NO. 4 KV RACING TECHNOLOGY CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
Round 1 (Grp 1): 70.3840 secs / 124.750 mph
Round 2: 70.3679 secs / 124.778 mph
Firestone Fast Six: N/A
“I am really happy with qualifying. Finally we advanced to the next round and will start 10th for tomorrow’s Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis. After the first session we thought we could maybe be a little higher, P7 or P8, but in the end thats how it goes. We still need to find some more grip and get the car better for tomorrow, but I need to thank the No. 4 crew for all their hard work that they have done this weekend to get me this result today. We are happy that we can finally have a proper race, without having to pass everyone and push hard to get our way up front, so we are looking forward to the race tomorrow and to finally being in the top-10.”
This is the first time in Coletti’s Indycar career that he has advanced to the second round of qualifying.
The 10th today, is Coletti best IndyCar career qualifying. His previous best was 16th at Barber two weeks ago
Coletti will be making his second start on the IMS road course
In 2006 he won the Formula BMW USA race on the IMS road course
NO.11 TEAM MISTIC E-CIGS KVSH RACING CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
Round 1 (Grp 1): 70.2779 secs / 124.938 mph
Round 2: 70.0230 secs / 125.393 mph
Firestone Fast Six: N/A
“I had no idea what was going on with Scott (Dixon), but he was always going to be quicker than us. He showed that in round one of qualifying. The Circle K Mistic machine was pretty good today, but I have to do a better job on the Firestone red (alternate) tires. The car is really good on blacks (primary tires), but every time we put the reds on it is a bit of a struggle. I didn’t put a whole lap together in round two, I locked up on what should have been my quickest lap. It’s a bit disappointing. We have been strong in every practice and if I can’t qualify better than I did it’s going to be tough to take the challenge to the Penske boys. We will keep knocking at the door and hopefully at some point it is going to come to us.”
Bourdais also qualified seventh for the inaugural Grand Prix of Indianapolis. He finished fourth last year.
Bourdais has qualified in the top-10 all four times this season (St. Petersburg, sixth; Long Beach, ninth; Barber and Indianapolis, seventh) and will start in the top-10 for the fifth time in five races this year (started sixth at NOLA when field gridded by points due to weather).
Bourdais made at least the second round of street/road qualifying for the fourth time this season (St. Petersburg, Long Beach, Barber, and Indianapolis). There was no qualifying at NOLA. He has reached the final round, the Firestone Fast Six, once at St. Petersburg.
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 (Long Beach Grand Prix and Barber) . He led one lap at Long Beach and two at Barber Motorsports Park.
In 2012, Bourdais won the Grand-AM inaugural road race at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Starworks Motorsport.
The 2015 Angie’s List Grand Prix of Indianapolis will be Bourdais’ 136th Verizon IndyCar Series start, 23rd with KVSH Racing and second in an IndyCar on the road course at IMS. He is contesting his 10th IndyCar season.
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