Rene Binder will continue his association with Juncos Racing as he becomes the latest driver to join its expansion into IMSA’s DPi class with Cadillac. The Austrian, who contested six IndyCar Series rounds with the team in 2018, has inked a deal to participate in the four Michelin Endurance Cup events, starting at the Rolex 24 At Daytona in January.
“2019 will be a very important year for me as I will be competing in the world’s most important endurance races including the big four in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship and the legendary 24 Hours at Le Mans,” Binder said.
“As for my transatlantic program, I am very happy to continue my partnership with Juncos Racing as part of their Cadillac DPi IMSA program. I want to thank Ricardo Juncos, Cadillac, and all of our partners for this great opportunity to race the Cadillac DPi-V.R on the most exciting American racetracks. I feel ready and well prepared for this new challenge.”
Binder marks the third driver Juncos has confirmed for Daytona. He’ll join fellow Juncos IndyCar pilot Kyle Kaiser and the returning Will Owen, who drove for the team in Pro Mazda from 2015-2016.
“We are happy to continue with Rene into the 2019 season in our IMSA debut,” said Juncos. “We built a solid relationship and saw a lot of potential with him over the past 11 months during his first season in the IndyCar Series. Rene rejoining our team, in a new series, shows his confidence in our team and among the driver line-up we have announced he makes the third returning driver to Juncos Racing. I would like to thank Rene, his family, and sponsors for their support and commitment to our team.”