Indianapolis, Indiana (May 12, 2018) – Juncos Racing picked up their second podium finish in the 2018 Indy Lights Championship Presented by Cooper Tires with rookie Victor Franzoni this weekend at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Franzoni claimed third in Round 6 of the Royal Purple Synthetic Oil Grand Prix of Indianapolis Supporting the Lupus Foundation of America.

The third weekend of the Indy Lights Championship kicked off with one practice session on the 2.439 mile, 14-Turn road course. Qualifying followed for Round 5 and Franzoni would take the third starting position. Qualifying for Round 6 did not go as planned for the Brazilian as he would qualify sixth.

The start of Round 5 was action packed with multiple cars fighting for the lead. Franzoni driving the No. 23 Mazda car would capitalize on the start, moving into second. Later in the race Franzoni was battling for the lead but would go off track and fall back to sixth. Franzoni would end the day in sixth.

In similar fashion Round 6 saw just as much action as the pervious race with cars going four wide down the famous straightway after the green flag waved for the 30 lap race. Franzoni was able to move up one position and eventually moved into third after an incident involving two cars. Franzoni was able to pick up his second podium of the season, finishing third.

“The weekend in Indianapolis was full of ups and downs,” said Victor Franzoni. “In the first race we had a really good car that had great pace. But I had a small incident and a couple of mistakes, so I finished P6. In the second race I started P6 went to third after the start and then dropped to fifth. We were lacking pace in the beginning but from the middle of the race onwards we had great pace, which resulted in setting the fastest lap of the race.  I was lucky that I finished third, honestly. But we came in to this weekend 28 points behind and now that the weekend is over we are only 26 points behind. I am really looking forward to being back at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway for the Freedom 100!”

Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said “Victor (Franzoni) did a great job this weekend. He has not had near as much testing time, only running at the series open test before the season began. This field is extremely close in times and he is up against drivers who have a lot more experience in the series than he does. With that being said I am very pleased with his results and the fact he was able to finish on the podium for the second straight race weekend. The crew did a great job as well, giving Victor a fast reliable car. I am looking forward to getting back on track with him next week when we come back for the Freedom 100.”