A BIT OF EVERYTHING
If there was an all-’rounders championship, Sebastien Bourdais would be a prime contender.
wo Verizon IndyCar Series wins for KVSH
Racing, two IMSA TUDOR United SportsCar
Championship victories for Action Express
Racing that helped earn the Prototype
Drivers’ and Teams’ titles and the Tequila
Patron North American Endurance Cup.
2015 was a stellar year for Sebastien
Bourdais, and with two V8 Supercar top-10s
to boot, the 36-year-old Frenchman
produced one of the finest, multi-faceted
bodies of work from any point in his career.
It wasn’t an error-free year for the
four-time Champ Car title-winner, but his
crushing drive in sweltering heat at one of
sports car racing’s classic enduros, the
12 Hours of Sebring, and his pure
dominance at the Milwaukee Mile’s IndyCar
race rank among the greatest virtuoso
performances in any category this season.
“He’s in his prime and his results are
showing it,” says KVSH co-owner Jimmy
Vasser. “He’s the only guy going over to
IMSA and winning there between wins for
us in IndyCar, and he’s competitive in V8
Supercars, too. Out of all the IndyCar
drivers, he’s the only one who keeps getting
called to race down there in Australia.
“It wasn’t a perfect year for Seb; he
screwed up a few times, and it hurt us in the
championship, but even his big years in
Champ Car had some mistakes. All in all, I’d
have to agree and say his year was probably
as good as I’ve ever seen from the guy.”
Bourdais’ countryman Simon Pagenaud
fought with the Le Mans native in IndyCar,
and also witnessed his work in IMSA.
“He’s in a good spirit now and he’s
always been a very high quality driver; he
In IndyCar, Sebastien Bourdais triumphed on
Detroit’s Belle Isle street course (TOP), then
dominated at the Milwaukee Mile (MAIN).
Over in IMSA’s TUDOR Championship,
wins at Sebring (ABOVE) and the Petit
Le Mans season-closer helped Action
Express retain its Prototype class titles.