18 Bruno Junqueira
American LeMans Series
Sponsors: Troy Lee Designs, Patron, Jaguar, Arai, Oakley
- Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Bruno started racing go-karts at age 10 in Brazil. He won the Brazilian Kart Championship three times before switching to racing cars where he then won the South American F3 in 1997.
Bruno Junqueira entered the IZOD IndyCar Series full time in 2008 with a wealth of experience in open-wheel racing, including four starts in the Indianapolis 500. He earned the pole position at Indianapolis in 2002, driving for Target Chip Ganassi Racing.
Junqueira enjoyed success competing in Champ Car for seven seasons. With his 2005 win at Monterrey, Junqueira became the first driver in 19 years to win races in each of his first five years in Champ Car. He also finished runner-up in the series standings three times.
Junqueria is part of a proud tradition of Brazilian open-wheel drivers, coming up through the Brazilian karting ranks and competing in South American Formula 3 and FIA International Formula 3000 before landing a ride in Champ Car.
Now, he races in the ALMS for the RSR Jaguar.