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KVSH Racing Bourdais Quote and Notes Iowa Speedway

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS
NO. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH RACING CHEVROLET/DALLARA/FIRESTONE

Iowa Corn 300 – Iowa Speedway – July 9-10, 2016
Round 11 of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series Season

KVSH Racing driver Sebastien Bourdais was hit from behind on the first lap two weeks ago at Kohler Grand Prix basically ending his race. He finished 18th. Bourdais remains 14th in the championship race with 222 points, but is just 61 points out of fifth.

Sebastien Bourdais Quotes:
“We made progress with our short oval setup at the Iowa test last week, but the Hydroxycut machine still isn’t 100% comfortable and the track’s become trickier than ever. They did a pretty nice job in Turns 1 and 2, shaving some of the bumps, but they are still popping up and now there are bumps in Turns 3 and 4 where they had to patch the surface, so the grip is very uneven. We had a tough qualifying session in Iowa last year with a spin, but came back from last place to finish in the top-10. Providing I don’t make any mistake in qualify, I think we can have a pretty good result.”

Fast Facts:

  • Sebastien Bourdais will drive the No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone entry in the Iowa Corn 300.
  • The 2016 Iowa Corn 300 will be Bourdais’ 158th career Verizon IndyCar Series start, 45th with KVSH Racing, 31st (2016 Texas suspended, but counted) on an oval and fourth at Iowa Speedway.
  • In three starts at Iowa Speedway, Bourdais has a best qualifying position of sixth in 2014 and a best finish of ninth in 2015.
  • Of Bourdais 30 career oval starts, 21 have come in the last three years.
  • Bourdais has made 22 IndyCar oval starts (one start in 2005, the Indy 500) 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.
  • Bourdais has finished in the top-10 in five of the nine races completed during the 2016 season with one win (Detroit Race 1).
  • This is Bourdais’ 11th Verizon IndyCar Series season and third with KVSH Racing
  • In 157 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 won from the pole at the 2016 Le Mans 24 Hours this year in the GTE Pro category. He has another pole and three runner-up finishes (2007, 2009 and 2011) in 10 previous starts in his hometown. Bourdais has also won the 12 Hours of Sebring and Petit Le Mans in 2015 and the Rolex 24 at Daytona in 2014 (was runner-up in 2015),
  • Bourdais, 37, is a native of Le Mans, France but resides in St. Petersburg, Florida.

Kohler Grand Prix – Sunday, June 26 – Race Day

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone Kohler Grand Prix – Sunday, June 26 – Race Day Qualified:  12th Finished:  18th Bourdais was hit on the opening lap of the race damaging the right rear bumper pod. He pitted immediately to replace the rear wing/bumper going down a lap. Sebastien Bourdais Race…

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KVSH Racing’s Bourdais Qualifies 12th for Kohler Grand Prix

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone Kohler Grand Prix – Saturday, June 25 – Qualifying Practice Session No. 3: Seventh – 103.1868 seconds/140.041 mphCombined Practice Report 3 Sessions: Eighth – 103.1868 seconds/140.041 mph Qualifying: Round 1 (Group 2): Fourth – 103.8669 seconds/139.124 mph Round 2: 12th – 103.3291 seconds/139.848 mph Round…

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KVSH’s Bourdais Has Interesting 1st Day of Practice at Road America

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone Kohler Grand Prix – Friday, June 24 – Practice  Practice Session No. 1:                      15th – 104.6940 seconds/138.025 mph Practice Session No. 2:                      14th – 103.9059 seconds/139.072 mph Combined Practice Report:               16th – 103.9059 seconds/139.072 mph Sebastien Bourdais Practice Quote:…

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KVSH Racing’s Bourdais Running 11th When Firestone 600 Cancelled

Qualified:  18th                               

Finished:  11th when race halted for rain 54 laps from being an official race

  • Race originally scheduled for Saturday night, June 11
  • Race postponed due to inclement weather/track conditions
  • Race rescheduled for Sunday day, June 11
  • Sunday, June 11, race cancelled after 71 laps, due to inclement weather 
  • Race not official (needed to complete 125 of 248 laps to be official)
  • Race rescheduled for Saturday night, August 27
  • Bourdais 11th when race red flagged  

Sebastien Bourdais Race Day Quote:
“It was obviously a tough day. The Hydroxycut machine had the least amount of downforce of anyone and unfortunately, it showed. For 15 laps I was just barely hanging on and the car was way too fast on its own. I think we had the second or third quickest lap of the race. That is just the way it is, but it doesn’t really matter. What matters is that Josef (Newgarden) and Conor (Daly) aren’t seriously hurt. The magnitude of that crash…we just have to very happy and feel very lucky. Obviously, Josef is hurt, but when you see the crash…it’s a miracle. Also, I feel bad for the fans, but have a lot of respect for them. Two days of rain and they stayed with it. I’m just sorry we couldn’t get an official race in for them.”
                                                                                          
Fast Facts:

  • Sebastien Bourdais drove the No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone entry in the Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway.
  • Had the race been official and Bourdais finished the 11th it would have been Bourdais best finish at TMS. In three previous races at here, Bourdais has a best finish of 14th last year.
  • In the first eight races of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Bourdais has finished in the top-10 five times with one win (Detroit Race 1).
  • Bourdais is 14th in the championship standings with 210 points, but just 32 points out of fifth.
  • In the first two oval events in 2016, Bourdais has finished eighth, Phoenix and ninth, Indy 500.
  • This is Bourdais’ 11th Verizon IndyCar Series season and third with KVSH Racing.
  • The 2016 Firestone 600 was Bourdais’ 156th career Verizon IndyCar Series start, 43rd with KVSH Racing, 30th on an oval and fourth at Texas Motor Speedway.
  • In 156 career IndyCar starts, Bourdais has won 35 races (tied with Bobby Unser for sixth all-time) and taken 33 pole positions (tied for seventh).
  • Of Bourdais 30 career oval starts, 21 have come in the last three years.
  • Bourdais has made 22 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.
  • 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.

Next Race:
Round 10 of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season will be the Kohler Grand Prix, Sunday, June 26 at Road America in Plymouth, WI. The race will be broadcast live on NBC at 12:30 p.m. ET. It is also available on radio: XM 209 and IMS IndyCar Radio as well as online: IndyCar.com and Verizon IndyCar 15 app.

Firestone 600 – Friday, June 10 – Qualifying

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone Firestone 600 – Friday, June 10 – Qualifying Practice 1: 16th – 24.6311 secs/212.658 mphQualifying: Lap 1: 24.3441 seconds Lap 2: 24.3746 seconds Total Time/Average Speed: 48.7187 seconds/215.030 mph Qualified: 18th Sebastien Bourdais Qualifying Quote: “It was a tough qualifying session for the Hydroxycut – KVSH…

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KVSH Racing Bourdais Quote and Notes Texas

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.”

Fast Facts:

  • 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.

 

Bourdais – Detroit GP Race 2

  SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix – Sunday, June 5 – Race 2 Qualified: 12th Finished: Eighth Sebastien Bourdais Race Day Quote: “I have mixed feelings. We put on quite a show. The Hydroxycut machine was on it. It was a little bit like…

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KVSH Racing’s Bourdais Wins Detroit GP Race 1

Qualified: 13th 

Finished: First

Sebastien Bourdais Race Day quote:
“When the yellow came out and we came in and topped up on lap 13, that really was the key moment for us. From that moment onwards, every time we were a little bit out of sync and could produce fast laps when the guys were coming out of the pits. I could run pretty quick with the Firestone black tires. I was very happy with the car.”

“I’m not sure I know the scenario actually because I think I missed a couple of steps how we got from 13th to 16th to 18th to last pretty much, 13th again, then jumping into the lead. It was a rather interesting day and a great team effort from the Hydroxycut – KVSH Racing crew. To do that for Chevrolet in Detroit means a heck of a lot.”

“I can only hope for good conditions and hopefully a better qualifying because I think if we put that 11 car up front in qualifying it’s going to be tough to beat.”

Sebastien Bourdais Fast Facts:

  • Sebastien Bourdais drove the No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone entry today in the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Race 1.
  • This was Bourdais 35 career victory and ties him for sixth all-time with Bobby Unser Jr.
  • It is Bourdais second victory in eight races in Detroit. His first came last year in Race 2.
  • In the first seven races of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season, Bourdais has four top-10 finishes with a win. He has also finished eighth at Phoenix and ninth at Long Beach and Indianapolis 500.
  • He is 14th in the championship standings with 185 points.
  • This is Bourdais’ 11th Verizon IndyCar Series season and third with KVSH Racing.
  • The 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Race doubleheader was Bourdais’ 154th career Verizon IndyCar Series start, 41st with KVSH Racing and eighth in Detroit.
  • In 154 career IndyCar starts, Bourdais has won 35 races (tied for sixth all-time) and taken 33 poles (tied for seventh poles)
  • 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.

Next Race:
Round 8 of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season will be the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix Race 2, tomorrowSunday, June 5 on the temporary street circuit on Belle Isle in Detroit, MI. The race will be broadcast live on ABC at 3:30 p.m. ET. It is also available on radio: XM 209 and IMS IndyCar Radio as well as online: IndyCar.com and Verizon IndyCar 15 app.

KVSH Racing’s Bourdais Qualifies 13th for Chevrolet Detroit GP Race 1

SEBASTIEN BOURDAIS No. 11 Team HYDROXYCUT – KVSH Racing Chevrolet/Dallara/Firestone Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix – Friday, June 3 – Qualifying Practice 1: Seventh – 76.0735 secs/111.208 mph Qualifying: Round 1 (Group 1): Seventh – 76.1087 secs/111.157 mph Round 2: N/A Round 3 (Firestone Fast Six): N/A Qualified: 13th Sebastien Bourdais Qualifying Quote: “It’s…

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