Bourdais is back after Indy 500 crash

2017-08-24 08:46
Sebastien Bourdais (Gallo Images)

New Zealand's Scott Dixon was involved in a terrifying crash at the Indianapolis 500.

Los Angeles - French driver Sebastien Bourdais will return to drive for Dale Coyne Racing this weekend in Illinois, less than 14 weeks after he was injured in Indianapolis 500 qualifying.

Four-time IndyCar champion Bourdais suffered hip and pelvic fractures after a high-speed crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway on May 20.

On August 16, IndyCar medical director Geoffrey Billows said the 38-year-old was fit to return to racing, and his team announced on Wednesday that he would tackle the weekend's race at Gateway Motorsports Park in Madison, Illinois.

"You have no idea how excited I am to be getting back in the car this weekend and for the remainder of the season," said Bourdais, who won the season-opening race in his adopted hometown of St. Petersburg, Florida, in March.

"It's been a long 14 weeks and I've worked very hard to get to this point."

"Following the crash, I had one goal in mind and that was to be back for Sonoma (the season finale on September 17), and here I am getting back in the car with three races to go."

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