Juncos Racing has today announced a few more details on the teams 2018 entry into the Verizon Indycar Series. The team entered the Indycar Series for the first time at the 2017 Indianapolis 500 running Sebastian Saavedra and Spencer Pigot on that occasion. The team has been a long-time competitor in the Mazda Road to Indy claiming the Indy Lights championship with Kyle Kaiser in 2017.
The step up to Indycar involves a one car programme with partial seasons for currently two drivers. One of those drivers is Kyle Kaiser. Kaiser is confirmed to race with Juncos at the Indianapolis Grand Prix and The Indianapolis 500 in addition to two to be determined championship rounds using the funding available from his Indy Lights title scholarship.
Today the has announced a second driver, namely Rene Binder will pilot the teams’ No.#32 entry during four additional races in the 2018 season to those previous announced for Kaiser. The events Binder is confirmed for are the season opener at St Petersburg, Barber Motorsports Park, Toronto and Mid-Ohio. The announcement therefore effectively means that the team is currently committed to competing in eight of the seventeen Indycar Series rounds during the 2018 season.
Austrian, Rene Binder has a background includes several seasons in GP2, before switching to World Series Formula V8 were he claimed 2nd overall in the 2017 season winning several races throughout the season and finishing the championship behind teammate Pietro Fittipaldi at the conclusion of the season.
Further announcements regarding Juncos plans for the remainder of the 2018 Verizon Indycar Series season will be determined based on what level of sponsorship can be attained for the team. Juncos has also yet to formally announce which engine supplier will power its 2018 season.