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Sebastien Bourdais wins first race at Belle Isle

Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the #11 Team Hydroxycut-KVSH Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Saturday, June 4, 2016, after winning the first of two Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Dual In Detroit races on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)

Sebastien Bourdais, driver of the #11 Team Hydroxycut-KVSH Racing Chevrolet IndyCar V6, celebrates his victory Saturday, June 4, 2016, after winning the first of two Verizon IndyCar Series Chevrolet Dual In Detroit races on Belle Isle in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Michael L. Levitt/LAT for Chevy Racing)

CHEVROLET PRESS RELEASE

 

DETROIT (June 4, 2016) – Sebastien Bourdais put Chevrolet on top of the podium in the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit presented by Quicken Loans for the second straight year as the KVSH Racing No. 11 Team Hydroxycut Chevrolet won Race 1 at The Raceway at Belle Isle Park. Bourdais won the second race of the Detroit doubleheader last year, and he drove from 13th position at the start to his first victory this year in the Verizon IndyCar Series.

 

It was the sixth win in seven races this year for the 2.2-liter, turbo-charged Chevrolet V6 engine and the Chevy Aero Kit. Chevrolet IndyCar drivers have won four of the last five Dual races in Detroit.

 

“Congratulations to Sebastien Bourdais and KVSH Racing for winning at the Chevrolet Dual in Detroit for the second consecutive year,” said Jim Campbell, Chevrolet U.S. Vice President, Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “Teamwork was key. Sebastien drove a great race, Jimmy Vasser, Kevin Kalkhoven and the engineers made the right strategic calls, and the crew executed all race long.

 

“Sebastien’s win means a lot in Chevrolet’s hometown.”

 

Bourdais and Juan Pablo Montoya in the No. 2 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet gave the Bowtie Brand two podium positions. Montoya led 13 laps and placed third while Bourdais led twice for 12 laps. He pitted for tires and a short-fill of fuel with 13 laps to go from the lead, and a strong out-lap gave him optimal track position for the closing laps.

 

Bourdais retook first for good when eventual runner-up Connor Daly pitted from the lead with eight laps to go. He won by 2.0401 seconds and moved into a tie for sixth for all-time IndyCar Series wins with 35.

 

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