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BOURDAIS HAS STRONG RACE IN RAIN SHORTENED ABC SUPPLY INC. 500

Sebastien Bourdais Race Summary: Sebastien Bourdais drove the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan car to a seventh place finish in today’s rain shortened ABC Supply Inc. 500 on the 2.5-mile Pocono Raceway tri-oval in Long Pond, Pennsylvania. Bourdais started 11th after qualifying was cancelled yesterday, due to inclement weather, and drivers…

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HONDA INDY 200 Race Report

BOURDAIS FALLS VICTIM TO AN INCIDENT AND A PENALTY IN HONDA INDY 200       Sebastien Bourdais Race Summary: Sebastien Bourdais fell victim to an early race incident and a mid-race penalty today in the Honda Indy 200 at Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course in Lexington, Ohio. Bourdais, who qualified the No. 18 SealMaster – Dale…

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BOURDAIS HAS STRONG QUALIFYING RUN WILL START FIFTH IN HONDA INDY 200

 

 

BOURDAIS HAS STRONG QUALIFYING RUN – WILL START FIFTH IN HONDA INDY 200

Sebastien Bourdais Qualifying Summary:
Sebastien Bourdais had a strong qualifying run and will start fifth in tomorrow’s Honda Indy 200 on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course permanent road circuit in Lexington, Ohio. Bourdais, in the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne Vasser-Sullivan entry, went out in Group 2 in Round 1 of qualifying and posted the fastest lap of the 12 drivers in his group. As a result, he advanced to the second round where he almost got caught out when the No. 60 car went off track while Bourdais was on his fast lap. The dirt from the off-track excursion forced Bourdais to abort, but he recovered and on the next lap recorded the sixth fastest time making it into the final round, the Firestone Fast 6. In the finals, Bourdais logged the fifth fastest lap of the session and will start on the inside of row three tomorrow…a far cry from the last place starting position he had last year when he had a miscue in qualifying, but in the race charged to a sixth place finish in one of the finest driving performances ever witnessed.

 

Sebastien Bourdais Qualifying Quote:

“The SealMaster Honda No. 18 is strong and has been strong all weekend. A very solid effort by the whole Dale Coyne Vasser-Sullivan team. The first run was perfect. It was just about as good a run as I could do. I may have had a little bit more in it, I over shot one corner, but I could bring the tires perfectly where I wanted them to be. In the second round, the 60 car went off the track in turn two and threw a lot of dirt on the track when I was on my hot lap. So I had to abort that lap and go again. In the Firestone Fast 6 we re-ran the tires from the second round. The sun came out a little too early for us and the hotter track temperature hurt us a little bit, we lost a bit of grip. When you are first in the first round you want to do more, but I’m happy with fifth especially after last year.”

 

Fast Facts:

Today’s fifth place qualifying spot ties Bourdais second highest of the season and is the second time he has made the Firestone Fast 6. In the first 13 races of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season, Bourdais has now qualified in the top-10 eight times including a season high third at Texas, a fifth at Barber Motorsports Park, seventh at Road America and for the Indy 500, eighth at Toronto, ninth for Detroit Race 2, and 10th for the INDYCAR Grand Prix.

 

Bourdais has now qualified in the top-10 five times, including three times in the top-three with one pole (2014) in nine attempts at Mid-Ohio. In eight previous races he has finished in the top-10 five times with three top-five performances and a best showing of second in 2014.

 

After the first 12 races of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season, Bourdais is 10th in the championship standings with 255 points. He has a season high third place finish at Barber, a fifth at COTA, eighth at Toronto and Texas; ninth at Detroit GP Race 2 and Iowa. He has finished 11th three times, Detroit Race 1, Long Beach and the INDYCAR GP, placed 12th at Road America, 24th at St. Petersburg and 30th in the Indy 500.

 

Bourdais is contesting his 14th NTT IndyCar Series season and second with Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

 

The 2019 Honda Indy 200 will be Bourdais 201st NTT IndyCar Series start and ninth at the Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course.

 

In 200 career IndyCar starts, he has won 37 races (sixth all-time) and captured 34 pole positions (seventh all time).

 

Bourdais is the only driver to win four consecutive IndyCar championships (2004 – 2007).

 

Bourdais, 40, is a native of Le Mans, France but resides in St. Petersburg, Florida

Bourdais pre race notes Mid-Ohio

SEBASTIEN BOURDAI No. 18 TEAM SEALMASTER – DALE COYNE RACING WITH VASSER-SULLIVAN HONDA/DALLARA/FIRESTONE Honda Indy 200 – Mid-Ohio Sports Car Course – July 26-28, 2019 Sebastien Bourdais Summary: Sebastien Bourdais will pilot the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry in the Honda Indy 200 on the 2.258-mile, 13-turn Mid-Ohio Sports…

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Bourdais Goes from 21st to Ninth in Iowa 300

SUCCESS GOING FROM 21ST TO NINTH IN IOWA 300 BOURDAIS MAKES 200TH CAREER INDYCAR START   Sebastien Bourdais Race Summary: Following a lengthy delay due to rain, Sebastien Bourdais made a success out of his 200th career IndyCar start by going from 21st on the starting grid to a ninth place finish last night in the Iowa 300 on the…

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Bourdais Qualifies for 200th IndyCar Start

Sebastien Bourdais Qualifying Summary:
Sebastien Bourdais will make his 200th career IndyCar start after qualifying today for the Iowa 300 on the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway oval in Newton, Iowa. Bourdais, in the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry, went out 12th of the 22 drivers to make a qualifying attempt and posted a two-lap average of 171.390 mph. He will lineup 21st tomorrow.

 

Sebastien Bourdais Qualifying Quote:
“The No. 18 SealMaster Honda car was oaky this morning. Then for the qualifying run I had no grip. I’m not sure what happened between the morning practice and qualifying. We’ll to take a look at the data and see what we can come up with.”

 

Fast Facts:

Bourdais has qualified in the top-10 seven times in the first 12 races of the 2019 season. His best starting position is third at Texas. He qualified fifth at Barber Motorsports Park, seventh at Road America and for the Indy 500, eighth at Toronto, ninth for Detroit Race 2, 10th for the INDYCAR Grand Prix.

 

Bourdais has a best starting position of sixth at Iowa (2014) in six attempts. In five previous races at Iowa he has a best finish of eighth in 2016 (finished ninth in 2015).

 

Bourdais is 11th in the championship standings with 232 points. He has scored five top-10 finishes including two top-5 showings, a season high third at Barber and fifth at COTA. Bourdais placed eighth at Toronto and at Texas; ninth at Detroit GP Race 2. He has finished 11th three times, Detroit Race 1, Long Beach and the INDYCAR GP, placed 12th at Road America, 24th at St. Petersburg and 30th in the Indy 500.

 

Bourdais is contesting his 14th NTT IndyCar Series season and second with Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan.

 

In 199 career IndyCar starts, he has won 37 races (sixth all-time) and captured 34 pole positions (seventh all time).

 

Bourdais is the only driver to win four consecutive IndyCar championships (2004 – 2007).

 

Bourdais, 40, is a native of Le Mans, France but resides in St. Petersburg, Florida

 

Race Broadcast:

Round 12 of the 2019 NTT IndyCar Series season will be the Iowa 300, July 19-20 on the 7/8-mile Iowa Speedway oval in Newton, Iowa. The race will be broadcast on:

BOURDAIS TO MAKE 200TH CAREER INDYCAR START AT IOWA

SEBASTIEN BOURDAI No. 18 TEAM SEALMASTER – DALE COYNE RACING WITH VASSER-SULLIVAN HONDA/DALLARA/FIRESTONE Iowa 300 – Iowa Speedway – July 19-20, 2019 Sebastien Bourdais Summary: Sebastien Bourdais will pilot the No. 18 Team SealMaster – Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry in his 200th career IndyCar start this weekend in the Iowa 300 on the 7/8th-mile…

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HONDA INDY TORONTO SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS REPORT

BOURDAIS DRIVES MOUSER MOLEX MACHINE TO EIGHTH PLACE FINISH IN HONDA INDY TORONTO     Sebastien Bourdais Race Summary: Sebastien Bourdais, behind the wheel of the No. 18 Mouser – Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan car, finished eighth today in the Honda Indy Toronto on the 1.786-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Bourdais,…

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BOURDAIS QUALIFIES MOUSER MOLEX MACHINE EIGHTH FOR HONDA INDY TORONTO

    Sebastien Bourdais Qualifying Summary: Sebastien Bourdais qualified the No. 18 Mouser – Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry eighth for the Honda Indy Toronto on the 1.786-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Bourdais went out in Group 1 in Round 1 of qualifying and posted a fast lap of 59.0743…

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Bourdais pre race notes Toronto

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS No. 18 TEAM SEALMASTER – DALE COYNE RACING WITH VASSER-SULLIVAN HONDA/DALLARA/FIRESTONE Honda Indy Toronto – July 12-14, 2019 Sebastien Bourdais Summary: Sebastien Bourdais will pilot the No. 18 Mouser – Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry this weekend in the Honda Indy Toronto on the 1.786-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit in Toronto, Ontario,…

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