Agustin Canapino has completed Juncos Racing’s driver line-up for the 2019 Rolex 24 Hours at Daytona.
The Argentinian will make his IMSA debut as part of this deal, and drive alongside the team’s previously-confirmed trio of Will Owen, Kyle Kaiser and Rene Binder in the team’s new Cadillac DPi-V.R, which tested for the first time yesterday.
“I am very grateful for Carlos Zarlenga, Jorge Maiquez, and all of General Motors Mercosur, along with my sponsors YPF, Banco Patagonia, and Hector Martinez Sosa,” said Canapino.
“These people have given me the opportunity for the biggest challenge of my career. I will give my 100% every time I am behind the wheel of the Cadillac DPi and I am very excited to have the chance to race in one of the biggest races in the world, the 24 Hours of Daytona. I would like to thank Ricardo Juncos for giving me the opportunity to join his team and to all of Juncos Racing for the hard work they have put into the build of their new DPi. I am ready to get on track this week as we begin testing.”
Canapino, who is supported by General Motors Mercosur, is the most active deocrated driver in Argentina, with 12 championships to his names in the past 11 years. He has recorded 81 race wins too across the series that he has competed in.
Canapino has fought for the Top Race Championship, the 2018 Campeonato Subamericano y Argentino del Super TC2000, and is currently fighting for the the Turismo Carretera Argentina Championship.
Team owner Ricardo Juncos is thrilled to have a fellow Argentinean join his team for the race in January:
“We are very happy to complete our Rolex 24 line-up with a great driver like Agustin Canapino,” said Juncos.
“He is a very dedicated and passionate man, competing almost every weekend of the year in a race, and is one of the top drivers in Argentina. We are looking forward opportunity and to this new adventure with Agustin.
“We will be working very hard as we face this new challenge as a rookie team competing in the highest level of the IMSA series. I want to thank Agustin Canapino, Jorge Maiquez and Carlos Zarlenga, CEO of General Motors Mercosur for this opportunity in joining our team for this prestigious event in the IMSA championship.”
Photo courtesy of Juncos Racing