KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais who drives the No.11 Team Hydroxycut Chevrolet ended the opening day of the GoPro Grand Prix of Somona at Sonoma Raceway in eighth place.

The Frenchman heads into the final race of the 2016 Verizon IndyCar Series season having finished the IndyCar Grand Prix at Watkins Glen presented by Hitachi last time out in fifth place.

Speaking after setting a fastest time of the day of 01:17.1968s Bourdais commented by saying:

It was an interesting day for the Plantronics – KVSH Racing Team. Obviously not testing here throws you behind the eight ball, but a pretty decent recovery. It was not great this morning, but not so different from last year. We are making progress from our baseline, which was kind of questionable last year. We had a lot of unanswered questions and we are trying to get some answers. We didn’t have the cleanest of sessions. The car is tough to drive, but it’s not far off either. It’s one of those where you just have to clean your stuff up and put the lap together and fine tune this or that. I don’t think anybody has the perfect car. The asphalt is getting really rough over the years and when it is sunny like it was today track temperature goes up and grip goes down. That is always a challenge. Overall, we are in the top-10, not far off a fast six position, so hopefully we can clean things up and make it a little better.

KVSH Racing co team principal Jimmie Vasser has confirmed that the Frenchman does not have a contract signed for the 2017 season just yet amid rumors that Bourdais will move to Dale Coyne Racing next season.

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