Sebastien Bourdais Race Day quote:
“When the yellow came out and we came in and topped up on lap 13, that really was the key moment for us. From that moment onwards, every time we were a little bit out of sync and could produce fast laps when the guys were coming out of the pits. I could run pretty quick with the Firestone black tires. I was very happy with the car.”
“I’m not sure I know the scenario actually because I think I missed a couple of steps how we got from 13th to 16th to 18th to last pretty much, 13th again, then jumping into the lead. It was a rather interesting day and a great team effort from the Hydroxycut – KVSH Racing crew. To do that for Chevrolet in Detroit means a heck of a lot.”
“I can only hope for good conditions and hopefully a better qualifying because I think if we put that 11 car up front in qualifying it’s going to be tough to beat.”
Sebastien Bourdais Fast Facts:
- Sebastien Bourdais drove the No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone entry today in the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Race 1.
- This was Bourdais 35 career victory and ties him for sixth all-time with Bobby Unser Jr.
- It is Bourdais second victory in eight races in Detroit. His first came last year in Race 2.
- In the first seven races of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Bourdais has four top-10 finishes with a win. He has also finished eighth at Phoenix and ninth at Long Beach and Indianapolis 500.
- He is 14th in the championship standings with 185 points.
- This is Bourdais’ 11th Verizon IndyCar Series season and third with KVSH Racing.
- The 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Race doubleheader was Bourdais’ 154th career Verizon IndyCar Series start, 41st with KVSH Racing and eighth in Detroit.
- In 154 career IndyCar starts, Bourdais has won 35 races (tied for sixth all-time) and taken 33 poles (tied for seventh poles)
- Bourdais is the only driver to win four consecutive IndyCar championships, taking the title in 2004 – 2007 (Champ Car World Series).
- Bourdais, 37, is a native of Le Mans, France but resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.
Round 8 of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season will be the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Race 2, tomorrow, Sunday, June 5 on the temporary street circuit on Belle Isle in Detroit, MI. The race will be broadcast live on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET. It is also available on radio: XM 209 and IMS IndyCar Radio as well as online: IndyCar.com and Verizon IndyCar 15 app.