The Verizon IndyCar Series may not have a race this weekend and while the rest of the rivals head to Road America for test session on Wednesday, reigning series champion Scott Dixon and Detroit Race 1 winner Sebastien Bourdais head to LeMans for the 24Hr race.
While they may drive for rival teams in the Verizon IndyCar Series this weekend Bourdais and Dixon will be team mates drive in two of Ford Chip Ganassi Racing’s four Ford GT entries. Bourdais who hails from LeMans has plenty of endurance racing experience including at the famous track where he finish the race in second place in 2014.
Dixon however is a rookie at LeMans and will be hoping to draw on his team mate’s experience at the race to help him move forward.
The LeMans 24 Hours comes following and extremely busy schedule for the Verizon IndyCar Series duo who flew directly from Texas to France following the postponement of the Firestone 600.
A week earlier the pair were racing in Michigan at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit while the week before those races the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil took place at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The odds of Dixon winning the LeMans 24 Hours are in the New Zealander’s favour as last year, Formula One driver Nico Hulkenberg driving as a guest of Porsche took victory as a rookie.