KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais heads to the Honda Indy 200 at the Mid-Ohio sports car course hoping to build on a strong performance last time out at the Honda Indy Toronto.
On the streets of Toronto the Frenchman started the race from 5th place on the grid and came home in seventh place and as the Verizon IndyCar Series heads into a busy period starting this weekend he is in 14th place in the standings on 273 points.
Bourdais is one of seven different race winners in the Verizon IndyCar Series in 2016 having taken victory in race one at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit last month.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s race, Bourdais commented by saying:
I am looking forward to racing at Mid-Ohio, especially following the pretty successful test we just had last week (July 21). 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 (in qualifying) 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.