Sebastien Bourdais was victorious the last time Road America hosted top-tier American single seater racing back in 2007 when the Frenchman triumphed racing for Newman/Haas/Lanigan Racing in the Champ Car Series.
Bourdais took the victory ahead of Briton Dan Clarke and current Verizon IndyCar Series star and the Frenchman’s then team-mate Graham Rahal in 2007 in a race that also involved current IndyCar stars Simon Pagenaud and Will Power.
Fresh off his LMGTE Pro class win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last weekend alongside Joey Hand and Dirk Muller on board his Ford Chip Ganassi Racing Ford GT, Bourdais returns to IndyCar and to the track at which he never finished off the podium in four previous visits looking to extend that run and perhaps secure his second victory of the season after winning in Detroit at the beginning of June.
“I’m really looking forward to racing at Road American again,” revealed KVSH Racing‘s Bourdais. “It’s my favourite road course in the United States and like a lot of the tracks in Europe.
“I raced there four times back in the CART and Champ Car days and finished on the podium every time. At one point I was wondering if I would ever win there and finally did in my last race back in 2007.
“KVSH Racing had a good race car at the only permanent road course we’ve raced on this year, at Barber, so the Hydroxycut machine should be fast right off the truck.
“Hopefully, we can keep my streak of podiums at Road America alive or even get our second win of the season.”