NO. 4 KV RACING TECHNOLOGY CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
Practice 1: Finished 20th – 71.9698 secs / 122.001 mph
Practice 2: Finished 11th – 71.3149 secs / 123.122 mph
Combined: 11th – 71.3149 secs / 123.092 mph (Practice 2)
“We struggled a bit today with overall grip on the car and it took me awhile to find the right setup. We are almost there but not quite and feel confident that tomorrow we will have the right setup and have a good qualifying tomorrow. The track is actually a lot different to the F1 track that I won on in 2006. This configuration is actually a lot more fun because when you get to the back straight and brake for turns 7,8,9 and 10 its really nice and flowing from one turn to another so I really like it. I hope this track is going to bring me as much luck as it did in 2006 and we have an awesome result this weekend.”
Coletti was the fastest rookie in practice today
This will be Coletti’s first IndyCar start but second open-wheel start on the road course at IMS.
The 26-year-old Monegasque won the Formula BMW USA race in 2006 on the road course at IMS
NO.11 MISTIC E-CIGS KVSH RACING CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
Practice 1: Finished 1st – 90.9378 secs / 123.776 mph
Practice 2: Finished 4th – 70.8839 secs / 123.870 mph
Combined: 4th – 70.8839 secs / 103.972 mph (Practice 2)
“It was a pretty good day for the Circle K/Mistic machine. We were quick off the truck and sustained that pace throughout the day. We tried a bunch of things, but we didn’t really make a lot of headway because the track condition wouldn’t allow it. We made some progress on the balance of the car and I believe we are in good shape. Some guys put new tires on at the end and we didn’t because we didn’t have any left. Overall, pretty happy with the car and looking forward to a good weekend.”
Bourdais qualified seventh and finished fourth in the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis
Bourdais has finished in the top-10 in three of the first four races of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series season (St. Petersburg, sixth; Long Beach, sixth, Alabama, eighth). He was also running sixth before a late pit stop at NOLA dropped him out of the top-10. He was then collected in an incident and finished 21st.
Bourdais is 10th in the championship race with 91 points.
Bourdais led laps in the last two races. He led one lap at Long Beach and two at Barber Motorsports Park.
You can catch all the action of the Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis on Saturday May 9th by:
TV Broadcast: ABC at 3:30PM ET
Radio Broadcast: XM 209 & IMS IndyCar Radio affiliates
Online: indycar.com & Verizon Indycar15 app