Sebastien Bourdais qualified the No. 18 Mouser – Dale Coyne Racing w/ Vasser-Sullivan entry eighth for the Honda Indy Toronto on the 1.786-mile, 11-turn temporary street circuit in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. Bourdais went out in Group 1 in Round 1 of qualifying and posted a fast lap of 59.0743 seconds putting him second on the speed charts and advancing him to Round 2. In the second round, Bourdais was sitting in fourth position until the closing seconds of the 10 minute session when four other drivers barely slipped past him, dropping Bourdais to eighth. He will start on the outside of Row 4 tomorrow.
“We made a big step this weekend, but when the field is that close and we are just a tenth off it bites you. I had two fairly similar laps on the red tires with ups and downs on both. The car was just a tiny bit unpredictable under braking, so I left some on the table for sure. We are still a few adjustments away, but when it comes down to those kind of margins, I want to be the one who makes a difference and brings it home for the team and our sponsors.”