Verizon IndyCar Series team Juncos Racing enjoyed a successful opening two days of testing at ISM Raceway in Phoenix over the weekend.
Juncos, who made their Verizon IndyCar Series debut at the 2017 Indianapolis 500 presented by PennGrade Motor Oil will run a partial programme during the 2018 season with Indy Lights champion Kyle Kaiser and Rene Binder driving in selected races during the season.
Speaking about the test at ISM Raceway, Kaiser commented by saying:
“I’m very happy with my first test in the Verizon IndyCar Series. “Coming into this test we had a list of objectives and goals to accomplish and we checked a lot of boxes off that list. We gathered a lot of data to go over so when we come back in April we’ll be ready. It’s a steep learning curve for the team and myself, but if we keep focusing on our program and making consistent progress I’m confident we’ll be competitive come race day. I’m also very grateful to all the guys on the team for making this test possible. I know they have been working very hard to get the car ready to run with no issues. Now I’m looking forward to getting back on track in a couple of weeks to build upon the progress we’ve gained here.”
Juncos Racing recently moved into a new race shop on main street Speedway, the former Ed Carpenter Racing HQ.
Speaking about the test at ISM Raceway, team owner Ricardo Juncos commented by saying:
I am so happy to be back in the Verizon IndyCar Series for the 2018 season. It was a challenge for us to get everything ready on time, building with the new Dallara aero kit and electronics, and building a pretty much a new team. The test at Phoenix went fantastic for us, we did what we wanted to do. The strength of the Chevy engine is amazing and I am thrilled to be partnered with them for 2018. We are very pleased with Kyle Kaiser’s results and how handled the test after not being in a race car since the last race of the 2017 Indy Lights season. He exceeded our expectations in his first outing in the Verizon IndyCar Series and I am confident he will be ready for his first race when we return here to Phoenix in April. I cannot thank the crew enough for all their hard work this past month. This was our first chance to be together entirely as a team. After seeing how well everyone worked together I know we have a talented group going into the 2018 season. We still have a long way to go, but by staying focused and meeting our goals I know we can achieve a lot this year.