Indianapolis, Indiana (April 9th, 2020) – Juncos Racing eSports announced Juan Diego Hernandez, Diego Muñoz, Cesar Veas. And Manuel de Samaniego will join the team for Gran Turismo Sport. This driver line-up announcement is the first of many as more drivers from around the world continue to join Juncos Racing eSports’s growing team.

 

 

Juncos Racing first announced their eSports team and league just over three weeks ago. Team Owner Ricardo Juncos knew the importance of keeping his team on track, even if it meant in the virtual world. Since announcing Juncos Racing eSports the team has continued to grow with drivers currently competing in the Ricmotech Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires iRacing eSeries, the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge, and Super TC2000.

Gran Turismo Sport has proven to be one of the most popular virtual racing platforms in the world. Over three million fans watched the 2019 Gran Turismo Sport Finals.

“Adding Gran Turismo Sport is very important to our Juncos Racing eSports team,” said Juncos. “Gran Turismo Sport will not only allow our team to grow through drivers virtually but will give us more exposure around the world. The number of Gran Turismo Sport fans and viewers is incredible and is growing at a very rapid rate.”

“It is incredible to add four drivers from three different Latin America countries,” said Juncos. “They all bring a lot of experience in Gran Turismo Sport and have achieved many different championships and awards in eSports.”

Driver: Juan Diego Hernandez

Country: Guatemala

Age: 24 years old

Achievements: . 2 times Champion in GtFusion – Finalist in Mundo GT with the team and we made the trip to Seville. – Currently leading the FIA ​​Nations Cup at Gran Turismo Sport. – Brand Prix champion in Guatemala in real life and current TC America driver in the TCA category, in the USA.

“Seeing and sharing the passion with which everyone at Juncos Racing follows our goals motivates me a lot,” said Hernandez. “I enjoy being in an environment where we always seek to go to the maximum and that at the same time we have camaraderie, it is like a great family. I am very happy and grateful to be part of it, a new and important stage of growth begins for the team and for each of its members.”

 

 

Driver: Diego Muñoz

Country: Chile

Age: 24 years old

Achievements: 2 years of SimRacing experience. Finalist in Mundo GT with the team and we made the trip to Seville. Japan GP Champion in Gran Turismo Chile

“For me it is an honor that Juncos Racing eSports has fixed on me,” said Munoz. “I have nothing but words of thanks with Gregorio and Ricardo for this tremendous opportunity they have given me. I hope to be able to rise to the challenge of representing this great team like Juncos Racing eSports and thus be able to achieve the goals we have as a team together with my other teammates.”

Driver: Cesar Veas

Country: Chile

Age: 27 years old

Achievements: 3 years at Gran Turismo Sport. Finalist in Mundo GT with the team and we made the trip to Seville. Champion Honda Civic – Gran Turismo Chile. 3rd Place in Japan GP – Gran Turismo Chile. 2nd Place in Shelby GT – Gran Turismo Chile

Cars are my life … running is my passion, and now being part of a real team makes me feel like I’m on the right track and want more,” said Veas. “ But I’m also grateful for the opportunities. I want to do it right!”

 

Driver: Manuel de Samaniego

Country: Mexico

Age: 23 years old

Achievements: (Championships – 11) – (Wins – 99) – (Podiums – 133) – (Pole positions – 10) . (Won every stage of a Rally – 16) – (Power stage wins – 24)

Awards : 2014 – Realish Racing Best International Driver

“I am very happy to be part of this great team since I have been following this passion for a long time and striving to improve every day and win the competitions,” said Samaniego.  “To have the opportunity to do this professionally and not only that, but in the hands of such a team. Big as Juncos Racing is, it is a dream come true, and it would not be possible if it were not for our friend and Captain Goyo whom I want to thank along with Mr. Ricardo Juncos for giving us this opportunity. I would also like to thank our colleagues at ROAR Simracing, among whom we always push ourselves to do our best in each race.”