Juncos Racing has confirmed that Venezuelan driver Diego Ferreira will return to its team for this years Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires.
Ferreira, 18, will drive the No. 57 Juncos Racing/Team Viso Venezuela machine, in which he finished sixth in the Star Mazda points last year with seven top-5 finishes and claiming the 2012 “Most Improved Drive of the Year.”
“I'm very excited to renew my contract with Juncos Racing and the Team Viso Venezuela for this year,” said Ferreira. “This will be my second season in the championship and I feel so strong to fight for the championship this year. I have to say thanks to all my sponsors from Venezuela, and to the team believing in me to go for the championship. This is going to be a great season with a lot of new tracks and we will be working hard to get the results. We have a big calendar with many days of testing and simulations to help us claim the championship.”
Team boss Ricardo Juncos feels confident Ferreira will be a top contender for the title after a successful 2012 rookie season.
“I'm extremely happy to sign Diego for a second year,” said Juncos. “He's proved to everyone what he can do and how strong he can finish after last season's results. The chemistry between Diego and the team is perfect and we all feel very strong for this 2013 season.”
The Pro Mazda Championship presented by Cooper Tires will begin the 2013 season March 1-2, at the Circuit of The Americas in Austin, Texas.