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KVSH confirms Bourdais, Hydroxycut

US open-wheel veteran Sebastien Bourdais will be back for another year in the Verizon IndyCar Series after being confirmed by the KVSH squad.
Sebastien Bourdais will be back in the Verizon Indy Car Series this season, after KVSH Racing confirmed both the Frenchman and sponsor Hydroxycut for 2016.

KVSH co-owners Kevin Kalkhoven, James Sullivan and Jimmy Vasser confirmed what Vasser called the 'worst-kept secret of the season' during the recent Phoenix group test, announcing that four-time Champ Car champion Bourdais would drive the #11 Team Hydroxycut/KVSH Racing Chevrolet. The combination has won three races together in recent seasons.

Bourdais is expected to be the only full-season entry for KVSH, allowing the team to focus on a single goal against multi-car operations.

"We're no Penske or Ganassi, but we can be as good or better on any given day when we get our stuff together," said Bourdais, now 37, "That's really the challenge for me that I relish. I've been on the side of being expected to win because you're on the big teams and that's what you should be doing.

"To be able to do it with a small organisation - and sometimes a fraction of their budget - is a very awesome feeling. It also proves how competitive the series is. It's harder but, when you get it done, it's very gratifying and it's a credit to the people in the organisation."

Vasser said the team was still working to field a second full-season entry until recently, when the ownership trio decided to focus the effort on Bourdais' car only.

"To coin a phrase from Kevin Kalkhoven, we put all the wood behind this one arrow and all of our resources," Vasser said, "The main component starts with the driver and Bourdais is a proven, great champion, a legend in the sport. After the last couple years, we really feel we're in a position to fight for the championship."



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