IT WAS AN EXCITING WEEKEND FOR TEAM CHEVY AS THEY CLINCHED BACK-TO-BACK INDYCAR VICTORIES AT THE CHEVROLET BELLE ISLE DUAL IN DETROIT.
Sebastien Bourdais, who won the first Dual in Detroit for KVSH Racing, said the track provides a one-of-a-kind racing experience.
"It's very different from most tracks because it's mostly concrete," Bourdais said. "But there are a lot of things we can do here that we can't do on the more crowded downtown tracks we usually see in street courses."
Bourdais started the race in 13th and moved steadily through the pack to beat Conor Daly to the finish line with Juan Pablo Montoya coming in third.
"I think I missed a couple of steps how we got from 13th to 16th to 18th to last, pretty much, to 13th again, and jumping into the lead on the late stage," Bourdais said. "It was a rather interesting day."
Dual 2 proved to be just as thrilling. Bourdais was back on the track looking to repeat the victory for KVSH, but in the end it was Will Power who took the checkered flag in the No. 12 Verizon Team Penske Chevrolet.
"The guys did a great job in the pits," said Power. "I think it just gives the whole crew some confidence. I think we have all kind of been stumbling a little bit, the whole group of us. It's been a tough start to the year, missed the first race and just had a few mishaps. Now we are there."
Power was running in sixth place on the final restart with 18 laps remaining. He quickly passed Team Penske teammate Simon Pagenaud to move into fifth place, and then took over the lead with 10 laps remaining as the four frontrunners each pitted for fuel.
Power’s win marked the seventh victory in eight races this year for the 2.2-liter turbo-charged, Chevrolet V6 engine and the Chevy Aero Kit.
Felicitaciones a Sébastien Bourdais, KVSH Racing, Will Power, Team Penske y a todos los que hicieron posible las dos victorias que logró Chevrolet en el Detroit Grand Prix.