Bourdais, Power Repeat At Detroit

during the IndyCar Qualifying at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI, on 3 June 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata. NIKON CORPORATION, NIKON D5500, VR Zoom 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED, 13, 1/125, 100.

Sebastien Bourdais during the IndyCar Qualifying at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI, on 3 June 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Header-image-Shalapata-columnBy Ian Shalapata

(DETROIT, MI) – Four different motorsports series hosted points races this past weekend, as part of the Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix. Thousands watched as the top drivers in the world competed to earn maximum points.

The headline IndyCar series saw winners in the Dual in Detroit as Sebastien Bourdais moved up from 13th position in Race 1 to pop the champagne and Will Power topped the grid in Sunday’s Race 2. Bourdais was followed across the finish line by Conor Daly and perennial podium resident Juan Pablo Montoya while Power was joined by Simon Pagenaud and Ryan Hunter-Reay.

It was Power’s second win at Detroit in the past three years and Bourdais ran a repeat of last year’s Race 2.

Will Power during the IndyCar Qualifying at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI, on 3 June 2016.Photo by Ian Shalapata.

Will Power during the IndyCar Qualifying at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI, on 3 June 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

France’s Pagenaud continues to lead the IndyCar series points total with 357 with Scott Dixon is 80 points back while Helio Castroneves occupies 3rd place with 271 points.

The circuit will now move to Fort Worth, TX, for the Firestone 600 on June 11, driving the 1.5-mile oval at the Texas Motor Speedway.

during the IndyCar Practice at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI, on 3 June 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata. NIKON CORPORATION, NIKON D5500, VR Zoom 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED, 7, 1/640, 100.

Connor Daly during the IndyCar Practice at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI, on 3 June 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

during the IndyCar Qualifying at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI, on 3 June 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata. NIKON CORPORATION, NIKON D5500, VR Zoom 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED, 10, 1/800, 100.

Juan Pablo Montoya during the IndyCar Qualifying at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI, on 3 June 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

during the IndyCar Qualifying at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI, on 3 June 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata. NIKON CORPORATION, NIKON D5500, VR Zoom 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED, 10, 1/800, 100.

Simon Pagenaud during the IndyCar Qualifying at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI, on 3 June 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

during the IndyCar Qualifying at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI, on 3 June 2016. Photo by Ian Shalapata. NIKON CORPORATION, NIKON D5500, VR Zoom 200-400mm f/4G IF-ED, 14, 1/125, 100.

Ryan Hunter-Reay during the IndyCar Qualifying at the 2016 Chevrolet Detroit Belle Isle Grand Prix in Detroit, MI, on 3 June 2016.
Photo by Ian Shalapata.

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Ian Shalapata
Ian writes for and provides imagery to Square Media Group as well as accepting freelance photographic assignments. In addition, he has contributed to media organizations, sporting groups, and individuals across North America including the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel, Chatham-Kent Sports Network, the Golf Association of Michigan, League 1 Ontario, as well as numerous colleges and universities in Canada and the United States. Email Ian Shalapata