SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS
NO.11 TEAM HYDROXYCUT – KVSH RACING CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
Qualifying:
Round 1 (Grp 2): 8th – 77.4310 secs / 110.886 mph
Round 2: N/A
Firestone Fast Six: N/A
Qualified: 16th

“Obviously qualifying didn’t go the way we wanted. The Hydroxycut guys did a good job preparing the car and I think we had a chance to qualify in the top-10. Then on my fast lap another car, that had no chance of recording a timed lap before the checkered flag, came out of the pits in front of me. He tried to get out of the way, but put four tires in the dirt right in front of me and that was the end of my lap. It’s a shame because qualifying is so important here. We’ll just have to figure out a way to gain some track position tomorrow so we can finish the season on a high.”

Fast Facts:
* The 2015 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will be Bourdais’ 147th Verizon IndyCar Series start, 34th with KVSH Racing and fifth at Sonoma Raceway.
* Bourdais has a best qualifying position of third (2012) at Sonoma Raceway. In four previous starts he has a best finish of sixth (2011).
* In the eight road/street course qualifying sessions that have been held this year, this is the first time Bourdais has not made it to at least the second round. There was no qualifying at NOLA and Detroit 2 due to rain.
* He has reached the final round, the Firestone Fast Six, four times, St. Petersburg, Detroit Race 1, Toronto and Mid-Ohio. Also started sixth at NOLA when field gridded by points.
* His best qualifying spot this year is a third at Mid-Ohio.
* Bourdais has qualified in the top-10 nine out of 14 times a qualifying session has been held this year missing only here at Sonoma and on the ovals at Texas, 18th; Fontana, 15th, Milwaukee, 11th and Iowa, 24th.
* Bourdais has started in the top-10 at total of 11 times in the 16 races this season (started sixth at NOLA and ninth at Detroit Race 2 when the field was gridded by points because qualifying was rained out).
* After the first 15 races of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar season, Bourdais is eighth in the championship standings with 386 points on the strength of eight top-10 finishes with four top-five showings and two wins, (Detroit Race 2 and Milwaukee).

STEFANO COLETTI
NO. 4 KV RACING TECHNOLOGY CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE

Qualifying:
Round 1 (Grp 2): 10th – 77.8293 secs / 110.318 mph
Round 2: N/A
Firestone Fast Six: N/A
Qualified: 20th

“Qualifying didn’t go as we expected. We pitted a bit later because we decided to run an extra lap and then do a change, so when we got out the checkered flag was out and we weren’t able to improve our time on the new tires. It’s a shame because now we will start 20th tomorrow and its going to be tough race with tire degradation, so we will see how we end up.”

Fast Facts:
* The 2015 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will be Coletti’s 16th Verizon IndyCar Series start, 16th with KV Racing Technology, 10th on a road/street course and first at Sonoma Raceway.
* Coletti’s best IndyCar finish on a road/street course is 8th (GP of Indy) and his best start is 8th (Detroit Race 1).
* In only six career oval starts, Coletti has a best finish of 12th (Fontana) and best start of 19th (Milwaukee)
* Coletti sits 19th in the championship standings with 177 points.
* Coletti, 26, is third generation Monegasque, who still resides in Monaco, Monaco.