IndyCar driver Sebastien Bourdais contributed to Action Express Racing’s run to the 2014 North American Endurance Cup title in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship, and now, the Frenchman has been confirmed to be part of AXR’s defense of the Cup in 2015.
Bourdais, who helped AXR in three of their four NAEC podium finishes in 2014, will co-drive the team’s No. 5 Corvette DP in the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, the 12 Hours of Sebring, and the season-ending Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.
“It is very exciting to be able to return with Action Express Racing in 2015,” said Bourdais in a release. “Having teammates with the credentials of João Barbosa and Christian Fittipaldi is an opportunity you seldom receive in racing, and one I cherish.
“Hopefully we will repeat as the [NAEC] champions, and start by returning to Victory Lane in the Rolex 24 At Daytona as we did last season.”
In addition to helping Barbosa and Fittipaldi in the aforementioned Rolex win this past January, he also took part in AXR’s third place finish at Sebring and runner-up finish in the Petit.
“I am extremely pleased to have Sébastien back at Action Express Racing for the North American Endurance events next season,” said AXR team owner Bob Johnson. “Having a driver of Sébastien’s caliber puts Action Express Racing in a great spot to claim the endurance title, as well as the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship again in 2015.
“Sébastien is a tremendous talent, and he is a great person to have in the Action Express Racing family.”