Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Binder Aboard Juncos for Endurance Races


Rene Binder will contest the four longest races during Juncos Racing’s debut IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship season in the team’s No. 50 Cadillac DPi-V.R.

As the additional Michelin Endurance Cup driver for the Speedway, Indiana-based team, Binder will race the Cadillac DPi for his first time at the season-opening Rolex 24 at Daytona. He will return to the cockpit at Sebring International Raceway, Watkins Glen International and Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

Binder, from Innsbruck, Austria, made six IndyCar Series starts with Juncos in 2018, including at the Firestone Grand Prix of St. Petersburg which marked the team’s first non-oval race in North America’s premier open-wheel championship. His average finishing position was 19.8.

“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 feel ready and well prepared for this new challenge.”

With Will Owen signed up for the full season and Kyle Kaiser aboard for the Rolex 24, the addition of Binder means only Juncos’ second full-time driver slot is yet to be filled.

Aaron Durant
Aaron Durant
Aaron brings a developing design and editorial vision to The Apex every day and co-hosts The Braking Point podcast every week. As editor-in-chief and an avid reader, Aaron enjoys aligning his relentless care for quality with an interest in counterintuitive approaches.


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