The KVSH Racing team are ready to compete at this weekend’s Desert Diamond West Valley Phoenix Grand Prix at the Phoenix International Raceway following the transporter fire that the outfit suffered while the No.11 Team Hydroxycut Chevrolet was en-route to Phoenix on Wednesday.
Sebastien Bourdais heads into Saturday’s race having had a disappointing event last time out at the season opening Firestone Grand Prix of St Petersburg which saw the Frenchman qualify in eighth (starting from seventh) and end the race classified in 21st place following contact on the 87th lap of the 110 lap race.
Bourdais, a veteran of 149 Verizon IndyCar Series starts, with Phoenix being his 36th start with KVSH Racing.
Speaking ahead of this weekend’s race, Bourdais commented by saying:
This will be the first time I have raced at Phoenix International Raceway in an Indy car, so that is always different and a bit of a challenge. We tested there about a month ago and collected a lot of data, but the one thing I know for sure is that it will be a very physically demanding race. We are going to be pulling more G’s (G-force) then we usually do and the racing will be close. We have Chevy power and the new Chevy aero kit, so I know we have a reliable package. We just have to work hard and keep digging and with any luck we can have a good race.