Binder to race Juncos Cadillac in IMSA enduros

David Malsher

Binder will drive the #50 Cadillac DPi-V.R entry at the Rolex 24 at Daytona, the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring, the Sahlen’s Six Hours of the Glen at Watkins Glen, and the Motul Petit Le Mans at Road Atlanta.

The Austrian, who finished fourth in the 2017 World Series Formula V8 3.5 Championship, drove Juncos Racing’s part-time IndyCar entry last season in six races.

Binder will make his first appearance in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship at the Roar Before the 24 next month. The Austrian will share driving duties with Will Owen, one of the team’s fulltimers for 2019, while for the Rolex 24 he will also be joined by Kyle Kaiser, with whom he shared the Juncos-Chevrolet IndyCar last year.

A fourth Rolex 24 driver – likely to be the team’s second fulltimer – will be announced soon, according to a press release.

Said Binder: “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.

“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 want to thank Ricardo Juncos, Cadillac, and all of our partners for this great opportunity to race the DPi-V.R on the most exciting American race tracks. I feel ready and well prepared for this new challenge.”

Team owner Ricardo Juncos added: “We are happy to continue with Rene into the 2019 season in our IMSA debut. We built a solid relationship and saw a lot of potential with him over the past 11 months during his first season in the IndyCar Series. 

“Rene rejoining our team, in a new series, shows his confidence in our team and among the driver line-up we have announced he makes the third returning driver to Juncos Racing. I would like to thank Rene, his family, and sponsors for their support and commitment to our team.”