IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen – Watkins Glen International Raceway – Sept. 2-4, 2016
Round 15 of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Season

KVSH Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais is coming off a 10th place showing in the restart of the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway, his fifth consecutive top-10 finish on an oval. Bourdais is 14th in the championship standings with 334 points, 27 out of 10th and 72 out of fifth.

Sebastien Bourdais Quote:
“The Hydroxycut-KVSH Racing Team had a good test at Watkins Glen. We ended up in the top-three, but obviously, track and weather conditions could be different this weekend. However, based on the test I think we should come off the transporter with a good baseline setup. We haven’t qualified well on the road courses this year because we’ve struggled with the red (alternate) tires. Hopefully, we can improve in that area and start at the front of the grid at Watkins Glen. We’re down to the last two races of the season and if we are going to finish in the top-10 in the points, we have to have a good result this weekend.”

Fast Facts:

  • Sebastien Bourdais will drive the No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone entry in the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen.
  • The 2016 IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen will be Bourdais’ 162nd career Verizon IndyCar Series start, 49th with KVSH Racing and first in an Indy car at Watkins Glen.
  • Bourdais has finished in the top-10 in nine of the 14 races during the 2016 season with two top-five showings (Detroit Race 1 and Pocono) and one win (Detroit Race 1)
  • Bourdais has qualified in the top-10 in four of the first 14 races this season (all on road or street circuits) with a best starting spot of fifth at Toronto and Barber Motorsports Park (eighth at St. Petersburg and the Indy GP).
  • Bourdais has advanced past the first round of road/street course qualifying in five of eight events this year. He did not advance at Long beach, Detroit Race3 1 and Mid-Ohio (Detroit Race 2 was a single round of qualifying so is not included). Bourdais has made the Firestone Fast Six twice (Toronto and Barber).
  • This is Bourdais’ 11th Verizon IndyCar Series season and third with KVSH Racing
  • In 161 career IndyCar starts, Bourdais has won 35 races (tied with Bobby Unser for sixth all-time) and taken 33 pole positions (tied for seventh).
  • Bourdais is the only driver to win four consecutive IndyCar championships, taking the title in 2004 – 2007 (Champ Car World Series).
  • Bourdais won from the pole at the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours this year in the GTE Pro category. He has another pole and three runner-up finishes (2007, 2009 and 2011) in 10 previous starts in his hometown. Bourdais has also won the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans in 2015 and the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2014 (was runner-up in 2015),
  • Bourdais, 37, is a native of Le Mans, France but resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.