KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais in the No.11 Team Hydroxycut Chevrolet will start the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil from 19th place on the grid after setting a four lap average of 227.428mph.
Speaking following his qualifying, the four time CART champion commented by saying:
It was a solid qualifying run for the Hydroxycut – KVSH Racing Team. The only shame is that we were not geared up for the tailwind. We had a rescue plan for the wind which we used, but it definitely was not ideal for us. When you upshift twice and downshift twice a lap, it about a tenth of a mile per hour that goes away per shift. It’s a shame because we probably should have done a 228 flat if the conditions had been better. At least the laps were very consistent. Not quick enough, not where we want to be, but we did the best with what we had today and overall it was a good run.