Juncos Hollinger Racing team co-owner Ricardo Juncos was delighted with Romain Grosjean’s performance in Sunday’s caution-filled Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. Starting the race from eighth place, the Frenchman avoided any drama throughout the 95-lap race and came home in fourth place to give JHR their best NTT INDYCAR SERIES finish to date.

Speaking following the race, Juncos said:

“A crazy race full of full-course yellows, a lot of speed through the whole weekend to be honest with both cars. Both drivers did a fantastic job, obviously the best finish of the team with P4. Romain Grosjean did an outstanding job and you can see at the end of the day on the last few laps when he has a podium right there, he was thinking for the team, he was thinking for the points. I mean, he did an outstanding job and [there’s] nothing [else] to say, like everything was perfect on his side, pit stops as well and all the crew members both cars. I want to thank all engineers, sponsors, the drivers – everybody. This is a big team effort so really happy, and we still have nine more races to win the championship, so we’re getting closer every time. I’m really happy, thank you everybody.”

Romain Grosjean was delighted with his result having had a strong qualifying session on Saturday as he managed to secure a place in the Firestone Fast 12 starting the race in eighth place and speaking following Sunday’s race he said:

“What a good race. I think we knew we had a fast race car, but it was a tough race and we saw a few people going off [track] a few times. I went off myself a few times. It was very physical, very hard, but I think we did an amazing job with Chevy and the whole team all weekend. I am very proud of everyone. It was very close to the podium, but a little bit too many safety cars at the end because I was on blacks, and I knew I didn’t have much tack. I was coming for [Alexander] Rossi. We are good friends, so it is all good anyway. A fantastic job by everyone and we keep working and we keep getting better. I think that is good for all of us so we are happy with that.”

Agustin Canapino was on target for a strong result until he received a penalty for avoidable contact with Kyffin Simpson of Chip Ganassi Racing and speaking following the action where he finished the race in 18th place, Canapino said:

“We finished 18th due to receiving a penalty for contact toward the end of the race which hurt our finishing position. Now we are looking forward to the next race at Mid-Ohio.”

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES heads to the Mid-Ohio Sportscar Course in two weeks time with plenty of excitement as the new hybrid system will be introduced that weekend.


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