Sebastien Bourdais re-signs with Dragon Racing


Sebastien Bourdais will race for the 2013 IndyCar championship with Dragon Racing.

The team said Friday it has signed a multi-year contract with the French driver.

Bourdais ran 11 of 15 races with Dragon last year. The season was plagued with problems related to engine issues, in part because Dragon opened the year partnered with Lotus.

Dragon owner Jay Penske threatened to sue to break his contract with Lotus, and the two-car team was released before the Indianapolis 500.

Dragon switched to Chevrolet, but there was only one engine for Bourdais and teammate Katherine Legge to share for the rest of the season.

Bourdais had a season-best finish of fourth at Mid-Ohio last season, and qualified third at Sonoma and Baltimore. His intention is to run the full 2013 season.

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