INDYCAR Team to Test in Sonoma on Thursday

Dragon Racing’s Bourdais to Test Road Course


Dragon Racing’s Sebastien Bourdais will take part in a one-day test session at the road course in Sonoma on Thursday, July 12. This will mark Bourdais’ first visit to the Sonoma road course in the new 2012 INDYCAR race car. 


Sebastien Bourdais (Dragon Racing): Bourdais won four consecutive Champ Car Series titles (2004-2007) and competed in two seasons with the Scuderia Toro Rosso Formula One team (2008, ’09) before coming to INDYCAR in 2011. He finished sixth in Sonoma last year.


Thursday, July 12. Testing from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Bourdais will be available for interviews during the lunch break.  Media members should meet at the raceway Media Center at noon.


2012 RACE CAR:

The 2012 IZOD IndyCar Series car has been designed to incorporate improved safety standards and accommodate drivers of varying height, while including elements that improve raceability while reducing the costs to the teams. The series will also feature engine manufacturer competition for the first time since 2005 with engines provided by Honda, Chevrolet and Lotus.


Race fans are invited to the FREE test session on Thursday, July 12, with testing slated from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.


Media members are allowed to film/photograph the on-track testing. 


Diana Brennan,, 707-933-3918

Jennifer Imbimbo,, 707-933-3981

GoPro Indy® Grand Prix of Sonoma

WHAT: Big O Tires Racing Season Presents: GoPro Indy Grand Prix of Sonoma

WHEN: Aug. 24-26

CIRCUIT: 12-turn, 2.303-mile road course

2011 POLE WINNER: Will Power (Team Penske)

2011 WINNER: Will Power (Team Penske)

NOTABLE: The weekend will also include the SCCA World Challenge and Formula Car Challenge series, making for an action-packed weekend.

TICKETS: $10-$65 single day/$65-$85 weekend; parking is FREE and kids 12 and under are FREE (Friday and Saturday). Garage passes are available for purchase.

INFORMATION: 800-870-RACE(7223),,