INDIANAPOLIS – Juncos Racing has announced the team will expand into the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with one Cadillac DPi-V.R entry for the full 2019 season.
Juncos Racing currently runs in the Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires, the Indy Lights Championship presented by Cooper Tires and the Verizon IndyCar Series.
Juncos Racing will make their first official run in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at The Roar Before the Rolex 24 on Jan. 4-6, 2019 at Daytona Int’l Speedway, followed by the season opening Rolex 24 at Daytona, Jan. 26-27.
Team principal Ricardo Juncos is confident that the expansion into the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship with Cadillac is a step forward for the whole Juncos Racing program.
Juncos Racing has recorded 58 wins and nine championships over the last decade.
“Our entry into the top class of the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship represents a significant step forward for our Company and also bolsters the depth and technical acumen of our teams,” said Juncos. “We are also excited and humbled by the partnership with Cadillac and look forward to representing the Cadillac brand in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Cadillac has a proven history of winning and performance within IMSA and provides our team with a championship-caliber partner to begin its entry into DPi.”
Delivery of the team’s Cadillac DPi-V.R is set for the beginning of November and testing is set to start in December. The 2019 driver line-up is currently being finalized and will be released at a later date.
“The Cadillac Racing family continues to grow thanks to strong on-track performances by each team that has campaigned the DPi-V.R in its first two seasons of competition,” said Laura Wontrop Klauser, Cadillac Racing Program Manager. “The addition of Juncos Racing brings more top-tier talent to Cadillac’s DPi-V.R program and more excitement to the IMSA grid.”
“The accomplishments of Ricardo and his Juncos Racing team are impressive – especially having been achieved in such a relatively short period of time,” added IMSA President Scott Atherton. “He is an inspiration for the entire industry. We are pleased and honored by the news of the team coming into IMSA, along with our partners at Cadillac Racing. Having top-tier teams continue to invest in IMSA and our DPi class is the ultimate validation. This is good news for all involved, but especially our fans.”