NO. 4 KV RACING TECHNOLOGY CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
“I struggled on the wet tires at the beginning, but then when we switched to the slick tires after 10 laps, the car was really good and really fast and I was able to make up positions and run as fast as the leaders. My crew did a great second pit stop and I rejoined 16th. At the restart I gained another position and got as high as 14th when I broke a tiny bit too late in turn 5 and hit the wall. That broke my suspension and unfortunately that was then it for me.”
Coletti made his 10th Verizon IndyCar start today, 10th with KV Racing Technology and eighth on a road/street course.
He once again showed his overtaking skills, getting as high as 14th by lap 38.
His best finish on a road/street course is 8th (GP of Indianapolis) and best qualifying is also 8th (Detroit Race 1).
Two weekends ago at Texas, Coletti made his second career oval start and had his best start of 23rd, and best finish of 19th.
Coletti, a rookie picked up seven points today and sits 20th in the championship standings with 122 points.
NO. 11 TEAM HYDROXYCUT – KVSH RACING CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE
“It was a solid day for the Hydroxycut KVSH Racing team. Obviously it felt like we deserved a better finish than fifth, but it is what it is. We did the best we could. We probably should have pitted at the beginning of the window the first time and then we didn’t want to expose ourselves to a yellow flag the second time, so we pitted early. Unfortunately, (Carlos) Munoz slowed us up and we destroy the tires being behind him. That was a shame, but we got a lot of valuable points and another top-five finish. Now we move on and try and get the oval season off on the right foot.”
The 2015 Honda Indy Toronto was Bourdais’ 141st Verizon IndyCar Series start, 28th with KVSH Racing and 12th on the Toronto street circuit.
In 12 starts on the streets of Toronto, Bourdais has now finished in the top-10 a total of 11 times with eight top-five showings and two wins (2004 and 2014).
Bourdais earned 30 points today and now sits sixth in the championship standings with 274 points just nine points out of fifth place.
He has earned six top-10 finishes with three top-five showings and one win, Detroit Race 2 (placed fourth at the Indianapolis Grand Prix to go with today’s fifth at Toronto).
Round 11 of the 2015 Verizon IndyCar Series will be the MAVTV 200 at the Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, CA, June 27 2015.
TV Broadcast: NBCSports at 4:00 PM ET
Radio Broadcast: XM 209 & IMS IndyCar Radio Affiliates
Online: Iindycar.com & Verizon INDYCAR 15 App