Verizon Exclusive Access: Bourdais reflects on Le Mans, family

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In this Verizon IndyCar Series exclusive access, NBCSN IndyCar pit reporter Katie Hargitt has another quick-hitting interview with Sebastien Bourdais, who is fresh off his GTE-Pro class win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with Chip Ganassi Racing Teams in the No. 68 Ford GT he shared with Dirk Mueller and Joey Hand.

The win was Bourdais’ first in the French endurance classic, in a city that he grew up in and was born in.

The rapid-fire, five-question segment with the four-time Champ Car champion touches on Le Mans itself, his family, his thoughts on returning to Road America and, naturally, his French food preference.

Bourdais drives the No. 11 Team Hydroxycut KVSH Racing Chevrolet and won the series’ most recent trip to Road America in 2007.

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Champion Marc Marquez leads MotoGP into virtual world Sunday

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During its layoff because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, MotoGP will become the latest racing series to enter the virtual world.

The MotoGP Virtual Race will be held at 9 a.m. ET Sunday, March 29 with 10 riders. It will be streamed on several platforms, including the Motorsports on NBC YouTube channel. Reigning series champion Marc Marquez is among the riders in the field.

The premier class of MotoGP has yet to hit the track this season as its opener was canceled and the next three races were postponed, including the Grand Prix of the Americas being moved from April 5 to Nov. 15.

Several other racing series have tried online racing in recent weeks.

IMSA held a “SuperSaturday at Sebring” March 21 in place of the postponed Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring. NASCAR started its Pro Invitational Series last Sunday at Homestead-Miami Speedway and will continue Sunday at Texas Motor Speedway. IndyCar kicked off its six-race IndyCar iRacing Challenge with a Saturday race at Watkins Glen International that was won by Sage Karam.