Bourdais Helps Petit Le Mans Team to Class Win, Championship
|Action Express Corvette leads|
Verizon IndyCar Series driver Sebastien Bourdais was part of the winning Prototype class team at the weather-shortened Petit Le Mans on Oct. 3 at Road Atlanta, which also clinched the 2015 title for the No. 5 Action Express Racing car in the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship.
Bourdais teamed with former Indy car driver Christian Fittipaldi and Joao Barbosa to finish third overall in the endurance race shortened more than two hours from its scheduled 10 hours due to heavy rain and treacherous driving conditions. A pair of GT Le Mans class cars – the Porsche 911 RSR of Nick Tandy and Patrick Pilet and the Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing BMW Z4 of John Edwards, Lucas Luhr and Jens Klingmann – finished first and second overall.
Townsend Bell, NBCSN analyst on Verizon IndyCar Series telecasts and a nine-time Indianapolis 500 starter, wrapped up the GT Daytona class championship with co-driver Bill Sweedler in their Ferrari 458. Verizon IndyCar Series champion Scott Dixon finished second in the Prototype class race and fourth overall with co-drivers Joey Hand and Scott Pruett, driving for Chip Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates.