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KV RACING TECHNOLOGY OWNERS EXPRESS THEIR THANKS TO INDYCAR FANS, TEAM MEMBERS AND SPONSORS

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – February 16, 2017 – KV Racing Technology co-owners Kevin Kalkhoven and Jimmy Vasser issued the following statements today:
“I want to thank all those who have written to express their appreciation of the efforts of KV Racing Technology during the last 14 years,” said Kalkhoven. “However as I approach 73, I feel I can no longer give the team the effort and support it and the team members deserve.

“I have really enjoyed my time in the series, helping with reunification and of course winning the greatest spectacle in racing… the Indianapolis 500!

“It is my firm belief that the series is on a major upswing under the leadership of Mark Miles and Jay Frye and has a bright future. I remain committed to help in any way I can, particularly in encouraging new owners and sponsors. In particular Ricardo Juncos, to whom we will be offering our support.

“To all the fans who follow the series, and cheered for KVRT, my heartfelt thanks and please spread the good word about the fantastic sport we have “

Vasser said, “First and foremost I want to thank all the fans who have supported the team over the years. I also want to thank Kevin Kalkhoven for giving me the special and unique opportunity to transition from a driver to a team owner while I was still driving

“I am very proud to have been a part of this team and I will always cherish all the great people and drivers we worked side-by-side with to achieve our successes
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“It has been a journey of many ups and downs, but I will always remember winning the 2013 Indy 500.

“IndyCar racing has been a part of my life for 25 years, it is in my soul and it will be interesting to see where it takes me from here.”

KVSH Racing’s Bourdais Finishes 10th in GoPro GP of Sonoma

Sebastien Bourdais scored a top 10 in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series at Sonoma Raceway (photo courtesy of KVSH Racing)

Sebastien Bourdais scored a top 10 in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series at Sonoma Raceway (photo courtesy of KVSH Racing)

KVSH RACING’S BOURDAIS FINISHES 10th 
IN 2016 VERIZON INDYCAR SERIES SEASON ENDING 
GOPRO GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA

Sebastien Bourdais piloted the No. 11 PLANTRONICS – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone entry to a 10th place finish in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season ending GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on the 2.385-mile, 12-turn Sonoma Raceway permanent road course in Sonoma, CA.

Bourdais qualified ninth and started on the inside of row five. He dropped to 10th on the opening lap and remained in the top-10 the entire race except during pit stops. Bourdais got as high as seventh and sat in ninth place as late as lap 76 of the 85-lap contest. He was in fuel saving mode for most of the last two stints of the race and had to give up a position in the final nine laps in order to finish the race.

Qualified:  Ninth

Finished:   10th                                                                                           

Sebastien Bourdais Race Day Quote:
“It was a tough day for the Plantronics – KVSH Racing Team. Not the way we wanted to finish the season. It’s a top-10, but boy that was hard work. A lot of fuel saving, just a boring race. It’s too bad it finishes like that, but definitely we didn’t have the tools to fight this weekend. We tried our best and seemed to be able to make an illusion on one lap during qualifying on the red (alternate tire), but everything else seemed to be pretty average. We tried to stay clean and make it to the end. We had quite a few issues during the race with fuel consumption, burning more fuel than we thought we were and things like that, which really threw us a bit behind the eight ball. After that I really didn’t trust the numbers, so I was saving more fuel and we still almost came up short. I am glad I did, but definitely not the kind of race where you feel like you are a factor or try to fight for it. You’re just very passive, which is never a great feeling. We’ll move on.”

Fast Facts:

  • Bourdais finished 14th in the championship standings with 404 points. He finished 10th in both 2014 and 20015.
  • He finished in the top-10 in 11 of the 16 races this season with three top-five showings (Detroit Race 1, Pocono and Watkins Glen) and one win (Detroit Race 1).
  • Today’s 10th place finishes ties Bourdais best showing In six races at Sonoma Raceway, He finish of sixth in 2011 and 10th in 2013. .
  • Bourdais qualified in the top-10 in six of the 16 races during the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season (all on road or street circuits) with a best starting position of third at Watkins Glen (fifth at Barber Mortorsports Park and Toronto; eighth at St. Petersburg and the Indy GP).
  • This is Bourdais’ 11th Verizon IndyCar Series season and third with KVSH Racing
  • The 2016 GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma will be Bourdais’ 163rd  career Verizon IndyCar Series start, 50th with KVSH Racing and sixth at Sonoma Raceway
  • In 163 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 in the GTE Pro category. He has another pole and three runner-up finishes (2007, 2009, and 2011) in 10 previous starts at Le Mans. 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.

KVSH Racing’s Bourdais Qualifies Ninth for GoPro GP of Sonoma

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS No. 11 PLANTRONICS – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone GOPRO Grand Prix of Sonoma – Qualifying – Saturday, September 17, 2016 KVSH RACING’S BOURDAIS QUALIFIES NINTH FOR GOPRO GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA Sebastien Bourdais qualified the No. 11 PLANTRONICS – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone entry ninth for tomorrow’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma on the 2.385-mile,…

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KVSH’s Bourdais Eighth After Friday Practice for GoPro GP of Sonoma

KVSH RACING’S BOURDAIS EIGHTH ON SPEED CHARTS AFTER FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE FOR GOPRO GRAND PRIX OF SONOMA Sebastien Bourdais, in the No. 11 PLANTRONICS – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone entry, concluded the first day of practice for Sunday’s GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma eighth on the combined practice report following today’s two practice sessions. Bourdais…

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KVSH Racing’s Bourdais Finishes Fifth at Watkins Glen

KVSH RACING’S SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS FINISHES FIFTH 
IN THRILLING INDYCAR GRAND PRIX AT THE GLEN

In what proved to be a thrilling roller coaster ride of a race, Sebastien Bourdais rode the No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT/DPS Nutrition – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone machine to a fifth place finish today in the IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen on the 3.37-mile, 11-turn Watkins Glen International in Watkins Glen, NY.

Bourdais, who made his IndyCar debut at the Watkins Glen, qualified a season-high third on the challenging permanent road course yesterday and started the race on the inside of row three. On the opening lap of the contest, Bourdais was surrounded by several charging competitors and hit. The impact spun him out dripping Bourdais to the back of the field in 22nd place, but did not damage the car. Regrouping, the team strategically pitted a bit early, on lap 10, and when the first yellow flag of the race came out shortly thereafter, Bourdais cycled back into 11th place. On the restart, he passed two cars and was sitting in ninth place when the second caution period occurred. Following the restart, Bourdais passed two more cars to move into seventh. He pitted for the second time on lap 30 and rejoined the contest in 12th. Another passed car and an out of sequence car pitting put Bourdais back into the top-10 before his third and final pit stop. Pitting, along with most of the field, on lap 41, Bourdais came back out in 15th place and with 19 laps remaining fuel was at a premium. Those final 19 laps were all run under green flag conditions and most of the field simply could not make it. Bourdais not only went the distance, but had enough fuel to pass a couple more cars. The fifth place finish is his third of the season, second in three races, and finally moved him out of 14th place and into 12th within striking distant of a top-10 finish in the championship with double points available in the season finale in Sonoma in two weeks.

Qualified:   Third

Finished:    Fifth
                              
Sebastien Bourdais Race Quote:
“Overall I am pretty happy. The Hydroxycut/DPS Nutrition – KVSH Racing Team was competitive all weekend. It was a tough race and we knew push-to-pass was going to be really important. I didn’t want to use it at the start. That was a mistake because everyone else did and I got swallowed up and got hit. After that it was always going to be a tough race trying to come from the very back. I got a lucky break with the first yellow and then as usual we were really good on fuel, so I wasn’t worried about that. I was getting big vibrations and blisters on the rear tires. The last two or three laps I was really worried. I am just glad it stuck and thanks to our sponsors Hydroxycut, DPS Nutrition and Chevy. I am just really happy for the whole KVSH Racing organization.  We had the pace, passed a couple of cars and to finish in the top-five is very satisfying and a heck of an achievement.”

Fast Facts:

  • The 2016 IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen was 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 10 of the 15 races during the 2016 season with three top-five showings (Detroit Race 1, Pocono and Watkins Glen) and one win (Detroit Race 1).
  • He is 142h in the championship standings with 364 points, 16 out of 10th and 63 out of fifth.
  • Although he made his first IndyCar start at Watkins Glen, Bourdais previously contested three Rolex Grand-Am Sports car events here, two in 2012 and one in 2013. He finished third and second respectively in 2012 and eighth in 2013.
  • Bourdais has qualified in the top-10 in five of the first 15 races this season (all on road or street circuits) with a best starting position of third at Watkins Glen (fifth at Barber Mortorsports Park and Toronto; eighth at St. Petersburg and the Indy GP).
  • This is Bourdais’ 11th Verizon IndyCar S eries season and third with KVSH Racing
  • In 162 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.

Next Race:
Round 16, the season finale, of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season will be the GoPro Grand Prix of Sonoma, September 16-18, at Sonoma Raceway in Sonoma, CA. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN at 6:30 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.

KVSH’s Bourdais Qualifies Season-High 3rd for IndyCar GP at the Glen

KVSH RACING’S SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS QUALIFIES SEASON-HIGH THIRD 
FOR INDYCAR GRAND PRIX AT THE GLEN

Sebastien Bourdais qualified a season-high third for tomorrow’s IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen. Bourdais, who was ninth on the combined practice report following two practice sessions Friday, gave an indication of things to come in the morning practice when he finished the session third on the speed charts. Bourdais went out in Group 2 in Round 1 of qualifying with the No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone machine shod with the red alternative Firestone tires. He struggled early in the session, but recovered to record the third fastest lap of the 11 drivers in his group thus advancing to Round 2. In Round 2, the team made the decision to switch to the primary black tires and Bourdais showed his true speed finishing first among the 12 drivers in Round 2 and advanced to the final round, the Firestone Fast Six for the third time this season. In the final round, several other drivers followed suit switching to the black tires which resulted in an exciting battle for the pole with Bourdais barely being nipped in the final two laps by both Scott Dixon and Will Power. There will be a warmup tomorrow prior to the race from 10:30 – 11:00 a.m. with the command to start engines for the 60-lap contest scheduled for 2:30 p.m. Bourdais is making his IndyCar debut this weekend at Watkins Glen International. He previously contested three Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car races at the Glen, two in 2012 and one in 2013, finishing on the podium, third and second respectively, in both of the 2012 events.

Practice Session No. 3:                Third – 82.9492 seconds/146.258 mph

Combined Practice Report:         Third – 82.9492 seconds/146.258 mph

Qualifying::
Round 1 (Group 2):                  Third – 83.8871 seconds/144.623 mph
Round 2:                                   First – 62.9747 seconds/146.213 mph
Round 3 (Firestone Fast Six):  Third – 82.7844 seconds/146.549 mph
Qualified:                                  Third
                              
Sebastien Bourdais Qualifying Quote:
“It was a pretty exciting session for the Hydroxycut – KVSH Racing Team. It started off about as bad as it could. It was the bad red surprise, which is becoming annoyingly familiar for us unfortunately. It is always the same process. You set your car up with what you’re given, which is the black (primary) Firestone tires and they’re great. We can always make them work. Then for qualifying you get the “candy surprise” (the red alternate tires). We can’t extract any performance out of them. We just get movement, understeer, it disconnects the car…it’s a mess. So, I don’t know what is going to happen tomorrow in the race, to be honest, but for sure the Hydroxycut/Chevy machine is quick on black tires. It’s too bad we didn’t put the car on pole, but my bad. I made a mistake and then ran out of gas because we did an extra lap which was not accounted for. So it is what it is. Nevertheless, when you are close to Scott (Dixon) and Will (Power) at these kind of tracks you know you’ve done a good job. It’s our best qualifying position of the season, so we’ll take it.”

Fast Facts:

  • 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).
  • He is 14th in the championship standings with 334 points, 27 out of 10th and 72 out of fifth.
  • Bourdais has qualified in the top-10 in five of the first 15 races this season (all on road or street circuits).
  • This is his highest qualifying position of the 2016 season surpassing fifth place starting spots 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 six of nine events this year. He did not advance at Long beach, Detroit Race 1 and Mid-Ohio (Detroit Race 2 was a single round of qualifying so is not included). He has made the Firestone Fast Six three times (Watkins Glen, 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.

Race Broadcast:
Round 15 of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season will be the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen at Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen, NY. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN at 2:00 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.

KVSH Racing’s Bourdais Ninth After First Day of Practice at Watkins Glen

KVSH RACING’S SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS NINTH ON SPEED CHARTS AFTER FIRST DAY OF PRACTICE FOR INDYCAR GRAND PRIX AT THE GLEN

Sebastien Bourdais, in the No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone machine, concluded the first day of practice for Sunday’s IndyCar Grand Prix at the Glen ninth on the combined practice report following two practice sessions today. Bourdais was second on the speed charts in the morning (first) practice running his fastest lap on the last of the 11 timed laps he completed during the session, which was originally scheduled for 45-minutes, but was shortened due to an extended red flag. In the afternoon practice he posted theninthfastest lap on the 3.37-mile, 11-turn Watkins Glen International permanent road course during an unusually long two-hour session. Tomorrow’s practice session is from 11:00 – 11:45 a.m. followed by qualifying from 3:00 – 4:15 p.m. Bourdais is making his IndyCar debut this weekend at Watkins Glen International. He previously contested three Rolex Grand-Am Sports Car races at the Glen, two in 2012 and one in 2013, finishing on the podium, third and second respectively, in both of the 2012 events.

Practice Session No. 1:                  Second – 84.2547 seconds/143.992 mph

Practice Session No. 2:                  Ninth – 83.6582 seconds/145.019 mph

Combined Practice Report:           Ninth – 83.6582 seconds/145.019 mph
                              

Sebastien Bourdais Practice Quote:
“Overall, a good day for the Hydroxycut – KVSH Racing Team. We tried, and found, some good things, but it feels like we are losing touch with the front when the track grips up. Towards the end, physically, I think it took a toll and I didn’t extract the best out of the car so that’s a bit frustrating. We are going to make a couple of adjustments and see if we can make it a bit easier to drive because the car is really quick, but if you can’t run the wheel it doesn’t really help. It’s just a matter of getting the best out of the car. We will come back tomorrow and see what we can do.”

Fast Facts:

  • 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).
  • He is 14th in the championship standings with 334 points, 27 out of 10th and 72 out of fifth.
  • 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 Race 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.

Race Broadcast:
Round 15 of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season will be the INDYCAR Grand Prix at The Glen at Watkins Glen International Raceway in Watkins Glen, NY. The race will be broadcast live on NBCSN at 2:00 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.

KVSH Racing Bourdais Quote and Notes Watkins Glen

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS
NO. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH RACING CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
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.

KVSH Racing’s Bourdais Finishes 10th in Firestone 600

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone Restart of Firestone 600 – Saturday, August 27 – Race Day KVSH RACING’S SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS EARNS FIFTH CONSECTUIVE TOP-10 OVAL FINISH WITH 10th PLACE SHOWING IN FIRESTONE 600 KVSH Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais piloted the No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Honda to his…

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KVSH Racing Bourdais Notes Firestone 600 Restart

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS
NO. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH RACING CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
Firestone 600 (Restart) – August 27, 2016
Round 9 of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Season

KVSH Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais is coming off his best oval finish of the season a fifth place showing at Pocono Raceway. The fifth place showing is his best on a super-speedway (1.5 miles or more) since returning to IndyCar competition in 2011 surpassing a seventh place showing in the 2014 Indianapolis 500. He won at Lausitzring in 2003. Bourdais is 14th in the championship standings with 314 points, 19 points out of 10th place and 70 out of fifth with three races remaining in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season.

Fast Facts:

  • Sebastien Bourdais will drive the No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone entry in the restart of the Firestone 600.
  • The restart of the 2016 Firestone 600 is Bourdais’ 161st career Verizon IndyCar Series start, 48th with KVSH Racing, 32nd on an oval and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway.*The Firestone 600 has already been counted as a start in the above numbers.
  • In four starts (three complete races) at TMS, Bourdais has a best qualifying position of 17th (started 15th) in 2013 and a best finish of 14th last year.
  • Bourdais has finished in the top-10 in eight of the 13 races completed during the 2016 season (Texas suspended) with two top-five showings (Detroit Race 1 and Pocono) and one win (Detroit Race
  • Bourdais has finished in the top-10 in all four oval races completed this year (fifth, Pocono; eighth, Iowa and Phoenix; ninth in the, Indy 500).
  • Bourdais’ best starting position on an oval this year is 16th at Iowa (18th at Phoenix and Pocono, 19th at the Indy 500 and Texas). His best qualifying position this year is fifth on the road circuit at Barber Motorsports Park).
  • Of Bourdais 32 career oval starts, 23 have come in the last three years.
  • Bourdais has made 24 IndyCar oval starts (one start in 2005, the Indy 500) with a best qualifying of fourth at Fontana in 2013. His best finish is a win at Milwaukee in 2015, his first on an oval since 2006 also at Milwaukee.
  • Bourdais made eight oval starts in Champ Cars earning four victories, Lausitzring, 2003; Las Vegas, 2004 and 2005; Milwaukee, 2006. He captured three poles: Lausitzring, 2003; Las Vegas, 2005 and Milwaukee, 2006.
  • 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.
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