LISLE, Ill.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Molex, for the sixth straight season, is partnering with Mouser Electronics to sponsor a team in the 2017 Verizon IndyCar Series. This year’s race team, Dale Coyne Racing, is gearing up for the Indianapolis 500 on May 28.
During the qualifying race May 20-21, driver Sébastien Bourdais suffered serious, but non-life threatening injuries sustained in a wreck. Bourdais who is expected to make a full recovery, won the season-opening Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg on March 12, helping to bring his racing team closer to the championship title. Australian driver James Davison will take the wheel of the No. 18 race car at this weekend’s Indianapolis 500.
Bourdais, a native of Le Mans, France, is the only IndyCar drive to win four consecutive championships (2004-2007, Champ Car) and has also competed in Formula One (2008-2009) for Toro Rosso.
“The Molex family extends our sincere thoughts with Sebastien and his family during this difficult time. He and his team have proven excellence in their exceptional talent this season. Molex congratulates the Dale Coyne Racing team on an outstanding performance in St. Petersburg. Sébastien’s extraordinary victory provides ample momentum for the team to carry into the biggest race of the season and we look forward to him having a speedy recovery,” said Fred Bell, vice president of global distribution, Molex. “Along with fellow sponsor, Mouser Electronics, we are proud to continue to support Dale Coyne Racing’s efforts throughout the 2017 IndyCar season and wish James Davison the best as he prepares for the Indianapolis 500.”
Molex is dedicated to developing innovative, high quality products to support the future of the automotive industry. From connected-vehicle sensors and powertrain controllers to innovative lighting concepts and unified infotainment experiences, Molex is creating new opportunities for its automotive customers.
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Mouser Electronics, a Berkshire Hathaway company, is an award-winning, authorized semiconductor and electronic component distributor focused on rapid New Product Introductions from its manufacturing partners for electronic design engineers and buyers. The global distributor’s website, Mouser.com, is available in multiple languages and currencies and features more than 4 million products from over 600 manufacturers. Mouser offers 22 support locations around the world to provide best-in-class customer service and ships globally to over 550,000 customers in 170 countries from its 750,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art facility south of Dallas, Texas. For more information, visit www.mouser.com.