Victor Franzoni (Sao Paulo, Brazil) made his first appearance with Juncos Racing during the 2016 Chris Griffiths Memorial Test at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The Brazilian paced the field throughout the two day test, finishing fastest overall and posted a new unofficial track record. Frazoni moves up the Mazda Road to Indy ladder after competing in the 2016 Cooper Tires USF2000 Powered by Mazda series, where he earned three wins.
“I’m really happy that in 2017 I’ll be part of Juncos Racing," said Franzoni. “They are one of the biggest teams in the Mazda Road to Indy series and that makes me very happy. I tested at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway with Juncos (Racing) and we led all of the test sessions and also broke the unofficial track record. I am sure we will have an amazing season together! I feel that I am ready and really focused on this season. It’s a big year for me that will decide my future, so I am happy to be with a team like Juncos Racing!"
Jeff Green recently made his official debut in the Mazda Road to Indy ladder series running in the Pro Mazda series test at Homestead-Miami Speedway. After a successful test with the team, Green joins Juncos Racing for the 2017 Pro Mazda Championship. Green’s motorsports career began at a young age running the Skip Barber program. From there Green ran in the Radical Cup Nationals finishing second and Spec Miata Racing at the Autobahn Country Club.
“Even though I may be over the hill, once I got on the other side I seemed to speed up," said Green. “This may be only my second time running the Pro Mazda car, but I plan on speeding up as the series goes on."
Team Principle Ricardo Juncos is confident both drivers will be successful this season as they each bring experience and passion to the team.
“I am happy to be back in the Pro Mazda Championship for the 2017 season," said Juncos. “We have a great driver lineup with Victor (Franzoni) and Jeff (Green). They both have great determination to make 2017 a successful year. Victor ran with us at the Chris Griffiths test back in October, where he proved he is ready to make the move up into the Pro Mazda series by taking the fastest time overall in all eight sessions. Jeff recently joined us at the series open test at Homestead Miami Speedway and made his decision to run with us for his first full season in the Pro Mazda series. We look forward to working with these drivers this year, and providing them the tools and skills sets to take the next step in their racing careers."
The 2017 Pro Mazda Championship kicks off this week March 9th – 12th with Rounds 1 and 2 at the Grand Prix of St. Petersburg.
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