The KVSH Racing Verizon IndyCar Series team have announced that they will scale back their involvement in 2016 with the outfit confirming on Friday that they will field just one car in the Series this season with four time CART champion and former F1 driver Sebastien Bourdais remaining with the team.
The news means that as it stands Stefano Coletti who drove in the No.4 Chevrolet as part of KV Racing Technology is without a drive for the 2016 season.
Bill Pappas a long standing engineer with the team was called into Steve Moore’s office on Wednesday (Moore is the general manager at KVSH Racing) and informed that he was being let go despite the fact that at the end of last year he was named as technical director. Pappas commented to Autosport by saying:
It’s another sign of how lack of sponsorship is putting a squeeze on the motorsports industry and a team like KVSH is having to cut back to one car. We went through the trim-down at the end of the year and we were led to believe they would go to a one-car effort this year and believed we had the people in place.
The reasoning behind the cuts was due to the lack of sponsorship available. Pappas is hopeful of being part of the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500 with another team and is already looking elsewhere with a return to Dale Coyne Racing a possibility.
If Dale can find a driver he wants to spend his money on for a second engineer I’d be glad to help them out. I just want to go racing.