Sebastien Bourdais back at Dale Coyne Racing for 2017 IndyCar season
Four-time Champ Car champion Sebastien Bourdais will return to Dale Coyne Racing for the 2017 IndyCar season.
The French driver competed for Dale Coyne after heading back to single seater racing in North America in 2011, after his stint at the Toro Rosso Formula 1 team.
He completed a partial programme with Dale Coyne, scoring several top 10 finishes before moving to Dragon Racing.
For the last three seasons he has been driving for KVSH Racing, taking the team to four victories – winning once in 2014, twice in 2015 and once this year.
Bourdais will now return to Dale Coyne for next year’s IndyCar campaign. His running will start next week with a tyre test at Gateway Motorsports Park.
“Back in 2011, Dale was the one who gave me the opportunity to come back to IndyCar, and I’m looking forward to a very exciting second stint with his team,” he said.
“Thanks to Dale’s leadership and unconditional commitment to the series, we have been able to assemble a great group of guys, including Olivier Boisson, my race engineer for the last three years, as well as my former lead engineer from the Newman/Haas Racing days, Craig Hampson.
“The addition of these two great minds and friends, to Dale Coyne Racing’s existing group, will undoubtedly give me a great chance at running up front with a competitive car.
“I would like to thank Chevy and KVSH Racing for their support and trust in me over the last few years.
“Now, a new chapter has begun and it would not have been possible without Honda’s commitment to our effort.”