Braselton, Georgia (October 12, 2019) – Juncos Racing finishes 22nd  in the Motul Petit Le Mans after a strong start was cut short during the final race of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. Rene Binder, Spencer Pigot, and Will Owen piloted the No. 50 Cadillac DPi-V.R for the 10 hour endurance event at Michelin Raceway Road Atlanta.

After missing the two previous events due to a devastating incident at Canadian Tire Motorsports Park, Juncos Racing’s No. 50 Cadillac DPi-V.R returned to the IMSA paddock for the first time in three months.

The tenth and final weekend of the 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship began with four practice sessions followed by qualifying on the 2.54 mile, 12-Turn road course located just outside Atlanta, Georgia.

Pigot made his first debut in the No. 50 Cadillac DPi-V.R entry, qualifying ninth in the DPi class and overall.

The Motul Petit Le Mans kicked off just after noon on Saturday under warm sunny skies. Pigot piloted the No. 50 Juncos Racing entry for the first stints, followed by Binder and Owen. Each driver gained multiple positions throughout the first three hours, moving into the Top-3. The successful run came to abrupt halt during Owen’s stint while he was running third after an issue with the power steering forced him to pit. The crew pushed the car back to the garage to fix the issue and returned to the track within the hour. Once back on track all three drivers continued to show the strong pace they began the race with throughout the remaining hours. The team went on to finish 10th among the DPi class and 22nd overall.

Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We have grown and learned so much during our first year with IMSA. We faced many challenges and learning curves as teams do when they enter into a new series, however we showed many times throughout the season how strong we can be on track. I am very proud of what we were able to accomplish this season. We started of the year strong at Daytona, and went on to lead laps in only our third event at Long Beach. After our devastating incident in July, we regrouped and moved forward to get back on track in time for the final event. Today we had our most successful run of the year, as each driver was able to pick up positions, passing very talented drivers to get within the Top-3. We experienced the unfortunate side of racing however, when an issue with the power steering took away our chance of a solid finish. Now that the season has ended we have a lot to take away to learn from and be proud of.  I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of this program throughout the year. I would like to thank the crew for all of the long hard hours they put into giving the drivers a solid fast car. I would like to also thank all of the drivers who have been a part of our program in our first season.”

Spencer Pigot (Orlando, Florida): “Obviously we are all a little disappointed on how the race we had played out. Overall everyone did a great job at Juncos Racing and my teammates all did a great job. It’s unfortunate the circumstances we faced just under half way through that really took us out of having a fighting chance of a Top-5 or even a podium. We can all be proud of the job we did and the progress we made throughout the weekend in our Cadillac DPi-V.R. I want to thank everyone on the team for their hard work in giving us a strong car today.”

Rene Binder (Innsbruck, Austria): “We had a great race performance wise and I believe this was our best weekend this year. Throughout the season we have improved a lot.  The luck was not on our side however today. We were running third, and not far off from the leader and had an issue with the power steering which took out any hope we had for a great finish. The car today was absolutely on top pace. We could have easily finished fourth or even third, we showed that we can be up there with the leaders. Thank you to everyone at Juncos Racing for all of their effort and dedication to this program this year. ”

Will Owen (Castle Rock, Colorado): “Today was our strongest run in IMSA this year. We had the best pace and all of us drivers we very close in our pace. We started ninth and we able to move all the way up to third. However on my stint we had an issue with the power steering and that costed us about 40 laps. That took away our chance of having a good result to finish off the year, which is something we have been trying for all year. I am proud of where we have come since the beginning of the year and the pace we have gained. I am so thankful for the team and what all they have done this year and the work they have put in.”