Verizon IndyCar Series team owner Ricardo Juncos confirmed today that he is bringing his Juncos Racing team to the IMSA WhetherTech Sports Car championship in 2019 after reaching an agreement to run a Cadillac DPi-V.R.
The team will make the debut at the Roar Before The Rolex 24 which takes place from January 4-6, 2019 at Daytona International Speedway followed by the opening race of the season, the Rolex 24 Hours of Daytona.
The team will announce their driver line-up at a later date and speaking about the news, team owner Ricardo Juncos stated:
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. 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 Juncos Racing with a championship caliber partner to begin its entry into DPi,”
Juncos went on to say:
“We have worked very hard in the last 20 years to compete as a championship caliber Team at all levels of competition and also recognize everyone in our racing family, past and present, that have helped us realize our vision of success, our development as a Team, and our passion to work hard and achieve results.
Laura Wontrop Klauser, Programme manager with Cadillac Racing commented on the news by saying:
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. “The addition of Juncos Racing brings more top-tier talent to Cadillac’s DPi-V.R program and more excitement to the IMSA grid.
IMSA President, Scott Atherton commented on the news saying:
The accomplishments of Ricardo and his Juncos Racing team are impressive – especially having been achieved in such a relatively short period of time.. “He is an inspiration for the entire industry. We are pleased and honored by the news of Juncos Racing 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.