KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais is looking forward to this weekend’s Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course following what he describes as a successful test here last week.
Bourdais is currently in 14th place in the series points standings following a seventh place finish in Toronto last time out.
Bourdais heads to Mid-Ohio with a best result here of second place in 2014 having started that year’s race from pole position. The Frenchman is one of seven drivers who have a race during the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season.
The race in Mid-Ohio marks Bourdais’ 161st Verizon IndyCar Series start and his 47th start for the KVSH Racing team.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s race the LeMans native commented by saying:
I am looking forward to racing at Mid-Ohio, especially following the pretty successful test we just had last week (4th overall, a tenth off P1). Results at that track have not been great besides a podium finish in 2014, but dating back to my return in IndyCar in 2011 I have only missed the Fast 12 once (13th in 2013). It is a layout I very much enjoy with the elevation changes and the flow of the curves that spreads from slow to very fast speeds. Qualifying is key to having a good race because it is difficult to overtake. There are a couple of places you can do it, turn 4 at the end of the back straight and turn 2, but being up front, like anywhere, always makes things easier. The Hydroxycut – KVSH Racing team has not had the success we were hoping for so far this season, but we keep working hard and if we put up a good result this weekend we can stay in contention for a top-five finish in the championship.
Bourdais has seven top ten finishes in eleven races in the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season.