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Juncos signs Cunha for 2018 Pro Mazda championship

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Juncos signs Cunha for 2018 Pro Mazda championship
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Dec 12, 2017, 8:18 PM

Juncos Racing has announced it has signed former Team Pelfrey driver Carlos Cunha for the 2018 Pro Mazda Championship, teaming him with Rinus VeeKay and Robert Megennis.

Carlos Cunha, Juncos Racing
Carlos Cunha, Juncos Racing
Carlos Cunha, Juncos Racing
Carlos Cunha, Juncos Racing
Carlos Cunha, Team Pelfrey

Cunha was beaten only by Juncos Racing’s champion Victor Franzoni and Cape Motorsports’ Anthony Martin in his rookie season in Pro Mazda, recording seven podium finishes.

He then finished October’s Mazda Road To Indy Chris Griffis Memorial Test at Indianapolis second fastest in the category.

“It’s great to become a part of Juncos Racing,” said Cunha, who came direct to Pro Mazda from Brazilian Formula 3. “This fall we did some testing together and from there I was able to see how focused everyone on the team is and I even felt like I became a part of their family in no time. I am confident we will get great results together next year

“It will be a huge pleasure and also a great responsibility to carry the #1 on my car, thanks to Victor [Franzoni] and I hope to deliver it back to the team at the end of the year!”

Cunha, who began testing with Juncos Racing at Mid-Ohio in early October, also sampled Juncos’ Indy Lights car at IMS.

Said team owner Ricardo Juncos: “We are excited to add Carlos to our Pro Mazda line-up. From the moment we started testing with him in early October, we knew he would be a great fit for our team.

“Carlos has been very quick in testing and even had an impressive showing in the Indy Lights car at the Chris Griffis test back in October. He had a great run this past season in the Pro Mazda series and we are confident he will carry that momentum into the 2018 season. 

“I want to thank Carlos, his family, and Fernando Avallone of Ava Sports for the opportunity to work with him this coming year.”

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Series Indy Pro 2000
Drivers Carlos Cunha
Teams Juncos Racing
Author David Malsher-Lopez