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Indianapolis, Indiana (March 18th, 2022) – The Juncos Hollinger Racing (JHR) team will partner with GPNFTS powered by Velas this season: a newly-launched NFT ecosystem for the motorsports world that operates across all the premier series on the planet, including Formula 1, GT racing, and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

Powered by Velas – a Swiss company that specializes in the blockchain and NFT sector, which is renowned for the creation and integration of cutting-edge digital products – GPNTS presents an entirely new concept in motorsport collectables, opening up the door to the metaverse.

These unique NFTs will take fans under the skin of motorsport in a way that they have never experienced before, with the opportunity to see their NFTs in virtual reality and utilize them in the metaverse. The new partnership enables fans of JHR to own digital versions of the team’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES cars and drivers, which they will be able to see come to life using VR headsets.

Owners of these state-of-the-art NFTs will also join an exclusive fan community providing behind-the-scenes highlights from the team throughout the 2022 championship season.  

JHR NFTs will unlock the door into the metaverse: a digital landscape that will shape the future not only of competition, but of everyday life. An NFT is cryptocurrency-based, which enables owners to possess a unique asset that can be traded for the first time on an entirely open marketplace, as well as buy into digital assets that will eventually transform the world of gaming and collecting. 

Once purchased, fans can use and enjoy these NFTs anywhere they have a digital presence. No expertise or interest in cryptocurrency is necessary, with owners able to post their NFTs on their social channels and display them digitally wherever they like. The GPNFTS powered by Velas logos will be seen on the rear wings of the JHR cars, as well as on the driver overalls and all team assets throughout the 2022 season.  

Ricardo Juncos, Co-Founder and Team Principal Juncos Hollinger Racing “We are proud to announce this brand-new partnership with GPNFTS powered by Velas. This is our first experience into the exciting world of digital motorsport NFTs. These special coins are taking the world by storm, so it made perfect sense to partner with one of the most exciting motorsport NFT brands in the world: GPNFTS powered by Velas. We look forward to the launch of the official JHR NTT INDYCAR SERIES NFTs and our fans using them as keys to unlock the metaverse.” 

Brad Hollinger, Co-Owner of Juncos Hollinger Racing “We are really excited about our new partnership with GPNFTS powered by Velas. GPNFTS mean business, starting out in MotoGP and then expanding into Formula 1: when the opportunity presented itself for INDYCAR, we couldn’t turn it down. We just can’t wait for all the exciting innovation to come from GPNFTS and Velas throughout the season, and to see where this partnership can take us!” 

Ali Rafi, Founder of GPNFTS “This announcement is brilliant news for NTT INDYCAR SERIES and American fans. It allows them to unlock a whole new world of racing they’ve never experienced before: the metaverse, which is the future of digital motorsport. GPNFTS is forming partnerships with top teams across a variety of motorsport and this latest agreement is particularly significant in underlining our mission to take motorsport NFTs to new territory. We are incredibly excited to see where the opportunity to sponsor an NTT INDYCAR SERIES team will take us – and better still – where it will take NTT INDYCAR SERIES and JHR.” 

About GPNFTS: GPNFTS is the home of motorsport NFTs. Motorsport fans can buy, sell and trade their favorite motorsport NFTs, while also utilizing them as their own unique passport to the metaverse. In the metaverse, fans will be able to use their NFTs to compete with others in the community. Tokens – a digital currency – can also be earned to spend in the metaverse. 

For more information, and to register your interest in the Juncos Hollinger Racing Team NFTs, please visit:

Juncos Hollinger Racing End of Season: Lessons Learned and Value Earned

Long Beach, California (September 26, 2021) – After a strong start to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES season finale at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach, rookie Callum Ilott was forced to retire the No. 77 Juncos Hollinger Racing Chevrolet midway through the race due to mechanical issues.

Photo Credit: José Mário Dias

Juncos Hollinger Racing was looking for a solid finish to the season after Saturday’s qualifying run. Ilott qualified 18th, the best for the team since returning to the NTT INDYCAR SERIES for the final three races of the 2021 season.  

The 2021 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season ended Sunday with 85-laps around the 1.986-mile temporary street course located in downtown Long Beach, California. Ilott, who started 18th, was able to survive an incident in the first lap when multiple cars became jammed up, causing a yellow flag for the first few laps. Once the race went green Ilott and the team worked off a different pit strategy than most of the field, putting them up to as high as sixth. Juncos Hollinger Racing completed one pit stop before their day was cut short on lap 47 due to a mechanical issue. Although Ilott was not able to complete all of the laps, he showed great pace, giving the team strong momentum heading into the off-season. Ilott will return to Juncos Hollinger Racing for a full-time run in the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES.

“It was unfortunate for us to end the race early due to a mechanical issue we couldn’t solve,” said Ilott. “Otherwise, we were having a really strong race until I started to feel the issue take place. I am happy with the progress we made throughout these three weekends. Everything has been going really well and I am pleased with what we were able to accomplish in a short time. It was unfortunate to finish our final of three races this way, but we will look forward to the off-season and begin our work for our 2022 run”.

Juncos Hollinger Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “Over the past three weekends we have accomplished many things as a team. We knew coming into these races we were up against a lot, but we wanted this time to work on preparing for the 2022 season. Callum has done an excellent job since he first went on track with us at the beginning of the month. He is very fast and has incredible feedback that has helped us get better each session. I am really looking forward to building this program over the next few months as we prepare for our first full-time run since joining the NTT INDYCAR SERIES.” 

Juncos Hollinger Co-Team Owner Brad Hollinger said, “Today we experienced racing’s highs and lows. We had a good start to the race and had a really good pace going into the first round of pit stops. However, we had a slight error going into the turn and that resulted in a spin that set us back fairly meaningfully as the car stalled. From there, we were on a back foot for the rest of the race until we experienced a mechanical error that caused us to have to retire”. 

Hollinger continued, “The last three races this year were to prepare us for next season. We have now developed a solid baseline performance-wise and we will be ready to go for 2022. I feel really pleased about the results we have so far, and I feel going into next year things look promising. We will be ready in an organizational sense as well as have the resources we need to propel us forward into the 2022 season. Callum has demonstrated he is very quick and is a skilled communicator as a driver. He continues to prove that he is a legitimate driver and a team player as well as a gentleman on and off the track”. 

Callum Ilott Commits to Full Time Run with Juncos Hollinger Racing’s 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Entry

Callum Ilott Commits to Full Time Run with Juncos Hollinger Racing’s 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES Entry

Long Beach, California (September 24th, 2021) –Juncos Hollinger Racing announced today Callum Ilott will remain in the No. 77 entry for a full 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season campaign. Ilott, who has completed his first two NTT INDYCAR SERIES events this month will finish off his three-race line-up in the season finale at the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach this weekend.

Ilott first joined Juncos Hollinger Racing’s NTT INDYCAR SERIES program at the beginning of September. The young Briton is thrilled to make a full-time run with the team and will compete in all 17 NTT INDYCAR SERIES events during the 2022 season, featuring 12 road and street courses, along with five oval circuits.

“Coming into the final weekend of our three-race run on the west coast, it’s great to announce that I will be continuing next year with Juncos Hollinger Racing for the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season,” said Ilott, a member of the Ferrari Driver Academy. “Obviously we have had a steep learning curve here the last few races to try to put everything together. We have had some real positives and know the things we need to work on. Knowing what Ricardo Juncos and Brad Hollinger have in place for next season and especially over the winter of what we can do in testing, I definitely feel we can put ourselves in a great position to start off the 2022 season strong. I look forward to continuing the work that we are doing and heading into the winter to start a new journey over here and I would like to thank the Ferrari Driver Academy for allowing me to take this opportunity.”

Juncos Hollinger Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We are very pleased to announce Callum to the team full time for the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. His maturity, speed on track, and feedback is surprisingly good for being 22 years old. We were very impressed with his feedback and the physical condition of Callum after Laguna. After a long tough race at Laguna, he got out of the car not even showing any signs of fatigue. Considering Laguna was a full green flag race, Callum proved to be in incredible shape. We know we are not the fastest car on track and have a lot of developing to do, but Callum pushes himself to get everything out of the car and has shown great speed. Over the past few weeks, Callum has shown us he is the right driver for our full-time run next year, so we are thrilled to have him join our program full time. We will be building our program in all areas and will have the time to test and continue our development as a team. I want to thank Callum for committing to our new NTT INDYCAR SERIES program and look forward to our full-time effort as a team next year.”

Juncos Hollinger Racing Team Owner Brad Hollinger said,’ We are very excited to have Callum commit to us for the 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season. Our goal was to secure a talented driver for the final three races of the 2021 season so that we would have a strong baseline going into a full run in the 2022 season. Therefore, we were quite happy to have a driver like Callum to work with these final three races. He proved he can perform during the past two races in a variety of areas. Callum has maturity beyond his age and has a very enthusiastic personality. We knew we had the driver we wanted for the 2022 campaign after his strong performance during the Laguna event, particularly during the later stages as his lap times were consistently equal to the ninth and 10th car paces. I am elated that Callum has chosen Juncos Hollinger Racing to continue his racing career. The continuity this gives us throughout the winter and into next season is invaluable in creating a cohesive winning team. I could not be more excited for the 2022 season and expect we will surprise people during the year with Callum.”

Juncos Hollinger Racing Official Debut with Callum Ilott at Portland International Raceway

Portland, Oregon (September 12, 2021) –Juncos Hollinger Racing wrapped up their first weekend back on track in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES with rookie Callum Ilott in today’s Grand Prix of Portland. Ilott made his official debut among the field in the No. 77 Chevrolet entry and will continue with the team for the final two events this season.

The two-day event began with practice Saturday morning followed by qualifying a few short hours later. Ilott, who had only tested for the first time in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES the week before, went on to qualify 19th. The day concluded with one final 30-minute practice session.

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES returned to the track today for the 110-lap race. Once the green flag waved drivers throughout the field went to battle for positions, ultimately leading to multiple drivers going off track or suffering contact. Ilott was able to get through the chaos with only damage to the front wing. Once the race returned to green Ilott laid down strong laps, moving up to eighth before the first pit stop. Just over midway through the race the No. 77 Chevrolet suffered an electrical issue and was towed into the garage for repair. The Juncos Hollinger Racing crew worked incredibly fast and was successful to get the car back on track. The remainder of the race Ilott, who was many laps down, used the remaining time left in the race to gain valuable track time. The Briton ended his first NTT INDYCAR SERIES race in the 25th position.

“Overall, it was an interesting race,” said Ilott. “I had a bit of contact during the start, but we were able to make it through. We were able to gain positions, eventually moving up to eighth while everyone was cycling through. Honestly, it was going well, we were in a really good position after the first pit stop. Unfortunately, though we had a little bit of an electrical issue, that we are not sure if it was due to the contact at the beginning, but those things happen. This put us at a stop on the track, so we were towed back to the tent. The team worked incredibly hard to get the car back and we were able to get back out but would be over 10 laps down. We were able to get back into a rhythm on track. After the last caution and having the damage we had from the first incident of the race, we decided to not interfere with the race and retired the car for the day. It was a positive first race, we were able to get some laps in and it was unfortunate to have the problems that we did, but that is how it goes. We will move on from here and be ready for Laguna. Thank you to everyone who came out today and those who watched. Thank you to Ricardo Juncos and Brad Hollinger for setting this all up!” 

Juncos Hollinger Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “These final three events in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES are all about preparation for the 2022 season. We have learned a lot as a team, and have continued to improve each time on track. Callum did an amazing job all weekend, giving the team valuable feedback and laying down some solid times against the rest of the field. We all only had one day on track before this weekend, so we knew we would have growing pains and issues to solve, but overall I am very pleased with the work put in by everyone on the team. It was very exciting to be back on track after two years away from the series. There has been so much support for our team since we first announced our return just over a month ago. We have had some great sponsors partner with us, so I would like to thank all of them for their confidence in the program we are building. I would to thank everyone in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES and Chevrolet for the incredible support and help that we have received in order to get us back on track. I would also like to thank the entire team for all of the long hours they have put in to get us here to Portland. Finally, I want to thank Brad Hollinger for all of his support and the friendship we have created, giving us this opportunity to be on track together. We had a great time on the timing stand together and look forward to being back on track next week in Laguna.”

The NTT INDYCAR SERIES continues September 17th-19th at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca. The Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey begins 3:00PM EST on NBC. 

Juncos Hollinger Racing is a championship-winning team fielding multiple cars in the Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires, the Indy Lights Series, and the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. 

Ricardo Juncos announced in 2021 the formation of Juncos Hollinger Racing with co-owner Brad Hollinger. The partnership between Juncos and Hollinger brings an expansive future for the race team and their state-of-the-art headquarters located just a half mile away from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

The mission of Juncos Hollinger Racing is to develop drivers from around the world into the next level of their careers through the Driver Development Program. Through this program, the team not only works with drivers on track to improve their skills behind the wheel but also gives them the tools needed to understand the engineering and mechanics of the car. Drivers who have participated in this program and have gone on to compete in the next level include Connor de Phillippi, Nicolas Dapero, Tatiana Calderon, Peter Dempsey, Conor Daly, Spencer Pigot, Victor Franzoni, Kyle Kaiser, Rinus VeeKay, Rasmus Lindh, Dalton Kellett, and Sting Ray Robb.

Along with focusing on driver development, Juncos Hollinger Racing will expand into a multi-year full-time NTT INDYCAR SERIES program beginning in 2022.

Ricardo Juncos Announces Co-Ownership with Brad Hollinger To Form Juncos Hollinger Racing

Indianapolis, Indiana (August 3rd, 2021) – Ricardo Juncos announced today he has partnered with Brad Hollinger to form Juncos Hollinger Racing which will field one NTT INDYCAR SERIES entry for the final three events of the 2021 season, along with a full season 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES entry and multiple cars running in the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires ladder series.

The partnership between Juncos and Hollinger brings an expansive future for the race team and the state-of-the-art headquarters located just half a mile away from the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

“The opportunity to partner with someone who shares many of the same values, passion, determination, and is forward-thinking like Brad Hollinger makes this an incredible moment in our team’s history,” said Ricardo Juncos. “Brad has a lot of experience at one of the highest levels in racing and brings resources that will create more opportunities and growth for all of our programs. I am looking forward to what our future holds at Juncos Hollinger Racing and taking our team to the next level.”

Hollinger brings multiple years of experience and resources in motorsports after being the second-largest shareholder and board member in the Williams Grand Prix Holdings Formula One team. Once he ended his time in Formula One, Hollinger looked for an opportunity to be involved in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. He met Juncos during the 2017 Indianapolis 500 and they formed a friendship over the next few years. Both Juncos and Hollinger saw the opportunity to combine their passion for motorsports which led to the partnership and formation of Juncos Hollinger Racing.

“I am very excited to join Ricardo and the Juncos Racing team,” said Hollinger. “Since we first met, Ricardo’s relentless drive for success, knowledge of open-wheel racing, and engineering expertise were quite apparent. His winning spirit along with our shared vision and commitment to be a front running team made my decision to join Juncos Racing a simple one. I recently transitioned from the Formula One world, where the sport entertained an international audience, yet had limited fan participation in the United States. My view of INDYCAR SERIES racing, in light of Formula Ones’ limited exposure, is that significant growth opportunities exist. This premise prompted me to seek an INDYCAR SERIES team with a combination of engineering acumen, a culture of excellence, and a track record of success. With an infusion of funds to obtain the best equipment and INDYCAR SERIES talent, Juncos is a team poised to be fiercely competitive in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES. Further, INDYCAR SERIES racing is an American-born motorsport with a significant spectator platform that has major growth potential. The racing is very competitive and exciting, creating a viewer experience that is attractive to businesses focused on national and international branding. In addition, all major networks are seeking live sports content at an unparalleled level.”

Juncos Racing began competing in the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2017, running two drivers in the Indianapolis 500, and then competed in select events with multiple drivers during the 2018 season. Juncos Racing made headlines during the 2019 Indianapolis 500 qualifying after knocking Fernando Alonso out of the field for the final position on the grid with their backup car.

“Since the Indianapolis 500 in 2019, we have been looking for the right opportunity to get back on track in the INDYCAR SERIES,” said Juncos. “After a difficult 2019 year and then with us all facing the terrible and unfortunate times during COVID-19 in 2020, our efforts were derailed until this year. Once we committed to a full 2022 NTT INDYCAR SERIES season, we made the plan to get on track this year for the final three races this season to begin our preparation for next year. To be back on track and to get to this point would not have been possible without the support we have received. Since we first committed to running in the Indianapolis 500 during 2017, Chevy, Firestone, INDYCAR SERIES, and the Indianapolis Motor Speedway have been there for us every step of the way. Our relationships with Chevy and Firestone remained strong even when we were not on track, and the support they have provided since we made the decision to get back out there this year has been incredible. Thank you to everyone who has continued to believe in our program and we look forward to seeing you all on track in September!”

Juncos Racing has competed in the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires for over 10 years. The team has claimed two Indy Lights driver championships, five Indy Pro 2000 driver championships, and five Indy Pro 2000 team championships.

“Ricardo and Juncos’s winning history in open-wheel racing and their state-of-the-art engineering platform not only position us for future success but also advances Juncos’s Road to Indy driver development program,” said Hollinger. “The combination of Ricardo’s racing expertise and Hollinger resources positions Juncos for success on multiple levels of open-wheel racing.”

Juncos Hollinger Racing will compete at the Grand Prix of Portland, Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey, and the Acura Grand Prix of Long Beach this September and is currently preparing for full-time INDYCAR competition in 2022. A driver will be announced soon.

Source: Team PR

Additional notes:

  • TSO first got wind of this two weeks ago when we learned that there was a chassis in the team’s downtown Speedway, Ind. shop, and it was being fitted with a Chevrolet Indy V6 engine.
  • We understand that the team could run different drivers during the three-race west coast swing. The team, which made its first foray into the NTT INDYCAR SERIES in 2017, has fielded cars for Rene Binder, Alfonso Celis, Jr., Kyle Kaiser, Spencer Pigot, and Sebastian Saavedra.
  • The team was close to fielding a car for Helio Castroneves in 2021 before the four-time Indianapolis 500 champion got an offer to join Meyer Shank Racing.
  • The team is a stalwart in the Road To Indy Presented by Cooper Tires, winning five Indy Pro 2000 championships and a pair of Indy Lights championships. TSO understands this expansion won’t impact the team’s involvement in the Road To Indy.

Stefan Wilson Joins Juncos Racing for INDYCAR iRacing Challenge Finale at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 1, 2020)  – Juncos Racing is pleased to announce Stefan Wilson will join the team for final INDYCAR iRacing Challenge race this weekend. After five events, a field of 33 drivers is set for the First Responder 175 presented by GMR on the famous oval at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. 

Stefan Wilson will pilot the No. 25 OMOLOGATO / Expedia VIP Access / Juncos Racing entry for the 70-lap, 175-mile on the 2.5 mile virtual iRacing oval at IMS. Live coverage begins Saturday May 2nd on NBCSN at 2:30pm ET and 
“I am so relieved to qualify for the INDYCAR iRacing Challenge First Responders 175 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway,” said Wilson. “It was a pretty tense time building up to qualifying, with 10 drivers competing for four spots. You just had to put in the perfect lap to make sure you could advance, which thankfully we did ending up P2 in that session. So I am thrilled to be a part of the main event on Saturday.”
 “I have a lot of respect for Ricardo Juncos and the Juncos Racing team,” continued Wilson. “What they achieved last year, bumping their way into the show was truly amazing. It was unfortunate Kyle (Kaiser) was not able to qualify as well for the event on Saturday, as I have a lot of admiration for him as a person and driver. I am thrilled to have the opportunity to represent Juncos Racing in the No. 25 OMOLGOATO / Expedia VIP Access entry on Saturday and look forward to an exciting race. I want to thank INDYCAR for giving us the chance to enter and qualify for this event, which will allow us to highlight some of potential sponsors and previous sponsors I have been working with, and hopes with an Indy 500 entry this coming August.”

The No. 25 OMOLGOATO / Expedia VIP Access Juncos Racing machine that Sage Karam will pilot

A total of 10 drivers attempted to qualify for the four remaining spots left in the field for the final INDYCAR iRacing Challenge. Kyle Kaiser, who has piloted the No. 11 Juncos Racing entry for the first five events, was not able to advance through qualifying. Juncos Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We were really hoping for two Juncos Racing entries for the final INDYCAR event, but that is how qualifying can go. Unfortunately we will not have Kyle Kaiser back in the car this weekend representing the team, as he has done a great job throughout the first five events. I know he put a lot of time and effort into each event, so I would like to thank him for a doing a great job representing the team.” “We are happy to have Stefan Wilson on board this weekend as a new entry for Juncos Racing driving the No. 25 car,” said Juncos. “I have known Stefan for over 10 years, and we have always been trying to put something together, so to finally be working with him, even for now if it is in the virtual world, is very exciting. I know Stefan will be very competitive this weekend as he had an outstanding qualifying run. He has been a such a pleasure to work with and we hope to continue the relationship into the future.”  
Shami Kalra Owner of Omologato said, “I have a big passion for IndyCar racing, so we are so excited to be partnering with Stefan and Juncos Racing for the final INDYCAR iRacing Challenge this weekend. To be involved with a British racing driver in the IndyCar series and a such a renowned team like Juncos Racing is incredible.”

Juncos Racing Launches Juncos Racing eSports Team

Indianapolis, Indiana (March 24th, 2020) – Juncos Racing announced today their expansion into the world of virtual motorsports through the rapidly growing eSports community by launching Juncos Racing eSports. The team plans to compete in many series through iRacing and Gran Turismo Sport, along with building their own Juncos Racing eSports League and an online Juncos Racing Driver Development Program. 

Juncos Racing eSports looks to compete in both open wheel and stock car eSport series by using iRacing (PC) and Gran Turismo Sport (PS4) simulator platforms. Through iRacing the team’s goal is to compete in the NTT IndyCar Series, IMSA SportsCar Endurance Cup, NASCAR, F3 Series, and Indy Pro 2000 Championship Presented by Cooper Tires. In Gran Turismo Sport the goal will be to position the team with the TOP-10 of the Manufactures Cup and Nations Cup Championships. 
Along with running the Juncos Racing eSports team, Juncos Racing will build their own league featuring a championship where aspiring players and drivers from around the world will have a chance to show their skills and to possibly claim a spot in the Driver Development Program. Ultimately the goal for the program will be to help identify upcoming talent for an opportunity to race with the team in the many different series. 

Juncos Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos has been putting together and working on this program throughout the past four years. Since the spread of the COVID-19 virus, which has canceled or postponed all on track activity for the time being, Juncos pushed to have Juncos Racing eSports up and running right away. 
“I am very excited to announce that Juncos Racing will be joining the eSports world through our own eSports team and league,” said Juncos. “Over the past few years, we have been working on ideas and how and when we should enter into this eSports world of racing but finding the time to work through these details was just not there. Since adding Gregorio (Dorso) to this program, he has been able to point us in the right direction and help fill in the areas needed to build this program properly, while I could continue to focus on our race teams. Unfortunately, now we are facing hard and uncertain times, which has caused companies like ours to work from home. Not being on track is very difficult for our teams, however it has presented us with the time to go through and make our eSports program a reality.”
“We have been working with many drivers from all over the world who will be competing with Juncos Racing eSports, along with some of our current and former drivers from our Road To Indy, INDYCAR, and IMSA teams. We will not only be competing in already established series and platforms but will be building our own eSports league. This will give us the chance to watch and test drivers from around the world, potentially adding them to our development program. We will implement the same procedures and concepts we use with our teams and drivers currently on track to the simulation world. They will have access to our development classes, engineers, and driver coaches to name a few. There have already been instances where drivers from the simulation world have transitioned into the real world of racing, so this gives us a great opportunity to find more drivers and bring them to the Road to Indy and even INDYCAR. I am really looking forward to seeing where we can go with eSports, as the options are endless and always evolving.” 
Gregorio Emiliano Dorso, a former TC Bonaerense and Fiat 600 Lanus Series driver and the current Director of Roar Simracing Latino, was named the Juncos Racing eSports Director. Dorso brings over 10 years of experience in the eSport world to the team competing in various racing platforms, along with being a three-time World Champion in the GT Fusion category. For the last 10 years Dorso has dedicated his involvement as a Simracer to create the largest Latino eSport Championship with Gran Turismo Sport.
“It’s a great honor for me to be part of Juncos Racing and to become the Juncos Racing eSport Director,” said Dorso. “This is an incredible opportunity and I cannot thank Ricardo (Juncos) enough for the chance to work with him on this exciting adventure. I am looking forward and ready to face the new challenges ahead, as I know with the team support, I have behind me we will do great things.” 

Sato and Rahal Set the 12th and 20th Fastest Times in Practice for the Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey

Rahal Letterman Lanigan Racing

Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey
NTT IndyCar Series
PRACTICE NOTES/QUOTES – September 20, 2019


1)         Ryan Hunter-Reay    1:09.9105 / 115.244 mph       
12)       Takuma Sato             1:10.4468 / 114.367 mph       
20)       Graham Rahal           1:10.8807 / 113.667 mph       

GRAHAM RAHAL, No. 15 United Rentals Dallara/Honda/Firestone: “With the track temps coming up like they did, we just lost too much grip and competitiveness which is frustrating. We will try to figure it out for tomorrow. It’s obviously important to finish the season strong and maximizing the double-points race is key.”

  • FAST FACTS: Will be his first Indy car race here…  His highest start of the season is second at Barber and his highest finish is third at Texas Motor Speedway… Has SIX IndyCar Series wins (2008 – St. Pete street course; 2015 – Fontana Super Speedway, Mid-Ohio road course; 2016 – Texas Super Speedway; 2017 Detroit Race 1, Detroit Race 2) and THREE poles (2009 – St. Pete street course, Kansas oval; 2017 – Detroit Race 1 street) and his highest series season-ending standing is fourth place in 2015… He is ninth in series point standings with a total of 353.

TAKUMA SATO, No. 30 ABeam Dallara/Honda/Firestone:  “It was a quite productive day. Yesterday’s test day definitely helped us to understand more what the car needs.  We did a lot experimenting yesterday and we put everything together today and the car seems to be working better. There is still a ways to go but we are pointed in the right direction.”

  • FAST FACTS: Will be his first race hereHighest start of the season is pole at Barber (road) and Texas (oval) and his highest finish is his win at Barber and St. Louis… Has FIVE IndyCar Series wins (2013 – Long Beach street course, 2017 – Indy 500 oval, 2018 – Portland road, 2019 – Barber road, St. Louis short oval) and NINE poles (2011 Iowa oval, Edmonton street; 2013 Houston Race 1 street; 2014 St. Pete street, Detroit Race 2 street; 2017 Detroit Race 2, Pocono oval; 2019 Barber, Texas oval)…  He is sixth in series standings with a total of 397 points.

RAHAL LETTERMAN LANIGAN RACING AT LAGUNA SECA … Will mark the 13th Indy car event for RLL at WeatherTech Raceway Laguna Seca and first since 12 consecutive races here from 1992-2003. The team has also competed in ALMS and IMSA races here since 2009 as BMW Team RLL and has earned three wins, three poles and a total of 10 podium finishes to date – including pole last weekend and a second-place finish.  The Indy car team has earned three wins, three poles and a total of six podiums (1st – Herta 1998-1999; Papis 2001; 2nd – Herta 1996; 3rd: B. Rahal 1992, Papis 1999).  The team won three straight pole positions (Herta 1997-1999).  Prior to the 2019 event, the team prepared a total of 21 Indy car entries for drivers Bobby Rahal (1992-98), Mike Groff (1994), Raul Boesel (1995), Bryan Herta (1996-99), Max Papis (1999-2001), Jimmy Vasser (2002), and Michel Jourdain Jr. (2002-03).

NEXT UP:  Practice 3 will take place tomorrow from 10:00-10:45 a.m. PT and qualifying will take place from 1:35-2:50 p.m. ETNBCSN will broadcast qualifying coverage at 4:30 PM ET Saturday. Timing and Scoring information and live streaming video is available for all sessions from and includes live commentary. The Firestone Grand Prix of Monterey will be televised live on NBCSN beginning at 2:30 PM ET Sunday, September 22.

Juncos Racing’s Run at the 103rd Running of the Indy 500

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 26, 2019) –Juncos Racing ended their run early in the 103rdRunning of the Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge with driver Kyle Kaiser finishing 31stoverall in the NTT IndyCar Series. A month filled with many highs and lows came to an end for the No. 32 250ok Chevrolet on lap 71 today at the…

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Juncos Racing Adds Hagerty Sponsorship to Kyle Kaiser’s No. 32 Indy 500 Entry

Indianapolis, Indiana (May 23, 2019) – Juncos Racing announced today that Hagerty will sponsor Kyle Kaiser’s No. 32 entry in the 103rd Running of the Indy 500 presented by Gainbridge. Hagerty is the worlds largest specialty insurer of collector vehicles and publisher of Hagerty magazine.

Juncos Racing Team Owner Ricardo Juncos said, “We are excited and humbled by a trusted company like Hagerty choosing Juncos Racing as its partner for the Indy 500. Hagerty shares a passion for motorsports through its automotive lifestyle brand and its connection to its members. Its companies like Hagerty that stepped in to protect our ability to make a run in the Indy 500 as they focus everything they do around the love of driving and thrill of racing. We are truly grateful that they chose to honor our hard work by partnering with us for this race.”
“We are excited to be a part of Juncos Racing as Kyle returns for a second year at the Indy 500,” said Chandler McCallum, head of Motorsport Marketing for Hagerty. “We will be broadcasting live updates directly to our members to cheer him across the finish line.”
The partnership between Juncos Racing and Hagerty brings together the passion for racing, and the protection of driving for automotive enthusiasts.
Juncos Racing recently made headlines during qualifying for the Indy 500 this past weekend as Kyle Kaiser secured the final spot on the grid of 33 in a dramatic final attempt.
The 103rd Running of the Indy 500 begins May 26th at 12:45pm EST live on NBC.
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