NO. 4 KV RACING TECHNOLOGY CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
Finished 21st – 68.3037 secs / 103.725 mph
Combined Practice Report:
Finished 21st – 68.3037 secs / 103.725 mph (Practice 3)
Round 1 (Grp 2): 70.4644 secs / 100.544 mph
Round 2: N/A
Firestone Fast Six: N/A
Coletti was impressive last weekend, passing 10 cars in the first 12 laps
Coletti will have the support of his sister this weekend, Alexandra Coletti, who is a three time Winter Olympian downhill skier for Monaco
NO.11 TEAM HYDROXYCUT KVSH RACING CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
Finished 9th – 67.6783 secs / 104.683 mph
Finished 9th – 67.6783 secs / 104.683 mph (Practice 3)
Round 1 (Grp 2): 68.5265 secs / 103.388 mph
Round 2: 67.2411 secs / 105.364 mph
Firestone Fast Six: N/A
Bourdais has qualified in the top-10 both times this season (St. Petersburg, sixth and Long Beach, ninth) and will have started in the top-10 in all three races (started sixth at NOLA when field gridded by points due to weather).
Bourdais made the second round of street/road qualifying for the second time (St. Petersburg and Long Beach). There was no qualifying at NOLA.
Bouirdais has now qualified in the top-10 seven times in 10 attempts at Long Beach including six times in the top-five with two poles (2006 and 2007).
In nine previous starts at Long Beach, Bourdais has finished on the podium four times with three wins (2005-2007).
Bourdais had his qualifying track record broken for the second time this year. He set the Long Beach record of 66.886 seconds/105.924 mph in 2006. Several drivers surpassed that mark today topped by Helio Castroneves with a lap of 66.6294 seconds/106.331 mph. Bourdais’ St. Petersburg qualifying track record of 60.928 seconds/106.710 mph set in 2003 was broken this year by Will Powers with a lap of 60.6931 seconds/106.767 mph.
Bourdais will drive the No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone in the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.
“Disappointed definitely. The Hydroxycut machine is not where we want it to be, but it could have been a lot worse. We could have gotten taken out straightaway in the first round of qualifying. We just don’t have the speed. It has been a trying weekend so far. I think we got a little bit lost, so we need to hit the reset button. We will do that and see what happens in the warm up tomorrow morning.”
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