Juncos Racing has revealed that Will Owen will return to racing with the team in 2019, driving its new Cadillac DPi-V.R in the full 2019 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship.
Owen, who has spent the last two years in the ELMS honing his prototype driving skills with United Autosports, is the first full-season driver to be confirmed by the team.
In the past he raced with Juncos Racing in the 2015 and 2016 Pro Mazda Championship seasons. In his second year he finished fourth in the championship with eight podium finishes.
“I am so happy to announce that I will be returning to Juncos Racing in 2019 to compete in the IMSA series,” said Owen.
“I have been dreaming of getting into a DPi car since I first saw them hit the track. The Cadillac DPi-V.R is one of the strongest racecars ever built, so it is an honor to have the opportunity to race it with Juncos against the best teams in the world. This year we will be head to head with some seriously talented drivers. In the past the thought of that was intimidating, but thanks to the experience and coaching I have received in Europe I feel prepared to take on this challenge.
“I’m sure this year will push me to the limits, but that is absolutely necessary on the journey to becoming a professional.
“Around this time four years ago I was also visiting the Juncos shop, but much has changed since then. It is amazing to see how Ricky (Juncos) has grown the team so quickly and how we are now working together on a proper down-force car. I owe thanks to everyone who has worked hard to get this program up and running and helped me be in a position to give my all to our 2019 campaign.”
The team received delivery of the Cadillac DPi-V.R car in November and will begin testing in early December.