KV Racing sticks to one-car plan for 2016

Team founder and co-owner Kevin Kalkhoven has reiterated his belief that just a single entry is best for his squad in 2016.

Sebastien Bourdais has finished 10th in the Verizon IndyCar Series points table for the past two seasons, gathering three wins and two poles for the team owned and run by Kalkhoven and 1996 CART Indy car champion Jimmy Vasser.

However, his KV teammates Sebastian Saavedra (2014) and Stefano Coletti (2015) finished 21st and 19th respectively in the championship, and between them scored just one top-10 race finish, despite flashes of pace.

Kalkhoven told Motorsport.com: “The second car, over the past few years, has not been a great success. So we have not had any recent discussions about running more than one this year. Hit me over the head enough times and I get it!”

“So the plan is for us to have all the wood behind one arrowhead, so to speak, and that's Sebastien." 

However, Kalkhoven did admit that he was optimistic for Matt Brabham, who will race a second KV car – a PIRTEK-backed Team Murray entry – at this year’s Grand Prix of Indy and the 100th Indianapolis 500.

Matt, son of four-time IMSA champion Geoff Brabham, dominated the USF2000 Championship in 2012 and Pro Mazda in 2013, and won the Indy Lights race on the GP of Indy course in 2014.

Said Kalkhoven: “With Matt we’re looking to get enough momentum for a second full-time entry in 2017. [Co-entrant] Brett Murray has put together one of the best sponsor programs I have seen.”

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Series IndyCar
Drivers Sébastien Bourdais , Matt Brabham
Teams KV Racing Technology
Article type Breaking news