The No.11 California Baptist University KVSH Racing Chevrolet of Sebastien Bourdais started today’s Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach from 14th place on the grid and made his way through the field to come in ninth place just ahead of Ed Carpenter Racing’s Josef Newgarden who rounded out the top ten.
Speaking following the race which ran green for the entire 80 lap distance, Bourdais commented by saying:
It was a tough day at the office. I am very proud of the California Baptist University – KVSH Racing crew…everything well done in the race. It is just a shame. Yesterday (qualifying) didn’t really put us in the position to contend any higher than we finished. The car was pretty good today. We made some big moves and passed six cars in total, moved up five positions. I am just proud of the guys. We just did a good job. There were no yellows (caution flags) and not many more opportunities to move higher than what we did. So, kind of disappointed that we finished ninth at Long Beach, but happy that we took ninth under the circumstances.
It was the 11th time in their history that the KVSH Racing team competed at the Toyota Grand Prix of Long Beach.