Dale Coyne Racing has confirmed that Sebastien Bourdais will return for the final three races of the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series season after three months out with injury.

Bourdais crashed heavily during qualifying for the Indianapolis 500 in May, sustaining fractures to his hip and pelvis that appeared to rule him out for the remainder of the season.

The Frenchman was able to complete his rehabilitation ahead of schedule, getting back behind the wheel of an Indy car at Mid-Ohio in July.

Dale Coyne Racing announced on Wednesday that Bourdais would be returning to the #18 Honda for this weekend’s race at Gateway, taking Esteban Gutierrez’s place for the final three rounds.

“You have no idea how excited I am to be getting back in the car this weekend and for the remainder of the season,” Bourdais said.

“It’s been a long 14 weeks and I’ve worked very hard to get to this point. Following the crash, I had one goal in mind and that was to be back for Sonoma, and here I am getting back in the car with three races to go.

“It’s a bit unbelievable but I can’t wait to try out that new surface at Gateway this weekend!”


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