KVSH Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais is coming off an outstanding weekend in Detroit which saw him score the most points of any driver. Bourdais captured his first victory of the season, second consecutive in Detroit and 35th of his IndyCar career in the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Race 1 (won Race 2 last year) and had an eighth place showing in Race 2 . Bourdais earned 76 points during the doubleheader. He remains in 14th place in the championship standings with 210 points, but is just 32 points out of fifth.
Sebastien Bourdais Quote Texas:
“One of the KVSH Racing co-owners, “Sulli” (James ‘Sulli’ Sullivan) and some of our sponsors, are from Texas, so the race means a lot to him, our sponsors and the team. We had two good races in Detroit and we had a pretty good racecar last year at Texas. If we can keep making little gains with the car on the ovals, we may actually be looking pretty good in the Hydroxycut machine in Texas. Hopefully, we can keep the momentum from Detroit going.”
- Sebastien Bourdais will drive the No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone entry in the Firestone 600.
- The 2016 Firestone 600 will be Bourdais’ 156th career Verizon IndyCar Series start, 43rd with KVSH Racing, 30th on an oval and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway.
- In three starts at TMS, Bourdais has a best qualifying position of 17th (started 15th) in 2013 and a best finish of 14th last year.
- Of Bourdais 29 career oval starts, 20 have come in the last three years.
- Bourdais has made 21 IndyCar oval starts 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, Lausitz, 2003; Las Vegas, 2004 and 2005; Milwaukee, 2006. He captured three poles: Lausitz, 2003; Las Vegas, 2005 and Milwaukee, 2006.
- This is Bourdais’ 11th Verizon IndyCar Series season and third with KVSH Racing
- In 155 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, 37, is a native of Le Mans, France but resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.