Chevrolet Dual in Detroit race two winner, KVSH Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais is hoping he can carry the good momentum into tomorrow’s Firestone 600 at Texas Motor Speedway. Bourdais, second among active drivers on the all time win list with 33 victories is more known for his Champ Car prowess and Formula One experience than recent IndyCar success, but the veteran is among the most experienced in the field and gave a great perspective on the coming race.
It was good to win again in Detroit. But to carry that momentum here to Texas is hard, the bigger teams always have an advantage, because they have the resources to adapt the quickest. But changes also open up opportunities and that is what we had at Detroit and we took it. It’s really going to be a tire management race here because the tire degradation is really very severe and the surface is very abrasive. We we’re not up quite where we hoped to be in qualifying, some others figured it out a big better and are ahead, but it is a long race.
When asked if the new aerokits made a difference at TMS or made the car more enjoyable to drive Bourdais offered that it is broadly similar to the way racing at Texas has been before.
It is really just added downforce, you can add pieces and they could have even more, but it is similar to what we had in the past if a bit quicker.
Bourdais averaged 215.303 mph in qualifying and lines up 18th for tomorrow’s race, sharing row nine with Jack Hawksworth.
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