second round of street/road qualifying at all six road/street races this season where qualifying was held (St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Barber, Indianapolis GP and Detroit Race 1). There was no qualifying at NOLA.
- He has reached the final round, the Firestone Fast Six, twice, St. Petersburg and Detroit Race 1.
- The 2015 Chevrolet Dual In Detroit presented by Quicken Loans will be Bourdais’ 138th and 139th Verizon IndyCar Series start, 25th and 26thwith KVSH Racing and sixth and seventh at Detroit.
- Today’s sixth place qualifying position is Bourdais’ best in six attempts at Detroit surpassing a seventh place qualifying spot in 2014 Race 1.
- In five previous races at Detorit his best finish is 11th in 2013 (Race 2).
- Bourdais is seventh in the championship standings with 161 points
- Bourdais has finished in the top-10 in four of the first six races of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season (St. Petersburg, sixth; Long Beach, sixth, Alabama, eighth and the GP of Indy, fourth). He was also running sixth before a late pit stop at NOLA dropped him out of the top-10. He was then collected in an incident and finished 21st. He placed 11th last week in the Indianapolis 500.
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