Spencer Pigot joins Juncos Racing at Petit Le Mans
Juncos Racing has announced that Spencer Pigot will be completing its driver line-up at Motul Petit Le Mans as the team returns to the grid for the first time since July.
Pigot will be piloting the #50 Cadillac DPi-VR at the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship finale alongside Will Owen and Rene Binder and is no stranger to Ricardo Juncos' upstart outfit. The Orlando native won both the 2014 Indy Pro 2000 Championship and the 2015 Indy Lights Championship with the team, and also competed in the 2017 Indianapolis 500, finishing in 18th place. Pigot also has twelve starts in the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship to his name, but will be driving the Cadillac DPi for the first time.
“I’m really looking forward to joining Juncos Racing again, this time for Petit Le Mans,” said Pigot. “We’ve had success together in different championships and I hope we can continue that in IMSA. It will be my first time driving a Cadillac DPi-V.R so there will be a lot to get used to in a short amount of time but I’m confident the team and my teammates will help that transition.
Petit Le Mans is one of my favorite events of the year and a great way to finish off the season. I’d like to thank Ricardo Juncos and everyone at Juncos Racing for the opportunity to be a part of the team again.”
Juncos Racing has had a difficult first season in the IMSA Weathertech Sportscar Championship and has been forced to sit out the past two rounds of the championship after a crash at Canadian Tire Motorsport Park in July. Victor Franzoni heavily crashed the Cadillac at Mobil 1 Sportscar Grand Prix, which totaled the car.
“I am absolutely thrilled to add such a talented driver like Spencer Pigot to our No. 50 entry for the final IMSA event,” said Juncos. “He has a long successful run with us and brings great experience to our IMSA driver line-up. Spencer will be the second driver to run in all four of our series that we compete in, which shows the relationship and commitment we make with our drivers to our program and their futures.
Multiple drivers including his teammates at Road Atlanta, Will Owen and Rene Binder have also run with our team in our other series we compete in. I am looking forward to seeing all three drivers work together with our team to find success for the final event of the season.”