KVSH Racing and Sebastien Bourdais returned to victory lane in 2014 and made it into the top-10 in the points standings. He’ll have his third teammate in four seasons this year in the KV Racing Technology team’s second car.
Team: KVSH Racing (No. 11), KV Racing Technology (No. 4)
Engines/aero kits: Chevrolet
Sponsors: Hydroxycut/Mistic eCigarettes (No. 11), KV Racing Technology (No. 4)
Wins: 1 (Bourdais)
Podiums: 2 (Bourdais)
Pole Positions: 2 (Bourdais 1, Saavedra 1)
Fastest Laps: 0
Points: 808 (Bourdais 461, Saavedra 291, Davison 34, Bell 22)
Laps Led: 112 (Bourdais 98, Saavedra 14)
Championship Position: 10th (Bourdais), 21st (Saavedra), 29th (Davison), 32nd (Bell)
2015 LINEUP (Engineers in parentheses)
4 Stefano Coletti (Matt Curry)
11 Sebastien Bourdais (Olivier Boisson)
82 Bryan Clauson (Byrd Racing entry; Indy only; engineer TBC)
Sebastien Bourdais finally looked the champion of old in a pretty solid season with KVSH Racing, particularly in Toronto and Mid-Ohio, as he ended back in the top-10 in points for the first time since his North American return. Teammate of KV/AFS Racing Sebastian Saavedra had all too few highlights of his own, other than a well judged pole for the Grand Prix of Indianapolis. James Davison and Townsend Bell impressed in their Indianapolis 500 one-offs, even if their results weren’t representative of their races.
KVSH’s Bourdais will remain as team leader and will have another new teammate under the KVRT umbrella. Stefano Coletti and Ryan Phinny tested in the second car, with the Monegasque GP2 veteran race winner emerging ahead of the American to secure the second seat. Despite the lateness of Coletti’s program in particular, he should prove an amiable sidekick to Bourdais throughout the season. I’d expect Bourdais to win once again and Coletti to perhaps sneak a podium or two.