Juncos brings Binder to MEC

Juncos Racing brings Rene Binder into the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, when the four Michelin Endurance Cup races will be run.

The Michelin Endurance Cup was formerly known as the Tequila Patron North American Endurance Cup, but after the title sponsor pulled out at the end of 2018, the new tire supplier will enter as title sponsor.

MEC consists of the Daytona 24 Hours, Sebring 12 Hours, 6 Hours at Watkins Glen, and the 10 Hours at Road Atlanta, also known as Petit Le Mans.

Rene Binder drove 6 Verizon Indycar Series races for Juncos Racing through the 2018 season. Before the now 26 year-old driver raced Indycar, he was amongst the front runners in the World Series Formula V8 3,5 and GP2 championships.

Ricardo Juncos & Rene Binder
Photo: Juncos Racing

This will be the first time for Binder at Daytona, and even though the team are rookies too, they can’t choose a better car than their Cadillac DPi-V.R , which is the championship winning car for the last two years – and by the way, Rolex 24 at Daytona winner both years as well.

Binder will be joined by Kyle Kaiser and Will Owen, plus a not yet announced fourth driver. Of the three announced drivers, only Owen has knowledge from the circuit, where he made his debut with United Autosports in 2018.

Owen is the only confirmed full season driver, while Kaiser will do Daytona only, and Binder, as we mentioned earlier, will do the 4 IMSA Michelin Endurance Cup rounds.

The 24 hours race at Daytona will be run on 26-27 January 2019.

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